Detroit police officers to get pay raises under new agreement
The Detroit Police Department is trying to fill 300 vacancies while keeping the officers they do have, and they plan to do it by increasing pay. Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit police Chief James White, and union leaders made the announcement Friday morning.
Detroit Police Department increases overtime pay to help deter gun violence as summer comes to a close
As we enter the final weekends of summer, Michigan Mayor Mike Duggan is now approving double-time pay for Detroit police officers to ensure the department has enough officers on the street to curb gun violence.
DDOT proposal to give bus drivers chance to earn yearly $4,000 attendance bonuses
On Monday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announced that all bus drivers within the Detroit Department of Transportation could earn up to $4,000 a year in bonuses. Drivers will have to meet a minimum attendance requirement to be eligible.
New Detroit training center to encourage aspiring carpenters, millwrights to leave their mark
A building that was just a dream in 2015 opened its doors today to help shape the future of jobs in Detroit. The Union Carpenters And Millwrights Skilled Training Center opened its doors on Wednesday, and its mission is to help train trade workers with the necessary skills to be a carpenter or millwright.
Project to transform 22-acre park along Detroit Riverfront breaks ground
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park, which is 22 acres, will be transformed into an attractive public space with reconstruction that will work towards the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s goal of revitalizing the riverfront.
Detroit contractors report plowing mission has completed
Detroit contractors have plowed 1,884 miles of residential streets, and the city met its 6 p.m. Friday goal to clear the roads. Expectations of that effort from the DPW were to have passable streets, not necessarily cleared down to the pavement. In addition, because the city got less snow than was initially forecast, it decided to do a single plow pass.
Detroit’s Lee Plaza gets new lease on life, will be renovated for senior affordable housing
It has long stood as an iconic symbol of Detroit’s decline, the old Lee Plaza Hotel on West Grand Boulevard has sat vacant for decades, but that’s soon going to change. This is the towering Lee Plaza; it’s been abandoned and ransacked for 25. Now it is getting a new lease on life.
Detroit City Council at odds with Mayor Mike Duggan, Moroun family over land needed for new bridge
A bridge battle is brewing in Detroit having to do with the Moroun family’s plan to build a new span across the Detroit River. To do that, they need a key piece of land that was promised to them years ago by the city.