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Achille Bianchi (ctedit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Detroit Artist Crafts Sunglasses From Abandoned Homes

It’s a piece of wearable Detroit history.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2014

The Detroit Blight Authority tears down an abandoned home in Pontiac. (credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ)

Dismissed By Detroit, Blight Authority Begins Work In Pontiac

Bill Pulte said they cleared about 1,000 lots in Detroit. Now, they’ll help to revive Pontiac block by block.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/30/2014

Abandoned home near Osborne High School. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Students Make Plea For City To Board-Up Or Tear Down Abandoned Homes Near School

Osborne High School students marched in the area of the school calling for abandoned homes nearby to be boarded-up.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013

A vacant home in Detroit's Brightmoor neighborhood. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Task Force Begins Work On Detroit Blight Fight

The work is part of efforts announced last month by the administration of President Barack Obama to help Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/09/2013

A Detroit property on Turner St near the Marygrove - UD Mercy community is demolished as part of the Hardest Hit  program. (WWJ/Pat Sweeting)

7,000 Properties To Be Razed During Blight-Busting Effort

A big effort was unveiled Monday in Detroit aimed at cleaning several neighborhoods of abandoned and dangerous homes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/26/2013

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Mich. To Get $100M To Demolish Vacant Houses

The pilot program to address blight was approved Thursday by the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/06/2013

A Detroit fire truck. (WWJ/Marie Osborne)

Tale Of Two Cities: “You Feel For The People, They Deserve Better”

As the Midtown and downtown areas continue to thrive, many in the neighborhoods say fire safety is often a bigger concern than crime.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

(credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Firefighters Battle Blaze At Downriver Hoarder House

A home, packed the the ceiling with junk, went up in flames Wednesday morning in Taylor.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/13/2013

An abandoned Detroit building is torn down. (WWJ Photo/Florence Walton)

Plan To Boost Detroit Neighborhoods Near Schools Unveiled

The state, city of Detroit and public school district are working on an initiative that will make schools the hub of a neighborhood’s revitalization.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

(WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Arson Suspected In Trio Of House Fires

Detroit fire officials suspect arson after three abandoned homes burned Wednesday on the city’s east side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/25/2012

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