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It features all the amenities of the local “Y” or a private fitness center. Weights, treadmills, ellipticals and so much more. And it’s right in the middle of the University of Detroit Mercy campus. “It’s a great building so it just shows the steps we’re taking into the future.” said UDM student Nora Abolins. The 40,000 square foot fitness center… Read more »

27 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places

Seven meetings will be held in local communities from December 3rd through 15th to give you the chance to learn about mass transit options for the Woodward Avenue corridor. SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, along with a steering committee representing local communities, is hosting the informational meetings.

26 November 2012 | no comments | Events, Featured, Issues, You

The kitchen at Leon’s Family Dining Restaurant in Dearborn is always busy.  The restaurant, part of a family owned group of restaurants, serves about 500 people a day. That’s on a typical day. Next Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, will definitely not be typical — but it will be traditional. Wednesday will be the restaurant’s 21st annual free Thanksgiving dinner… Read more »

16 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Person of the Week

The State of Michigan and City of Detroit have entered into an agreement that will allow funding to be transferred to the city coffers. The 9-page agreement outlines a set of milestones the city must meet to begin drawing money as soon as next week. Click here to learn more or read the agreement on

15 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, Issues

Moving vans have been busy in downtown Detroit for the past week. They’re moving people into a building that for years didn’t seem to have a future. It’s a redevelopment project that is now the talk of the town.

14 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, Places

Campaign signs are part of every election cycle.  Brightly colored lawn signs urge voters to cast their ballots one way or another. They have been part of our landscape since summer — outlasting poppies and petunias. Recycling Old Campaign Signs Now the election is over and it’s time for the signs to disappear.  tossing them into the trash is one… Read more »

09 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, Issues

The resounding defeat of Proposal 6 clears one hurdle, and Governor Snyder and the Canadian government are pushing forward with the new international crossing. “The sooner we can build that bridge, the better off we are about creating jobs–so that was a great clear and resounding answer on Proposal 6,” Governor Snyder said. A next step involves permits and regulatory… Read more »

07 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues

Kid Rock fans can hear his new song, “Detroit, Michigan” at through November 19th. Fans of Pure Michigan will also have the opportunity share their “Detroit Pride” as part of a contest on the Pure Michigan blog. The fourth track on his upcoming album, “Rebel Soul,” “Detroit, Michigan” chronicles many of Detroit’s musical superstars, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger and George Clinton, as well as icons like Rosa Parks and Henry Ford.

05 November 2012 | no comments | Featured, People, You

The 4731 Arts Incubator is in an old warehouse on Grand River that was designed by famous architect Albert Kahn.  The building houses studios for artists, a beauty salon, photography studios, even a church. Derek Weaver manages the building and always thought the area was pretty cool.  Then he read an article in Business Insider which called a tour of… Read more »

02 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Person of the Week

John George’s effort to revitalize one Detroit neighborhood has hit a roadblock. His organization, Motor City Blight Busters, wants to tear down more homes, but can’t find out who owns them. The August BustUp was a big success. Our 7 Action News colleagues and a large group of viewers and social media friends teamed with Blight Busters to tear/take down… Read more »

01 November 2012 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues