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Detroit transit news: Woodward Light Rail on track to extend from the riverfront to 8 Mile Road

The cards are falling into place to bring light rail all the way down Woodward from downtown Detroit to 8 Mile Road, thanks to a big federal push. If it works as planned, you could be riding the line by 2016.

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Model D TV: Detroit City Futbol League takes neighborhood pride to the soccer field

Which neighborhood will reign supreme in the inaugural Detroit City Futbol League championship, the Copa Detroit? We find out this Saturday, July 31, on Belle Isle. Find out more about the league in this week's Model D TV video. Vuvuzelas optional.

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Ask Model D: We've got some answers for your queries

We love when Model D readers ask questions about Detroit. We receive them all the time via email and our Facebook page so, instead of simply answering them directly, we've decided to share our (ahem) collective wisdom to all in an intermittent feature called 'Ask Model D.' This week, development news editor Kelli B. Kavanaugh takes on egg rolls, cheap places to crash and shopping carts.

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Block profile: Historic West Canfield in Midtown

If you want to live on Historic West Canfield, it's not impossible to find a place to live on the street, but it's definitely not easy. This cobblestone block in Midtown is one of the city's most desirable addresses, mixing architectural charms with a great location.

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Colin Hubbell ride June 19 takes you through Detroit by bike for good cause

This year's Colin Hubbell Bike Ride rolls through the city June 19. This is the second annual bike event to honor Hubbell, the late Midtown developer. The ride raises money for a fund that supports Detroit small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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Don't miss out on Detroit's homegrown events this summer

Events like Dally in the Alley, Jazzin' on Jefferson and People's Art Festival are driven by people's passions, neighborhood collaboration and community activism. Here's our list of homegrown festivals and events that you don't want to miss this summer.

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Made in Midtown: Traffic Jam & Snug's cheese stands alone

When 3,000 gallons of milk enter the kitchen at the corner of Canfield and Second, something magical happens. With a mix of science, art, and TLC, Traffic Jam & Snug makes amazing raw milk, artisinal cheeses. We got to watch, learn and taste.

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At her Textures salon, Nefertiti keeps energy flowing in West Willis Village

Salon owner Nefertiti has built a place where beauty lives in Midtown. She's found success and synergy, growing her business in West Willis Village.

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Detroit's world Atlas: Bistro brings global vibe to the neighborhood

On the eve of Detroit Restaurant Week, we visit Atlas Global Bistro, which boasts one of the city's most charming and seductive menus with a clientele and vibe to match.

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Model D TV -- Detroit Restaurant Week, Spring 2010

Eat local, support local businesses and get out in Detroit this week during the second Detroit Restaurant Week. Chefs from 17 local fine dining eateries have created special menus for Detroit foodies' new most favorite event. Watch our video to learn more.

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Merry Detroit mob chases Nain Rouge through Cass Corridor, burns him to a crisp

Report: The Nain Rouge has been burned. A cheering and jeering crowd drove the red menace of Detroit legend out of the city, ushering in spring and a new era for the city. A good time was had by all, and we've got photos.

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Coming this weekend: Colin Hubbell Memorial Fundraiser

The Majestic will overflow with bowling, music, food, and more good times Sunday, March 28, in support of the Colin Hubbell Fund, founded to carry on the legacy of the late developer and champion of Detroit.

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Speaker Series follow up: We need a better welcome mat

Change. Fear. Possibilities. Community. City. Suburbs. There wasn't much we didn't talk about at last week's speaker series. Here's a recap, as well as audio from the event.

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Back to Detroit: Roland Leggett works to bring progressives together

Roland Leggett left Detroit for Chicago. A few years later, he came back. Turns out, he missed us. He wants to make the city a more progressive place -- the kind of place more young and talented people like himself want to be.

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Model D TV: Detroit Artists Market 2010 Design Show

Design is alive in Detroit, and the annual Detroit Artists Market Design Show is proof positive.
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