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  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 »

08 November 2013 | 1 comment | Featured, People, Person of the Week

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 »

08 November 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, People, Places

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 »

07 November 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, People

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 »

06 November 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, Places

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%.

06 November 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues, People

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.

04 November 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues, People

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 »

04 November 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured

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.

31 October 2013 | no comments | Featured, People, Places

A block on Detroit’s west side that was littered with abandoned homes is now clear, thanks to the work of volunteers for the Motor City Blight Busters. MCBB Founder & President John George showed Detroit 2020 what’s next for the block. John George called them “The Santa Clara Seven.” Seven vacant, blighted homes on this street in the Old Redford… Read more »

30 October 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, People, Places

The development team that purchased the Michigan State Fairgrounds site gathered to tour the grounds for the first time. Basketball great Magic Johnson was not part of the group, but his partner and long-time friend Joel Ferguson was on hand…along with a senior executive of Redico and others. They bought the property earlier this month and plan to develop retail,… Read more »

30 October 2013 | 1 comment | Featured, Places