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  • The long road to renovating a neighborhood jewel

    Detroit neighborhoods try to figure how to remake their communities. One is pinning hopes on something it still has…

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  • StoryCorps: A Father Tries to Protect His Record Store on 12th Street in 1967

    “I would start out on the night in a hot summer day. It was in July of 1967 and…

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  • Chaldean State Lawmaker Who Endorsed Trump: Community Feels Slighted

    “We have laws, we’d like to enforce them, but we won’t take it to the next level of throwing…

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  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Blight and illegal dumping

    One of the big issues in Detroit is blight. People walking away from their properties or foreclosures are the…

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  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Expanding the Green Light initiative

    The Detroit Police Department started promoting its Green Light initiative in January of 2016. It began as a response…

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  • Crime in Detroit neighborhoods: Where are the police?

    Detroit’s reputation as a high crime city has not gone away, but its crime rate is down substantially. It’s…

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  • Is the Tax Foreclosure Process Good for Wayne County but Bad for Detroit?

    Annie Perry … waiting for her number to be called at a foreclosure prevention meeting.

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  • How’s Detroit’s Housing Landscape Doing?

    “Wayne County is unfortunately the leading entity dealing with this problem,”

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  • The Future of Most Business Districts Outside of Downtown Detroit Is Uncertain

    There are small business districts throughout Detroit that are barely hanging on.

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  • Detroit’s socio-economic laboratory: Morningside

    Private foundations are testing projects to see what might spark neighborhood revival.

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