Lee Arthur has left a couple very long comments on a post that was originally about the movie Sicko. But his comments speak to homelessness and many of Detroit’s other serious problems having roots in race and a media bias against Detroit that continues today, even perpetuated by those who will indirectly or directly […]
Have you ever considered taking the bus in Metro Detroit but found the task of planning your route to be a bit daunting? It’s understandable considering how big the area is and how many separate transit agencies serve it, SMART for suburban Detroit, DDOT for the city of Detroit, The Ride/AATA for Ann Arbor […]
Support, deal move 8 Mile-Woodward shopping mall plans forward
Support poured in Wednesday for a proposed 30-acre, $90-million retail development at 8 Mile and Woodward during a Detroit City Council meeting as the council prepares to decide whether to grant the site a special tax status to encourage developers to build it.
The support came from nearby […]
September residential sales up in Detroit
Residential sales in the city of Detroit were up 10.2 percent for September compared with September 2006 figures from Farmington Hills-based Realcomp II Ltd.
The city also posted good numbers for the third quarter of 2007, showing an increase of 8.4 percent over the same period of 2006. Over the course […]
Top hotel coming to Grand Rapids
GRAND RAPIDS — Hotels, museums, culture. This city has benefited greatly from the philanthropy of people made rich by Amway and Meijer.
Now, a crowning touch for the city is the imminent opening of the $100-million JW Marriott downtown on Sept. 21. The exclusive brand will add a layer of panache […]
Detroit to become black culture capital
Blues and jazz pulsed from hot spots such as the Cotton Club and Club 666, as young black doctors, clerks and assembly line workers shared crowded sidewalks.
It was the heart of Detroit’s Paradise Valley, an area that defined the Michigan city’s black culture, arts and music until many of the […]
New lot offers the cheapest parking in Ann Arbor-The Ann Arbor News
Downtown Development Authority Deputy Director Joe Morehouse said he thinks the low charge will lure downtown drivers who won’t mind walking a few extra blocks.
In about two months, the city is expected to turn the old city maintenance garage at 415 W. Washington into […]
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 […]
Festival turns Hart Plaza into African mart
Yes, there’s a sensational variety of live musical performances, a step show that always draws a crowd and delicious African cuisine. But those aren’t the main reasons thousands of people flock to the African World Festival every year.
The festival turns Hart Plaza into a vibrant African marketplace, with fabulous […]