Daily Archive: May 22, 2013

    Shinola Brings Manufacturing Back to Detroit

    ALEX STCHEKINE, bicycle production and special projects, affixes the name plate to a Bixby model bicycle at Shinola’s Detroit facility.- Jim Campbell, photo. Shinola, currently headquartered in the College for Creative Studies’ Alfred E. Taubman Center for Design Education at 485 W. Milwaukee St., manufactures bicycles,…

    Detroit One Seeks to Achieve Thriving City

    Detroit is a city with a rich history, but the future of Detroit depends on creating a safe space where people can live, work and invest. Detroit One is a new law enforcement and community initiative designed to achieve a thriving city. In 2012, Detroit experienced 387 homicides, more than one a day, a total that is…

    An Answer to Unemployment: A jobs-for-all bill

    It has been five years since the financial crisis struck, and progress in putting the unemployed back to work still lags, with no end in sight. With almost 12 million Americans unemployed and millions more underemployed, we have waited long enough for government action. Listen to the stories of the unemployed, and you will…

    Duggan: Don’t put Detroit Police and Fire Under Authority

    Mayoral candidate Mike Duggan is unrelenting in his opposition to authorities for Detroit. Since his campaign for mayor began, Duggan has been opposing any publicly created bodies to oversee the city’s institutions like the health department, saying addressing the city’s difficult challenges should be left to the ele…

    Ken Salmon: The face of Grand Hotel

    When you enter the dining room at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, odds are you will be greeted by Ken Salmon, the hotel’s vice president for hospitality and maitre d. Salmon, who first came to the island as a teenager, is in his 43rd year at the island’s iconic institution. And if you are a previous guest at the h…

    The Unsinkable Mr. Patterson

    One might think coming face-to-face with the grim reaper following a major auto accident where doctors told his family he had a 3 percent chance of survival might dramatically change someone. Not so for Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. At least not when it comes to his politics and his larger than life John W…

    Food Assistance Dollars Spent at Supermarkets on Nutritious Foods

    A majority of people on government food programs get their food from large grocery stores according to a new report, which means they have a wide variety of foods available. More than 82 percent of SNAP benefits (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps) are redeemed at supermarkets and superstores…

    Orr: ‘Detroit has no choice’

    Emergency manager takes on critics in candid interview about city’s futureKEVYN ORR, Detroit’s emergency financial manager, discusses the challenges facing Detroit while admonishing his critics to look at the facts on the city’s books. — Andre Smith photosKevyn Orr, Detroit’s emergency financial manager, unfazed by criticisms and mounting o…