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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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Chief Craig gets DPD in order

Five months into his command of the Detroit Police Department, Chief James Craig has announced a reorganization of DPD. Craig explained at a press conference Oct. 8 the appointments made to his new executive team are a part of his “commitment to ensure the best possible leadership is in place.” ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Motown legend Maxine Powell was a lady for all seasons who helped those most in need of handling themselves and fame. My superficial contact with Madame Powell consisted of giving her a ride to work as she waited on a bus around Livernois, and seeing her assist Councilwoman Martha Reeves on the 13th floor of the Coleman A. Young City-County building. Goodness knows there were elected officials then and now ...

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Big visions, big grant, big growth

In September, the Arts League of Michigan received the largest single year grant Knight Arts Challenge has yet bestowed — $100,000. The grant will be used for multiple programs at the Virgil H. Carr Cultural Arts Center. The over 40,000 square foot multi-story Carr Center, home of the Arts League, is located in 118 year-old building overlooking Paradise valley Park in downtown Detroit. Originally built as a ...

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