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Detroit couple with 7 children died within hours of each other from COVID-19 complications

This obituary is part of “We Will Remember,” a series about those we’ve lost to the coronavirus. Troy and Charletta Green accidentally became friends and then were high school sweethearts before getting married and having a family that included seven children. The couple, married for 22 years, died hours apart and more than 1,100 miles away from each other as a result of complications from COVID-19.
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An appeal to vaccinated Free Press readers | Editorial

About 51% of Michigan's 10 million residents are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and if you're reading today's Detroit Free Press, you're probably one of them. The pandemic that has extinguished 660,000 American lives continues, but you've done the most important thing ordinary citizens can do to slow its transmission and limit its terrible toll. We're all confronting a deadly problem, and you've chosen to be part of the solution.
The Oakland Press

‘I don’t know if we will ever get back to normal:” Michigan small businesses trying to find right balance as pandemic persists

Sharon Juergens said being a small business owner during the COVID-19 pandemic is about resilience and adaptation. The chef and managing partner at Diamond Jim Brady’s in Novi is like many other small independent business owners in Michigan finding new and creative ways to adapt to unknown and unpredictable circumstances, especially as the Delta variant takes hold, cases rise, and people begin to worry again for their health and safety.

COVID-19 vaccine: Detroit sites that have it on hand

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Detroit: 1. 19900 Van Dyke Ave (313) 368-3800; 2. 15455 Gratiot Ave (313) 372-7076; 3. 18600 Livernois (313) 345-6020; 4. 16800 Schaefer Hwy (313) 864-9660; 5. 3200 E Jefferson Ave (313) 396-5481; 6. 13580 Grand River Ave (313) 653-3427;

Dr. Joel Kahn: Building a Healthy Body During the Pandemic

Twice-monthly health columns are written by a practicing cardiologist, clinical professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine and founder of the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity in Bingham Farms. He's an author and has appeared on national TV, including "Dr. Oz" and "The Doctors Show. In my role as...

Craig's campaign clusterfuck, fake COVID news, and a DJ dispute: the top Detroit Metro Times headlines this week

Detroit's news cycle was off to a roaring start this week with former police chief James Craig's "official" gubernatorial campaign launch, which didn't go exactly as planned. On the other side of the state, an emergency room doctor got attention for blaming Fox News for the rise in COVID-19 hospitalizations in the area. Beyond Craig and the pandemic, a legal dispute between a popular DJ and arts organization also generated a lot of interest.
Macomb Daily

Rock N’ Resources promotes addiction, mental health awareness in Warren

Halmich Park was the spot for Saturday afternoon’s Celebrate Life; Keeping Kids Safe event presented by Rock N’ Resources. The purpose of the event was to offer resources for families struggling with addiction and issues assoiced with it such as suicide prevention and mental health resources. State Rep. Lori Stone...

Starkman: Covid not responsible for ER debacles at Beaumont RO and Troy

Eric Starkman of Los Angeles is a former Detroit News business reporter who blogs at Starkman Approved. Beaumont Health CEO John Fox has no shame. He’s even willing to exploit the public’s fear of Covid to distract from his own mismanagement. And that has resulted in the emergency rooms of Beaumont Royal Oak and Troy becoming so overwhelmed they are unprepared to handle unexpected catastrophes required of them as regional trauma centers.

Detroit remains far behind in reaching vaccination goal. One problem? Young people.

DETROIT — On a recent muggy Sunday evening, four Detroiters decided it was time to hang out again downtown. Khadeeja Abdulrafee, Aminah Doukoure, Santonio Williams and Steven Pharker, who had been friends for years, believed it would be a great day to party in the streets because everyone was off work the next day, Labor Day. While they walked up alongside Greektown Casino, the pack — all smiles, laughter and chatting while drinking alcohol disguised in traveling cups — seemed to have a lot in common.

Macomb's Hackel to skip Mackinac confab, doesn't feel like talking Covid

Could the Mackinac Policy Conference — that annual hobnob of politicos, business leaders, and journalists on the island — be losing its currency? Perhaps. Two of metro Detroit's four top leaders are opting out of the confab this year, Crain's reports: Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter because he has something better to do in a new Pontiac auto show called Motor Bella, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel because he finds the agenda set by the Detroit Regional Chamber too political. He tells Crain's he's unhappy to see it inspired by the pandemic, focused on public health and racial equity.
Macomb Daily

Macomb Twp. firefighter raises over $75K for peers with cancer

A piece of World Trade Center steel served as a poignant reminder for Macomb Township firefighter Joseph Warne on 9/11, when he paused at a Lansing memorial during his fundraising walk for firefighters with cancer. “We did have a Lansing engine guide us to the memorial where we sat through...

Michigan Reports 5,616 New COVID-19 Cases, 68 Deaths

(CBS DETROIT) – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services announced 5,616 coronavirus cases in the state and an additional 68 deaths Friday. This brings the state total of COVID-19 cases to 988,725 and 20,665 deaths as of Sept. 17. Friday’s daily case count represents new referrals of confirmed...
Macomb Daily

McLaren Macomb nears opening of Shelby Senior Behavioral Health Center

The growing need to meet the mental and emotional health needs of Macomb County’s senior population has prompted McLaren Macomb’s latest expansion to include the opening of a Senior Behavioral Health Center in Shelby Township. “There can be a disconnect between the physical health mental health,” said Theresa Chapman, program...

Detroit Medical Center CEO resigns

Audrey Gregory, PhD, is resigning from her role as CEO of Detroit Medical Center, part of Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare. Her last day will be Oct. 22. Dr. Gregory will join a health system based in Central Florida as president and CEO, according to a Sept. 17 statement shared with Becker's. Brittany Lavis, the medical center's group CFO, will serve as an interim replacement.