Monthly Archives: October 2018

What is ‘true’ community engagement? Exploring the trendiest term in Detroit today

When Dan Pitera gets really excited about something, he starts drawing.  That’s what he did when describing PlayHouse, a design for a performance space that utilized part of an abandoned house. Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC), a nonprofit University of Detroit-Mercy design firm of which Pitera is the executive director, made the renderings in 2010 for a community group that ...

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Get Paid $100/Hour To Pet Puppies At Restaurant « Detroit News Watch

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Petting dogs for cold, hard cash? Yes. It’s a thing. MUTTS Canine Cantina, a pup-friendly restaurant and dog park in Dallas and Fort Worth, has announced plans for its first-ever fall internship. The eatery will hire their ‘Puptern’ to greet MUTTS members and their pets with adoration. Oh, and the pay for such heavy lifting? A hundred ...

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Epstein Says Her Critics Show ‘Religious Intolerance’ and ‘Should Be Ashamed’ –  Deadline Detroit

Lena Epstein, a GOP congressional candidate from Oakland County, lashes out at critics a day after causing a stir. Responding to an outcry over a guest speaker she invited, Epstein says “any media or political competitor who is attacking me” shows “religious intolerance”and “should be ashamed.” Here’s the backstory: Lena Epstein” This was an ...

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Boynton neighborhood rec center celebrates re-opening after millions in renovations and expansion

Residents of Detroit’s southernmost neighborhood are celebrating the re-opening of their recreation center after the city’s multi-million dollar renovation of the facility. The Boynton neighborhood, located at Detroit’s southern border, is a wedge tucked between the cities of Melvindale and River Rouge. It’s there where the city recently completed a $9.5 million renovation of that community’s Kemeny Recreation Center. Renovations ...

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Alabama Starts On Top « Detroit News Watch

Ryan Mayer The college football season is set to begin the home stretch and, tonight, we found out which teams have the head start on being in one of the four playoff spots at the end of the season. The College Football Playoff committee has released its first set of official rankings for this season and to no one’s surprise, ...

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How Metro Detroit’s retailers are their diversifying offerings to grow their business

Shopping malls closing. Department stores closing. Online retailers like Amazon opening distribution centers all over the place. At first blush, it might seem like traditional retail is in trouble. And perhaps some of it is. But not all. “People say that retail is dying,” Detroit boutique clothing store owner Rachel Lutz says. “I say that mediocre retail is dying.” Lutz, ...

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