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Transforming Detroit involves everyone

Another year has passed and my city continues to suffer. Several notable successes, however, buoy my spirit and give me hope for the future. ! The Urban Agriculture Ordinance was passed, the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework was released, and the Detroit Environmental Agenda was completed. These accomplishments show we are on the right track. ...

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Franklin-Wright Settlements 132nd Anniversary Celebration

The Detroit Historical Society was the setting for the Dec. 14 Franklin Wright Settlements, Inc. 132nd Anniversary Celebration. The Spirit of Giving Awards saluted the commitment and dedication of five “givers:” U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Stephen Henderson, editor of the Detroit Free Press; Joyce Hayes Giles, DTE foundation; Randy Scott, an educator and nationally renowned saxophonist and Dee Dee Odom, M ...

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At approximately 9:00 p.m., Dec. 10, the victims (female, 21 and male, 24) were in the area of Schoolcraft and Cherrylawn, when they were approached by the suspect. He took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency and personal property. The suspect then allowed the victims to drive away and then he fired several shots at their vehicle striking the front side passenger window and shattering the glass. ...

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‘Duggan names cabinet’

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan has named his cabinet, according to a Fox 2 news report. Reportedly, Lisa Howze will serve as chief of staff; Ike McKinnon, deputy mayor; Butch Hollowell, corporate counsel; John Hill, chief financial officer Charlie Beckham will oversee the Department of Neighborhoods; and Gary Brown will remain in Operations, currently part of EM Kevyn Orr’s office. ...

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Retirement Gala Tribute Honoring JoAnn Watson (Video)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 during the “Retirement Gala Tribute Honoring JoAnn Watson” for a Decade of Service on the Detroit City Council with Dr. Julianne Malveaux as Mistress of Ceremonies and Keynote Address by Dick Gregory (African American comedian and civil rights activist) at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, 315 E. Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. ...

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Breya Shelton, African American female, 12, was last seen by her friend on the way home from school on Dec. 2. Her friend stated she got off the bus at Seven Mile and the Lodge and Shelton stayed on the bus. Shelton has not been seen or heard from since. ...

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