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News From Around Detroit
- Apple Developer Academy opens door to tech industry for Detroitersby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Apple Developer Academy in Detroit was the first in the country and runs in partnership with Apple, Michigan State University and the Gilbert Family Foundation.
- Westsiders say block clubs, neighborhood associations shape ‘our’ communityby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
District 7 residents cite strong community ties, concerns over water infrastructure, affordable internet and blight.
- Detroit mother heals through stories of departed sonby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Constance “Connie” Spight’s book, Dear Brandon: Letters to my Departed Son, was published in February through Archway Publishing.
- Transit options, impacts of pollution top focus in southwest Detroitby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
District 6 residents detailed barriers to transportation and other unfavorable conditions that disrupt their lives during a Tuesday night town hall hosted by BridgeDetroit and Detroit is Different.
- Legacy and opportunity are in abundance on Harper business stripby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Business owners in the area say the corridor is on the “up and up,” despite less attention from the city than they would like.
- Fourth of July holiday weekend takes U.S. airport traffic to pandemic high
Friday's passenger volume marked a 13% increase from July 1 last year, which fell on the Thursday before Fourth of July. This year's number of passengers going through U.S. airports also eclipsed the 2.35 million screened at security checkpoints on the Friday before the Fourth of July in 2019, but that was nearly a week ahead of Independence Day.
- London marks 50 years of Pride
After two years of cancellations because of the coronavirus pandemic, the parade came a half-century after London's first march to celebrate Pride in 1972.
- Uvalde schools' police Chief Pete Arredondo resigns from City Council
Chief Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News on Friday that has decided to step down for the good of the city administration. He has been on administrative leave from the school district since June 22.