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DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ en Wed, 24 Sep 2014 03:28:25 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.detroityes.com/mb/images/misc/rss.png DetroitYES Forums http://www.detroityes.com/mb/ Jolly Pumpkin opening a bar in Midtown http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19122-Jolly-Pumpkin-opening-a-bar-in-Midtown&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:14:06 GMT More good news on the beer front! Opening early 2015. DETROIT, MI - Jolly Pumpkin is opening a craft beer, spirits and wine bar in a...
More good news on the beer front! Opening early 2015.

DETROIT, MI - Jolly Pumpkin is opening a craft beer, spirits and wine bar in a 5,000-square-foot space at 441 W. Canfield in Midtown Detroit, the Northern United Brewing Company brand announced Tuesday.

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroi...est_craft.html
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Jolly Pumpkin Opening In Midtown http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19121-Jolly-Pumpkin-Opening-In-Midtown&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:06:30 GMT Another nice development for Midtown. I do wonder how many new breweries it can support, but this is cool nonetheless (this coming from a Spartan...
Another nice development for Midtown. I do wonder how many new breweries it can support, but this is cool nonetheless (this coming from a Spartan that really enjoyed my experience at the Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor).

http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2...eader_comments
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Is the Land Bank making a difference? does anyone notice ? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19120-Is-the-Land-Bank-making-a-difference-does-anyone-notice&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:48:47 GMT I was wondering . Since the landbank has been working with the city , are they making a difference and does anyone even notice ?
I was wondering . Since the landbank has been working with the city , are they making a difference and does anyone even notice ?
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Discuss Detroit Detroitdave http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19120-Is-the-Land-Bank-making-a-difference-does-anyone-notice
Legal money laundering DWSD http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19119-Legal-money-laundering-DWSD&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:08:00 GMT A federal judge ruled - Detroit can *_exchange_* at least $1.67 billion of its water and sewer _debt_ for _new bonds_. The three biggest credit...
A federal judge ruled - Detroit can exchange at least $1.67 billion
of its water and sewer debt for new bonds.

The three biggest credit raters made a choice,
to lower their grades on the bonds to junk.
The refinancing saves Detroit $11.4 million a year
for the first 19 years of the deal.

https://www.bondcompro.com/dashTNA0/1/dashTickerTNA.asp

In effect , Detroit gets to borrow money,
through new securities with lower interest rates,
using the savings to bolster the finances of the bankrupt city.

The Michigan Finance Authority will issue new debt
with lower interest rates to purchase the tendered securities.
http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,160...0280--,00.html

Lets call a spade , a spade here , okay !
Junk City bonds were swapped out for STATE bonds - laundering money
It's a Shell Game , manipulating the investment grades for a broken system at DWSD.
The broken system remains in place, as DWSD changed nothing, nothing at all.

“The city is hoping to avoid the characterization of its DWSD restructuring as a default
--by having bondholders agree to be defaulted upon,” according to the MMA report.
The plan is “attempting to walk a very technical line in rating agency definitions
of ‘default’ and ‘distressed exchange.’”

The taxpayers of Michigan, all 10 million of us, get the privledge of bailing out Detroit;
using the State of Michigan Treasury aka
Michigan Finance Authority.

Governor Snyder is an accountant, first and foremost, along with being a venture capitalist !
He was employed with Coopers & Lybrand, from 1982 to 1991,
beginning in the tax department of the Detroit office.







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How EM-controlled DPS ruined a school for teen moms with a 90 percent graduation rate http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19118-How-EM-controlled-DPS-ruined-a-school-for-teen-moms-with-a-90-percent-graduation-rate&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:58:07 GMT
Quote:

By all standards, Detroit's Catherine Ferguson Academy was a success story. The school for teenage moms had a 97 percent attendance rate and a 90 percent graduation rate. It was the focus of an award-winning Metro Times story in 2004 for its innovative practices. The gardens and animals on the school's grounds excited the imagination of students and neighborhood people, and it appeared to be a model for urban education.

And then the emergency manager-controlled DPS said it had to be closed, touching off a battle that resulted in the school remaining open, but under the operation of a for-profit charter school organization run by Blair Evans, the brother of failed Detroit mayoral candidate, former Detroit Police Chief and current Wayne County Executive-elect Warren Evans. And that's when things fell apart.

That story is the focus of a news report by Al-Jazeera America, and the piece suggests that the charter organization innovated the school right out of existence. A news summary accompanying the video piece quotes Joyce Schon, a Detroit attorney who helped file a lawsuit against the school; Schon says the new set-up was "a disaster."

http://www.metrotimes.com/Blogs/archives/2014/09/23/how-em-controlled-dps-ruined-a-school-for-teen-moms-with-a-90-percent-graduation-rate
Yeah just run the schools like a businesses that'll fix everything!!:rolleyes:


http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/s...imination.html

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GM to move Cadillac brand to New York City http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19117-GM-to-move-Cadillac-brand-to-New-York-City&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:48:48 GMT From the way this is looking, the design, marketing and sales will move to NYC, but the manufacturing will stay wherever it is now. I guess. ...
From the way this is looking, the design, marketing and sales will move to NYC, but the manufacturing will stay wherever it is now. I guess. :confused: On a side note, it occurs to me that with this move, a lot of the employees will likely have to catch some type of public transportation (bus or subway) to work, instead of, well, driving. Heh. We'll see...

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...york/16084371/
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City Clown-cil....... http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19116-City-Clown-cil&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:26:20 GMT Has anyone had the same thought that the reason the city is making even the littlest strides right now is because the city council has had most of...
Has anyone had the same thought that the reason the city is making even the littlest strides right now is because the city council has had most of their powers scaled back?
It'll be interesting to see how things return to the "Detroit way" once the EFM is no longer running the show.
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<![CDATA[It's about time the Arab states step in!]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19115-It-s-about-time-the-Arab-states-step-in!&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:06:48 GMT
It's about time the Arab states stepped in too.
We have done their 1000 year war for too long. It's your war too.
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Looking for photos of Avery St in the 1900s. Where do I look? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19114-Looking-for-photos-of-Avery-St-in-the-1900s-Where-do-I-look&goto=newpost Tue, 23 Sep 2014 02:36:24 GMT Im rebuilding a house on Avery, and Im trying to find exterior photos / blueprints of it. Anything. I know it was called National Street back then....
Im rebuilding a house on Avery, and Im trying to find exterior photos / blueprints of it. Anything. I know it was called National Street back then. So far Ive tried:

The Burton Historical Collection
Shorpy.com
Placepromo.com
The virtual motor city collection at the Reuther Library.
Google.
Manning brothers historic collection (never got a reply from them)

Im all out of ideas. Anything else you guys can think of ?
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<![CDATA[Groundbreaking midtown medical building. Maybe hammer & nail building staying put?]]> http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19113-Groundbreaking-midtown-medical-building-Maybe-hammer-amp-nail-building-staying-put&goto=newpost Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:29:05 GMT
"The university says that the five-story, 153,000-square-foot medical office and parking structure for the Wayne State University Physician Group will replace an existing facility at 3750 Woodward Ave. that has become outdated."

the article specifically mentions replacing 3750, i believe the hammer and nail building has a different address. maybe i'm just an idiot though... who knows what their plans are...

currently looks like theres a five story building going right by the ellington, and a parking structure in the back along john R.. no mention of the hammer and nail

http://www.mlive.com/business/detroi...l#incart_river
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Detroit gets 26 million for 50 new buses http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19112-Detroit-gets-26-million-for-50-new-buses&goto=newpost Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:37:25 GMT http://deadlinedetroit.com/articles/10451/detroit_to_get_25_9_million_for_50_new_buses i know there was a discussion about the service getting...
http://deadlinedetroit.com/articles/...r_50_new_buses

i know there was a discussion about the service getting worse on here today... but nice to see some investment in some new buses.. hopefully this is a step in the right direction for the system as a whole
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Comments urged on Amtrak service to Detroit http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19111-Comments-urged-on-Amtrak-service-to-Detroit&goto=newpost Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:23:04 GMT The Michigan Department of Transportation is soliciting comments on the High Speed Rail Corridor that services Detroit, Dearborn, Pontiac,...
The Michigan Department of Transportation is soliciting comments on the High Speed Rail Corridor that services Detroit, Dearborn, Pontiac, Birmingham, and Ann Arbor.

http://www.michigan.gov/mdot/0,4616,...7870--,00.html
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How are the buses getting worse!? http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19110-How-are-the-buses-getting-worse!&goto=newpost Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:40:50 GMT Just for the record I do have faith in Duggan, bankruptcy and Detroit overall reinvention. With that being how are the buses getting worse! Half a...
Just for the record I do have faith in Duggan, bankruptcy and Detroit overall reinvention. With that being how are the buses getting worse! Half a goddamn hour a woodward or dexter bus. And its not even cold. I dont know the first thing about public transportation but christ. Does anybody have any idea of how or when this will get remotely better because this is just embarassing.
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FEMA for Detroit and Suburbs http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19109-FEMA-for-Detroit-and-Suburbs&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:49:49 GMT Should the public PAY via FEMA (i.e. federal tax dollars we all pay into) to recover/rebuild flooding issues - OR - should the burden be on...
Should the public PAY via FEMA (i.e. federal tax dollars we all pay into)
to recover/rebuild flooding issues - OR - should the burden be on INSURANCE ?

I say the nonsense of ""act-of-god"" needs to be abolished and the greedy
Insurance Companies need to pony up for there """miscalculations of risk """""

Snyder is currently attempting to get FEMA monies for Michigan
Most ordinary residents won't see a dime, since they had no structural damage.
A few actual had big structural issues, walls caving in, etc. , but it was rare.
The majority of FEMA money will go toward the local governments, like Warren.
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...oods/15816049/
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Gilbert to widen 375 off-ramp http://www.detroityes.com/mb/showthread.php?19108-Gilbert-to-widen-375-off-ramp&goto=newpost Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:30:58 GMT Gilbert is shelling out $1.25 million dollars to add three lanes to the off-ramp between 375 and Lafayette Street. Work is expected to begin this...
Gilbert is shelling out $1.25 million dollars to add three lanes to the off-ramp between 375 and Lafayette Street. Work is expected to begin this week and finish by December.

MDOT is still studying whether to make 375 an at-grade boulevard or rebuild it as is, but currently there is no funding to do either.

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article...p-to-lafayette
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