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Detroit mentors celebrate National Mentoring Month

In celebration of January being National Mentoring Month, Detroit area mentor turned social entrepreneur Rasheda Kamaria, held a Mentoring Month Mix and Mingle Jan. 25 at D:hive located in Detroit’s central business district. The event was an opportunity for mentors and mentees to learn about different mentoring organizations, take part in mentoring exercises and games along with a presentation from mentor ...

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Detroit contractors invited to bid on M-1 RAIL construction

Stacy and Witbeck, Inc., the construction manager for the M-1 RAIL Woodward Ave. street car project is soliciting bids for local contractors to work on M-1-related construction projects. Based in San Francisco, Calif., Stacy and Witbeck has built numerous streetcar and light rail projects across the country. The firm has been engaging Detroit community participation through meetings with contractors and joi ...

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On Jan. 24, at approximately 5:25 p.m. in the Harper and Whittier area, the 27-year-old male victim sustained a stab wound to the body during an altercation with unknown suspect. After the incident the victim fled the location and was unsure which direction the suspect fled. Victim is listed in temporary serious condition. ...

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Charges dismissed against Jones Day protestors

Judge Kenneth King of 36th District Court in Detroit dismissed all charges “without prejudice,” against Elena Herrada and Bill Wylie-Kellermann, Jan. 27. The two were arrested last April when they deliberately knelt down before Detroit City Council to protest the city contract with the Jones Day law firm. Acting as their own lawyer, Herrada and Wylie-Kellermann appeared in King’s court in their second attem ...

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On Jan. 18 at approximately 9:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Greyfriars, the 21-year-old male victim (pizza delivery driver) was delivering a pizza to the location when he was approached by two armed suspects who attempted to rob him. The victim tried to knock the weapon out of the suspects’ hand and fled, at which time he heard one shot and discovered that he was wounded. The victim is listed in temporary se ...

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