Summary: New Washtenaw County bike map is published and available online, award winner to open business in Detroit, a test run of the Livingston to Ann Arbor commuter rail line, a unique new store for books and gifts in downtown Royal Oak, and Gerald Ford’s face appears in a cornfield
Summary: new transit options to Detroit Metro Airport, new retail and housing in downtown Detroit, Zingerman’s gets national recognition, Wayne State and companies of Wayne State faculty grow.
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 […]
Gore Gore Girls Keeping Busy
Detroit’s Gore Gore Girls have much to celebrate in the wake of their critically acclaimed new album, Get The Gore. This week they head to Los Angeles to perform at the legendary Amoeba Records on Sunset Blvd on August 15th and a free show at Echoplex on August 16th.
The Gores […]
Former Detroit News reporter shot to death in California
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The outspoken new editor of the Oakland Post who formerly worked for The Detroit News was shot to death near a downtown courthouse in Oakland (California)
Bailey was a reporter for The Detroit News from the early 1980s to the early 1990s.
This crime […]
VEGETABLES AND CONCRETE: Urban gardeners are turning vacant lots …
Greg Willerer raises specialty organic produce — burgundy bush beans, pungent herbs for flavoring teas, edible flowers — and sells them to restaurants.
It’s unusual fare, “stuff you just can’t buy off a truck,” he says.
The fact that he grows this produce in Detroit, near Tiger Stadium, […]
A friendly reminder tomorrow’s big summer meeting from Transportation Riders United for anyone who wants to get involved in transit issues in Southeast Michigan such as the commuter rail between Ann Arbor and Detroit or just improving DDOT/SMART bus service. For more details go here.
Tuesday (7/24), TRU will hold our big summer meeting, focused […]