2013 is a year unlike any other in the city of Detroit’s 312-year history.
Bankruptcy is the reason.
Detroit’s historic St. Josaphat Catholic Church remains closed while a fund-raising effort to repair the iconic main steeple continues.
Kevin Piotrowski, parish council president, told Detroit 2020 that approximately $25,000 has been raised since the Save our Steeples campaign was launched Dec. 2.
Demolition work is continuing on the Brewster-Douglass project, the massive and historic public housing complex where Motown star Diana Ross grew up.
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.
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.
Ford Field is home to the Detroit Lions and soon a major advertising agency will join the football team as tenants in the stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.