A historic midtown apartment building that has stood for more than 100 years has a new lease on life. Renovation will be getting underway on the Forest Arms, located at the corner of Second and West Forest Avenues. It will have 70 apartments, including five penthouses and two retail spaces.
Nearly 10 years of Rola Nashef’s life are poured into “Detroit Unleaded,” the film that will make its Detroit premiere November 13th at the Detroit Film Theatre.
When a Detroit 2020 crew was driving along Woodward the other day, something caught our eye. A church in Highland Park, serving those in need. People stopped to get some free bread. And to show that people don’t live on bread alone, hundreds of pounds of fruit, vegetables, and groceries are being gathered. On Saturday afternoons, the Park United… Read more »
On November 11th, America will honor its war veterans. Each year, a special service is held at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit to pay tribute to all those who have served. Sunday will mark the 50th anniversary remembrance. Dave LewAllen spoke with three veterans who help organize the event. The 50th annual Veterans Day Service will be… Read more »
Our partners at the New Michigan Media hosted an event honoring successful entrepreneurs from our region’s Arab-American, Asian-American, African-American, Hispanic, and Jewish communities. It was held Wednesday night at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in Midtown Detroit. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was the featured speaker at the event, and WXYZ-TV’s Editorial/Public Affairs Director Chuck Stokes was the emcee. Hayg… Read more »
Detroit’s Public Lighting Authority will begin construction and installation of new street lights in two pilot areas this Friday. The work will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Brock and Collingham, near Gratiot and 8 Mile on the city’s east side. A block-by-block review of street lights in the two areas found nearly 45 percent of the street… Read more »
Former DMC CEO Mike Duggan has won the Detroit mayoral election. Duggan earned more votes thanWayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon in the race. Duggan had 55% of the vote while Napoleon had 45%.
Sounds of the playground are back with the return of after school sports programs at Detroit Public Schools. Soccer and flag football instruction and games for kindergarten through second graders are part of the roll-out of activities this fall.
This Wednesday night, our partners at the New Michigan Media will host an event honoring successful entrepreneurs from our region’s Arab-American, Asian-American, African-American, Hispanic, and Jewish communities. We will be streaming it live here on Detroit2020.com beginning at about 7 p.m. Dinner at the DSO in Celebration of Southeast Michigan’s Entrepreneurs is an invitation-only event that will be held at… Read more »
What’s the value of a life’s work?
In Toni McIlwain’s case, it’s much more than the few dollars that the sale of furnishings and fixtures of a community center will bring in. What Toni McIlwain has given to the Ravendale Community over 32 years is the true measure of this champion for Detroit.