Freep snubs Navin Field Grounds Crew

July 8, 2014
By
Freep snubs Navin Field Grounds Crew

  The Detroit Free Press published an interesting article today about a plan awaiting approval by the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation to have the Detroit Police Athletic League use the field at the site of Old Tiger Stadium for youth sports, building a headquarters on the Cochrane Street side of the site and overseeing...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 2 Comments »

North American Science Fiction Convention coming to Detroit next week

July 8, 2014
By
North American Science Fiction Convention coming to Detroit next week

Are you an avid science fiction reader? You’ll probably be into this: The North American Science Fiction Convention will take place at the Renaissance Center later this month, MLive reports. This event, billed as “Detcon1,” is expected to have nearly 400 unique panels, workshops, demos, talks and readings over four days. Tickets for the event are $75; children...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 1 Comment »

Insane Clown Posse lawsuit tossed out of court

July 8, 2014
By
Insane Clown Posse lawsuit tossed out of court

A federal lawsuit brought by the Insane Clown Posse and the ACLU to remove Juggalos, the rap duo’s fans, from an FBI list describing them as a gang was dismissed today. As Metro Times reported in a cover story this January, the lawsuit’s origins dated back to 2011, when, “as part of the DOJ’s National Gang...
Read more »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »

Eight out of 25 of the fastest-shrinking U.S. cities are in Michigan

July 8, 2014
By
Screen shot 2014-07-08 at 10.36.47 AM

#468477889 / gettyimages.com Bloomberg posted this list of the fastest-shrinking U.S. cities back in May, but we just noticed a sobering fact about the list — 8 out of the 25 of its cities are in Michigan. Bloomberg ranked U.S. cities based on the percentage change in population from 2012 to 2013. Only cities with at least...
Read more »

Tags:
Posted in News Blawg | 5 Comments »

New York Times looking for North End residents

July 7, 2014
By

The New York Times kicked off a series this week on Detroit’s North End neighborhood. It’s the first of what will likely be many stories on the city’s efforts to rebuild itself as it prepares to exit bankruptcy. As writer John Eligon says in today’s story, tracking “what happens in this neighborhood this year and next will tell a...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News Blawg | No Comments »

DIA to provide free busing for Wayne County residents on Wayne County Day

July 7, 2014
By
Shaletta-Belle-Isle-Park-Detroit-MI-2006

The DIA is making an offer that might be hard for Wayne County residents to refuse: it will provide free bus transportation  for Wayne County residents to and from the museum on Saturday, July 26 as part of its second “Wayne County Day.” Admission to the DIA has already been free for residents of...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in News Blawg | 1 Comment »