Companies team up to add EV charging stations in Metro Detroit
Auto-makers have made it clear that electric vehicles are the future. For that to happen, you need places to charge them, and that’s what Kroger, DTE, and a company called Volta Charging are trying to do as they’re looking to bring charging stations to places that don’t have many.
Newly constructed Henry Ford Cancer Institute begins patient care
The newly constructed, state-of-the-art Henry Ford Cancer Institute in Detroit’s New Center area has opened its doors for patients. “The opening of the Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion marks the beginning of a new era in cancer care,” said Wright Lassiter, III, President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System. “This investment is a testament to decades of cancer care innovation at Henry Ford Hospital, where we’ve developed and delivered first in the world care. “This is a transcendent moment in the fight against cancer,” said Steven Kalkanis, M.D., CEO of Henry Ford Medical Group and Chief Academic Officer of Henry Ford Health System. “At a time when our society has endured extraordinary challenges, the opening of this new Henry Ford Cancer Institute location in Detroit is a beacon of hope in the lives of everyone affected by this disease.
Detroit celebrates high voter turnout for 2020 General Election
DETROIT – Millions of Americans celebrated Saturday over former vice president Joe Biden’s projected win in the 2020 General Election. In Lansing, others weren’t as happy with the election results. Celebrations were held in New York City, Philadelphia, D.C. and even here in Michigan. Among the crowd of Detroiters were signs like “Voters Decided” and “Count Every Vote.” They all gathered in New Center just hours after President-Elect Joe Biden secured enough electoral votes to beat President Donald Trump. Claire Allenson, with 313 Votes, an organization that promotes voter education, responded to Donald Trump calling out the Detroit voting process.
Well-known Detroit artist begins work on new mural honoring Detroit women
DETROIT Its one of the citys most photographed outdoor murals, but new art will be on the Chroma Building in the New Center area. Artist Sydney G. James has been tapped to create an 8,000 square foot wall, expected to be completed in September. Its going to be be the most beautiful painting in the United States, James said. At least this side of Woodward.Watch the video above for the full reportREAD: More community news coverage
Affordable housing development planned for Detroits Milwaukee Junction neighborhood
DETROIT The City of Detroits Housing and Revitalization Department announced Tuesday construction plans for a new affordable housing project in the citys Milwaukee Junction neighborhood. According to a press release, the 22,845 square-foot, four-story development is planned to be located at 258 Milwaukee Street and cost about $8 million. This is truly a mixed-income development, one that is representative of the community as a whole, Donald Rencher, director of the Housing and Revitalization Department, said in the release. It also creates affordable housing opportunities in an area experiencing rising rents. A successful city is an inclusive city, and this is why it is one of our key missions as a department.The housing initiative was initiated through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, as well as support from the citys Housing and Revitalization Department and citys Housing Commission.
Fitness Friday: Orangetheory Fitness
Since 1998, Rhonda Walker has been helping Detroiters get motivated and ready for the day with her incredible energy, enthusiasm, impeccable style, and passion for her hometown. Rhonda established the Rhonda Walker Foundation in 2003 to support inner-city teen girls from throughout the Detroit Public School System.