Repair timeline pushed back even further for broken Metro Detroit water main
A repaired water transmission main that services several Metro Detroit communities is now expected to resume normal operations in early October, weeks after its expected resumption, after a leak closed the main in mid-August.
Widespread internet outages hit northeast U.S.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Internet users across the northeast U.S. experienced widespread outages for several hours Tuesday, interrupting work and school because of an unspecified Verizon network issue. “An internet issue impacting the quality of our Fios service throughout the Northeast has been resolved," said spokesman Rich Young in an emailed statement Tuesday afternoon. People posting on Twitter reported having issues connecting with various online services in the region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Boston. Comcast, another major internet service provider, said it had not observed problems with its network Tuesday. AT&T said it does not supply home internet in the northeast and customers were not affected.
Public viewing for Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon to be held Monday
DETROIT – Beloved Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon will be laid to rest this week. Napoleon died from complications related to COVID-19 Dec. 17. A public viewing will be held Monday at the Swanson Funeral Home on East Grand Boulevard in Detroit from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Services will be held Tuesday at the Greater Grace Temple on Seven Mile Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The family will have its own private service. A live stream of the event will be available on the Swanson Funeral Home site.
DoorDash looking for a valuation of nearly $30B
NEW YORK – DoorDash is looking for a valuation of nearly $30 billion when it takes itself public, reflecting how integral food delivery has become in millions of people’s lives during the pandemic. The company is planning to raise up to approximately $2.8 billion from an initial public offering of 33 million shares. It had a net loss of $667 million in 2019 and $149 million in the first nine months of 2020. The company did turn a profit of $23 million in the second quarter this year, but followed that with a $43 million loss in the third quarter. DoorDash Inc. will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the DASH ticker symbol.
DDOT bus service stops due to driver labor dispute
DETROIT – The city of Detroit announced Friday morning that there is no bus service due to a driver labor dispute. Here is the statement from the city’s Department of Transportation (DDOT):“The Detroit Department of Transportation is currently undergoing a driver work stoppage due to a labor dispute. At the time being there is no bus service. My men and women are putting it on the line every day,” President of DDOT Union Local 26 Glenn Tolbert said in July. At one point in March, DDOT bus fares were suspended in order to reduce close contact between drivers and passengers
LIVE STREAM: Detroit Memorial Day service for victims of COVID-19
DETROIT – Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 is “Detroit Memorial Day.”This day is to honor the more than 1,500 people who have died from COVID-19 this year in the city of Detroit. A procession of vehicles has been making its way around Belle Isle. About 900 printed photos of victims were lining the road on the island. Watch the city’s daylong service live here with coverage from WRCJ:
MetroPCS (Metro by T-Mobile) customers reporting service outage
Published: January 28, 2020, 8:24 am Updated: January 28, 2020, 8:32 amThousands of MetroPCS (now called Metro by T-Mobile) mobile phone and mobile internet service customers were reporting an outage Tuesday morning. According to DownDetector, thousands of MetroPCS problems started to be reported about 5 a.m. (ET) Tuesday. There were MetroPCS service problem reports flooding istheservicedown.com, too. Customers on social media said they have been waiting for an explanation from the provider.