Detroit’s vacant lot for gardening? + Detroit art, beats, lyrics

Rise and shine, Detroit! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Tuesday off to a good start.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Warmer with shifting clouds. High: 53 Low: 44.

Here are the top stories in Detroit today:

  1. Why isn’t there more vacant land in Detroit? used to garden? (Michigan Radio)
  2. How Detroit Police Chief James White’s civil rights record informed his font. (FOX 2 Detroit)
  3. Art, Beats + Lyrics Showcase arrives in Detroit. (Hour Detroit Magazine)
  4. Detroit Police Stop 3, grab 12 cars for weekend drag racing and drifting. (WXYZ 7 Action News Detroit)

Today in Detroit:

  • MYSTERY BOOK CLUB – Caroline Kennedy Library (3:00 p.m.)
  • FACE Meet & Greet – Cody High School (3:30 p.m.)
  • Pajama Story Time – Redford Township District Library (7:00 p.m.)
  • The 100 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time (8:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Nextdoor neighbor, south of Six (SOS): “I’m a little worried. – And curious. I’ve been part of Detroit’s sewer system all my life. Recently, I’ve noticed that when I fill my coffee maker or kettle from my kitchen sink, I noticed a white foam at the top of the wa…” (Nextdoor)
  • Next door neighbour, downtown: “We have purchased a small piece of land in North Corktown from the DLB, on which we plan to build. – Next door is a vacant church which is collapsing. I emailed the City Help Desk to no avail .Property is an open property invite for seedy behavior, what…” (Nextdoor)
  • Next door neighbor Coleman: “Dumpers – Keep an eye out for this truck and minivan together. I dumped them near my house during the day.” (next door)
  • Nextdoor neighbor, Grandmont: “Help. Need a new fence. Looking for affordable fence companies or people who do a reliable job. Thanks! – Wood preferred, but open to all types.” (next door)

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Dylan Siwicki

About me: I was born and raised on the Westside of Detroit, in the Polish blue-collar neighborhood of Warrendale. I am a Detroit Public School graduate who fought hard to earn my education. My aspiration to journalism came when I was young, when I started following the corruption scandal of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. My first break into the world of journalism began with the opportunity to work at the Michigan Journal, where I primarily reported on campus and local news throughout the Dearborn community. I finally worked my way to the news editor. Correlated with working in journalism, I had an incredible opportunity to study and write about many different cultures and backgrounds at the Piast Institute, which also helped prepare me for this role. So, with first-hand experience growing up in a close-knit neighborhood, I know the importance of delivering news and telling stories that impact local communities. And as the latest news editor at Patch for Metro Detroit, it’s my job to deliver that news. So feel free to contact me about new tips or your own unique experiences at [email protected]

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