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Detroit City Council Rejects Payment to International Artists for Downtown Murals

Detroit City Council Rejects Payment to International Artists for Downtown Murals

The Detroit City Council is against a $215,000 deal to paint six murals in the city to make downtown look better before the NFL draft this spring. They say they never approved the deal, even though the paintings have already been painted. On Tuesday, members of the Detroit City Council questioned Planning Director Antoine Bryant...

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Neighbor describes discovering Samantha Woll dead while prosecutors present their case against the accused

Neighbor describes discovering Samantha Woll dead while prosecutors present their case against the accused

Samantha Woll, a prominent Jewish community leader and president of the Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue in Detroit, was tragically found stabbed to death outside her Lafayette Park home. Her body was discovered at around 6.30 am on a Saturday, following a distress call to the police about an unresponsive person lying on the ground​​. Incident...

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Detroit’s Emagine cinema has put Big Sean on the back burner

Detroit’s Emagine cinema has put Big Sean on the back burner

The partnership between Emagine Entertainment and rapper Big Sean to establish a movie theater in Detroit has been a subject of interest and speculation. Initially planned to open in 2020, the project encountered delays due to the pandemic and other challenges. Despite these setbacks, the development has made significant progress, with construction underway in Detroit’s...

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Ross School Announces Initiative to Boost Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

Ross School Announces Initiative to Boost Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project

The University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, which has provided assistance to almost 700 small businesses since its inception in 2016, has recently relocated to the Ross School of Business from its previous location at the Ford School of Public Policy. According to Christie Ayotte Baer, managing director of DNEP, the relocation enhances the...

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Evidence in Samantha Woll Murder Unveiled, Blood-Stained Jacket and Phone Location Disclosed

Evidence in Samantha Woll Murder Unveiled, Blood-Stained Jacket and Phone Location Disclosed

Prosecutors presented compelling evidence during a court hearing related to the murder of Samantha Woll, a prominent Jewish leader in metro Detroit. This evidence included phone records and a jacket stained with Woll’s blood. The suspect charged with killing Woll, Michael Jackson-Bolanos, appeared in court for the preliminary examination. A suspect has been apprehended several...

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Catastrophic Flooding in Detroit: A Tale of Infrastructure Failure

Catastrophic Flooding in Detroit: A Tale of Infrastructure Failure

The city of Detroit recently experienced a significant flooding event, triggered by a combination of a water main break and a vehicle crashing into a fire hydrant. This incident has resulted in extensive water damage, road closures, and disruptions to the daily life of the city’s residents. The flooding was initiated by a vehicular accident...

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Hypothermia Concerns: A Guide to Finding Warming Centers in Metro Detroit

Hypothermia Concerns: A Guide to Finding Warming Centers in Metro Detroit

As winter intensifies in Metro Detroit, the chilling cold presents a serious threat, particularly hypothermia. Hypothermia, a medical emergency occurring when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature, is a significant concern during Detroit’s harsh winters. To combat this threat, the city has set up warming...

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Contradictory Trends: Metro Detroit Sees Falling Home Sales Amidst Rising Prices

Contradictory Trends: Metro Detroit Sees Falling Home Sales Amidst Rising Prices

The Metro Detroit housing market is exhibiting a paradoxical trend: while home sales are falling, prices continue to rise. This phenomenon, observed in December 2023 and into early 2024, poses intriguing questions about the dynamics of the local real estate market. Declining Home Sales In December 2023, Metro Detroit experienced an 8.5% year-over-year drop in...

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Detroit Policy Conference Puts Spotlight on Michigan’s Population Crisis

Detroit Policy Conference Puts Spotlight on Michigan’s Population Crisis

The 2024 Detroit Policy Conference recently centered on a critical issue facing Michigan: its population crisis. This blog aims to dissect the discussions and solutions proposed at the conference, offering a comprehensive understanding of the state’s demographic challenges and the pathways to rejuvenation. The Core Issues Public Transportation as a Catalyst for Growth: The conference...