Friday, September 01, 2017

Round-up for Warrendale news

Waiting for surgery - Selfie by Frank Nemecek
I underwent surgery last week to repair a deviated septum and spent much of this past week recovering. Regardless, I wanted to give a quick rundown of news stories related to the Warrendale neighborhood that I've missed while recuperating.

South Warrendale Radio Patrol Featured on WDET-FM
Detroit's public radio station, WDET-FM, aired a story this week about some of the volunteer radio patrols. For the past 50 years, these patrols have been a key part of keeping our neighborhoods safe.

There are approximately 40 of these citizen-based radio patrols that operate in Detroit, including our own South Warrendale Radio Patrol. The Warrendale group was featured prominently in WDET's story. It is available online here.

Body Found in Alley
Early this past Monday, the remains of a 25-year old man later identified as Ahmed Alakoubi of Dearborn Heights was found in an alley near the Southfield Freeway and Paul Street. The Detroit Police Department is investigating this matter as a robbery turned murder, according to published news reports.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call the Detroit Police Department's Homicide Unit at (313) 596-2260. More details about this story are available at MI

Sidewalk Repairs on Minock Street
I reported previously about a hazardous sidewalk on Minock and the rather crappy repair that was hastily done to it by a contractor for the City of Detroit. Since then, the contractor has been back to replace the sidewalk fully.

WXYZ-TV aired a story about the hazardous sidewalk in Detroit's Warrendale neighborhood earlier this week. Their story is available online here.

Community Garden Featured on WXYZ-TV
The In Memory Of Community Garden, which is located at the corner of Minock and Whitlock Streets, was also featured on WXYZ-TV earlier this week. Their story focused on the efforts of these volunteer gardeners to prevent kidney disease throughout the Detroit area.

The full story from WXYZ-TV is available online here.

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