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At Detroit Fiber Works, the future of fashion has zero waste clarkek@detroi… Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:00

For Spokes People, The Neighborhoods spoke to fashion designer Mandisa Smith of Detroit Fiber Works about her process for designing sustainable fashion wear and her hopes for the future of the industry.

Do you hate the Livernois island? Talk to the mayor about it foleya@detroitmi.gov 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 foleya@detroitmi.gov 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 foleya@detroitmi.gov 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.

New GOAL Line bus loop looks to bring students back to Detroit schools, aid parents with transportation foleya@detroitmi.gov Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:55

A new bus loop serving 10 schools in Northwest Detroit debuts this fall, giving parents in several west side neighborhoods the option to allow their children to be picked up at a school nearest to their house and be dropped off at the school they attend and an after-school program on the loop if they choose.

Residents asked for feedback on proposed bike lanes on Livernois foleya@detroitmi.gov Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:56

District 2 residents are invited to discuss a pair of proposed streetscapes along the Livernois Avenue corridor during a community meeting with the City of Detroit Planning and Development Department Thursday night.

The two proposed options primarily affect the Avenue of Fashion between the University of Detroit Mercy and Eight Mile Road. Residents are asked to voice their feedback on whether to add bike lanes or an extended sidewalk on both sides of Livernois.

The case for courageous conversations at Detroit Parent Collective jacksonjam@det… Tue, 05/15/2018 - 09:22

*moms will only be referred to by first name to protect identities.

The Detroit Parent Collective (DPC) is not your average coworking space. Aside from the cooperative preschool, DPC is fighting to change the community through education and having tough conversations about the “-isms” of the world. 

Detroit Parent Collective blends social learning for kids, co-working space for adults jacksonjam@det… Tue, 04/10/2018 - 10:50

Tucked away in a nondescript building in the Bagley neighborhood, a collective of mothers is fighting to break down barriers and biases. 

Grindtime Fitness on Detroit’s west side wants to change your life jacksonjam@det… Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:26

A month after opening his gym on the west side, owner John Smith already had a waiting list of potential new members.

Tucked away in a black and red building on Wyoming Avenue, Smith and his team at the newly opened Grindtime Fitness have already outgrown this space. Four years ago, Smith only had one client. Today, he and his team are helping more than 300 Detroiters get in shape. 

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