Sunday, October 23, 2011

Same Old Song

Lions fans celebrate during home
opener vs. Kansas City. 
(Photo: Robin Buckson/The Detroit News)
This NFL season got off to such a great start for Detroit Lions fans.  The team jumped out to a 5-0 start.  Something that I had not previously seen since the last time it happened was 1956, eight years before I was born.  Lions fever was running at high pitch.  The fifth win came against the division rival Chicago Bears before a sellout crowd at Ford Field on Monday Night Football.  But, despite the wins and the euphoric feeling the Lions were creating in the City of Detroit, it was becoming clear that the team was heading for some bumps.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Re-assembling Assembly Street

As The State newspaper continues its "Building Our City" series of reports, the installment published in last Thursday's (September 29) edition profiled a recommendation that Assembly Street be reinvented into  a narrower, more pedestrian friendly street which would include an urban park in the median. (Read the article.)  According to the article, the recommendation comes from a statewide panel of urban land experts who held meetings and a public hearing in Columbia last week.