Liquor stores, churches, businesses, life, and death along W Vernor Hwy from Patton Park to Clark Park in Southwest Detroit.
Its that time of year again! Fall is upon us. That means lots of things including that the cruising season is wrapping up. Majestics Car Club's Hot Sunday tradition has informally marked the end of the lowrider season in Detroit as Cinco de Mayo has signaled its start.
Local riders from various clubs as well as several out of town guests line Clark Park's Scotten Street border and enjoy food and company with fellow cruisers and their families. Lowrider parents and their children get the opportunity to socialize one last time with other clubs' families before everyone heads indoors for the year.
By insidesouthwest / in Featured, 48209, Crime and Safety / August 28, 2014
The tree that fell in yesterday's storms still lays across Falcon St near Elsmere in Southwest Detroit. One neighbor's car and three neighbors' homes were damaged. The power was restored and the new light was installed today around the tree somehow. Hopefully we can get this gone next so that our neighbors can carry on.
UPDATE: Late last night Jeff Madison and his crew showed up to clear the road. He said the City of Detroit contracted with his company to get the tree removed and that they still have a LOT of work to do from the storm. Falcon Street residents were happy to see them even though it was 11:30 PM.
By insidesouthwest / in Featured, 48209, Youth / May 23, 2014
Detroit Cristo Rey, Western International, and Cesar Chavez Academy high schools are wrapping up this season's play. Several games over the past couple days between the local teams marks the end of an exciting season. Historical Fort Wayne and Patton Park are shown in the photos and are host fields of area high school's girls soccer programs.
Once a year students of Vistas Nuevas Head Start all across Southwest Detroit get to create and parade their miniature animal floats. Its a day of pride and fun for all as parents join their students on a walk through the neighborhood together with school staff. Neighbors are often delighted to see the display and come out on their porches to watch and wave. Shown in the photos is one center's journey down Lawndale from Chamberlain to Gartner and back. If you are a parent and you or your child is pictured here and you did not receive your print please contact us at (313) 744-20777. Keep an eye out for your local head start's parade.
The following is an update from State Representative Rashida Tlaib originally shared via social media:
Many residents have asked me for an update on the two bridges connecting our southwest neighborhoods. The Fort Street Bascule bridge project will be open to traffic on November 21, 2014. The entire project will be completed by May 15, 2015. Please contact Bonnie Yu, MDOT Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Jefferson Bridge is less definite. I have been told by Wayne County (who owns and operates that bridge) that it will open some time in 2015. I understand the bridge was insured when it was damaged and Wayne County is going through the process to begin the repairs needed to reopen.
These bridges directly connect our families to emergency services so I will do my best to continue to monitor the progress and keep you all updated.
State Representative for Michigan's 6th House District
La siguiente es una actualización de la Representante Estatal Rashida Tlaib originalmente compartida a través de las redes sociales:
Muchos residentes me han pedido una actualización de los dos puentes que conectan nuestros barrios del sudoeste. El proyecto del puente basculante de la calle Fort estará abierto al tráfico el 21 de noviembre de 2014. Todo el proyecto se completará el 15 de mayo de 2015. Por favor, póngase en contacto con Bonnie Yu, Gerente del Proyecto MDOT a través de email@example.com si tiene alguna pregunta.
El puente de Jefferson es menos definida. El Condado de Wayne me ha reportado (que posee y opera el puente) que abrirá algunas veces en 2015. Entiendo que el puente no estaba asegurado cuando fue dañado y el condado de Wayne está pasando por el proceso para comenzar las reparaciones necesarias para volver a abrir.
Estos puentes conectan directamente a nuestras familias a los servicios de emergencia, así que haré mi mejor esfuerzo para seguir vigilando el progreso y mantenerlos actualizados.
Representante Estatal de la 6th Casa del Distrito de Michigan
Cesar Chavez Academy teachers, parents, and students march from Vernor and Wendell to Pitt and Carson and back in Southwest Detroit. The march, organized by the AFT, was coordinated in response to demands placed on the the school district's administration. Marchers said they showed up to advocate for improved conditions for teachers, parents, and students of the district.
Immediately surrounding Central and Pitt is quite a diversity of housing types. High rise apartments, low rise apartments, 2-family flats, and single residences crowd the area around Harms Elementary. The density here is unlike most other places in the neighborhood or even across the city. It supports the businesses in the area including Azteca Supermarket and beyond to Vernor and Central.
THE DETROIT NEWS, by Mark Hicks
Excerpt: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez recognizes her high-profile position as the Detroit City Council’s first Latina member.
But having connected with people from many backgrounds over the years is an asset for her new role. “That’s really what shaped me,” the southwest Detroit native said Wednesday night. “My hope is to be able to represent those diverse perspectives.”
A ceremonial swearing-in was held for Castaneda-Lopez, the newly elected Detroit council member from the 6th District, who officially takes office in January. Castaneda-Lopez’s presence on the council represents a new chapter in the city’s history.