Daily Archives: September 17, 2018

Michigan, Harvard Focus On Detroit Poverty, Opioid Problems « Detroit News Watch

ANN ARBOR (AP) — The University of Michigan and Harvard University are teaming up to tackle poverty and opioid addiction in Detroit. The schools announced Wednesday they will work with the city to identify steps to improve low-income residents’ livelihoods. The effort pairs Michigan’s ongoing Poverty Solutions Initiative with Harvard’s statistical and computational research into forces influencing economic success or ...

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Yemeni-Born Partners Open Spacious International Grocery in Hamtramck  –  Deadline Detroit

Facebook photo The original Al-Haramain International Foods, which opened in 2003, is in a pair of tiny storefronts on Caniff in Hamtramck. “There’s something so . . . claustrophobic, yet simultaneously so captivating,” Serena Maria Daniels writes in Tostada Magazine. The aisles are so jam-packed with humanity — representing diaspora from Yemen, Bangladesh, Poland, Bosnia and beyond ...

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Snyder Forms New Anti-Fraud Division In Insurance Department « Detroit News Watch

LANSING  (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has formed a new division to investigate fraud within the auto insurance, health insurance and banking sectors. The anti-fraud unit will be housed within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. Tuesday’s move follows discussion in the Legislature in recent years about creating an authority to crack down on auto insurance fraud — ...

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Detroit Schools Cradle-To-Career Campus Gets $50M Boost From The Kresge Foundation « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s public school district is planning a so-called cradle to career campus at Marygrove College as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education. The so-called cradle-to-career campus is now getting $50 million boost from The Kresge Foundation. The funding was announced Thursday as part of the new P-20 Partnership that aims to include ...

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Pop-Up Vespa Scooter Store Rolling into Detroit’s Fisher Building –  Deadline Detroit

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck are not standard equipment. (“Roman Holiday” screen capture) A fashionable scooter will be sold at a fashionable pop-up near, yes, a fashionable boutique in the Fisher building. Vespa, the Italian ur-scooter that Audrey Hepburn rode in “Roman Holiday” — and dozens of other actors have ridden in many other films — ...

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Teenager Stabs Another Girl At Fitzgerald High In Warren « Detroit News Watch

WARREN (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old girl is critically injured after being stabbed by another teenage girl during a fight inside a high school classroom in suburban Detroit. Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer says a victim was stabbed Wednesday morning by a 17-year-old girl at Fitzgerald High School. He says both are students. Dwyer told The Detroit News that ...

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‘Just Plain Wrong:’ Detroit ‘Council Drops Ball on Crowne Plaza’ 2nd Tower — Crain’s –  Deadline Detroit

An architectural rendering shows the proposed new tower at left on the corner of Larned Street and Washington Boulevard. (Service Operators for Luxury Hotels illustration) Never mind our explansion plan, an international hotel giant says after a second Detroit City Council rebuff. In a Crain’s Detroit Business scoop, Chad Livengood has the latest round in City ...

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