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Metro Times is getting a new website today

Your favorite local alternative weekly is getting a digital facelift at around 4 p.m. today, and we need your help. If you, dear reader, spot anything amiss or notice that any of our regular features are not working properly, do give us a shout in the comment section below or on social media. If, on […]

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More than 120000 customers across metro Detroit left in the dark by today's storms

More than 120000 customers across metro Detroit left in the dark by today's storms A look at the DTE outage map shows most of the power outages are north and west of the city of Detroit. CLICK HERE TO CHECK THE POWER OUTAGE MAP ONLINE. If you see a power line down in your area, […]

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Lessenberry on the battle to ban the Metro Times

Turns out, our very own Jack Lessenberry knows the Grosse Pointer seeking to ban the MT: Ten years or so ago, a woman named Andrea Lavigne sat in on some media survey classes I was teaching at Wayne State University. She was in her late 30s or early 40s, and seemed to be searching for […]

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Proposal 1 popular among Metro Detroit leaders, but one outspoken mayor calls it a gamble

Eliminating the personal property tax, argues Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, will benefit businesses at the risk of taking away funds for local municipal services, if revenue replacement mechanisms at issue in a statewide August vote don’t function as planned. Full News here – Detroit News

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DIA begins installing art reproductions at 80 outdoor sites around metro Detroit

Associated Press – WIXOM — The Detroit Institute of Arts will begin installing reproductions of masterpieces at outdoor sites throughout metro Detroit on Thursday, starting in Wixom. This marks the fifth year of the DIA’s Inside/Out project. More than 80 high-quality reproductions of paintings from the museum’s collection will be placed in eight communities this […]

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Metro Times appears on Fox2 to promote Pig and Whiskey

Metro Times appeared on Fox2 earlier today with Detroit BBQ to offer a sneak peek of what’s to come at our upcoming Pig and Whiskey event. If you missed the segment, catch it below and head to pigandwhiskeyferndale.com for more event info. Fox 2 News Headlines The post Metro Times appears on Fox2 to promote […]

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Nice-looking weather forecast for metro Detroit!

Nice-looking weather forecast for metro Detroit! Skies will become mostly clear overnight, with lows once again averaging mid 50s for lows. Wind becoming calm. Mostly sunny on Friday, with some puffy cumulus clouds popping up in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 70s. Partly cloudy Friday night, with … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Watch bow-tied economist excitedly explain Metro Detroit’s real estate market, macro economy

Energetic economist Elliot Eisenberg says that, for the moment, things are (mostly) looking up for the Metro Detroit real estate market, and even for the economy as a whole. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Forecast: 1 more cool day for metro Detroit

Forecast: 1 more cool day for metro Detroit Widely scattered showers should taper off during the evening hours, and we should end up dry for most of the night. It's going to be a chilly one, with lows in the low 50s in the heart of the metro area, and even some mid to upper […]

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Metro Detroit’s ‘Ask Dr. Nandi’ earns $1.5 million film incentive

The Michigan Film office has awarded $ 1.5 million to an hour-long television show by Dr. Partha Nandi, a Troy-based gastroenterologist. Full News here – Detroit News

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Need a job? AT&T has 106 openings in Metro Detroit

Need a job? AT&T is hiring for 106 positions in Metro Detroit. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Read “To all of my sisters,” a poem submitted to Metro Times by former Mich. prisoner Sylvester Long

Sylvester Long was born and raised in Detroit. In 1985, at age 26, he went to prison, and served 15 years in 16 different Michigan facilities. “To all of my sisters” is a poem he wrote in 1986, while incarcerated. He sent it to MT last week. It moved us, so we thought we’d share […]

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Metro Detroit Youth Day remains a success as thousands of youth flock to Belle Isle

DETROIT — It was a cool and comfortable day on Belle Isle for the 32nd annual Metro Detroit Youth Day on Wednesday. An estimated 40,000 youth and volunteers came together for a day filled with activities, ceremonies, entrainment and educational… Full News here – Detroit News

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Plans for long-awaited hotel in Metro Detroit’s Royal Oak delayed

Plans for a highly anticipated hotel development in downtown Royal Oak appear to have taken a minor step backward, after the City Commission agreed unanimously to send the project back to the Planning Commission for consideration. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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United outsourcing jobs at Detroit Metro, 11 other airports

Associated Press – DALLAS  — United Airlines is outsourcing more than 600 jobs at 12 airports around the country, including Detroit Metro, to cut costs while adding jobs at other airports. The airline said Monday that it notified employees of the decision, which had been expected since May. They include ticket and gate agents and […]

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