Southfield Attorney Giving Away Free Divorce for Valentine’s Day

February 11, 2014
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Southfield Attorney Giving Away Free Divorce for Valentine’s Day

For the second year in a row, a Southfield attorney is giving away a free divorce on Valentine’s Day. via the offices of Bentley Law: Last year, attorney and contest organizer Walter Bentley had over 600 applications pour in from metro Detroit residents— and 400 more from other couples across the country. He expects...
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I-375: How Times Have Changed

February 11, 2014
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I-375: How Times Have Changed

  Urban planners took notice when the Michigan Department of Transportation announced plans to inch forward with a possible revamp to I-375 in Detroit. State transit officials and the City of Detroit will hold the first of three public meetings Thursday that could eventually lead to the one-mile drag’s reconstruction as a surface street....
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

February 11, 2014
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City Slang: Weekly music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Gia Warner’s Love is, fittingly enough, going to be released on Valentine’s Day. It’s a confusing little album though. Warner looks a little like Celine Dion and, coupled with...
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17-year-old director debuts black history doc ‘MADMAN or Martyr,’ will host Q & A

February 10, 2014
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There is a hot new Black History film director in town, and he is a 17-year-old white kid named Luke Jaden. Jaden’s documentary, MADMAN or Martyr, centers on the efforts of John Brown, a white abolitionist who is rumored to have provoked the Civil War, according to the film. “Brown was probably the greatest abolitionists...
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Judge Allows Challenge to Michigan’s EM Law to Proceed

February 10, 2014
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Judge Allows Challenge to Michigan’s EM Law to Proceed

A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s emergency manager law can move forward, a judge ruled last week. The Sugar Law Center says U.S. District Judge George Caram Steeh’s decision to allow the case to move forward clears “a major legal hurdle in the fight to declare Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law unconstitutional.” “The right...
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[MAP] Even Henry Ford Had a Fantasy Detroit Public Transit System

February 10, 2014
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[MAP] Even Henry Ford Had a Fantasy Detroit Public Transit System

Even good ol’ Henry Ford had fantasies about could-be Detroit public transit systems. According to Detroitography.com, Ford had concocted an 81-mile rapid transit plan but recognized that feasibility and funding weren’t there. Detroitography also indicated that the main lines important for Ford were: Grand River-Schoolcraft Line “ conveniently located for the low-income low-auto-ownership residents...
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