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Entries by Ashley Woods from 02/2013

Rochelle Riley: Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh To Get Out Of Politics, Back Into News

Posted 02.01.2013 | Detroit

Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh says he will not run for mayor and plans to return to broadcast television. His decision will end the t...

Detroit Parks Closing: Mayor Dave Bing To Abandon 50 Recreation Areas After Belle Isle Deal Collapses

Posted 02.01.2013 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing announced on Friday that the city of Detroit will close 50 parks across the city -- just days after Detroit City Council vetoed a plan...

Red Wings Blue Jackets: Anisimov's 2 Goals Lead Columbus Past Wings, 4-2

Posted 02.03.2013 | Detroit

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Artem Anisimov scored twice in the second period, and Steve Mason stopped 32 shots to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets past the Detroi...

Toro Y Moi: Our Finest J. Dilla Disciple

Posted 02.03.2013 | Detroit

Chillwave O.G. channels James Yancey better than those pencil-necked, mad-reverent, MPC-pounding geeks When will the picking of J. Dilla's bones st...

Lisa Howze Super Bowl Ad 'Better For Detroit' Announces Ambition For Mayor (VIDEO)

Posted 02.04.2013 | Detroit

While one recent poll suggested that the campaign for Detroit's mayor in 2014 is a two-man race, Lisa Howze would beg to differ. Howze, a CPA and s...

Is Sign At Decaying Packard Plant A Chilling Reference To Nazi Death Camp? | City Of Detroit | Detroit Free Press | Freep.com

Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

Big letters have been placed on the overpass at the Packard Automotive Plant in Detroit that read in German "Work will make you Free," concerning some...

Partners Open La Hookah Town And Grace Of India Restaurant In Midtown

Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

It wasn't that long ago that Thistle Coffeehouse was flourishing on Second Ave. at Prentis. But now the space has been reborn with two brand-new busi...

Detroit Tech: Automation Alley 2012 Report Says Engineering, Technology Jobs Growing In Southeast Michigan

Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's tech industry growth is outpacing national hubs like Silicon Valley, Boston and Chicago in a number of categories, according to the latest a...

Chilling Message On Abandoned Packard Plant Removed By Popular Blogger

Posted 02.06.2013 | Detroit

A popular Detroit blogger tore down an offensive message Tuesday on the overpass of the abandoned Packard Plant that alluded to the Auschwitz concentr...

Eva Mendes To Star In 'How To Catch A Monster' With Ryan Gosling And Christina Hendricks: Report

Posted 02.07.2013 | Detroit

Eva Mendes and Rob Zabrecky are set to appear in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, "How to Catch a Monster," according to a recent report. The site...

Hey Girl Detroit: Ryan Gosling Seduces Motor City Ladies In Latest Meme

Posted 02.07.2013 | Detroit

Imagine a Hollywood heartthrob who wants to picnic with you on Belle Isle, start an urban garden and -- best of all -- doesn't care whether you're "De...

Attorney General Bill Schuette Loses Effort To Remove 7 Of 11 Detroit Public Schools Board Members

Posted 02.08.2013 | Detroit

The state attorney general lost a court challenge this week to remove most of Detroit's school board. In an order signed on Tuesday, Wayne County C...

Death: A '70s Rock Trailblazer, Reborn : NPR

Posted 02.08.2013 | Detroit

Starting Wednesday, more than 1,700 bands will perform at this week's South by Southwest music festival. Many of them will get their first chance at a...

Hamtramck Mosques Spark Fight

Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

Hamtramck -- Two proposals to build mosques are raising tensions here as Muslims seek to raise their political influence in this culturally diverse co...

Police Surround Detroit House; Trooper Shot, Expected To Recover

Posted 02.11.2013 | Detroit

Officers have surrounded a house on Detroit's east side where two suspects are believed to be barricaded with guns, according to the Michigan State Po...

Detroit State Of The City 2013: Mayor Dave Bing's Speech Falls As Possibility Of State Control Looms (UPDATE)

Posted 02.13.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's annual State of the City address is a time for the city's leader to bring focus and a sense of purpose to the arguably huge task of saving t...

Motown Love Songs: Celebrate Valentine's Day With Classic Tracks From Detroit Record Label

Posted 02.14.2013 | Detroit

Those Motown crooners still really have a hold on us. From a little house on Detroit's Grand Boulevard, Berry Gordy Jr. made Motown Records one of ...

Harlem Shake Detroit Videos: Dance Craze Sweeps Motown -- But Who Danced It Best?

Posted 02.16.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's got its own "Harlem Shake" craze, and we want HuffPost readers to weigh in on the insanity. The original 30-second video begins with one ...

MIichigan State Nebraska: Appling Scores 16 In No. 8 Spartans' 73-64 Victory

Posted 02.17.2013 | Detroit

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds in eighth-ranked Mic...

Financial Review Due, Council Fears Detroiters' Voice Will Be Lost Under EM

Posted 02.19.2013 | Detroit

With the state set to release findings today from an emergency review of Detroit's finances, some City Council members said Monday that they recognize...

Indiana Michigan State: Showdown Brews in Lansing As No. 1 Hoosiers Take On No.4 Spartans

Posted 02.19.2013 | Detroit

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo put it best. "It doesn't get any better or bigger than this," the Michigan State coach said....

Detroit Emergency Manager May Be Hard To Find

Posted 02.19.2013 | Detroit

Detroit -- Several named candidates for Detroit emergency manager have publicly said they do not want the job as Gov. Rick Snyder today is scheduled t...

Avalon's New Production Bakery Set To Open, Will Relocate Flagship Location This Summer

Posted 02.19.2013 | Detroit

The Avalon International Breads long-awaited expansion -- which has been in the works at various stages since 2008 -- is finally coming to fruition. ...

Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail: Feds' $100,000 Grant Will Extend Michigan Lakeshore By 5 Miles

Posted 02.19.2013 | Detroit

On the shores of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes is already heralded as America's most beautiful scenic overlook. A $100,000 grant from the U.S....

Red Wings Predators: Weber Gives Nashville 4-3 Win Over Detroit In OT

Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Shea Weber scored 44 seconds into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 4-3 victory against the slumping Detroit Red Wings on...