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Detroit City Clerk Winfrey announces Online Application process for Absentee Ballots
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Detroit City Clerk Janice Winfrey and Michigan Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson have announced that for the first time in history, Detroit will accept online applications for absentee ballots. Winfrey and Johnson called the project historic, saying it would result in increased access to the ballot in Detroit in 2014.
There are two ways in which voters can request an Absentee Ballot: beginning Thursday, July 17, they can go to detroitballot.com; and starting on Monday, July 21, they can go to the App Store and search Vote for Detroit to download the App. Read More
ECORSE - Ecorse Public Schools is now under the leadership of Thomas Parker, new superintendent. Several New Initiatives have been implemented during the 2013-2014 school year, such as; all elementary classrooms are fully integrated with Apple iPads. “Technology & Learning” free summer school programs using technology and iPads. Music, Concert and Marching Band programs for grades 3 to 8. John Hopkins University partnership with Ecorse Community High Schools, Parent Resource Centers in Bunche Academy and Grandport Academy, Credit recovery “virtual learning” at Ecorse Community High School and computer labs will be implemented into the high school this summer. Read More
A new Kemeny Center is coming
DETROIT - A room of eager residents from 48217 came out to hear the good news. The plans for a new Multifunctional Kemeny Recreation Center are nearly complete. A proposed rendering of the new Kemeny Center was revealed during a community meeting held in the gymnasium of the current Kemeny Center. The current facility was built in the 1950s and the residents of Detroit 48217 have been asking for a new center for over eight years.
Alesia Minter, Director of Recreation for the City of Detroit displayed the proposed 33,000 square feet facility. The new Kemeny Center will have a swimming pool, library, fitness center, gymnasium, computer room, banquet hall for rentals, senior citizen accommodations and outside excess to bathroom to accommodate outside events and much more. Read More
DETROIT — One of the largest protest against water shuts in the city of Detroit took place this past weekend. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown streets on Friday, protesting a move by the city’s Water Department to force tens of thousands of delinquent customers to pay up or face a cutoff in service. Protestors filled the streets chanting that ‘Water is a human right.” Read More
A “NEW DAY” in
Ecorse Public Schools