Daily Archives: September 7, 2018

New bus pass system looks to simplify riding in metro Detroit

A number of changes were recently proposed by the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) to make riding the bus throughout metro Detroit easier.  One of the main challenges for suburban-city bus commuters is transferring between the DDOT and SMART systems. This proposal would eliminate all transfers within its own system and between the ...

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DPS Leader talks Academics, Enrollment and Water Woes « Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch) – Entering his second year on the job, Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) discussed revamping its school curriculum and growing enrollment with Carol Cain, Senior Producer/Host of “Michigan Matters” in a wide-ranging interview. Vitti, whose four children attend DPSCD schools, announced last week that the district would immediately shut off drinking ...

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Longtime Oregon State Baseball Coach Pat Casey Retires « Detroit News Watch

Oregon State baseball coach Pat Casey, who led the Beavers to three national championships, has announced his retirement after 24 seasons with the team. Casey’s most recent College World Series title came this summer, following back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007. Since 2005, the Beavers have made the NCAA tournament field 12 times and they’ve advanced to Omaha six times. ...

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Real Estate Investor Giving $30 Million To Michigan State « Detroit News Watch

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – New York-based real estate investor Edward Minskoff who graduated from Michigan State University is giving $30 million the school to support its campus business pavilion. The university says Thursday it’s the largest single gift received from an individual in the East Lansing school’s history. The money will go toward the completion of the Business Pavilion ...

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No. 15 Michigan State Faces Tough Road Game At Arizona State « Detroit News Watch

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Michigan State’s season opener was far from perfect. The 15th-ranked Spartans committed too many penalties, had a second-half interception returned for a touchdown and needed to score in the final two minutes to hold off Utah State. The bottom line: They won, which is all that really matters. Season openers are always a little dicey because ...

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Amway Founder And Magic Owner Richard Devos Dies At Age 92 « Detroit News Watch

Mich (AP) — Billionaire Richard DeVos, co-founder of direct-selling giant Amway, owner of the Orlando Magic and father-in-law of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, died Thursday. He was 92. Family spokesman Nick Wasmiller says DeVos died at his Ada, Michigan, home due to complications from an infection. DeVos was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He started Amway along with friend, Jay ...

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