Hamtramck and Detroit are exploring a relationship to share fire services at a time when both communities are cutting public safety to fill budget gaps. “The financial realities force us to think outside the box,” Hamtramck City Manager Nervus Nazarko told Detroit City Council this morning. “We would support anything that would make financial sense […]
The Detroit Lions open up camp today in Allen Park, officially beginning one of the most anticipated Lions seasons in recent memory.
More than 50 vacant schools are scattered across the city, often left to rot because the cash-strapped district must decide between demolishing the eyesores and educating children.
The city of Detroit appears to be in the process of selling Belle Isle to Michigan, a move that could mean admission fees for park users, the Motor City Muckraker has found. Council members today demanded to know more about a reported deal being negotiated between Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder. When asked […]
The state is raping Detroit. For the second week in a row, someone made that declaration during a public Detroit City Council meeting this morning. This time it was Miss Moore, a member of a civil rights coalition, who this morning likened state intervention and federal monitoring of schools to the most heinous of acts. […]
Turns out, Sunday’s start by Jacob Turner really did solidify the 5th spot in the Tigers’ rotation. On Monday afternoon, the Tigers made their first (and possibly only) trade of the 2012 deadline, dealing three prospects and a draft pick to the Miami Marlins for pitcher Anibal Sanchez and 2nd baseman Omar Infante. An official […]
Blood spilled onto the streets of Detroit 45 years ago. Racial tensions exploded outside a blind pig, triggering what would be a 5-day riot in which 43 people were killed and 467 injured. The city would never be the same. During the riot, which started on this day in 1967, overzealous police clashed with […]
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers solidified their AL Central lead with a win as beautiful as the conditions around it. Miguel Cabrera hits two home runs, #299 and #300 for his career, and the latter going next to the center-field camera well. Jacob Turner, the Tigers’ brighest pitching prospect, shaking off a […]
Detroit is a place of extremes. Take Midtown, where theaters, lofts, restaurants and hospitals are cropping up. Driven predominately by young, educated, white people, Midtown and much of downtown are bursting with development. Then there’s the rest of Detroit – clusters of neighborhoods, many marred by crime and abandonment, losing residents every day. Too often, when […]
The iconic, hulking Lafayette Towers in Detroit won’t go on the auction block Wednesday because the city of Detroit has postponed the sale, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. City officials want to find a responsible owner who won’t let the twin high-rises fall into foreclosure like they did in February. Built in […]