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Demolition work is continuing on the Brewster-Douglass project, the massive and historic public housing complex where Motown star Diana Ross grew up.

30 December 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues, Places

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. We’re happy to tell you there will be an encore showing of the Detroit Gems special on Saturday, December 28th at from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Channel 7.

26 December 2013 | 25 comments | Featured, Places

Preliminary work is underway in downtown Detroit on the M-1 Rail. Crews began utility relocation work along Woodward Avenue on Friday. It’s the first step toward construction of the 3.3 mile streetcar system. Public access to businesses will not be prevented by the work.

20 December 2013 | no comments | Featured, Places

Ford Field is home to the Detroit Lions and soon a major advertising agency will join the football team as tenants in the stadium.

16 December 2013 | 3 comments | Featured, People, Places

Loyola High School is determined to make a difference in the lives of young men from the city of Detroit. Travis McClendon is determined to give back. “I take service very seriously,” McClendon said.

13 December 2013 | 1 comment | Featured, People, Person of the Week

This week’s “Made in America” segment on ABC World News With Diane Sawyer featured Detroit’s own Shinola Watch company. You may remember that we featured Shinola in a Detroit 2020 report back in February.

13 December 2013 | no comments | Featured, Places

The bankruptcy judge says pensions of retired city of Detroit workers can be cut.
It’s a decision that will likely have ramifications well beyond the Motor City.

03 December 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues

Judge Steven Rhodes has ruled that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy, making it the largest municipality in US history to enter Chapter 9 Bankruptcy. The judge’s decision came down around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, about an hour and half after the court proceedings began.

03 December 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues

People lined up by the dozens on Detroit’s west side for a free turkey and thanksgiving fixings. Comedian Mike Epps, Rapper Big Sean and boxing champion Thomas Hearns were among the celebrities handing out the food.

26 November 2013 | no comments | Featured, People, Places

The Detroit Jewish News Foundation invites students, historians, and web-surfers worldwide to “click their way through history” by accessing a new digital archive of Detroit Jewish News editions dating back to March 1942. The more than 267,000-document database, now available online free of charge to individuals, represents a page-by-page history of actual newspapers (with photos and ads) spanning more than… Read more »

26 November 2013 | no comments | Featured, Issues