Grosse Pointe News
Blood drives The American Red Cross hosts the following blood drives: * 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward, Detroit. * 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, AMVETS Post 57, 19730 Harper, Harper Woods. * 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10,grossepointenews.com
Disabled Michiganders awaiting an organ could receive lifesaving protections under bill
Legislation aimed to prevent discrimination against a disabled person in need of an organ transplant is on its way to the governor’s desk. Disability rights advocates say discrimination throughout the organ transplant process is currently preventing, or severely limiting, access to essential health care for disabled person’s when they need it most. The number of those waiting for an organ transplant remains high due to an unmet need for donations. There are currently similar laws prohibiting organ transplant discrimination in 34 other states, according to the National Down Syndrome Society. In Congress, the Charlotte Woodward Organ Transplant Discrimination Prevention Act was introduced last year to grant federal protections against health care providers who discriminate against people with disabilities seeking an organ transplant.mlive.com
Exotic, classic cars line the streets weekly in Depot Town this summer
YPSILANTI, MI – Gas prices may be too high for some to drive their classic cars down Woodward or Telegraph in Detroit this summer. But at Ypsilanti Cruise Night they can park their vehicles and feel that same sense of community. Cruise night is every Wednesday until the end of August, weather permitting. The event, hosted by the Ypsilanti Heritage Auto Museum, takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. in Depot Town at the intersection of North River and Cross streets.mlive.com
Justice Department Finds State of Iowa Unnecessarily Segregates People with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in State Resource Centers
Iowa also fails to provide Resource Center residents and their guardians with sufficient information about community options. “People with disabilities should not be unlawfully isolated and unreasonably denied access to the community-based services they need,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Today’s announcement concludes the second, and final, phase of the department’s investigation. The first phase was conducted by the Civil Rights Division and the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa and focused on conditions at Glenwood. Additional information about the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department is available on its website at www.justice.gov/crt.justice.gov
Detroit’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Here’s What You Need To Know
Here's what you need to know about road closures, bus reroutes, and suggested parking, as thousands of individuals visit downtown Detroit for the America’s Thanksgiving Parade, Turkey Trot, and the Detroit Lions game on Thursday, Nov. 25.detroit.cbslocal.com
Detroit Phoenix Center Helping Thousands Of Youth Combat Homelessness And Poverty
(CBS DETROIT) – Inside a historic church on Woodward in Detroit’s north end neighborhood lies a sanctuary. “The Detroit Phoenix Center, we’re a high impact non-profit organization that provides critical resources, support and a safe nurturing environment for teens and young adults that are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty,” Founder and CEO of the Detroit Phoenix Center Courtney Smith said. With the help of a grant in 2016, at the age of 25, Courtney started the Detroit Phoenix Center. To date, the organization has helped over 2,000 Michigan youth between 13 and 24-years-old, by providing multiple resources. The Detroit Phoenix Center operates with donations, for more information visit.detroit.cbslocal.com
UN envoy: Britain is `gung ho' about world role after Brexit
CAMEROON – Britain’s new U.N. ambassador says the government is feeling “gung ho” about continuing its role as an important player on the world stage despite its exit from the European Union. “Don’t underestimate the power of the relationship with the EU,” she stressed in an interview with The Associated Press this past week. “Yet the country continues to carry weight.”Woodward, who came to the U.N. after more than five years as ambassador to China and previously served in Russia, agrees. —Making climate change a top priority, focusing on preventing temperature rises, and raising the billions needed to make progress;—Dealing with a range of global security problems. She cited the Iranian role in other conflicts including in Yemen and Syria.
Detroit man charged in connection with deadly gas station shooting
DETROIT – Detroit resident Keyon Wilson-Ollis, 22, has been charged in connection with a Seven Mile and Woodward gas station shooting that left one dead and two injured on Dec. 23. According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, during the shooting the suspect allegedly killed a 37-year-old man. A 41-year-old woman and 17-year-old man were also shot, but survived. Original Story: Man killed, woman injured in shooting during meet up to buy skates at Detroit gas station, police sayThe prosecutor’s office says Wilson-Ollis did not know the victims and fled the scene in his car after shooting them. Wilson-Ollis was found and taken into custody the same day of the shooting.
2020 America’s Thanksgiving Parade: Here’s what to know
“America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White,” a holiday tradition that originates from Downtown Detroit, will be a TV and online-only event this year on Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com. Themed “We Are One Together,” this year’s parade will honor frontline workers and heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. Statement from Tony Michaels, President and CEO of the Parade Company:“America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner White is a virtual, televised-only production. Then, at 8 a.m., Jason Carr and Tati Amare host “America’s Thanksgiving Parade Preview with Live in the D.”“America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Gardner-White” starts at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, including a one-hour syndicated national broadcast from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. reaching more 185 major cities across the country (check local TV listings). Viewers will see both recorded and live elements hosted by WDIV-Local 4′s Devin Scillian, Kimberly Gill, Rhonda Walker and Evrod Cassimy.
Work begins on 204-unit Woodward West on long-vacant land in Midtown
click to enlarge Queen Lillian and The PlatformRendering of Woodward West. click to enlarge Steve NeavlingView of the vacant property in 2018. “Woodward West will bring centrally located housing to Detroiters and much-needed retail space to the Woodward Corridor in Midtown. "Woodward West is a great example of how we are rebuilding our city in a way that includes everyone,” Duggan said. “Not only are we seeing one of the last major vacant parcels on Woodward in Midtown being developed with more affordable housing, the project is being led almost entirely by Detroit-based businesses with two major black development partners in Jim Jenkins and Chris Jackson."metrotimes.com
SMART service continues to operate despite DDOT driver work stoppage
DETROIT – SMART is continuing to operate its scheduled service, including SMART FAST Gratiot, Woodward and Michigan going into downtown Detroit. During the service suspension with the Detroit Department of Transportation, additional buses will be placed along key SMART routes to ensure adequate service is available for riders. To ensure everyone is working together on these protocols, SMART introduced its SMART COVID-19 Safety Playbook outlining all the steps and procedures at all of its facilities, and for employees and riders. The SMART COVID-19 Safety Playbook is available on www.smartbus.org. SMART continues to work in close coordination with its unions and to monitor the situation closely.
Mom of newborn dropped off at Detroit hospital charged, allegedly left baby in trash can
DETROIT -- The mother of a newborn who was dropped off to a stranger outside a Detroit hospital last week has been charged with assault with intent to murder, child abandonment and second-degree child abuse. According to Fox 2 Detroit, Jennifer Woodard, 23, was arrested and charged by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy after the baby was dropped of a Sinai-Grace Hospital on Sept. 10. Woodward, a Highland resident, allegedly gave birth to the baby at a friend’s house but threw the baby in a trash can. Police reported the baby was given to someone who was walking into the hospital by a man who said he needed to park his car. After the baby was dropped off, police asked the public for help identifying the man who dropped the baby off or the mother, as they were concerned for the mother’s well-being.mlive.com
Paula Tutman recalls covering 2003 Blackout: Nobody has power, who are we talking to?'
Friday marks the 17th anniversary of the 2003 Northeast Blackout, which knocked out power to more than 50 million, including here in Metro Detroit. Local 4s Paula Tutman recalls the event:Oh my Gosh, it HAS been 17 years, hasnt it? When I stepped out of the livetruck and onto Woodward, I could see it wasn't a single street light, but the whole darned avenue. That's when we started hearing from the studio that there was a major blackout and NOBODY had power. I called the studio, and asked that question and was told that there might be people, "out there in pockets with power and we were talking to them."
Royal Oak debates where to allow recreational marijuana businesses
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Michigan may have said YES to recreational marijuana, but cities across Metro Detroit have been struggling with where and how much to allow. After one year of trying to hash it out, the city Royal Oak is discussing the situation. There has been a lot of opposition to putting marijuana businesses along the Woodward Corridor. Royal Oak City Commission cast a series of ordinances that would allow businesses along Woodward. The police chief did say that he doesnt believe marijuana businesses along Woodward would put a drain on his resources.
2020 Woodward Dream Cruise is canceled due to coronavirus
DETROIT – The 2020 Woodward Dream Cruise has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This year’s Dream Cruise was scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15. The Woodward Dream Cruise officially started back in August 1995. Coronavirus news:The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 63,261 as of Sunday afternoon, including 5,911 deaths, state officials report. At it’s peak in April, the state reported 30,300 active cases of COVID-19.
Detroit has a higher coronavirus death rate than New York City
click to enlarge Steve NeavlingMore than 80 Wayne County deputies have tested positive for COVID-19, and an additional 78 are under quarantine. The coronavirus is hitting Detroit harder than New York City, the epicenter of the virus in the U.S.In just the past three days, Detroits death toll nearly doubled, reaching 221 on Tuesday. With a severe shortage of testing kits, public health officials believe far many more Detroiters have been infected.Mayor Mike Duggan has made it a priority to increase the citys testing capacity. During the first two days, 43% of the people who were tested were positive for the coronavirus. The city is also working with doctors who are willing to see patients who dont have insurance.Were going to make testing available to every single person in this city who needs [it], Duggan said Thursday.metrotimes.com
Lawyer: Arizona man wrongly accused in 1979 Nevada slaying
Woodward was 20 at the time and lived in the Bay Area town of San Rafael, California. A friend left her in February 1979 at San Francisco International Airport, where she planned to fly to the Reno and Lake Tahoe area. Her bludgeoned body was found the next month off a remote hiking and biking trail outside Reno.chicagotribune.com
Ferndale home damaged when high winds knock down tree
FERNDALE, Mich. – Heavy winds brought a tree down on a Ferndale home Wednesday. RELATED: Thousands without power in Southeast MichiganCrews worked quickly to remove the tree from the house near West Maplehurst and Woodward avenues, but the home was still damaged. Root rot was also to blame for the tree falling. Root rot happens when concrete is poured over a tree’s root foundation.
Bedrock opens cozy, free community space downtown through January 3
At the corner of Woodward and Michigan avenues downtown, Bedrock has opened up a popup community space in a large flex room at the 1001 Woodward building. The ground-floor public space, called The Story, is free and open to the public and comes with a number of amenities. Guests can also write postcardsand choose from nine different designs by Detroit artiststhen place it in a box for mailing. Our thought was lets make it a space where people can come and work, but also make it an inclusive and hospitable environment, says Jennifer Janus, president of Pophouse. Once it gets dark, all the lights from Campus Martius and trees flood into the space and it transforms into a totally different environment, Janus says.detroit.curbed.com
3 gunshot victims drive to Detroit Police 12th Precinct for help
DETROIT Crime tape surrounded the Detroit Police Departments 12th Precinct early Tuesday morning. A minivan was parked outside of the building on 7 Mile Road, west of Woodward Avenue, with bullet holes in the front window. Police confirm that three gunshot victims were in the vehicle; a 25-year-old woman, a 39 year-old woman and a 39-year-old man. Bullet holes in minivan parked outside Detroit Police 12th precinct (WDIV)Investigators said the victims were leaving a restaurant and heading west on 7 Mile Road when a dark colored sedan pulled up and someone inside opened fire on the vehicle. If you have any more information, call Crime Stoppers at 800-Speak-Up or the Detroit Police 12th Precinct at 313-596-1240.
Suspected would-be robber shot and killed inside Highland Park restaurant
HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. - A suspected would-be robber has been shot and killed inside the Woodward Bistro in Highland Park. Police said a man came inside the restaurant on Woodward near the Davison early Thursday morning with the intentions of robbing the place. Another person inside the business, who is a licensed CPL holder, opened fire, killing the suspect. A female customer inside the restaurant was also injured in the shooting. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
DIY Street Fair returns to Ferndale: What to check out
One of Downtown Ferndale's major staples returns for its 12th year of free fun as the DIY Street Fair takes over 9 Mile and Woodward starting this Friday, September 20. Read all about it here. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Veterans need help moving historic monument to Detroit's riverfront
DETROIT - After decades of neglect there are plans to move a massive tribute to veterans from its location on Woodward and State Fair avenues. While the move is expected to give the nearly 80-year-old monument a new lease on life, there's a huge challenge. Veterans need help to raise money to physically move the monument. A fundraising campaign has been started at the Department of Michigan American Legion to get the monument to its new home. The monument is expected to be placed at Milligan State Park on Detroit's riverfront.
Woodward Dream Cruise roars down Woodward Avenue
DETROIT - This is the Woodward Cruise, said Peter Pellerito. He owns a Chevy Cruze and if you add his custom made license plate with Woodward on it, you have the official Woodward Cruise car, well according to Peter,I just bought the car and I had the plate for many years. RELATED: Woodward Dream Cruise 2019 on Saturday: What you need to knowHe's been here at the Cruise for the last 25 years, Its about sharing the passion that we all have for the car. I put a lot of work into it, said Wes Ryan. She fought cancer and she beat it, said Wes Ryan.
VIDEO: Vehicles burn in massive fire on westbound I-696 at Woodward Avenue
ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Several vehicles including a truck were burning Monday afternoon on westbound I-696 at Woodward Avenue. Michigan State Police said a truck and at least two cars were burning on westbound I-696 between Bermuda Street and Woodward Avenue. No injuries after semi, SUV, car crash on 696W near Woodward. pic.twitter.com/l0FuYow7KN — «Jason Colthorp» (@JasonColthorp) June 12, 2017The interstate was shutdown in both directions, but eastbound I-696 has reopened to traffic. Westbound traffic is being diverted off of the interstate at Bermuda Street.
See the new Qline car planned for Woodward Ave
DETROIT Detroit was once the largest metropolitan area without surface transit, but that's all about to change. Matt Cullen, volunteer president and CEO of the M1-Rail streetcar initiative reveals the look of the new QLine which will be coming to Detroit. On this week's Flashpoint, Cullen revealed the new QLine will be fully completed by late November and said the new streetcars will dramatically change Woodward for the better. We expect businesses to expand dramatically.Cullen revealed the look of the new, sleek, modern QLine streetcars to Local 4 this morning. In regards to the months of construction that led toward the completion of the project, Cullen said it will pay off in the end.
DDOT offers extra bus service for fireworks
DETROIT – The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) will add extra bus service to several routes for the Target Fireworks on Monday, June 25 starting at 6 p.m. Outbound:via east on Grand River to left/north on Washington Blvd. Outbound:via east on Grand River to left/north on Washington Blvd. # 21 Grand RiverNo Detours# 23 HamiltonInbound:via regular to continue south on Cass to left/east on Grand River into RPTC. # 49 VernorNo Detours# 53 WoodwardInbound:via regular to right/west on Fisher Service Drive to left/south on Cass to right/east on Grand River into RPTC.