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Detroit Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

A parade was held on Vernor with live music, horses and marchers in traditional costume.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/05/2013


GM Opens Community Urban Garden in Southwest Detroit

General Motors is unveiling Cadillac Urban Gardens on Merritt, a community project where 250 shipping crates from Orion Assembly — home of the Buick Verano and Chevrolet Sonic — are converted into raised garden beds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/12/2012

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

Blight Blitz Underway In Southwest Detroit

Southwest Detroit residents stood out in the rain to watch as four apartment buildings deemed dangerous are demolished.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012

Detroit Cop Struck, Injured On Motorcycle

A Detroit police officer was taken to a local hospital Monday afternoon after was hit by an SUV while driving his department motorcycle.


Gov. Rick Snyder speaks with reporters in Southwest Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Snyder Says Bridge Project Will Benefit Southwest Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder is pledging a “commitment to community benefits” as part of his planned international bridge project, at Thursday morning’s speech before the Southwest Detroit Business Association.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

Aerial view of Southwest Detroit (WWJ Photo/Bill Szumanski)

Heroic Detroit Neighbor Saves Choking Child

A traumatic scene on Detroit’s southwest side, as a toddler begins choking.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2012

Members of the Star Dance Academy, including Felicity Sosa, 8, make final adjustments and preparations before taking the stage at the annual Cinco De Mayo festival off the Lovington Highway May 5, 2007 in Hobbs, New Mexico.  (Photo by Rick Scibelli/Getty Images)

Cinco De Mayo Parade Sunday

Gloria Rocha, vice president of the Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metro Detroit talked about the popularity of Cinco De Mayo in America, saying it’s more popular here than in Mexico. And it’s beyond popular in metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2012


Bigger Health Care Center To Service Detroit’s Uninsured

There’s a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in Southwest Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/27/2012

(WWJ Photo/Ron Dewey)

Houses Boarded Up As More Accept Marathon Offer To Move

Marathon Oil is getting more takers for their offer to buy neighboring homes in southwest Detroit to make more for a refinery expansion.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/23/2012

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Arson Suspected In Rash Of House Fires

A Detroit firefighter says there have been 13 fires in one Southwest Detroit neighborhood since Easter morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/09/2012