In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Sept. 12-16)

Ford unveils the newest generation of Mustang, TEDx confirms speakers for this year’s TEDxDetroit series, and the federal government grants $105 million to remove I-375.
The 2024 Mustang (pictured above) was revealed at The Stampede event in Hart Plaza on Sept. 14. Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company.

So much is going on in Metro Detroit that it can be difficult to keep up with it all. Here, you’ll find some of the biggest news headlines in Metro Detroit politics, sports, community development, fashion, art, events and more!

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack to step down this year.

McCormack confirmed she will resign no later than Dec. 31; the timing will depend on the appointment of Gov. Whitmer. She has been on the court since 2013.

Detroit pastry chef to introduce chicken and waffles ice cream at upcoming pop-up.

Becca Graf, a chef at Marrow, is collaborating with Rohani Foulkes of Folk for the Ice Cream Social Brunch – Evening Edition pop-up on Sept. 22 at Churned Detroit.

Michigan State University board is in contract discussions with the school’s president.

An MSU spokesperson confirmed Monday that the Board of Trustees are talking with President Samuel Stanley regarding his employment contract. Previous reports stating the board gave Stanley until Tuesday to resign are not accurate, another MSU spokesperson says.

Ford reveals the seventh generation of Mustang at The Stampede in Detroit.

Ford showcased the latest generation of their iconic pony car during The Stampede event last night at Hart Plaza. They also surprised the audience with the introduction of a new Mustang performance series called Dark Horse.

Romeo and Greenfield Village among best small towns to visit for Halloween

Travel website Trips to Discover ranks Romeo and Greenfield village two of the best Halloween towns in the U.S. thanks to the Terror on Tillson and Hallowe’en in Greenfield village event. Other top-ranking towns include Sleepy Hollow, New York, and Salem, Massachusetts.

TEDx announces the first confirmed speakers for this year’s TEDxDetroit series.

The event takes place Oct. 26 at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Speakers include Rochelle Riley, the City of Detroit’s director of arts and culture; Sarah Welch, head chef at Marrow and a Top Chef contestant; and others.

Detroit’s Eastern Market After Dark returns following a two-year hiatus.

The annual event kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, with an open-studio event full of art, fashion, and live music. Featured artists will include Philip Simpson, Donna Jackson, Bryce Detroit, and Reshounn Foster.

The federal government grants Michigan $105 million for the removal of I-375.

This morning, the Biden administration announced it would help fund the demolition of Detroit’s sunken I-375 freeway, which displaced the Black Bottom neighborhood in the 1960s. Under the new plan, it will be replaced with a lower-speed boulevard.

The NFL confirms a blown call against the Detroit Lions in Sunday’s game.

During the second quarter, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts threw a first-and-goal pass at the feet of Lions safety, DeShon Elliott. The league admitted the move should have seen him flagged for intentional grounding. The Eagles went on to win the game 38-35.

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