Key oversight positions for police commissioners still open after almost 3 years — so, City’s Lawyers step in
Several months after the city notified the Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners it has been violating the City Charter for years, the BOPC says it will finally do something about it. The BOPC has dragged its collective feet on hiring for two key staff positions that make effective oversight of the Detroit Police Department possible. […]
At the same time it pushed for a steep rate hike this year, DTE Energy was shutting off Michigan customers’ electricity for nonpayment at its fastest clip in at least nine years.
At the halfway point and almost $300 million into the Detroit Institute of Arts’ tax millage from residents in the tri-county area, concerned members of Detroit’s art scene are questioning whether citizens have gotten their money’s worth.
Detroit’s homeless population has spiked but Huntington Place will no longer serve as warming center
Temperatures are quickly falling in Detroit and the city’s homeless population has been steadily increasing. After two years of offering shelter and other services through the nonprofit Pope Francis Center, the city’s largest convention center, Huntington Place, open its doors this winter to the city’s most vulnerable residents.
Check out 18 Detroit illustrators we — and Detour readers — are excited about right now to discover work you can admire, follow and even own.
Drive north on Alter Road away from Jefferson Avenue and most of the homes you’ll see are bungalows and cottages. But a little past Mack Avenue some townhomes stand out for how simple and seemingly out of place they are. The homes are, in a word, suburban.
At 54 years old, William Lewis is a first-time voter. It’s not that Lewis wasn’t interested in voting before this election cycle, for more than three decades he was denied the right to vote because of several felony convictions and then because he was serving a prison sentence.
Lead paint is a major threat to kids. Old Detroit homes are full of it, but the city keeps selling them
In Detroit, kids have higher rates of lead poisoning compared to the rest of the state and country. The primary way kids come in contact with lead is through paint in old homes. But demand for truly affordable places to live in Detroit is high. For people who are desperate for housing, the threat of lead exposure has to be balanced with the threat of other bad options, like homelessness.
Despite the Motor City moniker, owning a car isn’t a given in Detroit, where an estimated one in five households don’t own a vehicle. That makes public transit essential — as well as a core service for a thriving city.
The developer of a new luxury condo building in Brush Park demolished a historic carriage house in the process and is now being investigated by City Council about whether that action makes the project ineligible for tax credits.
The Downtown Development Authority, the beneficiary of more than $55 million in tax dollars captured from Detroit properties last year, has only met once in the last three months. It canceled more than half of its last 20 biweekly board meetings.
More than 10,800 Detroiters applied for the City of Detroit’s new water affordability plan since the program launched this summer.
A team within the Detroit Police Department found to be arresting residents for trespassing instead of letting civil eviction proceedings run their course is being investigated after reporting from Outlier Media.
To help Detroiters cast their ballots, satellite clerk’s offices will also open Monday, Oct. 17, and dropboxes for completed ballots are set up throughout the city.
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More pedestrians are killed by cars in Detroit than nearly every other city in the country.
Despite saying they don’t participate in evictions, a DPD team is working with landlords to arrest residents instead of relying on court orders.
In-person attendees faced difficulties hearing and entering the meeting last week discussing the contentious ShotSpotter surveillance system.
Kathleen Marcaccio is one of a handful of Preservation Detroit volunteers who guide tours of four historic Detroit cemeteries — Mount Olivet, Mount Elliott, Elmwood and Woodlawn — throughout October. […]
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