Detroit residents fed up with street racing, dangerous stunts in neighborhood
Street racing and drifting have become somewhat of a rising trend in the city, with multiple videos surfacing of drivers taking over the streets. In one instance, a driver lost control and ran into Ms. Neal’s fence just feet away from her home.
Entrepreneur set to open community grocery store in heart of Detroit neighborhood
It’s coming in the form of a community funded neighborhood grocery store right in the heart of Detroit’s Jefferson and Chalmers neighborhood. Many are excited about the neighborhood grocery store right on Manistique. “This is the upcoming neighborhood grocery. Wright is the owner of the upcoming grocery store. The checkout counter, we’re going to rebuild the checkout counter here,” said Wright.
Crowns Against Cancer: Helping put smiles on faces of kids who need it most
You might remember reading about 4-year old Lena back when she was one of the many kids kicking cancer. “What our mission is -- we send children’s favorite characters to visit them,” said Crowns Against Cancer co-founder Ilinca Caluser. Initially the organization just visited children fighting cancer but now includes any child with any illness or special needs. During the pandemic they are seeing children beyond Metro Detroit and Michigan. “The Carr Center is a multi-disciplinary arts organization,” said Sarah Norat-Phillips, from the Carr Center.
‘Hood Closed to Gentrifiers’ street sign gains popularity in Detroit neighborhood
DETROIT – A street sign that popped up in Detroit is gaining a lot of attention. The sign read, “Hood Closed to Gentrifiers” -- addressing a big concern among inner-city neighborhoods across the country. The man who created the sign is known as Bryce Detroit. “I would describe it as a neighborhood that is steeped in history, steeped in legacy,” Bryce Detroit said. “In particular, Black art and cultural economy.”Because of his love for the neighborhood, Bryce Detroit had the gentrification road sign installed across from the Historic Apex Bar.
Halloween thoughts, concerns, plans: Here’s what you said
We asked ClickOnDetroit Insider members for thoughts about Halloween festivities this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Staying safe is a priority, keep distance, people passing candy, wear masks and gloves, etc.” -- Anthony in Huron Township“I plan to celebrate Halloween no differently. I think it can be done safely.” -- Janice in Livonia“I’ll be giving my children a Halloween party with a few family members and neighborhood kids. Kids had to give up way too much this year.” -- Stephanie in Dearborn Heights“Just a normal Halloween. -- Sandra in Troy“We are having a Halloween ‘party’ with just us and the grandparents that babysit our child regularly.
Local neighborhood sues USPS to switch to Ann Arbor zip code
SUPERIOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Property owners in the upscale Glennborough neighborhood are suing the United States Postal Service to have their zip code switched from Ypsilanti to Ann Arbor after five years of unsuccessful attempts. “We are right in the middle of 48105 zip code,” said Marx. We’re in Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor utilities, we get food delivery and everything from Ann Arbor yet we have an Ypsilanti zip code. The 48105 zip code areas are marked in green. Beyond issues with mail, switching to an Ann Arbor zip code could help improve property values and reduce insurance rates.
The Triangle Society: How Detroit Cass Tech alums help students overcome challenges
DETROIT – If you’ve lived in Detroit long enough, chances are you’ve met someone who goes to or graduated from Cass Tech High School. Tucked away on a triangle piece of land is one of the most well-known high schools in all of Detroit. Big names like Shaun Robinson, Loni Love and Big Sean are just a few of the stars who are proud Cass Tech Alumni. “By supporting and encouraging and doing all the things necessary for students to matriculate here at Cass Tech,” said Monique Bryant. Terri and Monique are Cass Tech alumni, class of 1986.
12-year-old girl attacked by pit bull in Lincoln Park neighborhood
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – When a pit bull in a Lincoln Park neighborhood was on the loose on Sept. 13, Tony Burgess' son and his friend ran into the house. Burgess then went outside to locate his 12-year-old daughter Emma. “My only instinct was to keep punching the dog until he let go,” Burgess said. I won’t let them come out. Burgess said the dog was taken by Lincoln Park Animal Control and quarantined for days.
How Detroit police take neighborhood approach to policing
DETROIT The Detroit Police Department takes a different approach when it comes to policing, or serving the community as some prefer to call it. What Detroit Neighborhood Police Officers thinkIn fact, the Detroit Police Department works to bring positive changes across the city and prevent what happened in Minnesota from happening here through neighborhood policing. Shank, along with Neighborhood Police Officers (NPOs) David Vazquez, Alexis Kellogg, Dan Robinson and more make up that unit across the city. Do these Detroit neighborhood officers think people fear the police? Every day is a chance to show the community who Detroit police officers really are.
Water main break causes flooding in Detroit neighborhood
DETROIT Residents in Detroit need help after heavy rainfall flooded their neighborhood. The flooding started at around 5 p.m. Thursday which is when they called the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department. One resident who phoned the city before calling Local 4 News wants the situation addressed fast before it reaches her apartment. The city told Local 4 News the problem wasnt reported until Friday. Residents are hoping the situation gets fixed before the flooding impacts their homes.