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Marinette family loses everything in fire June 17th

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Donations can be dropped off with Michelle after 2 pm at 1506 Mary St., in Marinette. Clothing sizes are BOYS 12 10 and 8. GIRLS 12 and 7. Woman's S-shirt and 5/6 jeans. Men's L -shirt and 32 waist. They lost EVERYTHING so anything will help. Clothes, toiletries, toys, gift cards, household, dishes, bedding, beds, furniture, books, movies..etc. Thank you for helping!


USS Detroit (LCS-7) launched Saturday, Oct. 18th!

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Detroit: Ruins in the Heartland

"In the Green Zone- when leaving the consulate, various office buildings, or your secure hotel- exercise extreme caution in your movements to minimize exposure time to local elements that would do you harm. Outside the 1-mile circle surrounding the city centre, DO NOT expect real-time responsiveness from any government agency during an emergency." 

But we're not in Baghdad or Benghazi... we're in the heart of the American Midwest. We are in downtown Detroit. We are also in ZOMBIELAND according to the post-apocalyptic message stenciled on the top floor of a derelict high-rise hotel in a surreal Midtown wasteland. A wasteland that has been slowly emptied of official city residents to make way for the new home of the Redwings hockey franchise.

Current and future generations of Michigan residents will undoubtedly continue their animated discussion about how and why Detroit and her environs have free-fallen into ruin. What now appears lacking -is strong leadership on how to save the city (from itself) now that more than 60% of its citizens have fled its confines from its population peak in 1950.

In real numbers -it's terrifyingly staggering. Detroit's population has dropped from 1.85 million (1950) to 951,000 (2000) to 721,000 in 2010! Current population counts (2013) have pushed the number to under 690,000.

There are an estimated 89,000 abandoned buildings in this city. Approximately 40-square miles of abandoned structure and empty lots! And the exodus appears to continue unabated despite lofty words regarding revitalization and urban renewal promised by successive generations of federal, state, and local governments.

Only time will tell whether Detroit can truly renew and rebuild itself. We wish the resilient inhabitants of this great American city - the best in their endeavours.

UPDATE 6/8/2015: The derelict Park Avenue Hotel (Zombieland) will not be saved from the wrecking ball- though the nearby Eddystone will be refurbished as part of the Illitch/Red Wing area of the 'new Midtown' district..

 

 
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