For seven days Elaine Walker has watched the water and mud bubble up from a broken water main in front of her house. She told us, “The whole streets going to go. My sidewalk is starting to buckle up.” She’s called everybody she can think of to come fix it, but no one listens: “It’s more frustrating. You can’t even… Read more »
For Catherine Martin getting around Detroit is an all day ordeal. A quick 10 mile trip from home to the bank downtown takes more than an hour each way. She says it isn’t easy to get around Detroit…or out of Detroit.. on a bus. What does she think about the idea of a train that would go all the way… Read more »
The efforts to revitalize Detroit will include motivating people to move back to Detroit. This week Detroit Mayor Dave Bing announced an unprecedented incentive program to draw police officers from the suburbs to the city. If any of those officers wants to know what it’s like to make the move – they can ask Bob Endres. Looking out Bob Endres’… Read more »
Will you use the light rail system when it is built down Woodward Avenue in Detroit? What if it went further into the suburbs? Let us know.
Canada’s position on a new bridge couldn’t be clearer. “There’s only one option today aside from doing nothing and that’s the Detroit river international crossing” those are the words of Canadian Consul General Roy Norton. He says it’s the Detroit River International Crossing or nothing. Channel 7′s Stephen Clark talked to Norton. DRIC, as it’s called, would be built about… Read more »
With all its grandeur, the Ambassador Bridge is 81 years old. It’s the busiest international border crossing in the world. And local millionaire businessman Matty Maroun holds the purse strings. Sandy Baruah, President and CEO of the Detroit Chamber of Commerce, says Maroun and his company have a quasi monopoly with the Ambassador Bridge Experts say in 30 years car… Read more »
On January 27, passionate citizens attended the first of the new round of public meetings on the future of Detroit. The meeting was interactive, and gave residents a chance to share their thoughts on ways to make Detroit a better place to live. Detroit Works Meeting 1:27 Attend one of the remaining meetings to see what members of the Detroit… Read more »
With the temperature in the teens, we found Davette Bradley shoveling her front walk. It’s her effort to keep her eastside Detroit neighborhood safe and well tended. But on Flanders Street snow is the least of the problems. From her front walk, Davette looks across the street at three burned out houses decaying between vacant lots. The street has… Read more »
William Clay Ford, Jr says Michigan has to diversify its economic base–but manufacturing is still important to our state and our nation. Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company was one of the keynote speakers at the Revitalization and Business Conference at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. He told an audience made up largely of students that… Read more »
Rev. Carlyle Fielding Stewart III, pastor of Hope United Methodist Church in Southfield, talks about how much has changed since Martin Luther King Day became a federal holiday 25 years ago.