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Court OKs DTE power plant permits

The Court of Appeals has upheld state permits for DTE Energy’s modifications of its coal-fired power plant on the Lake Erie shore in Monroe, Mich., despite objections by a major environmental group. In a unanimous opinion, the court rejected the Sierra Club’s challenge to permits issued by the Department of Environmental Quality in 2010 and 2012. ...

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A look at Loyola

Although the school has an enrollment of only 142 boys, it has made a big impact on the student body it serves. Located at 15325 Pinehurst near Fenkell, Loyola High School has been a pillar in the northwest Detroit neighborhood where it stands. Although known for its athletic program, there’s more to the Loyola High School than just its Bulldog varsity and junior varsity sports teams. ...

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On Nov. 24 at approximately 4:00 p.m., in the area of Esper and Manor, the 30-year-old male victim was conducting a sale of a Play Station game that was listed on Craig’s list. The suspect then produced a handgun and announced a robbery. The victim, who is a licensed C.P.L. holder, produced his weapon and fired a shot which struck the suspect. The suspect then fled on foot. The victim was admitted to local ...

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Protestors call for closing of check cashing store

The Coalition for Justice and Respect for Black Life rallied Nov. 29 for the immediate closure of an east side check cashing store where an alleged sexual assault of a local resident took place. The community organization formed after the alleged assault of a pregnant woman at the Gratiot Check Cashing store on Gratiot and Knodell. ...

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Giving back tasted delicious

The Second Annual Detroit Red Carpet Backyard BBQ took place Nov. 17 at Bert’s complex in Eastern Market. Chef Toney served up hot meals TO 10,000 hungry and low-income Michiganders. The event was created by entrepreneur, author and real estate specialist Robert Shumake with collaboration from the Coalition on Temporary Shelter, Transforming Life Group, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and the CARICOM Cauc ...

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Highland Park businesses unite

The Highland Park Business Association hosted their annual meeting and holiday reception at the Wayne Metro building on Nov. 21.Awards were presented to Errol Service of McDonald’s for starting the Highland Park classic car cruise; Highland Park Fire Chief Derek Hillman; Debbie Schutt, executive director of WA3, for their work on revitalizing the Ford plant; and Teresa Harrington from Wayne Metro. A perform ...

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‘Discover the wonders’ of the Detroit Public Library

The Detroit Public Library doesn’t simply house a wealth of knowledge; it is a treasure trove of art, architecture and history. The Main Library on Woowdward was built in 1921 and designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert; it houses an array of murals, a mosaic comprised of 416,000 pieces of colored glass, a Pewabic fireplace and the oldest working elevator in the city of Detroit. Additionally, the Detroi ...

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