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University of Detroit Jesuit plans to purchase former recreation center Wed, 04/03/2019 - 16:55

The University of Detroit Jesuit High School plans to purchase a long-vacant former recreation center on the City’s west side and will enter into a community benefits agreement with residents in the neighborhood.

Johnson Recreation Center in the Pembroke neighborhood, empty since 2006, will be completely renovated by the private high school pending its $625,000 purchase. The City of Detroit, which owns the facility, closed Johnson Rec during a mass closure of recreation centers between 2006 and 2013.

Do you hate the Livernois island? Talk to the mayor about it Wed, 08/15/2018 - 14:55

A community meeting will be held on August 16 for residents in and around Livernois-McNichols to discuss proposed streetscape improvements to the area.

Top of the agenda for residents? A chance to sound off on the long-debated median along Livernois Avenue, which has been a source of back-and-forth for Detroiters for years. The City of Detroit Planning Department is looking to take feedback on possibly removing the median completely and instead widening the street or widening the sidewalk. 

'Design Center in a Box' meeting to be held in Livernois-6 Mile area Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:29

A community meeting will be held on August 1 for residents in and around the Livernois-6 Mile neighborhoods to discuss design-centric improvements to the area.

The meeting is hosted by the City of Detroit’s Planning and Development Department as part of Design Center in a Box, a collaboration between the Cdepartment and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center at UD Mercy. It is funded by the Knight Foundation’s Cities Challenge. 

New GOAL Line bus loop to have first enrollment fair this month Tue, 06/19/2018 - 10:57

The GOAL Line will be having its first enrollment fair for Detroit parents interested in getting their kids on a new bus loop serving 10 schools this fall.

Where in Detroit to get your Wakanda fit for “Black Panther” – and beyond jacksonjam@det… Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:12

Unless you’ve been living under a vibranium rock, you already know this weekend brings the cinematic premiere of Black Panther. Set in the fictitious African country of Wakanda, Black Panther is the highlight of Black History Month 2018, or maybe all of 2018 as its already the highest-grossing film of the year thus far. 


Baker's Keyboard Lounge was on 'Jeopardy' last night

Our very own Baker’s Keyboard Lounge got a little love on “Jeopardy” Monday night.

During the first night of the long-running game show’s Tournament of Champions, in which past winners are invited back for another showdown, the northwest Detroit jazz club (featured in our District 2 video on The Neighborhoods, of course) was the subject of a $600 tile in the category “Americana.” It was the second question of the night.

Share Your Story Edgar Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:41

At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.

Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.

Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.

Share your story now

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