New Belle Isle stars in new meme

July 14, 2014
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New Belle Isle stars in new meme

Remember the debate over Belle Isle last year? The idea of making Belle Isle a state park appealed to many who complained about the litter and riffraff at the park. Some of these people had even been to the island park in the last several years. But seriously, these folks objected to the noise...
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Hazel Park to host rare quarterhorse race tonight

July 11, 2014
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Hazel Park to host rare quarterhorse race tonight

Hazel Park Raceway, which recently underwent a major transformation from a harness track back to its thoroughbred roots, will host a rare quarterhorse race tonight. Tonight’s third race, slated to go off at 8:20 p.m., will the first quarterhorse race at Hazel Park since the 1960s. Quarterhorses (or “short-necks”) can run at speeds of...
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Detroit residents protest potential eviction; ‘these homes were built for us’

July 11, 2014
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Detroit residents protest potential eviction; ‘these homes were built for us’

A group of Detroit residents today called on an Oakland County developer to sell them homes they’ve lived in for years — homes they say they should’ve owned by now. The developer, Peter Barclae, contends otherwise. Barclae built the homes, known as the Gratiot McDougall project, back in 2006. Both parties are currently locked in...
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Navin Field to host 1860s era women’s baseball game to benefit Alternatives for Girls

July 11, 2014
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Navin Field to host 1860s era women’s baseball game to benefit Alternatives for Girls

Tiger Stadium is long gone, but the historic baseball diamond still remains. A group known as the Navin Field Grounds Crew, headed by Tom Derry, maintains the field free of charge, using money from their own pockets, making sure it can be enjoyed by the public. Established in 2010, the group is dedicated to restoring...
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Selden Standard offers a taste of what’s to come

July 11, 2014
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Selden Standard offers a taste of what’s to come

In the race to provide the most up-to-the-minute news about restaurants that are opening, we have a glut of news this summer about … restaurants that aren’t open at all! It’s sort of a side-effect of the burgeoning blogosphere that food bloggers (and major media outlets) simply throw up pictures of interiors without diners,...
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Belle Isle disc golf course to open July 12

July 11, 2014
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Belle Isle disc golf course to open July 12

Three years of work will culminate in the grand opening of Belle Isle’s disc golf course tomorrow, Model D reports. After many volunteer clean-ups, tournaments, and discussions with the state, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has given Detroit Disc Golf the go-ahead to open Belle Isle Disc Golf Course for daily operations. The first...
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DWSD deputy director: outcry over Detroit water shutoffs likely connected to ongoing bankruptcy

July 9, 2014
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DWSD deputy director: outcry over Detroit water shutoffs likely connected to ongoing bankruptcy

Yesterday, you may have caught a segment on MSNBC where Maureen Taylor, state chairwoman of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, blasted WDIV reporter Hank Winchester for comments he made about the ongoing water shutoffs in Detroit. The segment highlighted some of the city’s commercial accounts with substantial outstanding fees, something also reported in an...
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Wyandotte Street Art Fair Starts Today

July 8, 2014
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Wyandotte Street Art Fair Starts Today

Celebrating its 53rd year, the Wyandotte Street Art Fair will commenced this morning at 10 a.m. Located on Biddle Avenue between Oak Street and Eureka Avenue, the fair brings artists like Carl Lundgren, Lily Arnett, Dean and Glory Barkely, and many more to the streets of the Downriver town. The fair will run Thursday,...
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Alice Cooper Enters the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame

July 8, 2014
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Alice Cooper Enters the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame

Yes, the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame is a thing. And yesterday Alice Cooper became its latest inductee. The Detroit-born rocker has long been a fan of the fast food sliders, even serving them at the after party for the Tribeca Film Festival premier of his documentary Super Duper Alice Cooper.  Also a member...
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Sporting goods stalwart hangs up its skates

July 8, 2014
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Sporting goods stalwart hangs up its skates

Athletes, especially on the east side, may be saddened to learn that a treasured local establishment will be closing its doors at the end of the month. After almost 67 years, Harper Sport Shop will be locking its doors for the last time on July 31. The local athletic community will suffer a huge loss with...
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