Council president throws temper tantrum on Twitter

Council president throws temper tantrum on Twitter

By Steve Neavling Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh threw a temper tantrum on Twitter after a journalism intern dared suggest the councilman is a disappointing leader. “Josh, do you think the folks at Automotive News would be interested in your inaccurate, offensive commentary? Just curious?” Pugh tweeted. After no response from the intern, Pugh […]

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

Pugh: My muscles offend you?

By Steve Neavling Council President Charles Pugh seems genuinely bewildered by the reaction to his whopping 48-minute-long weight loss video that shows him bare-chested and flexing as the city nears bankruptcy. Pugh was particularly upset by a Detroit News column that labeled his video “abs-urd,” so he encouraged his thousands of Facebook friends to tell the author, Laura Berman, […]

Brooks Patterson: A golf club, tweets & drinks

Brooks Patterson: A golf club, tweets & drinks

More than 85 tweets, a golf outing and cocktails. It was a busy day for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Tuesday. The bubbly, wise-cracking Republican was participating in the Oakland County Executive Golf Outing, a fundraiser for business development. What most impressed us wasn’t his eloquent stroke but his 85 tweets during one […]

Wild in the streets: Skating meetup at Detroit’s Brewster Projects

It was an odd, glorious scene. More than 1,000 skateboarders from around the globe converged Thursday on the hulking, abandoned housing projects across I-75 from Ford Field in Detroit as part of the international “Go Skate Day.” Under a scorching sun, skateboarders blanketed the cracked tennis courts, sidewalks and parking lots of the Brewster-Douglass projects […]

Council President Pugh shows off body in new video, photos

Seriously? In the midst of a state takeover, massive service reductions and impending bankruptcy, Council President Charles Pugh’s obsession with his new chiseled chest is a peculiar sight. Today the former TV reporter posted two shirtless photos – one showing his squeamishly oversized belly from a year ago and the other revealing his current six-pack abs […]

Updated: Free Press to lay off reporters, cut newsroom

Updated: Free Press to lay off reporters, cut newsroom

By Steve Neavling The Detroit Free Press plans to sizably reduce its staff of reporters, and one of its top editors is leaving, Editor and Publisher Paul Anger told trepidation newspaper employees today. Anger said the cuts “won’t be tiny,” according to three reporters and an editor who were at the meeting. Another blow to […]

Motor City Muckraker enters its third week

Motor City Muckraker enters its third week

Welcome. You may have noticed we made some substantial changes to Motor City Muckraker. Recent Articles: This is where we will post stories from elsewhere online that we think you may find interesting or informative. If you come across a story that we have missed, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments section below […]

The ice cream truck doesn’t stop here anymore

The ice cream truck doesn’t stop here anymore

When I hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have A Dream” speech, a single image pops into my head – a couple of 3-year-old kids, a tow-headed girl and a dark-skinned boy, sharing a red popsicle on a concrete porch on the east side of Detroit. Moments earlier, the ice cream truck had pulled […]

Week of June 4, 2012

Week of June 4, 2012

Thank you everyone for your support throughout our inception. A migraine rudely took me out of commission for the past few days but I am back and excited to bring you new columnists, daily doses of Detroit-related news, exclusive investigations as well as photos and videos of all sides of the city in the weeks to […]

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