Author archive for Bridge Magazine

  • Detroit court gets tough on traffic tickets. County taxpayers get stuck with tab

    A get-tough approach is sending scofflaws to jail for unpaid misdemeanor tickets.

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  • One envelope holds her fate. Is she getting deported today?

    looking for a government official who held a sheet of paper with her fate written on it.

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  • Detroit cites progress, but water shutoffs actually rose last year

    Residential shutoffs spiked 18 percent in 2016: A staggering 83,000 homes have lost water service.

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  • Top of the pecking order: Meet your Detroit Chicken

    Perhaps the most New Detroit thing about the Detroit chicken is this: It’s a work of art, literally.

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  • One promise Mike Duggan can’t keep?

    Detroit’s mayor has said early and often he should be judged by whether Detroit gains population. So far, it…

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  • That Detroit rarity: a home mortgage

    Can you call it a comeback if mortgages are only written in a few communities? Several years into a…

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  • How Trump can help Detroit

    The new president has been criticized by African-American and urban leaders for his broad-stroke, apocalyptic view of inner-city neighborhoods…

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  • Activists and youth from several community groups gathered Feb. 20 at Osborn High in Detroit to protest the state's plan to close up to 38 low-performing schools, 25 of which are in Detroit.

    Michigan shuts down bad schools. Leading states build them up.

    Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.

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  • Detroit churches face off with mayor over spike in water bills

    Noah had to deal with a deluge. So do Detroit faith leaders, in the form of sharply rising bills…

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  • How one businesswoman is drawing inspiration from a legendary madam

    Bailey Sisoy Isgro never knew Helen McGowan, the infamous “Motor City Madam,” whose women catered to Detroit’s discretion-seeking power…

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