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FOCIS empowers residents to make decisions about crises facing Detroit through ...

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Wayne State University's Forum on Contemporary Issues in Society (FOCIS) will hold a community discussion and workshop on June 13 at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, located at 111 E. Kirby.
The free event, titled "What would you do?," continue the successful FOCIS series, which is designed to educate high-performance (active

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Southfield receives $60,000 to facilitate future brownfield redevelopment projects

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The city of Southfield was recently awarded $60,000 from an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant for environmental investigations of contaminated land to determine if it can be redeveloped.
The funds are part of a $600,000 EPA Assessment Grant the Oakland County Brownfield Coalition (OCBC) received to conduct investigations for contamination

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Sander Levin to live on food stamps as symbolic gesture

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According to reports, U.S. Rep Sander Levin (D- Mich.) and Ferndale mayor Dave Coulter are going to live on a grocery budget of $31.50 this week.
Levin and Coulter are taking this step to raise awareness about how much of a struggle it is to live on food stamps, a federal program facing cuts. On average, recipients of food stamps in Michigan

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Musician pays Masonic temple tax bill

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Musician Jack White has stepped forward to pay a $142,000 back tax bill owed by the Masonic Temple. Had the bill not been paid, the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, could have been put on the auction block.
According to reports, the Masonic Temple's 1,586 seat Catherdral Theatre is being re-named in honor of

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Wayne County Area Agencies on Aging Receive Federal Technical Assistance Grant

Wayne County Area Agencies on Aging Receive Federal Technical Assistance Grant

The Senior Alliance (TSA) and the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) head up a collaborative network of community-based organizations that has been selected to participate in a national learning collaborative devoted to strengthening the capacity of networks of community-based organizations that support seniors and persons with

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