Firefighters called for an arson investigator but received the common response: “There are no arson cars available.”
Dozens of schools are covered in graffiti, their interiors gutted for scrap metal. Others are boarded-up gems, vulnerable to thieves, arson and graffiti.
For just $200, some Detroiters can buy neighboring vacant lots and receive help sprucing up the property.
State officials took blame for demolishing up to 20 Detroit homes that recently were purchased at a Wayne County tax foreclosure sale.
The 5-4 vote gives Hantz Woodlands permission to buy nearly 2,000 lots for the dirt-cheap price of $520,000, or less than $300 per lot.
Marie Thornton was speaking beyond her one-minute public comment period when she demanded that council President Charles Pugh apologize for once accusing her of tossing a grape at a school board member.
An economic development engine for the state has demolished an estimated 20 houses that were purchased at a recent foreclosure auction. State officials mum.
Democrats in the state House are threatening to derail legislation that would help the Illich family build a new arena for the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit, legislators told Motor City Muckraker this afternoon. Protesting the Republicans’ unscrupulous handling of the controversial right-to-work legislation, Democrats are pledging to oppose a measure that would release $13 […]
Heavy fog blanketed Detroit earlier this week, giving the illusion of a fading city. But Detroit is anything but.
Police were seen patrolling the perimeter of the plant Monday, even as suburban teens threw bricks at buildings and thieves continued to load pickup trucks with scrap metal.