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Records: Detroit mistakenly shut off water to 900+ houses with no payment issues

Records: Detroit mistakenly shut off water to 900+ houses with no payment issues

Instead of halting water shutoffs until the problem was resolved, Mayor Duggan's administration accelerated the process, especially on homeowners. …

New housing, Joe Louis-themed restaurant to revive old Brewster projects area

New housing, Joe Louis-themed restaurant to revive old Brewster projects area

A group of local investors came up with $50 million to finance the redevelopment, which will pay homage to Joe Louis and the history of the now-demolished Brewster-Douglass housing projects. …

City of Detroit threatens John K. King bookstore over building banners

City of Detroit threatens John K. King bookstore over building banners

The city is threatening to take legal action if the book store doesn't remove two banners from its iconic warehouse. …

Detroit explains why water was shut off at homes with up-to-date bills

Detroit explains why water was shut off at homes with up-to-date bills

"Clearly, this should not have happened and DWSD is now in the process of reviewing this list to…

Oops! Detroit shuts off water to homeowners with up-to-date bills

Oops! Detroit shuts off water to homeowners with up-to-date bills

The city is trying to determine how many people improperly lost their water this week. …

City: Releasing records of broken hydrants would ‘start a mass fire’

City: Releasing records of broken hydrants would ‘start a mass fire’

Mayor Duggan's administration has declined to release public records on broken hydrants. …

Exclusive: Detroit neglects hundreds of hydrants in downtown and neighborhoods

Exclusive: Detroit neglects hundreds of hydrants in downtown and neighborhoods

Firefighters are losing control of fires because many streets have no working hydrants. …

Halal slaughterhouse at Eastern Market won’t stop dumping lamb remains in dumpsters

Halal slaughterhouse at Eastern Market won’t stop dumping lamb remains in dumpsters

It appears the Eastern Market slaughterhouse that has been filling dumpsters with bloody lamb skins and rotting remains…

Mayor Duggan’s team approves demo of historic Deck Bar with ‘emergency’ order

Mayor Duggan’s team approves demo of historic Deck Bar with ‘emergency’ order

For the past seven years, city of Detroit officials and preservationists have waged a long and expensive legal…

Apartment renovations show how to combat gentrification in Cass Corridor

Apartment renovations show how to combat gentrification in Cass Corridor

Instead of becoming the next trendy spot for new Detroiters, the apartments will be rented to low-income workers…

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