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, […]
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 […]
Commuter train rolling for dollars — State boosts Howell-to-Ann …
The state has guaranteed another $1.4 million for a proposed Howell-to-Ann-Arbor commuter train line that supporters say is necessary to combat congestion on U.S. 23.
The new grant from the Michigan Department of Trans-portation was announced Monday at a meeting where supporters were talking about receiving a […]
Council to discuss Tiger Stadium’s future today
The Detroit City Council will hold a public meeting at 11:15 a.m. today to discuss the future of the Tiger Stadium project.
One plan includes demolishing the abandoned stadium to make room for mixed-use development. If demolition occurs, there might be a sale of memorabilia from the stadium, a move […]