Gov. Snyder takes heat for new firework law after loud night

Gov. Snyder takes heat for new firework law after loud night

By Steve Neavling “Celebrate the birth of your country by blowing up a small portion of it.” – The Simpsons Boom, boom, bang. Boom. All day. All night. It was the first Fourth of July since Gov. Rick Snyder legalized louder, more powerful fireworks. Revelers celebrated by firing off a seemingly endless supply of ear-splitting explosives. […]

Detroit Tigers prospect clobbering way through minors

Detroit Tigers prospect clobbering way through minors

By Steve Neavling Nick Castellanos, the Detroit Tigers’ potential third baseman of the future, is flying through the minors and today was named the 12th best prospect in all of baseball, according to Baseball America. But struggling starter Jacob Turner dropped out of the top 50, after entering the season ranked #22. Castellanos, a 20-year-old phenom, […]

The unraveling of Council President Pugh

The unraveling of Council President Pugh

By Steve Neavling It’s safe to say Detroit has never seen a council president quite like Charles Pugh. The former TV reporter with no political experience swept into city hall in 2009, collecting more votes than any of his eight colleagues. Detroit’s first openly gay councilman pledged to restore faith in a council battered by […]

Kenyatta: Don’t celebrate the Fourth of July

Kenyatta: Don’t celebrate the Fourth of July

By Steve Neavling Independence Day should not be celebrated tomorrow; it should be mourned, Detroit Councilman Kwame Kenyatta said this morning. The oft-misunderstood councilman questioned the wisdom of Detroiters celebrating the Fourth of July at a time when the city is anything but free. The state has partial control of the city, and Detroiters remain […]

Detroit’s thug cops could learn a lot from WSU police

By Steve Neavling While crime continues to batter Detroit neighborhoods, Midtown has managed to reduce crime and increase its population. Crime in the gentrified entertainment and university hub has fallen by more than a third since 2008, the Free Press reported today. Authorities credit the success on a collaborative effort with local police and crime experts to […]

Duggan lies about secret mayoral bid

Duggan lies about secret mayoral bid

By Steve Neavling Let’s hope Mike Duggan is more truthful than he has been about his secret bid to become Detroit’s next mayor. In interview after interview, the Detroit Medical Center CEO and former Wayne County prosecutor has denied plans to run since moving from the suburbs to Palmer Woods in Detroit earlier this year. […]

Detroit’s thug cops could learn a lot from WSU police

Detroit’s thug cops could learn a lot from WSU police

By Steve Neavling While crime continues to batter Detroit neighborhoods, Midtown has managed to reduce crime and increase its population. Crime in the gentrified entertainment and university hub has fallen by more than a third since 2008, the Free Press reported today. Authorities credit the success on a collaborative effort with local police and crime experts to […]