Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Trenton resident Willie Lee Wimberly, 30, faces charges in connection with a road rage shooting on Jan. 31 on westbound Interstate 94 in Detroit, according to WDIV.
A preliminary hearing of the evidence against a Trenton man was adjourned Wednesday until Feb. 20 at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. Willie Lee Wimberly, 30, and Steve Deshaun Smith-Rush, 33, of Inkster, face charges in connection with a road rage shooting that occurred on New Year's Eve on Interstate 94 in Detroit, according to WDIV. Maria Miller, of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office, said the exam was adjourned after a man scheduled to testify in the freeway shooting case was shot to death Tuesday night. Miller added an investigation into the man's death has begun. Look to Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch for more information on this story. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Leave a comment to let us know what you think about a possible new sports arena in downtown Detroit.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
Leave a comment below to let us know what you think about a proposed development in downtown Detroit that could be the new home of the Detroit Red Wings.
Do you support a new sports arena in downtown Detroit? That’s what Patch wants to know this week after Mike Ilitch announced plans to develop a new district downtown that would include a “multi-purpose events center,” according to HuffPost Detroit. The new development could replace Joe Louis Arena as home to the Detroit Red Wings, the NHL team that Ilitch owns. Olympia Development said the events center alone could create 5,500 jobs and that the entire development would create approximately 8,500 jobs. What do you think? Do you want a new arena downtown? Would it help Detroit? Would it help–or hurt—other communities in southeastern Michigan? Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Salvation Army has a number of open positions at each of its 33 Salvation Army Thrift Stores and three warehouses throughout southeast Michigan.
Finding employment has been difficult for many Michiganders lately, perhaps no more so than those living in the greater Detroit communities. In doing their part to help fight unemployment, the Salvation Army is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 and 9 a.m. to noon July 18 at the Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center, 1627 W. Fort Street, in Detroit. The Salvation Army plans to hire several people to fill a number of positions at its 33 thrift stores and three warehouses across southeast Michigan, and plans to do on-the-spot hiring at the job fair. Available positions include: Those interested in management positions must have two to five years of supervisory experience to qualify. Truck driving candidates need a …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Here is what Patch readers around Michigan had to say in response to a blog post by Huffington Post Detroit blogger Toby Barlow on Thursday.
Do the suburbs know Detroit? Not according to HuffPost Detroit blogger and author Toby Barlow, who argues that the suburbs don’t know the real Detroit and that they should embrace the city. "But you can't have a region without a center," Barlow said. "If you're from Detroit, you've got to know it and be a part of it, embracing all of its opportunities, its troubles and its beauty. Barlow argued that many suburbanites say they are from Detroit without really knowing what the city is like. The blog generated heated response on Facebook, Twitter and in the comments on some Patch sites, including this story on Rochester Patch. Some agreed with Barlow, and others disagreed vehemently. Regional editor Nancy Hanus captured much of the feedback on…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
More than 200 people attended the Michigan Film First Industry Update Tuesday in Bloomfield Hills to hear state Sen. Randy Richardville speak.
More than 200 actors, casting agents and film crew workers attended a two-hour session Tuesday evening to discuss reviving Michigan's once burgeoning film industry. State Sen. Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) told the crowd that he hopes a bill he introduced in Lansing will reinvigorate state's film industry. The bill, which is scheduled to go into committee next week, would address the need for Michigan to provide filmmakers with enough incentives to bring their film productions to the state. Senate Bill 569 is comparable to what other successful states offer, Richardville said at the Michigan Film First Film Industry Update in Bloomfield Hills. That was music to the ears of many in attendance. “I haven’t had an audition in months,” said …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …
Here are a few of the sights from the day when President Obama visited Detroit Monday to talk about jobs. Patch will be updating throughout the day.
President Obama talked about jobs during his visit to Detroit on Monday. After a performance by Aretha Franklin, the president delivered a speech to metro Detroiters and labor leaders. "If you want to know who helped lay these cornerstones of the American middle class, you just have to look at union labor. That's the bedrock this country is built on: Hard work. Sacrifice. Looking out for one another. ...," he told the crowd gathered next to the GM headquarters. "These are tough times for working Americans, and even tougher for those looking for work. And a lot of folks have been looking for work for a long time," he said. The president then said he wants to "fully restore the middle class in America." The president's comments were pro-…