ICYMI: How the Stroh family blew $9 billion

July 17, 2014
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ICYMI: How the Stroh family blew $9 billion

  The July 21st issue of Forbes features this interesting read on the Detroit-rooted Stroh family, and how the heirs to the beer empire blew everything, including their trust funds and collectibles. An excerpt: The Stroh family owned it all, a fortune that FORBES then calculated was worth at least $700 million. Just by matching...
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Beau’s to host job fair July 21-22

July 17, 2014
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Beau’s to host job fair July 21-22

Beau’s, a new restaurant slated to open next month, will host a job fair Monday and Tuesday, July 21 and 22 at MEX in Bloomfield Township. The restaurant will be a sister company to MEX and Social Kitchen & Bar. Interviews will be with be conducted with the restaurant’s owner Zack Sklar and executive chef...
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MT seeking parents enrolled in college

July 17, 2014
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The Metro Times is looking for students or graduates of Michigan colleges who raised kids while going to school. Stories can range from issues with class scheduling, resources found that made life easier during that time, pregnancy while in school, personal difficulties and more. If you were a parent, single parent or guardian while in school,...
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TIME profiles Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy

July 17, 2014
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TIME profiles Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is featured in the upcoming issue of TIME Magazine about her push to clear the backlog of untested rape kits, something that has remained an issue for years now. Written by TIME reporter Charlotte Alter, Worthy says in the piece: “I call sexual assault the stepchild of violent crime....
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Here is (mostly) everything you need to know about M-1 Rail and its construction in Detroit

July 16, 2014
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Here is (mostly) everything you need to know about M-1 Rail and its construction in Detroit

In the coming weeks, construction of the long-awaited M-1 Rail streetcar in Detroit will commence. We know what you’re thinking: What does that mean? Where will I park? Will I still be able to make it to the Motley Crue show at Joe Louis Arena? (Frankly, why’d you even buy a ticket for Motley Crue?) So...
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National Nurses United to host march Friday against Detroit water shutoffs

July 16, 2014
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National Nurses United to host march Friday against Detroit water shutoffs

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes admonished the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department’s handling of its ongoing water shutoff initiative, saying this week it’s causing “bad publicity” for the city at a bad time. But the media attention of DWSD’s treatment of residential shutoffs will only be amplified during this week’s Netroots Nation conference at...
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Ponyride hosts Makers Market

July 16, 2014
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Ponyride hosts Makers Market

Ponyride, a building found at 1401 Vermont, Detroit that houses local companies like Detroit Denim and The Empowerment Plan, on the outskirts of Corktown, is hosting an open house and market, featuring local vendors who craft handmade goods and edibles this Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. Partners in the event are Detroit Love,...
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Detroit Tours to host scavenger hunt for Detroit’s 313th birthday

July 16, 2014
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This year marks Detroit’s 313th birthday, which is a coincidence that is pretty insignificant except for the fact that it’s kind of cute. Keeping with the cute vibes, the Detroit Bus Company will host a scavenger hunt on Saturday, July 26. Interested Detroit historians can sign up in teams of up to four, or go...
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Final Motor Signal Reading of 2014 this Thursday

July 15, 2014
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Support the final Motor Signal reading of the year and hear Sean Kilpatrick and Deonte Osayande this Thursday at Signal-Return. The group promises an abundance of wine, and requests donations of any amount that will go to support both Signal-Return and Literary Detroit. Check out Deonte Osayande:
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Protests, arrests, and spin sessions mark shutoff battle

July 15, 2014
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Protests, arrests, and spin sessions mark shutoff battle

On Friday, July 11, protesters gathered in front of the Water Board headquarters on Randolph Street in downtown Detroit to protest water shutoffs — and a number of arrests made at their protest the day before. “Coleman Young warned us — they’re gonna come for the water!” activist Elena Herrada declared to a crowd...
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