Good-bye potholes! City of Detroit launches project to resurface 88 miles of roads this year, provide jobs

Good-bye potholes! City of Detroit launches project to resurface 88 miles of roads this year, provide jobs

It’s finally happening. We can say good-bye to potholes and rough surfaces on many Detroit roads. The City of Detroit has launched a $58 million project that will repave 88 miles of roads in neighborhoods and some major thoroughfares across the city this year. Repaving those roads will provide jobs. While residential street paving is done by city workers, many […]

Angels’ Night to end replaced by 3-day community celebration

Angels’ Night to end replaced by 3-day community celebration

The devil has gone down in Detroit. For the third straight year the city had a record low Angels’ Night fires during the last three days of October. This year there were 54 fires, the second lowest number of fires in Angels’ Night history. The news is go good Mayor Mike Duggan, Police Chief James […]

ARISE Detroit! spotlights city’s neighborhood spirit in new museum exhibit

ARISE Detroit! spotlights city’s neighborhood spirit in new museum exhibit

Detroit has a long history of honoring and supporting its neighborhoods, and a new exhibit will show off that history to the public. ARISE Detroit! will host a first-of-its-kind spotlight on Detroit neighborhoods in a presentation called “Neighborhoods Rising” from April 22 through June 18 at the Detroit Historical Museum. Sponsored by The DTE Energy […]

Coffee and conversation offers insights about Muslims and Islamic Culture

Coffee and conversation offers insights about Muslims and Islamic Culture

Detroit’s neighborhoods are a kaleidoscope of cultures, perhaps none more misunderstood than Arab Americans. Most Americans assume Arabs are Muslim, but the facts prove otherwise. In 2003 the Detroit Arab American Study, a survey conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, found that the community was 58 percent Christian and […]

Giving Back: Join Detroit’s volunteer snow brigade!

Giving Back: Join Detroit’s volunteer snow brigade!

Dig in. That’s the message of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan who issued a call for a volunteer snow brigade to clear the walkways and driveways of those who cannot this winter season. If you or a family member is available to help for two hour intervals during the winter months, please email volunteer coordinator Nicole […]

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 […]