Density Around Central and Pitt

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 […]

Michigan State Police: 75 Reopens After Deadly Crash

WDET 101.9 Emergency vehicles lined up on southbound I-75 near Springwells in Detroit. Photo by Pat Batcheller Michigan State Police say three people were killed in a massive crash on I-75 southbound near Springwells in Detroit Thursday morning. Lt. Michael Shaw tells WDET’s Pat Batcheller that about 30 vehicles were involved in the crash around […]

Many Detroiters take safety into their own hands with neighborhood patrols

DETROIT FREE PRESS, by Bill Laitner Excerpt: While cutbacks in police staffing have unleashed a civic outcry in Detroit about escalating crime, some neighborhoods are doing their part to keep crime under control. Across the city, they’re using volunteer patrols, private guard services and websites coupled with community meetings that exhort members to call 911 […]

Via Crucis

SNAPSHOT: Via Crucis at St Gabriel’s Church

Via Crucis is a long standing tradition of the Catholic Church.  Each year on Easter weekend St. Gabriel’s parish in Southwest Detroit hosts an elaborate presentation of the stations of the cross acted out by members of the church.  Hundreds of parishioners and local residents gather to view Via Crucis as it travels outside the […]

2 Dead, 1 Injured In Southwest Detroit Shooting

CBS DETROIT (WWJ) Excerpt: A triple shooting in southwest Detroit has left two men dead and another injured.  Police were swarming the scene Friday afternoon at the corner of Cabot and West Vernor. Police said three individuals drove up in a silver or gray vehicle.  The driver got out and opened fire on the three victims. “It […]