It’s the kind of place where you brag about hosting a block party in which no one was assaulted.
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If Gov. Rick Snyder gets his way, the state will help Mayor Dave Bing demolish abandoned houses in Detroit, his office said Friday. Abandoned homes are among the most nagging problems in Detroit because they attract crime, rodents and fires and drive down property values. By many estimates, about a quarter of the homes in […]
By Steve Neavling Now it’s getting real. State oversight and decades of mismanagement have culminated in the layoffs of 165 Detroit firefighters at a time when blazes are tearing through neighborhoods at rates unseen for years. Mayor Dave Bing made the announcement today as part of an unprecedented series of cuts in an effort to […]
The abandoned, ramshackle houses and businesses in Detroit can be sad reminders of the city’s drastic population loss over the past half century. But with a little bit of paint and sweat, the blocks of ruin can be transformed into a portrait of love and hope. From the vibrant extravagance of graffiti art to simple […]