You Are Here: Home » Articles posted by The Michigan Citizen (Page 11)
The Michigan Citizen

Number of Entries : 2698

Hundreds protest EM’s plan

City retiree Amru Meah and his wife Marlisa were among hundreds of demonstrators at the Federal Court in Detroit, April 1 to file and voice objections to Emergency Manger Kevyn Orr’s Plan of Adjustment. The Meahs joined the demonstration outside the courthouse led by grassroots organizations Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management (D-REM) and Moratorium NOW! Coalition to protest Orr’s restructuring plan f ...

Read more

ORR’S CUTS DEVASTATE RETIREES

Belinda Meyers-Florence worked for the city of Detroit for 35 years. A licensed social worker with a master’s degree from Wayne State University, Meyers-Florence spent much of her tenure with the city fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS, treating drug addicts, and helping struggling and jobless Detroiters use federally-funded grants to keep their heat on during Michigan’s harsh winters. Detroit Emergency Manage ...

Read more

Cost of state’s $9M theft from HP: Street lights and water plant

Over the last decade, the state of Michigan withheld $8.9 million in revenue sharing funds from the city of Highland Park. The state used the money to balance its own budget, according to a recent Michigan Municipal League report. Now Highland Park is fighting off the fourth state takeover in the last decade; struggling to provide basic city services; and currently amending a tightly stretched budget. ...

Read more

Mass Water Shutoffs

The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department is waging an “aggressive” water shut-off effort. DWSD warned Detroit residents and commercial property owners that if you owe more than $150 or are at least 60 days late on a water bill — expect to be shutoff. Property owners who do not or cannot pay will have a lien placed on their property and face foreclosure. This mass shutoff effort represents a second wave of ...

Read more

Detroit poets offer optimism with new releases

Detroit poetry has two new offerings to the world this week with the release of a new album from Shaun Moore-Bey and Detroit Bleu, and a book by Joel “Fluent” Greene. These artists represent the optimism of the city’s culture and the determination of local independent artists. Both will hold release parties March 29. Shaun Moore-Bey and Detroit Bleu’s album, “2 Generations of Poetic C.O.O.L.,” is a double C ...

Read more

Detroit Raw

The Democrats have their own Crimea, a.k.a. Detroit. The Dem invasion is underway. The Dem mantra is: “We must get rid of Snyder.” It is hard to disagree with that. Yet, such a ding bat assertion begs the issue. What do “we” replace Snyder with? Oh, anyone but Snyder? Cowering in the ring is Schauer. Not exactly a crowd pleaser, but Mark is the anointed one. Democratic Party democracy dredges up memories of ...

Read more

Crime summary

On March 20 at approximately 12:50 p.m. in the 14800 block of Marlowe, narcotics crews conducted a raid. Officers arrested one suspect and recovered five packs of heroin, four bags of cocaine and other narcotic paraphernalia. The suspect was taken to the Detroit Detention Center for processing without incident. ...

Read more

© 2012 The Michigan Citizen All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Scroll to top