In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (May 23-27)

Oxford students support victims of Texas shooting and Michigan Republicans reject gun control efforts. Plus, Gilbert Family Foundation launches Detroit Eviction Defense Fund, a massive fire breaks out at Traffic Jam & Snug, and the Pistons are heading to Paris
Jennifer Gilbert, co-founder of the Gilbert Family Foundation, pictured above at the May 23 press conference to announce the Detroit Eviction Defense Fund. // Photograph courtesy of Rocket Community Fund

Gilbert Family Foundation launches the Detroit Eviction Defense Fund.

The fund will invest $12 million over three years into three organizations based in the city. The investment is expected to benefit nearly 6,000 low-income families per year.

Oxford High students walk out in support of victims of Texas shooting.

More than 100 students stood on the field and formed the shape of the letter U to support those coping with the massacre earlier this week at Robb Elementary in Uvalde.

Traffic Jam & Snug is likely a total loss after a massive fire this morning.

The popular Midtown brewpub caught fire early on May 27. No injuries were reported but the location will likely need to be rebuilt.

Michigan Republicans reject gun control efforts day after Texas school shooting.

On May 25, Democrats in the Senate and House presented a set of bills and amendments to a bill currently under consideration that would require storage standards for firearms and background checks for firearm purchases.

James Craig is found ineligible for the November ballot.

The former Detroit police chief is among five candidates who didn’t submit enough valid petition signatures, according to the Michigan Bureau of Elections.

An ex-Detroit fire official receives jail time for embezzling $220,000 in union funds.

Verdine Day was sentenced to one year in federal prison for spending funds on airline flights, hotels, and cruises. She was also ordered to pay more than $220,000 in restitution.

David Whitney Building to undergo major renovation this summer.

Renovations for the historic downtown Detroit building include expansion of the hotel and new food venues. The David Whitney building will become an Autograph Collection hotel.

Detroit Pistons are heading to Paris next year for a regular-season game.

Our resident NBA team will play the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Paris Game 2023 on Jan.19. This will be the first NBA game in Europe since 2020.

Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.’s Detroit location permanently closes.

The location has been closed since January following an outbreak of COVID-19 among nine staff members. Workers went on strike the following month, demanding to unionize.

Restaurant: Impossible is filming at a Michigan eatery next month.

The Food Network show is headed for Sunnyside Cafe in Williamston. Host and chef Robert Irvine is looking for diners who want to eat at the restaurant while filming the episode.

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