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The most grassroots community in Detroit? Grandmont Rosedale abounds in homegrown outlets

Disclaimer: The author grew up in Grandmont Rosedale. His father, Frank Lanzilote, appears in this piece. Mary Madigan was frustrated. As her children left home for college and work, she had more time to stroll the verdant, tree-lined streets near her North Rosedale Park home — and to notice the litter blowing through the neighborhood.  Aggravated, she brought together a ...

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374-unit residential complex to bring community benefits to Lafayette Park

Lafayette Park has some of the city’s iconic apartment buildings and housing complexes, most notably the Mies van der Rohe townhouses. Now the area will get a new kind of multi-family development, one that could add a greater income diversity to the area.  Ginosko Development Company, a Michigan-based developer, will invest $108 million to build Lafayette West, which will consist ...

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City modifies and expands program to give Detroiters opportunity to clear criminal record

One silent roadblock to people living a full life is having an offense on your criminal record. Even minor offenses can lead to endless court fees or future background checks that prevent someone from getting a job. That’s why the city of Detroit worked to expand its Project Clean Slate, which works with legal partners to expunge Detroiters’ criminal records. ...

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IMG seeks storytellers with a passion for Michigan

Issue Media Group is seeking creative self-starters for freelance writing, editing, and photography roles for our publications across Michigan, including Model D (City of Detroit), Metromode (Metro Detroit), Concentrate (Ann Arbor), The Keel (Port Huron), Catalyst (Midland), Epicenter (Mount Pleasant), Capital Gains (Lansing), Rapid Growth (Grand Rapids), Southwest Michigan Second Wave (Kalamazoo / Battle Creek), and Flintside (Flint). Ideal candidates will have previous digital journalism or community newspaper experience or be a recent graduate with relevant qualifications and work ...

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This first generation Mexican-American is growing a taco truck empire in southwest Detroit

This article was originally published Tostada Magazine. Nancy Lopez’s eyes light up whenever she talks about the community she’s building around food in southwest Detroit. Speaking with her at her outdoor taqueria situated at the former La Terraza on Lawndale, Lopez explains that she wants to recreate what is so quintessential to her hometown of Guadalajara: this idea of a ...

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Fostering the youth leaders of tomorrow, today

It is a busy Friday at the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance (CRCAA). Young people and parents alike are completing tax forms, applications, and submitting work permits. On the coming Monday, 175 young people, referred through this agency, will start their summer jobs as a part of Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program. CRCAA is one of a dozen referring agencies ...

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Wife Of Former UAW Vice President Pleads Guilty To Criminal Tax Fraud « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (WWJ) – The wife of former UAW Vice President General Holiefield faces up to 27 months in jail under a plea agreement stemming from an ongoing criminal investigation into illegal payoffs involving UAW officials. Monica Morgan, a photographer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing false tax return in connection with an alleged Fiat Chrysler UAW bribery case. In return for ...

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