1 year and 3 million packages later, Amazon is growing in Saginaw County
BUENA VISTA TWP, MI — Twenty-thousand, that’s how many packages move through Amazon’s Saginaw County delivery station every day. The warehouse, located at 3280 Commerce Centre Drive in Buena Vista Township, first opened its doors in February 2021, and it has been growing ever since.mlive.com
Secretary of State Blinken heads to the Middle East on the heels of Israeli-Palestinian violence
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at a news conference following meetings at the Danish Foreign Ministry, Eigtved's Warehouse, in Copenhagen, Denmark, May 17, 2021. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will head to the Middle East this week on the heels of nearly two weeks of violence between Israel and Palestinians, a White House statement said Monday. "Following up on our quiet, intensive diplomacy to bring about a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, I have asked my Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, to travel to the Middle East this week," the statement from President Joe Biden read, emphasizing that part of the trip would involve Blinken meeting with Israeli leaders "about our ironclad commitment to Israel's security."cnbc.com
Sterling Heights cold case: Search for answers continues in Laith’s Candy Land killings
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. – Investigators are still trying to figure why two people were murdered at Laith’s Candy Land in Sterling Heights back in 2017. Sufian “Samuel” Saba, 51, was found shot to death Nov. 27, 2017 in the office of Laith’s Candy Land, a candy and nut wholesaler off of Mound Road in Sterling Heights. The owner of Laith’s Candy Land was Sam Saba’s younger cousin, 26-year-old Laith Anki. “I think about it every single day,” said Sterling Heights police Det. “We’ve toyed around with the idea, was Laith the original target and Sam in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Frontline workers can play free table tennis at Pong Detroit this month
click to enlarge Courtesy photoIf you're a metro Detroit frontline worker seeking an outlet for your election-related rage, anxiety, or excitement, there's an alternative to biting your nails, swearing at the TV, and working your wine glasses over time.During the entire month of November, Pong Detroit is offering an hour of free ping pong (aka table tennis aka that competitive Olympic sport you saw on some obscure ESPN channel in the middle of the night when you couldn't sleep because existential dread prevents you from sleeping and, in turn, dreaming) for frontline workers with ID.Located in Bert's Warehouse at Eastern Market with 7,000 square feet of pong space, Pong Detroit launched in January, and, as of last month the Detroit-based table tennis collective reopened with a limited schedule, offering open ping pong from 5 p.m.-11 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.Per a press release, all tables, paddles, and balls are sanitized after each use, and tables are spread apart to enable social distancing. Guests are welcome to bring their own paddles, too. For non-frontline workers, a table is $10 for one hour between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and after 7 p.m. a table will run you $15 per hour.During those hours of operation, Bert's Warehouse will have its full food and beverage menu available.Currently, Pong Detroit is not taking reservations. For more information visit pongdetroit.commetrotimes.com