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01Mar

A Detroit school's prom was scheduled during Ramadan. One Muslim student stood up to change that.

When I was younger, I remember watching lots of movies, and like most young girls, my favorite movies were and still are chick-flicks. For me, chick-flicks have always been an escape to a parallel universe where unrealistic expectations of love, happiness, and innocence exist. Most of the chick-flicks that I watched had taken place in a high school setting and would eventually lead to the most important event in the movie: The prom. 

Nearly 300 jobs created at Motor City Match-winning businesses so far foleya@detroitmi.gov Tue, 01/30/2018 - 10:32

A new round of Motor City Match winners will be announced today, marking the tenth cycle of small businesses in Detroit awarded grants to build out their spaces, hire employees or fund other needs.

Motor City Match is a City of Detroit grantmaking program enabled by a partnership with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and local finance institutions, foundations and corporations.

21Nov

Banglatown’s Maloncho Fashion specializes in traditional Indian clothing

As Small Business Saturday approaches, The Neighborhoods will be highlighting small businesses across Detroit this week. Our next stop is Malancho Fashion in Banglatown.

When Mohammad Chadek first moved to Detroit in 1999 from Bangladesh, he noticed there weren’t a lot of Bengali stores. In fact, a lot of it was “junk,” he says as he motions toward Conant Street on a recent Friday as we chat inside his clothing shop, Maloncho Fashion.

21Sep

Vacant Banglatown school to be converted into affordable housing

A vacant Catholic school will be converted into a 23-unit affordable-housing complex in Banglatown, marking a $6.4 million investment in the neighborhood.

Developers will transform the old Transfiguration School, currently owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit, into one- and two-bedroom units while maintaining the historic integrity of the building. Ethos Development Partners and Building Blocks Nonprofit Housing Corporation are the team behind the renovation and will acquire the property from the Archdiocese later this year.

30Aug

A cricket field of their own in Banglatown

For Saiyed Ahmed and his friends, cricket is more than just a sport they play — it’s the fabric that holds their group of friends and community together.

It’s a way for newly arrived immigrants to find new friends after leaving their home country. It’s a dream for aspiring cricket pros to play at the national level. And for Ahmed, it’s a passion to raise awareness of his favorite sport that he played in his native Bangladesh before moving to Detroit in 2002.

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.

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SHARE YOUR EVENTS Edgar Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:19
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