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Bills OK’d to help Detroiters avoid foreclosure

Associated Press – LANSING — Bills approved overwhelmingly by the Legislature would give 20,000 Detroit homeowners the ability to restructure their property tax debts to avoid foreclosure and stay in their homes, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said. The legislation would cut interest on back taxes from 18 percent to 6 percent and let homeowners enter […]

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U-M wants state help to fund $242M in building upgrades on Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn campuses

The University of Michigan Board of Regents will vote Thursday on whether to approve a capital outlay request to partially fund $ 242 million in facility upgrades for three buildings located on its Ann Arbor, Flint and Dearborn campuses. Full News here – Detroit News

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Playing 2 point guards at once could help Pistons

Playing 2 point guards at once could help Pistons Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy has been reluctant (stubborn?) toward the idea of using his point guards — Brandon Jennings, D.J. Augustin and possibly Spencer Dinwiddie — together in the backcourt. Unlike the 6-foot-6 Dinwiddie, Jennings and … Full News here – Read more on Detroit […]

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Four months after heavy rains, volunteers help Detroiters still struggling with flood damage

“It has been a problem to get local help.” So in came volunteers from other cities and states, called in by national community service organizations. A team of helping hands from Ohio, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Texas and Kalamazoo walked into Moorer’s home Thursday and got to work. Full News here – Detroit News

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Help find missing teen who is autistic

Detroit police are asking for the public’s help in finding Leron Grey, a 19-year-old who went missing on Tuesday. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Skillman Foundation to give $2M to help young men in Detroit

Associated Press – A $ 2 million grant is expected to help create a plan to boost young men in Detroit. The funding from the Detroit-based Skillman Foundation will allow Detroit to join other communities in making plans, Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley reports. Approximately 50 leaders from Detroit’s civic, corporate and philanthropic communities, including […]

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Bills vs. Jets in Detroit: Portion of 50K raised at game to help Buffalo disaster relief effort

The Detroit Lions not only let the Buffalo Bills borrow Ford Field for Monday night’s game against the New York Jets, but also its fundraising power. And it certainly paid off. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Michigan Sports Hall of Fame hires Troy ad agency to help boost revenue, find a new home

Bill Shea – The nonprofit Michigan Sports Hall of Fame said it has hired Troy-based advertising agency AFA Krause to “to create brand development programs and new revenue streams.” Financial details of the relationship were not disclosed. A message seeking additional details and an accounting of the hall’s current finances was left with the organization’s […]

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Watch students help paint downtown Detroit’s new public art alley

Video of students from the Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences contributing to a mural in downtown Detroit’s The Belt. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Students help open public art space in Detroit

There’s a new public art space you’ll want to check out the next time you’re in downtown Detroit. “The Belt”, created by the Detroit fine art gallery Library Street Collective and Bedrock Real Estate Services, is a public art display in the alley between the buildings of the Z garage connecting Grand River and Gratiot […]

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$5M gift to help finish senior living community on Detroit riverfront

Sherri Welch – Presbyterian Villages of Michigan Foundation has received a $ 5 million grant — the largest in its history — from the Edward N. and Della L. Thome Memorial Foundation to complete the final phase of a $ 43.5 million senior living community on Detroit’s east riverfront. In recognition of the gift, administered […]

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Fleetwood Mac celebrates hits with help from Kid Rock

Fleetwood Mac celebrates hits with help from Kid Rock "Thank you Detroit!" she exclaimed at the close of the song. (The current tour marks her first outing with the band since 1998's campaign behind "The Dance.") "I guess you did notice there is yet another blonde on the stage," Nicks said after McVie's … Full […]

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Detroit Police seek help in missing man search

The Detroit Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 61-year-old man. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Help for homeowners suffering from flood damage

Mitigation specialists continue their outreach in five new locations to give free advice on rebuilding properties damaged in the August floods. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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More small businesses in Michigan eligible for federal flooding help

Associated Press – Small businesses in more Michigan counties are eligible for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration following flooding in August. Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties were hit hard by the flooding. Officials announced this week that small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private nonprofits in counties adjacent to those counties […]

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