Council president throws temper tantrum on Twitter

Council president throws temper tantrum on Twitter

By Steve Neavling Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh threw a temper tantrum on Twitter after a journalism intern dared suggest the councilman is a disappointing leader. “Josh, do you think the folks at Automotive News would be interested in your inaccurate, offensive commentary? Just curious?” Pugh tweeted. After no response from the intern, Pugh […]

Fireworks draw large crowds, few problems

Fireworks draw large crowds, few problems

By Steve Neavling Downtown Detroit brimmed with energy and tens of thousands of people during the 54th annual Detroit Target Fireworks Monday night. Despite fears of violence breaking out, police reported only a few brawls. And it’s no wonder. Police were everywhere – frisking teenagers, patrolling each street on foot and waiting in riot-ready buses. One […]

Thieves ransacked historic Detroit Naval Armory

Thieves ransacked historic Detroit Naval Armory

The abandoned Detroit Naval Armory on Jefferson boasted some of the most impressive Art Deco woodcarvings – until recently. Thieves brazenly stole intricately carved staircases, doorways and panels recently in the latest rampage of an historic Detroit building, also known as Broadhead Armory. The stylized Art Deco designs depicted sailors and other Naval themes. Entire staircases […]

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

By Steve Neavling Council President Charles Pugh seems genuinely bewildered by the reaction to his whopping 48-minute-long weight loss video that shows him bare-chested and flexing as the city nears bankruptcy. Pugh was particularly upset by a Detroit News column that labeled his video “abs-urd,” so he encouraged his thousands of Facebook friends to tell the author, Laura Berman, […]

Brooks Patterson: A golf club, tweets & drinks

Brooks Patterson: A golf club, tweets & drinks

More than 85 tweets, a golf outing and cocktails. It was a busy day for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Tuesday. The bubbly, wise-cracking Republican was participating in the Oakland County Executive Golf Outing, a fundraiser for business development. What most impressed us wasn’t his eloquent stroke but his 85 tweets during one […]

Wild in the streets: Skating meetup at Detroit’s Brewster Projects

It was an odd, glorious scene. More than 1,000 skateboarders from around the globe converged Thursday on the hulking, abandoned housing projects across I-75 from Ford Field in Detroit as part of the international “Go Skate Day.” Under a scorching sun, skateboarders blanketed the cracked tennis courts, sidewalks and parking lots of the Brewster-Douglass projects […]

Hoekstra shows hypocrisy in ad attacking Stabenow

Hoekstra shows hypocrisy in ad attacking Stabenow

By Steve Neavling Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra, a Republican trying to unseat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, is hoping you have a bad memory. Hoekstra released a radio ad this week accusing the Obama administration of leaking classified national security information, calling the unknown leakers “amateurs” and “traitors.” Not long ago, Hoekstra was on the […]