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Detroit Streetlights

So Detroit's Streetlights Are Ancient -- You Got a Problem With That?

Eric McAfee | Posted 04.30.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

Seven months after the announcement, it still seems like the largest municipal bankruptcy filing (at least up to this point) is the stuff of legend. But the failure that crowds out the rest, no doubt at least partially due to its ubiquity and ordinariness, is the persistent non-functionality of those streetlights.

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

In Between Detroit's Failing Streetlights | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

What happens if a city can't afford to keep the lights on, when it's literally plunged into darkness? Photographer and sociologist David Schalliol's s...

Businesses Pitch In Millions For Mexicantown

WDIV | Posted 03.04.2013 | Detroit

Business owners in Detroit's Mexicantown are taking back their streets by helping light the way. Residents in the stretch of West Vernor said they ...

A Thriving Detroit Remains My Long-Term Goal

Gary A. Brown | Posted 02.20.2013 | Detroit
Gary A. Brown

As Detroit nears the possible appointment of an emergency financial manager, it's important to note that although the current pace of change is not as rapid as necessary to extinguish this fiscal crisis, we have made progress since 2009.

Will The Lights Go Back On?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he has a solution to the troubling lighting issues that have left many parts of the city in the dark. On Friday. he annou...

Detroit Receives $400,000 Grant For Energy-Saving Streetlights

Posted 01.20.2012 | Detroit

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation has awarded the city of Detroit a $400,000 grant to upgrade city streetlights with new, energy-efficient...