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Blight in our community

Blight is the new word of the day. As federal officials left town in the wake of promises to free up money for Detroit, images of burned out houses and falling down structures dominated discussions of our city. In the selective reporting of mainstream media, we are told Detroit has an unknown number of abandoned houses with estimates ranging between 78,000 and 91,000 homes. The impression is that each of th ...

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‘Magic’ at State Fair

Lansing native Earvin “Magic” Johnson and business partners, Marvin Beatty and Joel Ferguson, could soon begin development on 157 acres of land at the old State Fair Grounds. Developers say the project includes more than retail, as they are considering single-family and senior residential housing. The site plan also includes a movie theater, entertainment venues and preservation of some historic buildings. ...

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Soul food gets healthy

Detroit Vegan Soul (DVS) celebrates the grand opening of their brick-and-mortar café Sept. 28 from 3-7 p.m. The event will feature live music, a ribbon cutting and a free tasting of some of DVS’ most popular dishes. DVS began in February 2012 as a meal delivery and catering company. Its founders say they started the business to “make good, healthy food accessible to everyone and break the cycle of diet-rela ...

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