Monday, February 11, 2013
A Dearborn resident shared her thoughts in the Detroit News on what it means to be a "real" Detroiter.
Dearborn has a confused relationship with Detroit. Sharing much of the city's border, there are both reasons to celebrate and be wary of Dearborn's closeness to the city. But does Detroit belong to suburbanites as much as it does Detroiters? Dearborn resident Julie Altesleban argued that it does in a recent opinion piece for the Detroit News. Altesleban, a Garden City native who has lived in Dearborn for years, has also often worked in Detroit, and has no problem professing her love for the city. "What ticks me off ... is when the townie hipsters act like commuters like myself aren't Detroit enough for them or the city," she writes in the News, adding that those who judge subrbanites for loving Detroit are just as bad as suburbanites who …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Leave a comment to let us know what you think about a possible new sports arena in downtown Detroit.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Leave a comment below to let us know what you think about a proposed development in downtown Detroit that could be the new home of the Detroit Red Wings.
Do you support a new sports arena in downtown Detroit? That’s what Patch wants to know this week after Mike Ilitch announced plans to develop a new district downtown that would include a “multi-purpose events center,” according to HuffPost Detroit. The new development could replace Joe Louis Arena as home to the Detroit Red Wings, the NHL team that Ilitch owns. Olympia Development said the events center alone could create 5,500 jobs and that the entire development would create approximately 8,500 jobs. What do you think? Do you want a new arena downtown? Would it help Detroit? Would it help–or hurt—other communities in southeastern Michigan? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Ibrahim Saleh was bound over for trial following his preliminary examination July 16.
A Dearborn man charged with the shooting death of a Detroit man will face a full trial, the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office announced Monday. Ibrahim Saleh, 23, is charged with first-degree murder and felony firearm possession in the death of Michael A. Haynes, 24, of Detroit. Police say the incident arose from a scuffle over the sale of condoms at the gas station where Saleh worked as an attendant. Saleh's preliminary examination was held Monday in Detroit's 36th District Court. He was bound over for trial on both charges. According to the prosecutor’s office, Haynes arrived at the BP gas station on the 10800 block of Fenkell at approximately 1 a.m. March 10 to purchase condoms. Saleh–who was working in a bullet-proof, glass-enclosed …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
The Taylor resident and former member of the Henry Ford Community College Jazz Band released four new songs on iTunes this month.
Local singer/songwriter Sarah Sherrard has been singing other people’s songs all of her life. Opportunity came knocking for the young musician in January, however, when Sherrard received an invitation to record new original material with members of Lynyrd Skynyrd in Nashville, Tenn. Sherrard, formally of Taylor, who headlines with various cover bands throughout the Metro Detroit area, is releasing four brand new songs on iTunes this month. The release is being celebrated with a live performance at UDetroit Café on April 6. “Having the opportunity to travel to Nashville and record my music with Peter Keys and other musicians from Lynyrd Skynyrd was a surreal experience that I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” Sherrard said. “The level …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Here is what Patch readers around Michigan had to say in response to a blog post by Huffington Post Detroit blogger Toby Barlow on Thursday.
Do the suburbs know Detroit? Not according to HuffPost Detroit blogger and author Toby Barlow, who argues that the suburbs don’t know the real Detroit and that they should embrace the city. "But you can't have a region without a center," Barlow said. "If you're from Detroit, you've got to know it and be a part of it, embracing all of its opportunities, its troubles and its beauty. Barlow argued that many suburbanites say they are from Detroit without really knowing what the city is like. The blog generated heated response on Facebook, Twitter and in the comments on some Patch sites, including this story on Rochester Patch. Some agreed with Barlow, and others disagreed vehemently. Regional editor Nancy Hanus captured much of the feedback on…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
More than 200 people attended the Michigan Film First Industry Update Tuesday in Bloomfield Hills to hear state Sen. Randy Richardville speak.
More than 200 actors, casting agents and film crew workers attended a two-hour session Tuesday evening to discuss reviving Michigan's once burgeoning film industry. State Sen. Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) told the crowd that he hopes a bill he introduced in Lansing will reinvigorate state's film industry. The bill, which is scheduled to go into committee next week, would address the need for Michigan to provide filmmakers with enough incentives to bring their film productions to the state. Senate Bill 569 is comparable to what other successful states offer, Richardville said at the Michigan Film First Film Industry Update in Bloomfield Hills. That was music to the ears of many in attendance. “I haven’t had an audition in months,” said …
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A preliminary exam for 28-year-old Dwion Wasson of Detroit will be held Sept. 30.
UPDATE, Sept. 23: Dwion Anthony Wasson, a 28-year-old Detroit resident, was arraigned Thursday at the 19th District Court on two counts of armed robbery and one count of felony firearm. Wasson is being held on a $200,000 bond. His preliminary exam has been set for Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. ------------------------------------- A Dearborn Police Department call for public assistance yielded an arrest in the Monday robbery of an east Dearborn beauty store, police reported Wednesday. On Tuesday, Dearborn police sent a notice to local media outlets requesting public assistance in identifying a man suspected of robbing Kay Beauty Supply in Dearborn on Monday afternoon. According to reports, the man entered the store and demanded money from the cash …
Sunday, September 11, 2011
In honor of the declared 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, hundreds of volunteers descended upon Detroit on Sunday to lend their time to local projects.
In honor of the national 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, hundreds of metro Detroiters descended upon Detroit on Sunday afternoon to donate their time to local projects. Volunteers, organized through Acts of Kindness-Detroit, gathered at Focus: HOPE in northwest Detroit and were dispersed to local parks, alleys, parking lots and the Focus: HOPE headquarters to work on projects ranging from raking and picking up trash to putting together projects for Arts & Scraps. "We want to honor the victims (of 9/11) by doing something in our communities," ACCESS Executive Director Hassan Jaber said at the opening ceremony of the day of service. "This is about us. This is about today, and the spirit needs to continue every day in Detroit." Asim …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …