Belle Isle to remain in Detroit’s hands – at least for now; council furious

Belle Isle to remain in Detroit’s hands – at least for now; council furious

Turns out, the pending deal between Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder offers no assurance that the financially struggling park would receive a penny for improvements. In fact, any future funding depends on the availability of state funds, which are controlled by a traditionally anti-Detroit Legislature.

City says ransacked fire station wasn’t secured because of miscommunication

City says ransacked fire station wasn’t secured because of miscommunication

It’s like clockwork. A building in Detroit is abandoned, and within days thieves steal everything of value – copper plumbing, wiring, fixtures and pipes. Walls are torn up; water gushes from broken pipes; windows are smashed and the frames stolen. So it seemed incredibly irresponsible of the Detroit Fire Department to fail to secure one […]