#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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Anna Clark comments on RDW-MT merger for CJR

July 17, 2014
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Anna Clark comments on RDW-MT merger for CJR

Detroit journo Anna Clark takes a look at the challenge of merging the cultures of the old Real Detroit with Metro Times in CJR today. Enjoy.
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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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