Law & Government

Rubio, Peters, Portman, Nelson Lead Entire Senate in Calling on DHS, DOJ to Address Threats to Jewish Institutions

Rubio, Peters, Portman, Nelson Lead Entire Senate in Calling on DHS, DOJ to Address Threats to Jewish Institutions

  We had threats in January to our own Jewish Community Center (see channel 4 report) .  Threats and vandalism have continued since then, toward our Jewish Communities around the country. As a Christian clergyman, I have been looking for items of our local support from our churches and others.  Our facebook page may be one […]

The Lights Are On in Detroit

The Lights Are On in Detroit

With 65,000 new streetlights, the city sends a message: It’s O.K.to go out after dark. Restaurants feel the glow. So do schoolchildren. Just before the holidays, on a dark street a few blocks from downtown, a group of public officials crowded onto a makeshift stage before a shivering crowd, flipped a big switch — and […]

Judge Napolitano: Election Fraud in Detroit Looks ‘Organized, and Government Involved’

Judge Napolitano: Election Fraud in Detroit Looks ‘Organized, and Government Involved’

Judge Napolitano: Election Fraud in Detroit Looks ‘Organized, and Government Involved’ Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Michigan have uncovered what looks like systemic election fraud in Detroit, where roughly 95% of the votes cast were cast for Hillary Clinton. Sixty percent of precincts in Wayne County had to be disqualified from the statewide recount because of […]

USS DETROIT: The Birth of a Ship in a City Reborn

USS DETROIT: The Birth of a Ship in a City Reborn

The officers of the Metropolitan Detroit Council of the Navy League of the United States and the Bailliage du Michigan de la Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs cordially invite you to join us at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts – 201 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario – to savor an International Super […]

Metro Detroit leaders reach deal on transit

Metro Detroit leaders reach deal on transit

A rendering by the Regional Transit Authority shows how bus rapid transit lines might appear in Detroit’s Eastern Market area looking northbound on Gratiot.(Photo: Regional Transit Authority) Top regional leaders reached a last-minute deal this afternoon to salvage the $4.7-billion proposal for expanded mass transit across southeast Michigan, officials told the Free Press. Details weren’t […]

Officials plan to boost Detroit firefighter pay

Officials plan to boost Detroit firefighter pay

All Detroit firefighters licensed as medical first responders will receive a pay raise, officials announced Friday. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan joined Fire Commissioner Eric Jones and Mike Nevin, president of the Detroit Fire Fighters Association, announced the 4 percent across-the-board wage increase they called overdue and much-needed. “This little bump here is what we needed […]

Revival of Detroit’s Cass Corridor crowds out criminals

Revival of Detroit’s Cass Corridor crowds out criminals

In the rebranded Cass Corridor, police say hipsters are crowding out the criminals. But the drug dealers who have permeated the neighborhood for years aren’t going down without a fight. The Corridor’s makeover from Detroit’s red-light district to trendy Midtown has led to charges of gentrification of the area, but police are dealing with a […]

Gathering seeks ways to improve health of Detroit residents

Gathering seeks ways to improve health of Detroit residents

Health problems that disproportionally affect Detroit residents are the focus of a gathering at Wayne State University. The inaugural Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity is Monday and Tuesday at the Detroit university. Health disparity researchers will gather with officials from Detroit’s department of public health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and key […]

Upgrades planned for Metro Detroit freeway lights

Upgrades planned for Metro Detroit freeway lights

Upgrades to outdated and malfunctioning freeway lights in the Detroit area are being made starting this week. The Michigan Department of Transportation says of the about 15,000 freeway lights in the Detroit metropolitan area, 87 percent are currently high-pressure sodium or metal halide fixtures. Plans call for replacing those lights with energy-efficient LED lights. MDOT […]

City of Detroit removing graffiti from hundreds of tagged buildings

City of Detroit removing graffiti from hundreds of tagged buildings

  It is part of the effort to clean up blight in Detroit as the city is going after taggers while cleaning up hundreds of properties plagued by graffiti. “We are not allowing our property just to sit damaged, because we want people to know that the city of Detroit is here and we are rebuilding,” […]

‘Original Rosies’ honored in Washington

‘Original Rosies’ honored in Washington

Seventy-some years later, 91-year-old Frances Reeck has no trouble remembering what she —- and her four sisters — did during World War II. She worked in the aft fuselage of B-24 bombers being made at the massive Willow Run plant, spending eight hours a day brushing water on oxygen tanks to make sure there were no leaks. As […]

Seven Year Old Detroit Chief for the Day

Seven Year Old Detroit Chief for the Day

‘You’re under arrest dad!’: Son of Detroit cop becomes chief for a day and immediately slaps handcuffs on his father The son of a Detroit Police lieutenant got to boss around his old man for a day after he was sworn in as the police chief as a reward for donating his Christmas money to […]

Mayor Mike Duggan’s blueprint unveiled

Mayor Mike Duggan’s blueprint unveiled

By Bill McGraw Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is a disciplined speaker whose message rarely varies from the nitty-gritty ways he and his administration are repairing the wounded city they inherited: Improving emergency response times, auctioning vacant homes, turning on street lights, demolishing abandoned property and trying to lower auto insurance rates. The mayor does not […]

City Unveils New Meter-Free Street Parking System

City Unveils New Meter-Free Street Parking System

While credit card operated meters make things a little easier, ParkDetroit, a new high-tech system in downtown and a few adjacent areas promises to simplify things even more. The new system relies on solar-powered kiosks, each of which is linked to a multiplicity of nearby parking spaces. The system will eliminate nearly all of Detroit’s […]

Detroit Has Fewest Cops Patrolling Streets In Nearly 100 Years

Detroit Has Fewest Cops Patrolling Streets In Nearly 100 Years

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Detroit Police Department is suffering from its worst manpower shortage in nearly a century. There are currently fewer officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s. At one point, the Detroit police force was over 5,000. Today, the force is just 1,590 officers strong — and not all of […]

2015 Detroit Policy Conference: Mayor Mike Duggan Keynote

2015 Detroit Policy Conference: Mayor Mike Duggan Keynote

City of Detroit Uses Outdated Windows XP, Gets Hacked

City of Detroit Uses Outdated Windows XP, Gets Hacked

If you have ever been to Detroit, or have taken a virtual stroll through its streets using Google Street View, you are familiar with the desolate, abandoned landscape of this once proud city. Apparently, the city’s IT infrastructure is not in any better condition. Sometime this spring, a hacker infiltrated a Detroit municipal database consisting […]

As a part of the City of Rochester’s comprehensive parking management strategy, the City is breaking ground on the next phase of the strategy: construction of two parking platforms in the downtown district.  Construction on the East Street Platform, located on East Street between Fourth and University, will begin on Monday, January 5.  A groundbreaking […]

H.E.A.T. Honors Those Committed To the Fight Against Auto Crime in Michigan

H.E.A.T. Honors Those Committed To the Fight Against Auto Crime in Michigan

Law Enforcement, Auto Insurers and Community Leaders Celebrate Achievements at 29th Anniversary Breakfast Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (H.E.A.T.) – which operates Michigan’s statewide auto theft tip line – recently celebrated its 29th anniversary with an awards ceremony at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights. Honored with Investigator of the Year awards were the Detroit […]

Beating Blight

Beating Blight

Like most of the places on Lyndon Street, Judy Sackett’s house is small, white and boxy. Her lawn is cut, the yard filled with flowering shrubs. A wooden bench sits under a large tree. But the story of Lyndon Street is complicated. The house next door is vacant. Plenty of structures are visibly marked by […]

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