News from the City Government

To help Detroiter celebrate safely this year, Detroit Fire Commissioner Edsel Jenkins is reminding people that there is no such thing as safe fireworks and to use basic precautions.
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New approaches will aid efforts in Detroit to employ ex-offenders, long-term unemployed, veterans and disabled.
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Summer of Opportunity:  5,594 Detroit Youths to Have Employment Thanks to Grow Detroit’s Young Talent
This summer, 5,594 Detroit youths ages 14-24 will have work experiences that will provide them invaluable training, professional contacts and a potential career path thanks to the overwhelming success of Mayor Mike Duggan’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program (GDYT). More than 17,000 youths entered the application process.
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Viewing areas, street closures, parking options and curfew info announced Hundreds of thousands of spectators will line the shores of the Detroit River to enjoy the Ford Fireworks presented by Ford Motor Company on Monday, June 22. To help make this an enjoyable experience for all, the City of Detroit will enforce access restrictions to Hart Plaza and Belle Isle. Admittance onto Belle Isle and pedestrian set-up at Hart Plaza will not be permitted before 2 p.m. on June 22. See below for more i...
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Detroit City Councilmember Mary Sheffield (District 5) will kick off her “Occupy the Corner Detroit” initiative on Friday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Linwood Avenue and Pingree Street. For the second year, Councilmember Sheffield will be joined by Mayor Mike Duggan.
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“This is an historic step forward in resolving decades of conflict between Detroit and our suburban neighbors. Detroit will have the resources we need to rebuild our city’s crumbling water and sewer pipes.  County leaders will have a true voice in running the part of the system that serves the suburbs.  Each community will be responsible for its own water and sewer bills. And, we have created a new $4.5 million assistance fund to help low income families afford their water bills.  Judge Sean C...
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Detroit residents can learn ways to protect themselves and bring their children to take part in fun activities at the East Detroit Community Safety Fair and Marshmallow Drop Saturday, June 13. The free event sponsored by City Council Member Scott Benson is from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Heilmann Recreation Center, 19601 Crusade Street on Detroit’s northeast side.
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It’s time for the Butzel Family Center’s annual community celebration: The Butzel Family Center Family Health Fair, Safe Summer Youth Jam & Peace Summit. The event will be held on Thursday, June 25, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Butzel Family Center, located at 7737 Kercheval.
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Pinnacle Actuarial Releases Report on Detroit Auto Insurance: Projects Drivers’ Savings of $600 - $2,300 under D-Insurance
The firm hired last fall by the City of Detroit to study the feasibility of creating a city-sponsored auto insurance system today released the details of its findings. The analysis outlines the root causes of the premiums Detroit motorists pay – the highest in the nation – and the dramatic savings they would realize under the City’s D-Insurance proposal.
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New Mortgage Program Aims to Boost Employee Residency in Detroit, Increase Wave of Home Renovation Projects
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today announced a new mortgage program at Flagstar Bank that will make loans – including renovation funds – available to city employees who purchase a home in Detroit through the Detroit Land Bank auction.
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