“Located along the south end of the Detroit River, Humbug Island consists of 410 acres of land in the downriver communities of Trenton and Gibraltar. In addition to the island, the area includes Humbug Marsh, the adjacent uplands and the waters in between.”
“Referring to his summers in Ecorse, Starr told me: “I remember it so well because it was the first time I ever met blacks in a competitive situation. I’d play with them in pickup games on vacant lots. I lived in Alabama and it just wasn’t done then, there.”
“The $5 million figure is five times as much money as Kilpatrick received. Federal prosecutors have seized more than $11.5 million from Warner and a co-defendant and are armed with secret recordings, bank records and help from a businessman who admitted sharing kickbacks with Warner.
He is accused of taking the largest amount of kickbacks in a public corruption case in Metro Detroit history.”
“The Allen Park Athletic Club raised $20,000 to build two new dugouts at the school and the whole community helped out. Labor, paint and hardware were donated by Burns Construction, Sherwin Williams and community volunteers to honor the two men.
The city allowed the Athletic Club to rename the school’s field the Navoy-Bogataj Memorial Field.”
“Some times people forget about the Downriver communities,” Tidwell said. “We are very, very happy anytime you say you’re giving $2 million to this area. It’s a great day. This is a beautiful thing for Downriver.”
“The project will stretch from Flat Rock to Detroit along the Iron Belle Trail and west through Hines Park to Northville, officials said.”
“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton to its Superfund National Priorities List.
That list is reserved for sites with the most serious or uncontrolled legacy contamination. The contamination on the southern end of the property is from steel-making processes and an acid pickling line operation, according to the EPA.”
“As the man stood on the front porch with the weapon, officers ordered him to put it down. He refused. Eventually, officers fired their weapons, striking him.”
“It’s a mess and it’s dangerous out there and it actually becomes a health hazard for the people at a certain point,” Matakas said. “We want to get things cleaned up and as back to normal as we can.”
“They found this gentleman’s vehicle, with the keys in it, near the Belle Isle (MacArthur) Bridge,” Weise said. “There were footprints leading to the edge. It was suspected that he jumped in.”