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 […]
Big news from Transportation Riders United (TRU): Michigan is about to open its first dedicated HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) lanes. It’s a step forward in smartly managing traffic by encouraging people to share cars. Many other metropolitan areas already have these, also called carpool lanes. They encourage people to carpool because the […]
Detroit riverfront Conservancy Announces West Riverfront Property …
Purchase of Former Printing Plant Site Will Allow RiverWalk to Continue from Bridge to Bridge and Beyond DETROIT, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ — The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) announced today that it completed the purchase of the West Riverfront property located at 1801 W. Jefferson Avenue from the Detroit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mackinac Bridge Marks 50 Years
MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (AP) - Fireworks displays launched from three points around the Mackinac Bridge capped a three-day 50th birthday celebration for one of the world’s longest suspension bridges.
When you think about it there aren’t really that many famous bridges in the United States. The Mackinac Bridge and the […]
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, […]
City Council approves tax breaks for 24 Detroit neighborhoods
DETROIT — The City Council today approved tax breaks for 24 neighborhoods as part of the Neighborhood Enterprise Zones tax cut.
The discount means anywhere from 18 to 35 percent of homeowners’ city and county property taxes. The discount would take effect for the summer 2008 tax bills, […]