Tradition of giving: UAW-Ford and automaker continue to give back

Tradition of giving: UAW-Ford and automaker continue to give back

If there’s anything Ford Motor Company and its partners at UAW-Ford understand, it is the importance of family, establishing traditions and giving back at the holidays.  That is why UAW-Ford has organized one of the holiday’s largest food giveaways in cooperation with Ford Motor Co. UAW-Ford is kicking off its fourth annual Boxes of Love […]

Lighting up Detroit: total zipcode coverage goal is met!

Lighting up Detroit: total zipcode coverage goal is met!

Lighting matters. Public lighting signals so many things. When it’s present, it provides evidence of community stability, safety and stewardship. It’s absence creates an open invitation for crime and community despair. That’s why the news that  there are now streetlights in every zip code in Detroit should be heralded with thunderous applause. Last week, the Public Lighting Authority (PLA) […]

Super Foods: Kid-friendly foods and tips for lead protection

Super Foods: Kid-friendly foods and tips for lead protection

Eating right: No matter how good our eating habits are, there are always things we can do better. Getting the right amount of food at the right times is important in every household, but particularly to those Flint households impacted by exposure to lead in the city’s municipal water supply. Infants’ and children’s tummies are […]

Treymore building adds stake to city’s claim on mixed income housing

Treymore building adds stake to city’s claim on mixed income housing

One vacant Detroit property is among the city’s newest turnaround symbols. The long-empty Treymore Apartments, located at 457 Brainard, will soon provide affordable housing in Midtown, one of the community’s most popular, and increasingly costly, residential areas. A $3.5 million contribution of HOME city funds helped restore the property, adding another stake in Mayor Mike […]

Gentrification in Detroit

Gentrification in Detroit

Gentrification. Argh, the very sound of the word evokes a visceral sensation in my gut. It seems to be the topic du jour among Detroit’s civically engaged minority. Meanwhile, the masses are dealing with real life issues like unemployment, illiteracy, foreclosure, lack of public transportation, water shut offs, violent crime and poverty in all its […]

Gratiot Jail site proposal under review

Gratiot Jail site proposal under review

Wayne County officials announced that the county is evaluating a proposal from a Walsh Construction Company-led design-build team in response to its Request for Qualifications (RFQu). Although the county had expected to receive a response by the Nov. 18 deadline, it is pleased to receive a qualification proposal from a nationally recognized construction management firm, […]

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