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Cleaning up the neighborhood

Volunteers, working with United Neighbors Association, cleaned up dump sites in the city, Oct. 12. It was the third cleanup of the year, they said. Charlene Johnson is CEO of United Neighbors; Elaine McKenzie is president. Working on Brush Street dumps sites were Alma Harris, Loretta Stafford, Farrand Park, Denzel and Jeremy Barber, Stanley Bridges, Willie Dawkins, Clarence Harris, Derrell Juster. McLean, F ...

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Detroiters honored with peacemaker awards

On Nov. 17, the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Wayne State University will host the 2013 Max Mark-Cranbrook Peace Lecture and Peacemaker Awards ceremony on WSU's campus in Spencer Partrich Auditorium and McGregor Memorial Conference Center. According to their Web site, the Center was founded in 1965 “to provide interdisciplinary, university-wide, academic programs in the field of domestic ...

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Positive ‘Impact’

Calvin Colbert has been working with Detroit youth for 23 years. In 1991, he founded Detroit Impact, a youth leadership program designed for young people ages 6-17. The program, which began as an outreach through the Compassionate Ministry of the Church of Nazareth, has classes that range from video game design to improving fundamental school skills. ...

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Bus drivers demand police protection while driving

Close to 200 bus drivers and supporters marched in front of the Spirit of Detroit, Oct. 21, demanding police protection while they work, clean and safe buses, and repairs on idled vehicles so that service improves. “(Emergency Manager Kevyn) Orr spent millions on consultants. We say pay police, give them overtime, whatever it takes. Get them riding the buses,” said Fred Westbrook, president of American Tran ...

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