muckraker report

Neglected Wurlitzer forces downtown coffee shop to get water from fire hydrant

Neglected Wurlitzer forces downtown coffee shop to get water from fire hydrant

The city of Detroit won't repair a broken water line that serves a downtown coffee shop and adjacent jewelry store because the neighboring high-rise would endanger workers.…

Before relinquishing control of Detroit, EM Kevyn Orr abolished Citizens’ District Councils

Before relinquishing control of Detroit, EM Kevyn Orr abolished Citizens’ District Councils

CDC members expressed shock and said the councils are an important link between residents and government.…

SUV slams into controversial farmer’s market that blocks Detroit’s border at GP Park

SUV slams into controversial farmer’s market that blocks Detroit’s border at GP Park

The damage occurred after Grosse Pointe Park officials acknowledged at a public meeting recently that they may back out of an agreement with Mayor Mike Duggan to remove the sheds. …

Detroit’s first black hospital pulled from auction after bidding reached $196,000

Detroit’s first black hospital pulled from auction after bidding reached $196,000

The Detroit Medical Society claimed it had no idea the house was up for foreclosure and said members…

Detroit’s first black hospital hits tax auction with $3,800 starting bid

Detroit’s first black hospital hits tax auction with $3,800 starting bid

The beautiful Romanesque Revival home is just three blocks east of the Detroit Institute of Arts. …

25 bargains, busts in tax-foreclosure auction in Detroit

25 bargains, busts in tax-foreclosure auction in Detroit

On Thursday, bidding began on most of the more than 20,000 Detroit properties that ended up in the…

Mayor Duggan fielding proposals to redevelop storied Brewster-Wheeler Rec Center

Mayor Duggan fielding proposals to redevelop storied Brewster-Wheeler Rec Center

The news comes less than a month after the mayor warned of impending demolition barring any last-minute, viable…

Mayor Duggan to announce fate of Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center

Mayor Duggan to announce fate of Brewster-Wheeler Recreation Center

Preservationists are hoping the city is close to finding a developer to prevent looming demolition.…

9 employees make 6-figure salaries at fast-growing Detroit Land Bank

9 employees make 6-figure salaries at fast-growing Detroit Land Bank

Check out the full list of salaried employees at the Detroit Land Bank. …

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