Former-Goldman Sachs VP: Detroit bankruptcy didn’t need to happen

April 8, 2014
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Former-Goldman Sachs VP: Detroit bankruptcy didn’t need to happen

We dropped by Wayne State University’s law school this morning to hear former Wallace Turbeville,  former Goldman Sachs vice president and current senior fellow at Demos, highlight a report he published on Detroit’s bankruptcy last fall. In case you haven’t read it, Turbeville’s findings don’t exactly mesh with Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s analysis...
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New Poetry Zine

April 8, 2014
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New Poetry Zine

Somebody sent it here. We’re no fans of poetry, and we usually take all submissions of poetry chapbooks and zine and grind them up for goat food. But on the off chance that some of our readers like poetry or zines (or both) we thought we’d describe it at least. It’s called Cruel Garters, and...
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Today is Free Ice Cream Day at Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Detroit

April 8, 2014
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Ben and Jerry’s in downtown Detroit is serving up gratis ice cream today in recognition of Free Ice Cream Day, the blessed unofficial holiday. Folks can nab a four ounce cone with flavors such as Hazed & Confused, Chocolate Nougat Crunch, White Russian,
 
Cotton Candy,
 Lemonade Stand, or 
Vanilla Chocolate Chunk, all served today...
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Expired parking meter fines in Detroit would jump to $45 under emergency manager proposal

April 7, 2014
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Expired parking meter fines in Detroit would jump to $45 under emergency manager proposal

Parking scofflaws beware: All fines for parking violations will increase under a proposal from Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, effectively squashing the practice of settling for an expired meter ticket instead of a parking lot. (We consider ourselves well-versed in the field.) The move follows a suggestion Orr made in his 440-page Disclosure Statement,...
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Ypsilanti police searching for ‘mystery pooper’

April 7, 2014
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Ypsilanti police searching for ‘mystery pooper’

  Well, this is tasteless. Ypsilanti police are actively pursuing a suspect appropriately described as the “mystery pooper,” a man who has been defecating on slides in the city’s Prospect Park for nearly six months. From MLive: Officials have discovered feces on the slides so frequently that police installed a hidden camera to try to...
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[VIDEO] Grand Rapids College Students Pull Best April Fools’ Prank Ever

April 7, 2014
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An Aquinas College professor known for his strict cell phone policy– students must answer the call on speakerphone if their phones ring during class– had the tables turned on him last week when his students pulled an epic April Fools’ joke. If you haven’t yet seen this video, we won’t spoil it for you....
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Want to host a reproduction of a DIA painting?

April 7, 2014
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How would you like to host one of the DIA’s paintings for a week? The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Inside | Out program brings reproductions of some of the museum’s paintings to various outdoor locations throughout Detroit and the suburbs — a nice reminder that there’s a whole building filled with these things downtown. We’ve...
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Detroit City FC to play pre-season game in Berkley

April 7, 2014
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Detroit City FC to play pre-season game in Berkley

Soccer team Detroit City FC will play a pre-season game at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 against Saginaw Valley State University at Berkley’s Hurley Field. Admission is $5, unless you’re a season ticket holder in which case it’s free. They say, “Le Rouge will take the field for the first time in 2014...
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I-96 will be closed for months; here’s some other ways to get around construction

April 3, 2014
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I-96 will be closed for months; here’s some other ways to get around construction

In case you weren’t aware, I-96 in Livonia between Newburgh and Telegraph roads will soon be closed for up to nine months. As the Freep notes today, that has numerous businesses along the freeway worried. It also will be a pain for motorists — that is, until they find another way around construction. If you’re one...
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Seth Rogen: Detroit Mayor Should Smoke Crack

April 3, 2014
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If you missed Tuesday night’s episode of Conan, you also may have missed the latest celebrity suggestion for “saving” Detroit, which, this time, comes to us via Seth Rogen. We’ll go ahead and let you watch this video for yourself and decide if Mayor Mike should give this tactic the old college try.
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