Category Archives: Community

Eastern Michigan University College of Education student receives national award for speech-language pathology research

Mardee Kohlmann is an Eastern Michigan University speech-language pathology student who knows what it takes to be dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives. Kohlmann was one of the 2014 Students Preparing for Academic Research Careers (SPARC) Award winners in August for her research in the field of speech-language pathology, one of only ten… Read More »

MetroFoodPlus Innovation Cluster @ Detroit

After three years of debate and disagreement about the role of urban agriculture in Detroit, the city has announced a joint venture with Michigan State University to take urban farming to the next level. The initiative is called MetroFoodPlus Innovation Cluster @ Detroit, and Michigan State University has pledged to contribute $1.5 million over the… Read More »

$300 Million in Funding for Projects at Michigan Colleges

(Detroit) – Governor Snyder was at Wayne State University today to sign a bill authorizing over $300 million to be spent on 18 different projects at Michigan colleges and universities. One of the largest recipient is Wayne State, getting roughly $30 million to put towards the new biomedical research lab on Woodward. That project includes… Read More »

Detroit Getting $10 Million in Federal TIGER Grants

(Detroit) – Despite shooting down the $25 million grant request for the M1 light rail project just a few days ago, the U.S. Transportation Department awarded $10 million to the Link Detroit project. Link Detroit is aimed at improving the Detroit Riverwalk, Eastern Market, and the greenways in downtown and midtown, with the eventual goal… Read More »

Bing May Cancel Fireworks and Thanksgiving Parade

(Detroit) – Detroit is broke, so it only makes sense that the city can’t keep paying for things that it can’t afford. Mayor Bing announced that without additional support from outside, that Detroit will cancel the annual Riverfront Fireworks show and the Thanksgiving Parade. The Parade Company runs both events, but the City of Detroit… Read More »

Detroit Science Center to Reopen as Michigan Science Center

(Detroit) – After years of mismanagement and decline, the Detroit Science Center closed their doors last September. Until now, the future of this venerable institution was unknown. Enter Ron Weiser, former chairman of the Republican Party and savior of the science center. Mr. Weiser recently reached a deal with Citizens Bank to acquire the building… Read More »

Detroit, Macomb and Oakland County Ban K2 and Bath Salts

(Mt. Clemens) – A series of high profile crimes have been linked to synthetic drugs that are readily available at your local store and can be purchased by children of any age. There are several variations and they go by several different names but the ones getting all the attention are K2/Spice and bath salts.… Read More »

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Gets Huge Financial Boost

(Detroit) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has been plagued by financial problems for several years now, but the DSO recently announced a settlement with the banks that hold $54 million in debt over the orchestra. Although specific details were confidential, Arthur Weiss, Board Treasurer for the DSO noted, “The settlement removes substantial liability form our… Read More »

Macomb County Looks to Capitalize on its Waterways

(Mt. Clemens) – In an effort to reshape the image of the area, County Executive Mark Hackel wants to raise awareness of the waterways in Macomb County – specifically Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River. The thinking is that the county should be able to benefit more economically from the great resources they have.… Read More »

Michigan State Fair Returns in a New Location

(Novi) – After a three year absence, the Michigan State Fair is set to return, albeit in a new location and under a new name.The newly christened Great Lakes State Fair will be held in Novi at the Suburban Collection Showplace, located near Grand River and Beck Road. The event will run during Labor Day… Read More »