Proposed congressional funds designated to remove Buena Vista hotel and other blighted properties
BUENA VISTA TWP, MI— Former Buena Vista Township Community Development Officer Latrice Goodwine said in August 2019, “Down by the end of the year, that’s our goal,” when discussing the demolition of the former Welcome Inn Hotel at 3425 E. Holland and 1180 S. Outer Drive. Just over three years later, funds to remove the run-down building have been announced to finally remedy the eyesore, pending Senate approval. At a Tuesday, Oct. 18, press conference outside the hotel’s main lobby, Buena Vista Township Superintendent Torrie L. Lee said incoming money will be going towards building demolition after past funding sources petered out. By restoring this land to productive use, we can create new opportunities for economic development and community renewal.”Those include the hotel, vacant buildings and vacant properties surrounding the campus of Covenant Healthcare. medical center hosting drug takeback eventSaginaw’s SVRC Marketplace to hold flu and COVID-19 vaccine eventFederal funds coming to Saginaw for new water towermlive.com
Two bankers failed miserably in the finance industry. But turned their experiences into a new HBO show
After finding they were pretty terrible as bankers, Konrad Kay and Mickey Down channeled their failures into writing hit TV show "Industry," which sees five college graduates navigate the cut-throat finance sector. Like the show's five central characters, who join fictional investment bank Pierpoint & Co. in London on a competitive placement scheme, Down and Kay started working in finance as graduates. However, Down joked that the show's characters are much more competent than they ever were when they worked in the sector several years ago. Kay has said in previous interviews that his boss went as far as to call him the worst salesman he'd ever seen. The two have written for several TV and film projects since leaving the finance industry.cnbc.com
Swimming advisories extended for parts of Lake Michigan
The National Weather Service has extended swimming advisories for parts of Lake Michigan as forecasters predict high waves and strong currents over the next two days. Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in Indiana are under advisories. A 16-year-old boy went missing Sunday after he was pulled under the water in Portage, Indiana. The Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project on Sunday reported Lake Michigan had seen 32 drownings, and one of unknown condition, since Jan. 1, according to the newspaper. Read more: Swimmers caught in Lake Michigan rip current rescued
MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile) customers reporting service outage
Published: January 28, 2020, 8:24 am Updated: January 28, 2020, 8:32 amThousands of MetroPCS (now called Metro by T-Mobile) mobile phone and mobile internet service customers were reporting an outage Tuesday morning. According to DownDetector, thousands of MetroPCS problems started to be reported about 5 a.m. (ET) Tuesday. There were MetroPCS service problem reports flooding istheservicedown.com, too. Customers on social media said they have been waiting for an explanation from the provider.