Scrappers are stealing manhole covers, sewer grates, church bells, copper roofs, catalytic converters, transformers and virtually anything else made of metal.
Although Orr and his advisers were warned that as many as 1,000 Detroiters may show up, they held the event in a cramped, 250-seat venue at Wayne State University.
While doctors tended to a seriously injured firefighter, Fire Commissioner Donald Austin had budget dollars on his mind, according to a complaint.
The files contain social security numbers of rape victims, missing people, students, patients and cooperating witnesses to crimes.
Thigh-high grass has swallowed swaths of Detroit that now look more like prairies than neighborhoods. Dozens of parks that Mayor Bing pledged to maintain are a sea of green.
“Great artworks shouldn’t be held hostage by a relatively unpopular museum in a declining region,” the columnist writes.
At first glance, the hulking Globe Building on Detroit’s east riverfront looks like any industrial eyesore – a collapsing roof, faded exterior and rusted steel beams.
On May 15, the day Mayor Bing introduced new Police Chief James Craig, 13 people were shot.
What was supposed to be a debate among Detroit’s mayoral candidates devolved into name-calling, shouting and some good-old fashioned racism.
Local rocker Jack White donated $142,000 to the Detroit Masonic Temple to prevent it from going into foreclosure, the temple revealed today. In return, the world’s largest masonic temple renamed its Cathedral Theater to the “Jack White Theater,” where the local musician has played and where his mother used to be an usher. The Jack White […]