Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

City of Detroit unveils plans to revamp 7 neighborhood corridors

Ever since Mayor Duggan took office and hired Maurice Cox to be director of the Planning and Development Department, they’ve spoken about “20-minute neighborhoods” — pedestrian-friendly commercial corridors that contain amenities like grocery stores, pharmacies, and restaurants.  With its recent announcement, the city has taken a major step towards that goal. Crain’s Detroit Business reports that the city of Detroit ...

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Michigan hoophouse program benefits farmers, families, and markets

Like a lot of farmers in Michigan, Kelly Vallelunga, from Long Valley Farm outside of Comstock, struggles with the vagaries of the seasons. That’s especially true in the spring when her soil can remain cold and wet long after winter has passed. Along with other growers she has turned to passive solar hoophouses to extend her growing season. The difference ...

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Lions Sign LB Steve Longa, DE Mitchell Loewen – Detroit News Watch

The Detroit Lions have signed linebacker Steve Longa and defensive end Mitchell Loewen. Detroit made the moves Monday before coach Matt Patricia and team executives answered questions from season-ticket holders at Ford Field. Longa had a season-ending knee injury last year during the preseason after being a key player on special teams for the Lions in 2017. Longa played in ...

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Icy Weather Causes Power Outages In Michigan, Roads Slick – Detroit News Watch

(Detroit News Watch/AP) — Hundreds of Michigan schools are closed as more snow and icy weather hits the state, knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses. Driving conditions were slippery Tuesday as snow, sleet and freezing rain fell. Crashes were reported. The potentially damaging weather is expected to continue Wednesday and ice storm warnings were issued in parts ...

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How Hope Church in Jefferson Chalmers aims to right past wrongs

When Jefferson Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1923, it was the centerpiece of a thriving community. The Jefferson Avenue thoroughfare was a bustling business center and, a few years later, iconic buildings like the Vanity Ballroom would also be erected. The Great Depression was still years off and the Roaring 20s brought an economic boom to Detroit. Jefferson ...

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As Michigan immigrants struggle to get healthcare, nonprofits fill the gaps

This article is part of State of Health, a series examining health disparities, how they affect Michigan’s children and seniors, and the innovative solutions being developed to address them. It is made possible with funding from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Understanding a doctor’s diagnosis or an insurance company’s explanation of benefits can be difficult for many who grew up ...

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