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Former Southwestern High School to be sold
Gunman killed during police standoff in Ecorse
Ecorse and River Rouge say NO to Pet Coke
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an event to highlight
"My Brother's Keeper,"
an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, in the East Room of the White House
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On February 27, 2014, in the East Room of the White House, President Obama delivered remarks at the launch event for My Brother's Keeper -- his new initiative aimed at helping young men and boys of color facing tough odds reach their full potential. The initiative will bring together private philanthropies, businesses, governors, mayors, faith leaders, and nonprofit organizations that are committed to helping them succeed.
As the President said in today's remarks, ensuring that young men of color can reach their full potential is the only way "America can reach its full potential." Read More
At approximately 8:56 a.m. this morning, the Ecorse Public Safety Department received a complaint from an employee at June’s Trailer Park on Southfield Road.
The complaint indicated that a resident was engaged in destructive behavior and had broken windows in the trailer in which he was residing and was acting distraught. The caller stated that he observed blood at the scene. Read More
The Local Emergency Financial Assistance Loan Board (ELB) today approved a proposal from Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin, to sell the vacant, former Southwestern High School building. The building has been appraised at $890,000. The sale of the property would eliminate annual maintenance costs of more than $160,000.
The former school building, located at 6921 West Fort Street, has been closed since June, 2012, and is in poor condition. The property has suffered significant vandalism since being closed and sustained fire damage in the building’s gymnasium. Read More
The consensus say no. On Tuesday evening during City Council meetings at both Ecorse and River Rouge, resolutions were passed against having Pet Coke in their city. In each city the resolution passed unanimously. Therea Landrum, a community activist, addressed the Mayor and council in Ecorse to make them aware of what has been transpiring as it relates to Pet Coke in the Downriver community. She also informed the attendees at council meeting about the Hearing that Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, MDEQ, has scheduled in Wyandotte to share information with the residents. Read More