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Public outcry on ‘secret panel’ continues as education authority steps in

Amid widespread news reports that the governor sanctioned a “secret panel” to discuss ways in which to reshape public education in Michigan, Gov. Rick Snyder responded by asking Mike Flanagan, state superintendent of public instruction, to lead future discussions in a more public and transparent manner.

News reports began to surface approximately

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Under Fire: Detroit Public Library, stung by FBI probe, fights to preserve reputation

“The public has raised some questions about what has happened, but it has not prevented people from coming. We are important in many communities and we are usually the last institution to leave the community.”

— JOANNE MONDOWNEY, Executive Director, Detroit Public Library

The Detroit Public Library is not only a Detroit institution rooted in the

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Mayor Bing: SEMCOG vote will worsen transportation in Detroit

Despite pleas from both area residents and Mayor Bing, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments’ (SEMCOG) 50-member executive committee voted last Friday to shift $7 million from DDOT to SMART.

According to SEMCOG Executive Director Paul Tait, the requested action was to establish a formula for allocating Federal Transit Administration capital

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Mayor Bing takes New York Mayor Bloomberg to task


Detroit Mayor Dave Bing went on the offensive Tuesday afternoon after New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg cited Detroit’s murder rate in underscoring the low murder rate on the streets of New York.

Speaking to police officers, Bloomberg noted that if New York had the same number of people getting killed, more than 4,500 who live in the world’s f

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit