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Blight in our community

Blight is the new word of the day. As federal officials left town in the wake of promises to free up money for Detroit, images of burned out houses and falling down structures dominated discussions of our city. In the selective reporting of mainstream media, we are told Detroit has an unknown number of abandoned houses with estimates ranging between 78,000 and 91,000 homes. The impression is that each of th ...

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Detroit to be in ‘perpetual debt’

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr does not plan to investigate possible fraud, is unaware of a major revenue source for the city and will implement a plan that will put the city on a track to perpetual debt, according to Attorney Jerry Goldberg, Moratorium Now activist. “The city is trying to do a forbearance deal,” Goldberg said in an interview. Moratorium Now is trying to stop Orr’s move to pay off mega banks U ...

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Council meeting gets heated

In the Sept. 24 council session, Asst. Corporation Counsel Lewis Smith stormed out of the meeting after being questioned by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson. Prior to his reaction, the council inquired about a written response from the law department regarding Watson’s request for representation in Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s bankruptcy filing. ...

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