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Development News Mano de Obra – by Dasic Fernandez, Winter 2010

Garage Cultural seeks to expand public art festivals in Southwest Detroit

Garage Cultural is partnering with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and its Public Spaces Community Places program.  

Development News Denise Moore stands in front of ZAB Cultural Collective, her new art gallery and coworking space in East English Village.

New coworking space catering to artists opening on Detroit’s east side

ZAB Cultural Collective is one of a slew of new businesses opening on East Warren Avenue.

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Infant mental health programs create better futures for little Michiganders and their parents

Most people don’t really think about infant mental health until they notice its absence – but the difference can be stark to the observer and life-changing for the infant.

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Secret food tour: All the best Downriver eats (and drinks) you've never heard of

Downriver. It’s like some secret community of food destinations nobody wants you to know about (but they totally do).

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Explore the new murals and mosaics livening up Live6

The vast majority of the new public art pieces — 90 percent — have been created by Detroit artists with connections to the neighborhood.  

Feature Story Daniel and Victoria Washington

How a cookie dough company aims to help revitalize NW Goldberg

As Detroit Dough grows as a company, it doesn't forget its roots in NW Goldberg.

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More than $1.7M in grants awarded to organizations working to improve the daily lives of Detroiters

The grants are intended for organizations working to help Detroiters through programs fostering economic and community development, safe and just neighborhoods, a better built environment, and more. The Detroit-based foundation grants approximately $7 million to such organizations each year.  

Feature Story Mark Crain

How a cross-cultural coalition is making a 'Dream of Detroit' real in one Motor City neighborhood

Dream of Detroit, which has roots in the city's Muslim community, is combining community organizing with housing and land development to revitalize a west-side neighborhood.

Feature Story Derrick Adams comes to get his shoes shined around every other month at Reflections, and he has been a customer of Boggon’s for 40 years.

Jazz revival: Bringing back Red's Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor in North End

North End leaders are working to bring back a legendary spot that once played host to the likes of Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson and honor legacy of shoe shine owner.

Feature Story Jessica Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Mobility Institute, says a multidisciplinary approach is key to our future workforce.

Michigan Mobility Institute begins crafting curriculum in partnership with Wayne State University

The institute's executive director says the process of creating a first-of-its-kind Master of Mobility degree is "well underway."

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Mobility Moments Podcast: Sen. Mallory McMorrow, Michigan Automotive Caucus

Michigan Senator Malloy McMorrow is learning firsthand about the challenges of being a plug-in electric vehicle owner. Discover what she's doing to help cover the state with a robust charging infrastructure and create a prosperous automobility economy, Pure Michigan style.


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Grand opening for Rebel Nell, York Project retail space set for Aug. 22

Sharing similar values of empowering Detroiters through workforce development, mission-driven businesses team up on new retail space.

Development News The amenities at SpaceLab 7Mile include desks, office space, conference rooms, and mailbox services. It's designed as a neighborhood hub for business owners, property owners, investors, designers, and builders.

SpaceLab Detroit, Detroit Cabinet Manufacturing open new coworking space in Northwest Detroit

Detroit Cabinet Manufacturing and SpaceLab Detroit have partnered to open SpaceLab 7Mile, a coworking space on the city’s northwest side.

Feature Story Bernadette King, a 29-year veteran of the Henry Ford Health System where she coordinates special projects, first brought her love of hooping to others a decade ago as part of a "recess at work" program. Photo by Nick Hagen.

Fitzgerald resident hula hoops for fitness, bringing the community along with her

With hula hoops, bubbles, music, and a big smile, Bernadette King is bringing back an old form of exercise to her Fitzgerald neighborhood.

Feature Story Vittoria Valenti.

Profiles in mobility: How 3 metro Detroiters found rewarding careers in the industry

Their job duties range from overseeing a county's traffic operations to promoting alternative commutes, but their paths into the industry were somewhat unconventional.

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Bikes Barrels and Books returns for second year in North End

North End event aims to promote literacy, mobility, and sustainability.

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Sidewalk Festival returns for 7th year, will feature 40-plus performance and art installations

Known for using unorthodox venues such as alleys, gardens, and the streets instead of traditional stages, this year's Sidewalk Festival features storytelling, dance performances, art installations, and more.

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Photos: Scenes from Hotter than July

Pride in Detroit doesn't stop after June. Hotter Than July is Detroit's annual pride celebration. The multiday festivities aim to serve as a social barometer for community development, while providing a forum to advocate for equality and social justice.  

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North End Neighborhood Patrol looks out for neighbors — and ahead to the future

For years, the North End Neighborhood Patrol has kept watch over the neighborhood. But Phillis Judkins and her young ambassadors have a much bigger vision in mind for their neighborhood. 

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Juice and oxygen bar, street food restaurant open in Rosedale Park

Street Cuisine focuses on street food special to various regions throughout the world, while Ocean's Fresh Juice Bar offers cold-pressed juices and smoothies, as well as an oxygen bar.  

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