It is Tuesday, December 11, 2007 and these are my picks for articles published today.
5 Detroit schools among top-ranked in US
5 Detroit schools among top-ranked in U.S.
Five Detroit Public Schools have been ranked among the top 8% U.S. high schools by U.S. News and World Report.
Detroit is a big city with a big school system. […]
SW Detroit OKs business improvement district
Southwest Detroit property and business owners voted 2-1 Tuesday to approve creation of a formal business improvement district.
A business improvement district, or BID, is a public-private partnership that assesses a tax on itself to provide services and programs, such as street, sidewalk and graffiti cleanup, security patrols, plantings and lighting […]
Planting seeds of downtown rebirth
The array of begonias, day lilies, roses, black-eyed susans, and red, white and blue petunias softens and humanizes a corner of downtown previously more bleak than most.
People notice. Linda Merritt, an employee with the Internal Revenue Service office at McNamara, said the plantings make it “a pleasure to come down for […]
Wonder wheels roll into town
He quipped that people described Pune as the Detroit of India but a time would come when they would say that Detroit is the Pune of America!
[via Times of India]
Legislation aims to curb copper thefts in Michigan
In hopes of thwarting what he calls an epidemic of copper thefts, Sen. Buzz Thomas, […]
Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest Launches Business Plan Competition for Michigan’s Technology Entrepreneurs
The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) has launched the 8th year of its business plan competition and training program for entrepreneurs statewide. The GLEQ provides Michigan’s technology entrepreneurs training, coaching and investor feedback as part of its two-phase business plan competition.
The training is […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Detroiters had high hopes for Macy’s
We were all set to love Macy’s.
After all, Macy’s — which replaced Marshall Field’s, which replaced our dear Hudson’s — was sophisticated and up-to-date with its sales associates clad in always-fashionable black, its spacious fitting rooms, its vending machines that dispense iPods.
But almost a year after the green Field’s signs […]
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 […]