Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Comerica Park Worker Who Spit On Pizza Has No Diseases « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Tests show that a food vendor at the Detroit Tigers’ home stadium who was fired after video surfaced showing him spitting on a pizza that was apparently intended for a customer doesn’t have any communicable diseases. Authorities say 20-year-old Jaylon Kerley tested negative for sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and hepatitis. Kerley is charged with felony and misdemeanor ...

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Startup accelerator program for underrepresented founders comes to Detroit

Detroit’s startup scene has seen spectacular growth the past few years. This year, we wrote about some of the companies we’re most excited about. If recent news is any indication, national funders are excited as well.  Backstage Capital, a firm that has invested millions of dollars in startups lead by women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders, launched an accelerator program ...

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A Night Of Food And Football « Detroit News Watch

CBS Sports Friday Night Tailgate is coming to the Playstation Theater on November 9, at 7:00 p.m. EST. This special live event will bring football fans and experts together in the heart of Times Square for a night of food, games and entertainment. Included in the price of admission for all four ticket tiers, every fan in attendance will enjoy ...

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Sharon McPhail, Ousted from Charter School Top Job, Refuses to Go –  Deadline Detroit

Detroit Community Schools in Brightmoor (Google Street View) She’s been fired, but she is telling you, she’s not going.  Sharon McPhail has been ousted from her well-paid position as chief administrative officer of Detroit Community Schools, a troubled K-12 charter school in Brightmoor. But the former Detroit councilwoman won’t leave. She claims that Bay Mills Community ...

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Why this Detroiter is building an ADA-compliant community treehouse

A blue sign stands in the middle of the land located at 223 Manistique Street on Detroit’s eastside. Written in white, it reads “Manistique Kids Community Treehouse.” Grazed by the first fallen leaves of autumn, a maple and cottonwood tree stretch out from the ground, high above the neighboring homes and into the cloudy afternoon sky. Across the street sits ...

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