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Detroit schools manager lays out plan to improve district

Associated Press – The state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit’s public schools says improving programs to better educate students and stabilizing cash flow are among 10 areas he will focus on. Darnell Earley says his management plan, which was released Tuesday, will guide district restructuring efforts over the next 17 months. He also delivered a required […]

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DPS Emergency Manager details operating plan

It’s the latest in a lengthy series of turnaround plans for Detroit Public Schools. Darnell Earley, the district’s fourth emergency manager, is making his first attempt at restructuring a district that is still dogged by deficits. . Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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New Jersey taps former Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr in Atlantic City takeover

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday announced a state takeover of Atlantic City, and former Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr will play a role in efforts to help the struggling coastal city recover from financial crisis. Full News here – Detroit News

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See new Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s $225,000-per-year contract

Darnell Earley, whose career of late had been that of a municipal budget butcher, has come to Detroit with his knives sharpened. Full News here – Detroit News

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Muskegon Heights city manager named city manager of Flint

Associated Press – Flint’s state-appointed emergency manager has named Muskegon Heights city manager Natasha Henderson to the same job in Flint. Darnell Earley introduced Henderson at a City Hall reception Tuesday afternoon. The Flint Journal says the other finalists were ex-East Point, Ga., manager Ellis Mitchell; ex-Hot Springs, Ark., manager Scott Randall; and ex-Rye, New […]

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Michigan: Detroit Manager Ends Work

Michigan: Detroit Manager Ends Work Rick Snyder on Tuesday agreed to end Detroit's status as a city in financial emergency and to send home the emergency manager he appointed in March 2013 to oversee the city through its crisis. In a letter to Kevyn D. Orr, the emergency manager, Mr. Full News here – Read […]

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Q&A: Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg shares Shady XV insight, plans for label after release

DETROIT, MI — To call the last 15 years Paul Rosenberg has spent with Marshall Mathers (a.k.a. Eminem) “a wild ride” would be an enormous understatement. Rosenberg has been Eminem’s manger through his addiction, recovery and reflection during the period and saw his friend go from selling $ 6 cassette tapes to “Rap God” status. […]

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Emergency manager on Detroit water system: ‘Somebody’s got to pay for that’

A day after a pair of United Nations activists admonished the city for cutting off water from residents behind on their bills, Emergency Manger Kevyn Orr defended Detroit’s policy and efforts to help low-income customers deal with overdue bills. Full News here – Detroit News

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Madonna’s manager vows to revolutionize music industry; Material Girl to release new album

DETROIT, MI — Guy Oseary, Madonna’s longtime manager, claims he’s got a plan with Live Nation and eight other music executives that will revolutionize the music industry while album sales continue to plummet. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Packard Plant project manager: Half-billion-dollar Detroit redevelopment is happening

Kari Smith, a historic preservationist and project manager for Arte Express, the Peru-based development firm of Spaniard Fernando Palazuelo, said bringing the sprawling, Albert-Kahn-designed property back to life is seen as a step toward revitalizing the city’s entire east side. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit Emergency Manager: Art sale would have been harmful

The man who took Detroit into bankruptcy defended a decision to keep valuable art off the auction block, telling a judge Friday it would greatly harm a city museum and cause turmoil in the community, especially among powerful, wealthy patrons. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit Emergency Manager Recalls City's 'Dire' Situation

Detroit Emergency Manager Recalls City's 'Dire' Situation Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager shepherding Detroit through its record municipal bankruptcy, told a judge about the tough situation Michigan's biggest city faced when he was asked to help get its house back in order. Core services were “substandard” … Full News here – Read more on Bloomberg

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Live updates: Detroit Emergency Manager takes stand in bankruptcy trial

Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, who took Detroit into bankruptcy proceedings in July 2013, took the stand in the trial of the city’s debt adjustment plan Wednesday. Full News here – Detroit News

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Detroit school board votes to remove manager

Associated Press – Immediate changes aren’t expected after the board of the Detroit Public Schools voted to remove the district’s state-appointed emergency manager. The Detroit Free Press reported that Monday’s vote was the third time that board members have voted out Jack Martin. A dispute over the state’s emergency manager law — and whether Martin can […]

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DPS board votes to end emergency manager control

On Monday night, Detroit’s Renaissance High School auditorium board members met, and unanimously decided that Emergency Manager Jack Martin must go.  Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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