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Downtown property owners vote to tax themselves $  4M a year for BIZ zone

Downtown property owners vote to tax themselves $4M a year for BIZ zone

Amy Haimerl – The Downtown Business Improvement Zone is a reality. Today downtown Detroit property owners voted to voluntarily tax themselves at a collective rate of $ 4 million per year to fund cleanup, safety and beautification efforts. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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New deals reached in bankruptcy pension battle

Sources inside closed-door mediation tell 7 Action News two major players in Detroit’s Bankruptcy case have just reached tentative agreements.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit Sells Homes for $1000

Detroit Sells Homes for 00 Detroit has started to auction homes for as little as $ 1,000 each. Its Building Detroit website launched Monday with 15 homes and a series of rules buyers must follow once they take possession of the properties. The action suggests just how far Detroit … Full News here – Read […]

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Study: Michigan CEOs make 171 times more than average worker; Detroit execs dominate list of highest paid

Chief executives of publicly traded companies in Michigan make 171 times more than the average worker in the state, and 455 times more than the earnings of full time minimum wage workers, according to the AFL-CIO’s 2014 Executive PayWatch. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Tickets for Steven Spielberg and John Williams Detroit Symphony Orchestra show sell out in 15 minutes

With two icons of American cinema on the bill, demand for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s one-time benefit concert featuring Steven Spielberg and John Williams was swift and fierce. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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City Slang: Music review roundup

Send CDs, vinyl, cassettes, demos and 8-tracks to Brett Callwood, Metro Times, 1200 Woodward Heights, Ferndale MI 48220. Email MP3s and streaming links to bcallwood@metrotimes.com. Ricky Rat’s Tokyo Pop/Glitter People (New Fortune) 7” single highlights all that’s great about the Trash Brats guitarist, but also his limitations. The man can write a bubblegum rock ’n’ […]

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7 Action News hosts Detroit 2020 Awards

On Tuesday,  7 Action News hosted the third annual Detroit 2020 Awards with the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences choir providing the entertainment. The Detroit 2020 Awards recognize nine outstanding community organizations that unify, inspire and act in the Detroit region. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Quicken Loans donating $1 million to Detroit and Cleveland charities as part of $1 billion bracket challenge

The mortgage lender had agreed along with Warren Buffett to give away $ 1 billion to anyone who perfectly filled out a bracket for the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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2014 NHL playoffs preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

2014 NHL playoffs preview: Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings Detroit's streak of 22 (now 23) consecutive postseason appearances was put in peril thanks to multiple visits from the Injury Ninja. Pavel Datsyuk (knee) just returned after a five-week absence, while Henrik Zetterberg (back) hasn't been on the ice … Full News here – Read […]

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Red Wings’ Tomas Tatar looking forward to facing friend, fellow countryman Zdeno Chara in playoffs

The 5-foot-10 Tatar likes to get his nose dirty around the net. The 6-foot-9 Chara likes punishing players around the net. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Opinion: Michigan State will remain Big Ten contender, Sweet 16 fixture despite losing 3 starters

Michigan State has been to the NCAA tourney 17 consecutive seasons, the longest active streak among Big Ten teams. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Overnight dusting gives Detroit snowiest winter on record

DETROIT, MI – With a dusting of snow early Tuesday morning, the 2013-14 winter has officially been the snowiest on record in Metro Detroit. According to the National Weather Service, 94.8 inches of snow has fallen in the Detroit area… Full News here – Detroit News

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Ed Sheeran, Icona Pop & more to perform at Metro Detroit’s Meadow Brook Music Festival

DETROIT, MI — The Amp Live 2014 festival with Ed Sheeran, Austin Mahone, Icona Pop and Little Mix will take place June 12 at Meadow Brook Music Festival in Rochester. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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No pension cuts for retired police and fire

Detroit Bankruptcy Mediators have announced that the City of Detroit and the Retired Detroit Police and Firefighters Association have a reached a deal regarding pensions and health benefits. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit Church Organizes Benefit Concert For Steven Utash

Detroit Church Organizes Benefit Concert For Steven Utash DETROIT (WWJ) – A local minister is working to raise money for the Macomb County man who was brutally beaten by a mob after accidentally hitting a young boy while driving in Detroit. Rev. David Bullock, spokesperson for Change Agent Consortium and … Full News here – Read […]

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