Proposed rail service sale worries BC, other cities
Mayors and managers from cities stretching between Portage and Ann Arbor plan to meet Tuesday morning in Battle Creek to discuss the future of passenger rail service in Michigan.
Some are concerned that Amtrak service connecting Chicago and Detroit and servicing Battle Creek may end if the current Class […]
Detroit For All Ages
Ah, here comes the weekend. Not just any weekend, mind you. But one of those special cluster of days that begins early in the week and lasts until the following Monday.
In other words, a Detroit-style, packed-with-one-of-a-kind events and parties for kids of all ages kind of weekend. Yup, it’s Labor Day in […]
A rail line is an idea worth exploring
Livingston County’s commissioners are skeptical about a proposal to create a commuter rail line between Howell and Ann Arbor.
That’s understandable. Backers are seeking an initial county commitment of about $150,000, and there is no telling if future requests would be even higher. Commis-sioners are right to be cautious […]
Taxpayers put roads, basics first
Roads, sewers and other infrastructure may not be sexy, but metro Detroiters would like to see their local governments spend more money on them, a Detroit Free Press-Local 4 Michigan Poll shows.
When the poll asked people to prioritize things for governments to spend any extra money on, roads and infrastructure trumped […]
The Detroit Free Press is reporting on a recent survey of suburban Detroiters to see how often and why they do or don’t come into the city.
Nearly two-thirds of residents of suburban Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties say they at least occasionally dine, attend cultural events or take in professional games in Detroit.
High earners especially […]
Hip-hop group, liquor company lend support to AIDS cause
They hail from the Conant Gardens neighborhood on the East Side, and their hearts remain in their city as they travel the globe. And Detroit hip-hop group Slum Village came home last week, teaming up with Remy Martin to donate $7,500 to AIDS Partnership Michigan.
The donation, which […]
State tourism funding bill introduced
Legislation to earmark $30 million annually in state sales taxes to fund Michigan tourism marketing has been introduced in the Legislature.
Senate Bill 690, sponsored by Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, is supported by a coalition of Michigan tourism business interests that seek to boost Travel Michigan advertising spending to $30 million annually, […]
Kalamazoo school chief leaves with Promise secret intact
Who are the wealthy donors making it possible for every Kalamazoo child to attend college in Michigan without paying a dime?
Brown says she’s still the only one who knows.
[via USA Today]
Detroit band gets loud in libraries
Singer-guitarist Josh Malerman is hitting the books again, and it has nothing to […]
United States hands Lithuanian 7-year-sentence for human trafficking
A Lithuanian man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for conspiring to force Eastern European women to work as exotic dancers in Detroit, Michigan strip clubs, the Justice Department said Friday.
“Human trafficking it nothing short of modern-day slavery,” Assistant Attorney General Wan Kim said after […]