Free teen safe driving school coming to Belle Isle Sept. 28-30

Free teen safe driving school coming to Belle Isle Sept. 28-30

Car crashes are the number-one cause of death among teens. Many of those deaths can be prevented with the right training. It’s available this coming weekend, Sept. 29-30, when the free national free teen defensive driving program B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) comes to Belle Isle. B.R.A.K.E.S. is not driver’s ed. It is a hands-on, […]

Warrendale-Cody Rouge to create child-centric neighborhood

Warrendale-Cody Rouge to create child-centric neighborhood

Kids are indeed Detroit’s future so creating neighborhoods that encourage their growth and success is essential. Warrendale-Cody Rouge area, which has the highest concentration of school-aged children in Detroit, has a plan to accomplish that. It is working with the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department and partners to create a strategy to improve […]

City of Detroit wants residents involved in creating sustainability plan to grow economy, add jobs, improve neighborhoods

City of Detroit wants residents involved in creating sustainability plan to grow economy, add jobs, improve neighborhoods

The City of Detroit has launched community engagement plan that it hopes will results in sustainable actions to improve the quality of life, provide greater economic opportunities, protect public health, and address climate impacts in the city. The City is not going it alone. It is committed to taking input from at least 7,000 Detroiters […]

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

Quicken Loans, Bedrock invest $1 million in Breithaupt to help more Detroiters find skill-trades jobs

The future for Detroiters and the city’s employers just got brighter. We all know Detroit’s long-term growth depends on creating jobs and preparing residents to do them. A $1 million investment by Quicken Loans and Bedrock in the Breithaupt Career and Technical Center will help do that. Breithaupt offers many technology-based, hand-on education options in […]

Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

“Transit myths,” Deputy Oakland County Executive Gerald Poisson’s recent guest column in the Daily Tribune, excoriating Warren Evans’ regional transit millage proposal, raises some interesting questions – and should raise some eyebrows when we consider Southeast Michigan’s future. Poisson mocks the idea of spending money on transit, as his boss L. Brooks Patterson has in […]

Automotive, mobility jobs available, find out more at the North American International Auto Show

Automotive, mobility jobs available, find out more at the North American International Auto Show

The words “career in the auto industry” may conjure up images of spot welding on an assembly line, but today’s auto industry is so much more than assembly. There are jobs like developing artificial intelligence for self-driving vehicles,  3D printing parts, creating cyber security programs, developing apps or new ways to pay for vehicles or even […]

Detroit to host FIRST Robotics World Championship in 2018

Detroit to host FIRST Robotics World Championship in 2018

It’s something we 20th century children of Detroit only thought would exist in our wildest fantasies of the future. A FIRST Robotics World Championship held in our city. It is happening. Detroit will host the championship for three years beginning in April 2018. During the event Cobo Center and Ford Field will be overrun with […]

Building Trajectory: Detroit-based company celebrates opening of DTE Energy’s Beacon Park

Building Trajectory:  Detroit-based company celebrates opening of DTE Energy’s Beacon Park

Damon Tooles was a successful stock broker and commodities trader in Southfield. Then his life suddenly changed when he connected with a Detroit developer who was working on projects with the late Detroit business leader Don Barden. Suddenly Tooles found himself in the construction business. When the initial projects were complete he decided the nation’s […]

Companies combine forces to complement Cody Rouge

Companies combine forces to complement Cody Rouge

Twenty-five Cody High School students will work summer jobs at DTE Energy, while 15 men from the Cody Rouge neighborhood further their knowledge of plumbing, carpentry, and painting, through a training program. Meanwhile, thousands of other Cody Rouge youth and families will gain various benefits from General Motors, Quicken Loans and the Skillman Foundation in […]