The 2023 City Guide, New Food Options at Comerica Park & More Metro Detroit News

Get some of the biggest headlines in metro Detroit including details on the Hour Detroit pizza bracket, a proposed animal abuse registry, and much more.
Photograph by Stephen McGee

City Guide 2023: Documenting Detroit, Becoming a Detroiter

For this year’s City Guide, we asked photographer and filmmaker Stephen McGee — who has amassed an archive of millions of images, thousands of hours of film, and hundreds of interviews — to share his view of the city he has called home for 18 years.

Local restaurants join Comerica Park food options

Bert’s Marketplace, Green Dot Stables, Taqueria El Rey, Detroit 75 Kitchen food truck, Yum Village, and Atwater Brewery are among the local spots selling food at the ballpark this year. Some will be there consistently while others will rotate in and out.

Voting in Hour Detroit’s Pizza Bracket is now open

From thin crust to deep dish, and of course Detroit-style, southeast Michigan’s pizza scene is serving it all and serving it well, but which local joint serves the best pizza? Hour Detroit is on a mission to find out with our Pizza Bracket and we need your help. From now until May 2, 2023, vote for your favorite pizza eatery.

Michigan ballot initiative proposes animal abuser registry

The initiative, which was spearheaded by Genesee County sheriff Chris Swanson, was established by Protect MI Pet and would operate similarly to the sex offender registry in that people convicted of animal abuse or neglect would be publicly available and viewable.

Newly renovated Coriander Kitchen and Farm reopens

Allison Heeres and Gwen Meyer, the co-owners of Detroit’s Coriander Kitchen and Farm, spent the restaurant’s off-season thinking of how they could improve the space — and they unveiled their reimagined business on April 1, 2023.

Jeep unveils new collection of concept vehicles this week

The collection will feature seven different vehicles and was unveiled and driven off road during the 57th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, April 1-9.

Wayne County bailiffs violently clash with housing activists in Detroit

The activists created a human wall to defend a terminally ill Black woman from being evicted from her home, despite paying her rent on time. Her supporters say the eviction is in retaliation for blowing the whistle on Cass Community Social Services. Bailiffs allegedly punched and kicked the activists, pulled their hair, and one even pulled a knife before breaking the wall, removing the woman, and breaking some of her possessions.

Body found 43 years ago on Lake Erie has been identified as a Michigan woman

The body found decaying on the shores of Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio, in 1980 has been identified as Patricia Eleanor Greenwood of Traverse City, Bay City, and Saginaw. It is believed that she was murdered.

Spike leaves Mojo in the Morning

After more than two decades on the radio, Spike announced his departure from the iHeart morning radio show on April 3. He said that he couldn’t answer why he is leaving.

Final wounded MSU shooting victim has been released from Michigan hospital

The last of the students admitted to Sparrow Hospital following the Feb. 13 shooting at Michigan State University was in critical condition for weeks following the tragedy but is now stable and has been transported to another facility. No other details are available.

Detroit Pistons partner with Gleaners on new food initiative

The Detroit Pistons, Kroger, and Gleaners Community Food Bank have teamed up to fight food insecurity with their Points for Pounds initiative. For every point the Pistons score at a home game, Kroger will donate a pound of food to Gleaners.

Former state marijuana board chair faces bribery charges

Former Michigan House Speaker Rick Johnson, and three others, have reached plea agreements for corruption and bribery charges related to state marijuana licensing. Federal officials say Johnson accepted more than $100,000 in bribes while chairing the board.

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