Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

Corktown businesses form Project Green Light commercial corridor to create safer neighborhood

A half-dozen of Corktown’s most well-known establishments along Michigan Avenue have joined together to create the Detroit Police Department’s second Project Green Light Commercial Corridor. The partners, located in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, include the new Detroit Police Athletic League headquarters, McShane’s Irish Pub, Detroit Institute of Bagels, Ottava Via, Brooklyn Street Local and PJ’s Lager […]

Randolph Career Technical Education School joins Project Green Light to ensure student safety

Randolph Career Technical Education School joins Project Green Light to ensure student safety

The Phillip C. Randolph Career Technical Education (CTE) School on Hubbell Street has signed up for the City of Detroit’s Project Green Light program. It is the city’s first educational partner.  , Randolph CTE has greatly expanded its daytime and nighttime skilled trades training program thanks to a partnership between the Detroit Public Schools Community […]

More than 50 local churches to take crisis training to learn how to protect parishioners in case of attack

More than 50 local churches to take crisis training to learn how to protect parishioners in case of attack

Over the last few years we’ve seen it happen in Texas, in Kanas, and in South Carolina – shootings that killed and wounded parishioners while they worshiped. The violence has also hit close to home. Just a few weeks ago, a bullet went flying through the glass door of Zion Church in Troy. No one […]

Partnership programs helped take a big bite out of crime in Detroit in 2017; most major crimes down

Partnership programs helped take a big bite out of crime in Detroit in 2017; most major crimes down

Partner programs like Project Green Light, Ceasefire Detroit and the Detroit Police Department’s Real Time Crime Center helped take a big bite out of crime in Detroit in 2017, and officials are putting more strategies in place to ensure the trend continues. Since 2016, nearly every category of major crime in Detroit has seen significant […]

The New Emerald City: After one year, Detroit’s Project Green Lights glow at more than 100 businesses

The New Emerald City: After one year, Detroit’s Project Green Lights glow at more than 100 businesses

It’s been a full year since an innovative community-policing program called Project Green Light kicked off in Detroit. Residents, city officials, law enforcement and business owners all sing its praises, and rightly so. Near the enrolled businesses, crime has plummeted by nearly one half and patrons feel safer. This has not meant an end to […]