Shop Talk: Harvard and Duke students moderate panel discussion in Detroit

July 21, 2014
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Shop Talk: Harvard and Duke students moderate panel discussion in Detroit

The Social Club Grooming Company, a metro Detroit-based environmentally conscious company that focuses on health and beauty as well as education, will host Shop Talk this Thursday, a special in their on-going event series that will bring students from both Harvard and Duke for a panel discussion about the social-entreprenurial climate and business innovation...
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Just to clarify, Olympia hasn’t ‘finalized’ financing details on promised Detroit ancillary development — yet

July 21, 2014
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Just to clarify, Olympia hasn’t ‘finalized’ financing details on promised Detroit ancillary development — yet

Yesterday, the Detroit Free Press and Crain’s Detroit Business reported on the remarkable concept Olympia Development of Michigan, the real estate arm of Detroit Red Wings owner Ilitch Holdings Inc., has developed for the proposed “catalyst development project.” (The basics of the project can be found here.) Baked into the details offered by the Freep was this: Arena plans...
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Watch Now: Al Jazeera’s ‘Informants’

July 20, 2014
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Live on Al Jazeera English’s YouTube Channel, Informants explores the shifty world of undercover agents, FBI-concocted terror plots, and more–in, among other places, Toledo. Read our review here, or watch now:
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Spider-Man at Oakland Mall

July 19, 2014
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Spider-Man at Oakland Mall

The Amazing Spider-Man was at Oakland Mall on Friday, and so I took my son along to meet the guy. After all, who doesn’t want to meet our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man? Particularly, I might add, when he’s hanging out just outside of Cinnabon. If you want to meet Spider-Man, you have to have a...
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More than 1,000 people demonstrate in downtown against Detroit water shutoffs

July 18, 2014
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More than 1,000 people demonstrate in downtown against Detroit water shutoffs

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of downtown Detroit to protest against the city’s ongoing water shutoff initiative, while a number of civil rights organizations formally called for a moratorium on the practice. The protest was organized amid a time Detroit’s water shutoffs have attracted considerable international attention, as well as from the...
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Bumbo’s announces Polish pop-up at Nancy Whiskey

July 18, 2014
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Bumbo’s announces Polish pop-up at Nancy Whiskey

How often have you been sitting at your favorite watering hole craving some borscht or pierogi? If your answer is “every fucking day” then we have just the thing for you.  Bumbo’s, a new Polish pop-up, will set up shop at Nancy Whiskey in Detroit this Sunday, July 20 serving up a modern take on...
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Navin Field (Old Tiger Stadium) gets a Little League Field

July 17, 2014
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Navin Field (Old Tiger Stadium) gets a Little League Field

  The folks of the Navin Field Grounds Crew work hard to keep the home of Old Tiger Stadium clean, manicured, and ready for baseball, visitors, and even a final resting place. Now, the all-volunteer crew is now installing a Little League field for the smaller baseball enthusiasts to play.
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Metro Times appears on Fox2 to promote Pig and Whiskey

July 17, 2014
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Metro Times appeared on Fox2 earlier today with Detroit BBQ to offer a sneak peek of what’s to come at our upcoming Pig and Whiskey event. If you missed the segment, catch it below and head to pigandwhiskeyferndale.com for more event info. Fox 2 News Headlines
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#HailYes: Nissan offers free cab rides in Royal Oak and Ferndale this weekend

July 17, 2014
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#HailYes: Nissan offers free cab rides in Royal Oak and Ferndale this weekend

Nissan has a new vehicle that they’re calling “the most passenger-friendly cab on the market”.  The NV200 Taxi is coming to a northern suburb near you.  This weekend and next, Friday-Saturday, July 18-19 and July 25-26, one of these taxis will be roaming the streets of Royal Oak and Ferndale, looking to give free...
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State denies company permit to store petcoke along Detroit River

July 17, 2014
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State denies company permit to store petcoke along Detroit River

Last year, a company plainly called Detroit Bulk Storage caused a stir for storing petroleum coke along the Detroit River. Commonly known as “petcoke,” no one seemed to have a clue what sort of environmental impact the byproduct had on the community. Perhaps rightly so, that made plenty of residents and officials nervous. Nevertheless, after former Mayor...
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