Author archive for Bridge Magazine

  • Detroit is violent. But is constant video surveillance the answer?

    The discussion is expected to be long, heated and spill over into next year.

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  • Breakthrough nears on mass transit tax in southeast Michigan

    The announcement, planned on or around Jan. 19, comes 14 months after voters rejected a $3 billion, 20-year tax for…

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  • Raped and left on the road, she said #MeToo. Jurors said ‘No, not you.’

    For every A-list actress or Olympic gold medalist who has bravely come forward to say “Me, too,” there are many…

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  • A fight for teachers weakens Detroit schools.

    “We needed to make sure we had enough teachers because that’s a huge thing for students when they come back…”

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  • Detroit shut water to 1 in 10 homes this year. Yes, that’s progress.

    Detroit has disconnected water to more than 17,600 homes this year.

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  • Detroit demo blitz linked to lead poisoning

    City’s former health leader charges that officials considered health concerns a ‘nuisance,’ and focused solely on tearing down blighted homes…

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  • American dream, Mexican nightmare: A Michigan mom’s life after deportation.

    It is Mexico itself, Juarez said, that scares her. Once again, a dead body was found near her home in…

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  • Michigan’s future at stake in fixing public education

    The latest news from Michigan’s classrooms continues to disturb.

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  • Is Detroit coming back? It depends on the neighborhood.

    Three miles away, McCarthy has another view. It’s of a spoon stirring pork and beans…

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  • Diary of a longshot: Inside Coleman Young’s no-frills bid for Detroit mayor.

    The grilled chicken came on Styrofoam plates…

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