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From food truck to storefront, Caribbean restaurant Norma G’s Cuisine opens in Jefferson-Chalmers

A taste of the Caribbean is coming to the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood. Norma G’s Cusine is slated to open its doors to the public today, Tuesday, Aug. 28. The restaurant has built a steady following while operating as a food truck these past few years. This is the first brick-and-mortar location for the business. Lester Gouvia named the restaurant for his mother. ...

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How telemedicine brings healthcare into vulnerable patients’ homes

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.   Removal from even the worst of foster homes is a traumatic experience for any foster child, and that ...

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Community space for empowering local Bengali women launches crowdfunding campaign

In 2014, Detroit-based photographer Ali Lapetina began photographing the people of Detroit and Hamtramck’s Bengali community. During the project, she noticed that the Bengali men had far more recreational outlets than the women, and thought they needed their own space.   Women of Banglatown is that outcome. With the goal of empowering local girls and women, it’s a free community space ...

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New bus pass system looks to simplify riding in metro Detroit

A number of changes were recently proposed by the Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) to make riding the bus throughout metro Detroit easier.  One of the main challenges for suburban-city bus commuters is transferring between the DDOT and SMART systems. This proposal would eliminate all transfers within its own system and between the ...

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Ex-Ford employee awarded nearly $17M in discrimination suit « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) – A jury has awarded nearly $17 million to a former Ford engineer who sued the automaker for discrimination because he says two supervisors repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent. The Detroit Free Press reports that a federal jury in Michigan ruled March 28 that Faisal Khalaf was subjected to workplace discrimination and ...

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Ford Recalls 2M F-150 Pickup Trucks, Seat Belts Can Cause Fires « Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Ford is recalling about 2 million F-150 pickup trucks in North America because the seat belts can spark and cause fires. The recall, which covers trucks from the 2015 through 2018 model years, comes about one month after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began investigating fires in the pickups, which ...

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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 4.8 Million Vehicles that Could Get Stuck in Cruise Control « Detroit News Watch

(CNN Money) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 4.8 million vehicles over an issue that could prevent drivers from turning off cruise control. Only one incident related to the malfunction has been reported to Fiat Chrysler, and there are no reported injuries. The issue can be triggered when the car accelerates while operating under cruise control, which it might do in ...

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Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died « Detroit News Watch

MILAN (AP) – Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save carmakers Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat’s founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne had died after unexpected complications from surgery in Zurich. That came days after a deterioration in his health led ...

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How other cities won community benefits

In September 2017, Little Caesars Arena opened to much fanfare. The $863 million facility would be the flashy new home to both the Detroit Red Wings and Pistons, as well as a state-of-the-art entertainment complex. Right in the heart of downtown, it was also the centerpiece of District Detroit, Olympia Entertainment’s 50-block commercial investment in the city. This story has ...

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