Daily Archives: April 9, 2019

Jefferson Chalmers stakeholders speak on history and revitalization

After months of embedded journalism in the historic community of Jefferson Chalmers, Model D Media and Detroit filmmaker Aaron Barton have created a video that reflects on the time we’ve spent in the area. Using candid interviews, drone footage, and private photos, Barton has created a beautiful visual tribute to the neighborhood.   Here you can watch interviews with Tammy Black of ...

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BCBS Building Illuminates For Parkinson’s Awareness – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (Patch) — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan will illuminate its downtown headquarters on Monday, April 8 with a red tulip to highlight the company’s support of those impacted by Parkinson’s disease. In Michigan alone, there are more than 25,000 people living with Parkinson’s Disease and it is particularly a meaningful cause for BCBS’s president and CEO, who lost ...

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3 companies joining the rush for Michigan mobility investment

Ford’s announcement last year of its plans to transform Detroit’s abandoned Michigan Central Station into an R&D hub for autonomous and electrified vehicle development served as a blazing beacon for southeast Michigan’s burgeoning mobility sector. And in the time since then, other bright spots have continued to appear on the region’s mobility radar, with several companies setting up mobility operations ...

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Scholarships Open For Metro Detroit Youth Day – Detroit News Watch

METRO DETROIT (Patch) — A popular scholarship opportunity in metro Detroit is now accepting applications from graduating seniors headed to college. The Michigan Youth Appreciation Foundation invites graduating high school students to apply for an educational scholarship in connection with Michigan’s largest youth-centric event, Metro Detroit Youth Day (MDYD). Students have until April 29 to apply. Students graduating from a ...

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Many Michigan caregivers need care themselves – but they aren’t getting it

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.   Within 30 minutes of being approved for their Michigan foster home license in 2009, the Isham family received ...

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Tigers Win 5th Straight – Detroit News Watch

Tyson Ross finally pitched at Comerica Park — and certainly enjoyed his new surroundings. Ross pitched seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. DETROIT, MI – APRIL 7: Tyson Ross #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the first inning of the game ...

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Beef Sold In Michigan Meijer Stores Recalled For Plastic Concerns – Detroit News Watch

MICHIGAN (Patch) — Over 43,000 pounds of ground beef has been recalled after officials say complaints were taken that hard, green plastic was found inside the meat. JBS Plainwell, Inc., a Plainwell, Michigan establishment, is recalling 43,292 pounds of the product, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The meat was sold at Meijer, along ...

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Learn what placemaking projects could be coming to two Detroit neighborhoods

Detroit stands to gain both a community garden and an art park. Crowdfunding campaigns have kicked off in two city neighborhoods to help raise money for the construction of new public spaces. Each project is part of the state’s placemaking initiative Public Spaces Community Places. Should each campaign successfully raise their goal by the corresponding target date, the Michigan Economic ...

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