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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

The Germack Pistachio Company slowly roasts pistachios in a process that takes about 35 to 40 minutes. “When we roast pistachios we use a batch process as opposed to a continuous roaster,” said Frank Germack III, owner of the Germack Pistachio Company. Germack has been in Detroit since 1924.

25 November 2013 | 5 comments | Featured, Places

During the event, Cullen told the audience that the Detroit blight task force will be heading to New Orleans on Friday, to see what’s been done in the wake of Hurricane Katrina..and to get information and recommendations. Cullen says New Orleans has had a lot of experience in blight removal.

21 November 2013 | 1 comment | Featured, Issues, People

Pure Detroit has been selling city-themed apparel and products for 15 years. Their success in retail has gotten the attention of American Express.

20 November 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured, People, You

Channel 7 is proud to be a part of the activities this winter at downtown Detroit’s Campus Martius Park. WXYZ-TV will televise the lighting of the city’s tree on Friday, November 22, from 7:30 to 8 p.m . We’d love to see you at the park on Friday evening.

20 November 2013 | no comments | Events, Featured

Detroit 2020′s series on New Detroit’s Multicultural Leadership Series continues with a glimpse into our local Native American Community. Andy Choi shows us our trials of the past pave the way for an honest conversation. As the Native American voice echoes from past to present, anchoring that voice is the rhythm of one constant beat. “The drum represents the heartbeat… Read more »

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

Shinola creative director Daniel Caudill recently provided a personal snapshot of Detroit for a New York-based online magazine on the arts.

18 November 2013 | no comments | Featured, People, Tell Us Your Story

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.

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