During a discussion on Detroit’s future at the annual “Pancakes & Politics” breakfast, businessman Dan Gilbert suggested that the Detroit Pistons move to downtown Detroit. He says he’s talked before with Pistons owner Tom Gores about the prospect of moving the Pistons to Detroit. Gilbert said, “I always try to put the bug in his ear.”
Treating customers right. In this case, it’s the millions of visitors who come to southeast Michigan every year. Dave LewAllen looked at how the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau tries to make sure visitors leave happy–so they’ll want to come back. Detroit welcomes the international media for the auto show each year. The Final Four. Major golf championships. The… Read more »
Detroit mayor Dave Bing announced today that all of the city’s parks will stay open this spring and summer, thanks to reallocated funding, grants and community support. Local businesses and foundations have pledged $14 million to the Active and Safe Campaign to support recreation centers and programming. Lear Corporation is donating $5 million over five years to support the city’s… Read more »
The Federal Transit Administration gave the green light today for the 3.3 mile Woodward Avenue streetcar project to proceed. The FTA has completed the environmental clearance for the project. Construction on the M-1 Rail Project is expected to begin south of Adams Street this year. Construction north of Adams street will begin in 2014. The streetcar system is expected to… Read more »
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A series of five community meetings in April will focus on how best to bring transit to Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit to Pontiac. It’s part of the Woodward Avenue Transit Alternatives Analysis. The Woodward Avenue Transit AA is reviewing higher-level transit options for the 27-mile Woodward Avenue corridor from the Detroit River to Pontiac.
All this month Detroit 2020 has focused on education. In a special edition of Action News we looked at the challenges facing students in our community and the people who are working to make things better.
EBLI stands for Evidence Based Literacy Instruction. It’s based on three skills readers must have, and knowing one, two, three or four letters can spell a sound. Every sound can be spelled in different ways and letters have many sounds.
The demolition of vacant houses on Penrod Street removes eyesores and potential sources of danger in the Cody Rouge neighborhood. Safety is a major concern of residents—and the subject of a community meeting at Don Bosco Hall. “It’s about getting everyone to come together and address what needs to be done to keep it safe, especially for our children in… Read more »
Cody High School on Detroit’s west side hasn’t always had the best academic reputation. But the Cody of today is quite different from the Cody of five years ago. In fact, it isn’t even a single school anymore. The sprawling building near Southfield and Joy Road is definitely showing its age. Cody High School was built to serve the growing… Read more »