In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (April 19-23)

Michigan leaders react to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict, walk-in vaccine clinics open in Detroit, the DSO’s president announces her retirement, and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shares renewable energy plans
TCF Center is now open for walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations. // Photograph courtesy of TCF Center

New walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinics open in Detroit.

Residents can now go to the TCF Center, Farwell Recreation Center, Northwest Activities Center, or the Samaritan Center to get vaccinated.

A new bill would allow Michigan communities to ban plastic bags.

The bill would allow any motion regulating the use or sale of plastic bags. Currently, plastic bag bans are not permitted in the state.

Pages Bookshop suffers extensive window damage after gunfire.

No staff or customers were in the Rosedale Park shop at the time of the incident. Pip, Pages’ shop cat, was also unharmed.

Local and state leaders react to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict. 

Chauvin was found guilty Tuesday of all three charges in the murder of George Floyd. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and others released statements.

New projects will help boost Detroit’s North End revitalization.

Developer Steven Harris will bring art installations, community spaces, and initiatives from chef Max Hardy and Emily Steffens of The Gathering Co. to a complex on John R Street.

Anne Parsons will step down from her position as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s president in 2022. // Photograph courtesy of Ann Parsons

Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s president will retire in 2022.

Anne Parsons is the longest-serving leader in the DSO’s modern era and has helped guide the organization to global acclaim. She plans to step down by next November.

State of Michigan facilities plan to run on renewable energy by 2025.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement hours after President Biden pledged to cut emissions. The move is part of larger plans to make Michigan carbon-neutral by 2050.

Detroit City Football Club has a new beer.

Brew Detroit partnered with the professional soccer club on its latest brew, Smokey Delay IPA. It hits shelves just in time for Detroit City FC’s men’s home opener on May 1.

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