Livonia 21 plan looks to create 'iconic' spaces. A new ordinance will make it possible.

Is it Livonia City Hall? Bates Burgers? It's probably not a downtown, considering the city doesn't have one. A city as built-out as Livonia probably can't create a traditional downtown to give people a sense of place within the community. But, the city thinks it can create micro downtowns throughout the city that, officials hope, people will associate with Livonia.
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The Flint Journal

More Michigan hospitals adopt employee COVID vaccine mandates

Beaumont Health became the latest Michigan health system to adopt a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for its employees Wednesday, July 29. The Southfield-based system won’t require the shot for its more than 33,000 employees until the Food and Drug Administration grants full approval to at least one of the three available vaccines, unless a fourth pandemic surge requires the mandate to be implemented sooner.
Dearborn Heights, MIArab American News

City of Dearborn Heights to host job fair

DEARBORN HEIGHTS – After being cancelled due to the June flooding, the city of Dearborn Heights has rescheduled their job fair. The job fair will be held on Saturday, August 7 at the Caroline Kennedy Library at 24590 George Ave. from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Those seeking jobs are...

Settlement Reached with Westborn Markets Involving Service Animals Dispute

DETROIT, MI – As a person who is legally disabled, it can be very difficult to just get the motivation and courage to step out the door of our home to face the world. Then to have someone interrogate you about your disability and the service dog that assists in your everyday living can be frightening, embarrassing and downright maddening.

Michigan's Aug. 3 elections are soon - here's what's on the ballot in Metro Detroit

LANSING, Mich. - The first Michigan election since 2020's pivotal November General Election is scheduled for the first week of August. Fifty-three counties have local races that people will be voting in on Aug. 3. Typically, open ballots not in election years or even midterm years spur less turnout. That's why Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has been pushing the upcoming races.
Detroit, MIDetroit Free Press

Detroit Free Press Marathon will be a U.S.-only event with expanded route through city

The Detroit Free Press Marathon will implement of a U.S.-only marathon, canceling the international portion of the events because of Canadian border concerns. “With the race less than 90 days away, we unfortunately ran out of time to see if the U.S. and Canadian border would be open to non-essential traffic,” Aaron Velthoven, vice president and executive producer said. “Our team works year round to produce a well-organized, fun and safe race. In order to continue that high standard, we had to make this decision to focus on the course we'll run in Detroit.”
Monroe County, MIMonroe Evening News

Young people in program cleaning up Sterling State Park

Several local residents are spending their summer cleaning Sterling State Park thanks to a program designed to support independent living among disabled youth. Facilitated through a collaborative partnership between The Monroe Center for Independent Living, Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Department of Natural Resources, the program aims to help enhance work and life skills.

Music and dance SatARTday program coming to Eastpointe

EASTPOINTE — The Anton Arts Center is teaming up with Eastpointe’s Arts and Cultural Diversity Commission to bring the center’s Sat- ARTday programming outdoors with its SatARTday: Music and Dance! event Aug. 14. Each month, the Anton Art Center hosts a program to encourage art and creativity in the community....
Oakland County, MIThe Oakland Press

Oakland County’s smaller communities receiving $65 million in American Rescue Plan support

Oakland County’s smaller communties are set to receive more than $65 million from the American Rescue Plan. The federal relief package, signed into law back in March, provided $350 billion in coronavirus state and local fiscal recovery dollars to assist states, counties, cities, villages, and townships with the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. Oakland County government received over $244 million with its larger communities of 50,000 or more residents receiving around $119 million and its smaller communities of 50,000 or fewer residents receiving around $65 million.
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Water Utility Selects Firms To Review Detroit-Area Flooding

DETROIT (AP) – The board for a regional water authority has approved the selection of engineering firms that will look at system operations during heavy rainstorms that left thousands of basements and dozens of streets flooded in the Detroit area. Global infrastructure consulting firm AECOM and consulting engineering firm Applied...

Three businesses confirmed for ‘dot’ retail space

FERNDALE — The dot is on the verge of filling its first floor retail space with at least four small businesses. During its July 12 meeting, the City Council received a presentation from real estate firm Versa Wanda LLC that provided an update on street-level retail for The dot. The council and Versa Wanda signed an agreement two years ago for Versa Wanda to help bring in businesses to the mixed-use structure.