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DIA Artwork Under Attack By Judge Rhodes

Just when the Detroit Institute of Arts and Detroit’s Emergency Manager, Kevin Orr, thought their issues with the monetary value of the artwork in the prestigious museum was over, Judge Steven Rhodes brought the issue back to light. Earlier this month, Judge Rhodes questioned Kevin Orr on his decision to not sell the artwork currently…

Unpaid Water Bills Impact On Blight In Detroit

The issue of blight and foreclosures in Detroit doesn’t stop with abandonment of homes. The taxes, bills, and other expenses that go into these homes ends up falling into the hands of the next owners, if any are willing to step up. The Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) are starting to see the effects…

Dan Gilbert Speaks His Mind About Detroit

Gilbert’s September 11 Talk On the evening of September 11th, a day that is forever engrained in our minds as a reminder to join together and move forward in a positive direction, Dan Gilbert reacted to news that the Wayne County Jail project, located in downtown Detroit, may not be going as planned. Wayne County…

Abandoned Homes In Detroit Allow Water Bills To Skyrocket

When the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) starts going after homeowners with $200 in outstanding bills, and leaves those with $25,000 in debt, free to continue running, questions and accusations start to arise. Sherman Foster, a Detroit resident, did not pay his bill for several months, before receiving a letter that his water would…

21st World Congress Meeting Headed For Detroit

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has chosen their location for the 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, and Detroit has won the race! Between September 7th – 11th, Detroit will host this massive event, located at Cobo Hall, for over 10,000 innovators in transportation across the globe. The automakers of Detroit are geared…

A Flood Of Lawsuits For Detroit In Wake Of Water Damage

Thousands of Metro Detroit residents have experienced extreme damage to their homes since the floods that hit the area hard, nearly 2 weeks prior. Some residents, such as Detroit native Thomas Jackson, had nearly 15 inches of water backed up into his basement. On average, a home in Metro Detroit carried up to 5 inches…

Detroit Public Schools Get A Fresh Start To The School Year

Life Remodeled has swept the city of Detroit off its’ feet with their generosity and kindness. This organization has a goal and mindset of restoring and renovating at least one Detroit Public School every summer. This summer, it was Cody High School. Cody High School, a northwestern Detroit public school once known for poor graduation…

More Jobs For Detroit Through Roush Industries Inc.

Over 270 jobs are coming to Metro Detroit, thanks to Roush Industries Inc., and Inzi Controls Detroit, LLC. After receiving assistance from the state of over $1 million, these companies are prepared to stabilize Detroit as a hub for manufacturing, engineering, and technological advances. With over $13 million expected to also be brought forth from…

Water Shutoffs Continue Despite Canada’s Best Efforts

Detroit now has an ally in the water shutoff protest; their Canadian neighbors. Protesters who caught wind of the news across the pond, made their way to place their involvement over the debate of shutoffs. Residents from both Detroit and Canada stepped up in agreement at a recent protest near the Spirit of Detroit. Their…

Mircoapartments in Detroit 

The mantra of modern day Detroit: two old buildings are being renovated into something new. The Shapero Hall, once owned by Wayne State University, and the Brentwood Apartments in Midtown, are now being converted into “microapartments.” Microapartments first rose to popularity in the states, starting in New York City. They typically are built as a…