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  St. Josaphat has served the catholic community of detroit since 1890. Today—the doors of the church are closed.  The City of Detroit ordered them shut after a November storm. “We had winds in excess of 60 miles an hour and it did some very severe damage,” said Kevin Piotrowski. He’s president of the Mother of Divine Mercy Parish Council,… Read more »

16 January 2014 | 2 comments | Featured, Places, You

Belle Isle officially becomes a state park on February 10th, 2014. That same day, the gradual phase-in of the Recreation Passport for access to the island begins.
The $11 Passport offers access to all Michigan state parks and recreation areas.

16 January 2014 | 2 comments | Featured, Places

This year, St. Francis d’Assisi Parish on Detroit’s southwest side will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. The parish is looking to get in touch with alumni of the church or school. A celebration of the founding of the Church community is set for this October.

13 January 2014 | 1 comment | Events, Featured, Places, You

Press days are underway at the 2014 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center. Chevrolet’s Corvette Stingray was named North American Car of the Year at the start of the Auto Show on Monday morning, while the Chevy Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year.

13 January 2014 | no comments | Events, Featured

We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems. Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013.

13 January 2014 | 3 comments | Featured, Places

We’re honoring a young man who noticed something missing in downtown Detroit. So he’s trying to do something about it. Michael Soviak is launching a campaign to raise money to repair the 20 flag poles in Hart Plaza, and install new flags.

10 January 2014 | 4 comments | Featured, People, Person of the Week, You

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit has launched its 7th annual “100 Mentors in 100 Days” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to bring attention to the ever-present need for volunteers to serve as positive influences in the lives of children throughout metro Detroit.

10 January 2014 | no comments | Events, Featured, You

Do you know someone who is working to make a difference in the community?
Nominate them to be the next Detroit 2020 Person of the Week!

08 January 2014 | no comments | Featured, People

We first introduced you to Veronika Scott last February.
Scott started the non-profit Empowerment Plan–providing employment and hope for formerly homeless women.

07 January 2014 | 5 comments | Featured, Issues, People

On this bitterly cold day, Tom Nardon’s snow blower provides a path of necessity.
“Our goal is to help people who can’t help themselves,” said Nardone, leader of the Detroit Mower Gang.

06 January 2014 | 3 comments | Featured, Issues, People