UPDATE: Fort Street and Oakwood, Jefferson Bridges

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, […]

GOODMAN: Take some time to get to know state Rep. Rashida Tlaib

DEARBORN PRESS AND GUIDE, by Morris Goodman Having had the pleasure of knowing state Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) of southwest Detroit for the last six years, I would like to introduce her to the readers of the Heritage Newspapers. Tlaib serves the cities of Ecorse, River Rouge and parts of Detroit. I have worked with […]

After long fight, new bridge for Detroit may be in sight

REUTERS UK, by Nick Carey Excerpt: A decade ago Les Cadman stopped making improvements to his small house in Detroit’s declining Delray district because it stood in the path of a proposed bridge to Windsor, Ontario, the bustling Canadian city just across the Detroit River. “Why bother fixing the place up when it looked like it […]

Sierra Club issues organization’s first Detroit State-of-the-Environment report

WDET 101.9, by Martina Guzman The Sierra Club’s Environmental Justice Program will issue the organization’s first-ever Detroit State-of-the-Environment report. Organizers will held the event at the Detroit Future City Offices in Eastern Market. Rhonda Anderson is an Environmental Justice Organizer for the Sierra Club. She says the Detroit Future City Framework did not address certain […]

Canada Moves Ahead w/ New Bridge Plans

WDET 101.9, by Pat Batcheller Canadian officials say they’re going ahead with plans to build a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit, now that Michigan voters have rejected Proposal 6. The proposal would have required a public vote before the state could spend tax dollars on the construction of any new border crossing. It was paid […]

La Terraza

Food, Culture, And Community In Southwest Detroit

Written by Kelli Kavanaugh – And if food represents anything, it is culture – and Southwest Detroit is blessed with that in spades. Consistently regarded as Detroit’s most diverse area and comprised of several distinct neighborhoods, it is boisterous and prayerful, religious and sporting, a late-night party and an early-morning tree planting all at once.

Delray Crib In The Hood

MetroTimes – The century-old house is Peters’ folk art canvas. “I just figured I’m gonna do something, make it look nice around here,” he says. “Just something you get in your head and you do it. Just like an artist does…”