CLOSE Big screens are back in business in metro Detroit. Movie theaters in and around the Motor City are reopening this weekend after seven months of being shut down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s orders aimed at curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. What changes will moviegoers notice when and if they return? What’s […]

A hip downtown hotel and its flagship restaurant have returned after temporarily closing due to COVID-19.  The Detroit Foundation Hotel will reopen Sunday, and the Apparatus Room, headed by executive chef Thomas Lents, has its reservation books open now. This time around, the restaurant will have new dishes that tip […]

Welcome to Money Diaries — College Edition where we are tackling the ever-present taboo that is money. We’re asking real people how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar. Today: a public health major at a university that costs $30,000 per […]

Detroit — The city is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility Friday to include all residents ages 60 and older regardless of any medical condition after a successful week, its chief operating officer said. After the city expanded its “Good Neighbors” program Wednesday, more than 700 appointments have been scheduled at the TCF […]

Even during pandemics, MLK Day of Service trudges on A few dozen volunteers are still expected to make it out to the Patton Recreation Center to cleanup one of Detroit’s neighborhoods on Monday. They’ll be boarding up abandoned homes and cleaning vacant lots – an annual tradition. DETROIT – It […]

Detroit — More than 50 protesters gathered Saturday in front of the Detroit Police Department’s 10th Precinct demanding officers stop assisting with evictions after a family was allegedly targeted as squatters by a landlord. Local activist groups Detroit Eviction Defense and Detroit Will Breathe called the protest to demand justice for Whitney Burney […]

Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan is reaching out to leaders of the Motor City’s three automakers to stress importance of the North American International Auto Show coming back to Detroit in 2022.  “Ford, GM and FCA have all made an absolutely solid commitment that they will not be supporting anything in Pontiac […]

It’s time to support the cause dearest to your heart by putting up some cash! Five nonprofits need help in their bid to win more than $20,000 in this year’s Detroit News holiday contest. The top 5 Detroit non-profits have made it to our final round and the one who raises the most […]

The Pistons are getting into the online sports-betting game. The team announced Monday multi-year agreements to make both DraftKings and FanDuel the official sports-betting partners. The agreements will allow each sports-betting giant to use the Pistons’ logos in their marketing and the Pistons will promote both companies in Little Caesars […]

Detroit — The city of Detroit is pitching a multi-phase plan to bring an influx of new affordable and infill housing units, green space and other amenities to its Corktown neighborhood. The vision was crafted by Detroit’s Housing and Revitalization Department as part of a plan to compete for $30 million in federal grant funding. It will […]

Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., waves to supporters during a drive-in get out the vote rally in the parking lot of the UFCW local 1776, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, in Pittson, Pa. Michael Perez AP WASHINGTON The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 2:40 p.m. […]