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Thomas Napolitan

February 19, 2015 by Kathleen OBrien (Register to contact)

Our classmate Thomas Napolitan from 1969 has passed away today, February 19, 2015 from Lung Cancer in Ga.
Our hearts go out to his family at this very sad time.
May he Rest in Peace.

finding victoria valente

March 21, 2014 by Thomas Kaiser (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

DOES ANYONE KNOW THE WHEREABOUTS OF VICTORIA VALENTE SHE WENT TO NATIVITY CATHOLIC GRADE SCHOOL. SHE GRADUATED IN 1969. IF SO DROP ME A LINE @ *****@YAHOO.COM THANKS TOMMY KAISER

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Thousands to board up homes, beautify park by Denby High  Detroit Free Press

Up to 10,000 volunteers are expected to gather near Denby High School on Detroit's east side all this week in a large-scale beautification campaign stretching ...



Denby High School on state's chopping block, Detroit students at risk  Fox 2 Detroit

Of 38 schools in Michigan that are in jeopardy of being shut down by the State due to low academic performance, 26 are in the City of Detroit, including Denby ...



Suspect in fatal shooting arrested after barricaded gunman on Detroit's east side  WXYZ Detroit

Detroit police provided an update as the search or several armed suspects continues on the city's east side. Right now, police say they have three suspects in ...



Fights break out at Denby High School in Detroit  WDIV Detroit

DETROIT - Cellphone video shows a brutal brawl inside Denby High School on Detroit's east side. Chaos outside the classroom created an out-of-control ...



33 more Detroit schools have high lead, copper in drinking water  Detroit Free Press

An additional 33 schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District have elevated levels of lead or copper in the drinking water — results that come less ...



Former Denby High School student working to transform his Detroit neighborhood  WXYZ

For many students, their dreams are to grow up and leave the blight and crime in Detroit behind.



Ex-Detroit principal to plead guilty in corruption probe  Detroit Free Press

A former principal at Detroit's Mumford High School said Thursday she cut a deal to plead guilty to bribery and tax evasion for her role in a wide-ranging FBI ...



$1.4 million Skinner Park project brings new life to Denby neighborhood  Crain's Detroit Business

Denby neighborhood residents and Life Remodeled volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the $1.4 million environmentally friendly ...



Where are you from? For some Detroiters, it's hard to explain  Detroit Metro Times

The names are wrong, the boundaries are incorrect, or in the case of some of the city's neighborhoods, there are no names at all. Earlier...



Family still searching for answers after Detroit man shot in home on Memorial Day  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT - A family is still searching for answers after a Detroit man was shot and killed in his home on Memorial Day. Jeffrey McCoy, 32, was sleeping on his ...



Detroit's far-reaching strategy to fill its schools  Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Public Schools Community District has a detailed plan to recruit and retain students.



6 Arrested After Homicide Investigation Leads To Armed Standoff In Detroit  WWJ Newsradio 950

DETROIT (WWJ) - Six people have been arrested in Detroit, according to police -- three of them linked to a homicide on Halloween. Michigan State Police and ...



Lawrence Tech's Detroit Center for Design and Technology unveils new art galleries  WDIV ClickOnDetroit

The Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT) is the home of Lawrence Technological University's College of Architecture and Design's Detroit program ...



40,000 robotics fanatics are coming to Detroit in April  Detroit Free Press

The FIRST world robotics championships will be held in late April in Detroit.



Former Denby student works to make his dream for a new park in Detroit come true  WXYZ

For many students their dreams are to grow up and leave the blight and crime ridden neighborhoods in Detroit.



Ex-principal charged in EAA bribery scandal  WXYZ

A newly unsealed document reveals that three people involved with Detroit's EAA school district were indicted on federal bribery and conspiracy charges this ...



Found: One male fetus, perhaps 25 years old, preserved in mustard jar at Detroit's Denby High  MLive.com

Faculty, students and administrators at Detroit's Denby high were genuinely baffled by the discovery. The teacher who now uses the science room began ...



New digs for Detroit's Maserati-driving principal: Prison in Kentucky  Detroit Free Press

Detroit's infamous Maserati-driving principal has started her prison sentence, but not in a women's facility.



Detroit parents angry, heartbroken over possible school closures  Detroit Free Press

Twenty-five Detroit schools are on the list - 16 of them are in the city's public school district.



Judith Gettel  Harbor Light

Judith Leigh Gettel, 83, passed away on October 20, 2018 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan at her home. Judy, devoted wife to Douglas Gettel for 57 years, was also ...



Detroit High School Student Says She Was Attacked by Cheerleading Squad ‘Over a Boy’  The Epoch Times

A student a Detroit high school said that the school's cheerleading squad attacked her “over a boy,” according to reports on Wednesday, April 27. Amira Hall, a ...



School zone safety improving, but dangers still lurk  Detroit Free Press

New streetlights improving Detroit neighborhoods, but fears remain on walk to school.



Detroit Public Schools owed millions in unpaid rent, from another school district  Michigan Radio

UPDATE: The EAA has released emails that appear to show the state and DPS agreeing to revise payments from the EAA. You can read those emails here.



These 38 Michigan schools could be shut down for poor performance in June  Chalkbeat Colorado

After years of rock-bottom test scores and disappointing results, the schools were informed that they're in serious danger of having to shut their doors forever in ...



Mystery bullet could support hit man's confession to 14-year-old murder  MLive.com

Detroit's Wayne County Circuit Judge Timothy M. Kenny has asked to take a closer look at ballistics evidence collected by Detroit police in a nearly 15-year-old ...



'Turnaround specialist' Wilbourn looks to repeat success at Detroit's Mumford High School  MLive.com

When Kevyn Orr took over as Detroit's Emergency Manager, he was heralded by Gov. Snyder as a "turnaround specialist." At Detroit's once-troubled Denby High ...



Ex-principal, school contractor plead guilty to bribery  MLive.com

A former high school principal and a tutoring contractor pleaded guilty Thursday in a bribery scheme involving after school programing at the state-run Education ...



Where Life Remodeled started  Crain's Detroit Business

You'll hear a lot about this community development project in the coming weeks. You may not hear much about the project's founder, Chris Lambert, or how his ...



Teachers union: Detroit students need more sanctuary schools  Detroit Free Press

Potential school closures may be a hot topic for many in the city of Detroit, but at Western International High School — on the city's southwest side — the big ...



Chris Stefani, Author at Detroitisit  Detroitisit

Christopher Stefani began his work in Detroit as an educator at DPSCD's Denby High School in 2015 where he co-authored the LTU (+) Program, a STEAM ...



FBI target gave away Maserati amid federal probe  The Detroit News

Ex-Mumford High Principal Kenyetta Wilbourn-Snapp, while being targeted by the FBI in a bribery and kickback investigation, gave away a $70,000 luxury sports ...



William 'Bill' Glander | Obituaries  Cadillac News

CADILLAC — William “Bill' Glander passed away on November 6, 2018 at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital after a brief illness. He was 95.



These 38 Michigan schools could be slated for closure by state  Detroit Free Press

Today, the state School Reform Office made the long-awaited announcement of which consistently poor-performing schools in Michigan could be forced to close ...



Bibbs, Phillips, Hearns to go in DPS Sports Hall of Fame  Michronicleonline

Saturday, September 15 in Burt's Market Place Theater, sprint luminary Jim Bibbs, star half-miler Ron Phillips, and champion boxer Thomas Hearns will be ...



Assessing MI legislature's actions, options for Detroit schools  WKAR

The Michigan Senate has passed a $720-million bailout for the troubled Detroit Public Schools. We talk with Skillman Foundation CEO Tonya Allen and MSU.



Art Van Elslander, founder of Art Van Furniture, dies at 87  Detroit Free Press

Archie A. Van Elslander, who founded Michigan-based Art Van Furniture and donated millions of dollars to causes he championed, died early Monday from ...



Josh Landon  Fox 2 Detroit

Hello METRO DETROIT!!! I am so happy to be back home in the D. Born in the City of Detroit, raised on the City's east side, I graduated from Denby High School, ...



Friends of towing titan Gaspar Fiore: He's no tycoon, but a working man  Detroit Free Press

Convicted tow magnate Gasper Fiore hauled in 80 letters of support from friends — many who say he deserves community *service*, not prison, for bribery.



At stake in school closings: Tens of millions of dollars spent on recent improvements to targeted Detroit schools  Chalkbeat Colorado

Schools have received tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers, corporate donors or community *service* organizations in recent years could soon be left vacant.



Former EMU football player, special education teacher dies at 69  MLive.com

The former Eastern Michigan football player, Washtenaw County teacher, and Special Olympics advocate, died in his sleep on Feb. 26 in Lyndon Township.



Top officials, bank records focus of school probe  Detroit Free Press

A sweeping federal corruption probe of the Education Achievement Authority began more than 16 months ago and is focused on current and former top officials ...



3-year-old girl killed, adults injured in shooting in east...  WDIV Detroit

DETROIT - A 3-year-old girl was killed Thursday afternoon and three other people are hospitalized after a shooting on Detroit's east side. Detroit Police Chief ...



Deaths in South Florida: 11/15  Sun Sentinel

To place a Sun Sentinel obituary, visit this form. You can also search for previous obituaries here. Konstantinos Kokkoris passed away Monday, November 12 at ...



School closings come with economic risk  Crain's Detroit Business

With focus on Detroit's revitalization shifting from downtown and Midtown to the city's vast neighborhoods and commercial corridors, some business and ...



Video: NY Times Documentary Tracks 5 Detroit H.S. Seniors  Deadline Detroit

A New York Times documentary -- "The Detroit Graduates" -- follows the path of five seniors at Denby High School In Detroit from 2013 when Detroit was in ...



Detroit's most dangerous neighborhoods still struggling during city's comeback  MLive.com

The glow of downtown's comeback hasn't quite reached the street corner on Detroit's Eastside where 22-year-old James Rogers was walking recently.



Inside Nikolai Vitti's early effort to transform Detroit's battered public school image  Michigan Radio

Three months after taking on one of the most daunting tasks in American education, Nikolai Vitti was having a fit over pizza — $340000 worth of pizza.



Jeanie Daar, 'Christmas Carol' from Detroit Thanksgiving parades, dies at 93  Detroit Free Press

Jeanie Daar was in many Thanksgiving Day parades but also was a successful singer on Detroit TV and radio.



Why Detroit is breaking up its Gang Squad  Michigan Radio

When gang violence breaks out in the roughest parts of Detroit, even the police call for help. The gang squad is a special, paramilitary unit of the.



5 Detroit Public Schools employees charged with embezzlement  Crain's Detroit Business

Five Detroit Public Schools employees have been charged with embezzlement in an ongoing probe into the "culture of corruption" that took hold in the state's ...



'THUG' Event Series examines language, tackles race and bias  MSUToday

The English Secondary Education program is sponsoring a series of events from November through Jauary that are open to the public and geared toward both ...



EAA gave $1.7M contract to new firm with higher bid  Detroit Free Press

The district running Michigan's lowest-performing schools awarded a $1.7-million training contract to a company that scored 8th out of 10 companies seeking the ...



Is your school among the worst-performing in Michigan?  WZZM13.com

The State School Reform Office has released the list of Michigan schools that performed in the bottom 5% academically in 2015, based on the results of the ...



5 things Detroit Future City is actually doing after extensive planning  MLive.com

The 347-page Detroit Future City urban planning document released last year mapped out a wide range of initiatives meant to stabilize and improve ...



Horse camp teaches Detroit kids riding, responsibility  Detroit Free Press

It's not often that Detroit children get to ride horses, but Detroit Horse Power is working to change that. This nonprofit organization is taking Detroit kids like Lea ...



Feds secure 3rd plea deal in EAA school corruption case  Detroit Free Press

A third player in a school corruption case has agreed to plead guilty to her role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving Kenyetta Wilbourn Snapp.



Detroit programs empower youth through entrepreneurship  semichiganstartup

Entrepreneurship programs across the city engage youth in hands-on, place-based entrepreneurial training, equipping them to both launch their own ...



Thinking like a boss: Detroit programs empower youth through entrepreneurship  Model D

Entrepreneurship programs across the city engage youth in hands-on, place-based entrepreneurial training, equipping them to both launch their own ...



Partnership spares struggling Detroit schools  The Detroit News

Saying it was on a “journey to excellence,” Detroit's school district has agreed to partner with the state in a move that spares 24 academically struggling schools ...



Komar: Will always have memories of 1340 as retail giant Sears declines  The Macomb Daily

The news lately that one-time retail giants such as Sears, Kmart and Macy's are closing many stores – and may even be shutting the chains entirely – brought ...



Destination Detroit: A closer look at Detroit's District 4  Michronicleonline

The Michigan Chronicle continues its up-close look at each of the seven city districts that are represented by seven city council members. Two council members ...



Inside the fight against Detroit gang violence  WXYZ Detroit

In the heart of the Motor City, gangs are committing the kinds of crimes that strike fear into the community. Vicious carjackings, shootings and other violence ...



EAA's end returns schools to Detroit fold  Detroit Free Press

It was envisioned as a turnaround district for some of the worst-performing schools in the state when it opened its doors in Detroit nearly five years ago, but in ...



Grosse Pointe Woods couple has been married 70 years  C&G Newspapers

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Every year, Larry and Betty Bennett attend the Grosse Pointe Woods Historical Commission's annual Memorial Day ceremony at ...



City kids: Building networks for success  Model D

On a frigid Friday in February -- Valentine's Day -- students at Edwin Denby High School paid close attention as teachers Mia Sanders and Kevin Cooper led a ...



A Principal And His Staff Have Just One Year to Prove Their School Should Survive  Daily Detroit

It was the first day of school at the Mumford Academy high school and principal Nir Saar was working the hallways, shaking hands, introducing himself to new ...



Debate heating up over expansion of state's school 'turnaround' district  Michigan Radio

State lawmakers are mulling over a number of bills that would overhaul public education in Michigan. One measure would expand a new state-run district.



Meet Detroit's entry into the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, Kenneth Johnson  MLive.com

He's about to compete against some of the best wrestlers from around the world to try and make a big name for himself. We talked with Detroit native Kenneth ...



No time for sleep. Nikolai Vitti has a school district to save in Detroit (slideshow)  Bridge Michigan

Detroit's new superintendent only gets three hours' sleep per night. There's no time to waste if he's going to fix a district pushed to the brink.



EAA at beginning of end with new school year  The Detroit News

State-run district starts final year with its schools' future up in air.



The shocking rate of crime Detroit kids face each day  Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Free Press spent a year listening to Detroit's children, trying to understand their experiences — as many face violence, trauma and instability.



Detroit Parent Network urges Detroit parents to opt out of testing  Detroit Free Press

The Detroit Parent Network today launched an effort to encourage parents to pull their kids out of state testing, part of the push back against potential school ...



Pistons Mailbag - August 1, 2018  Pistons.com

With most teams having complete rosters as July turns to August, what is the likelihood of the Pistons making a trade? What's new in Pistons uniform choices?



'Give our district a chance:' Rally fights DPS closings  The Detroit News

The state last month released school rankings that identified consistently failing schools in jeopardy of closing.



EAA contractor gets prison time for bribery scheme  The Detroit News

Horton pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit federal program bribery and failure to file federal income taxes.



1 in 10 Detroit schools makes grade in nonprofit's study  The Detroit News

Detroit — Just 1 in 10 schools serving Detroit students received a high enough grade to be recommended by a nonprofit that evaluated more than 200 schools.



The Do-Gooder: Chris Lambert, CEO of nonprofit Life Remodeled  Detroit Metro Times

Chris Lambert came to Detroit to do good. The CEO of a blight-busting and construction nonprofit called Life Remodeled, for the past several years Lambert has ...



Columbus Academy Roundup: Facciolla winding down illustrious career as AD  ThisWeek Community News

Gazing out his office windows at the Columbus Academy campus, Dominic Facciolla can't help but reflect on his 20 years as athletics director. He has seen ...



Chit Chat : Furniture Talk with Haworth, Airea + Lawrence Tech University  Detroitisit

Meredith Vyn, Design Market Manager of Michigan for Haworth, and Erica Kimber, Director of Design for Airea, a premium Haworth dealer in Detroit, sit down ...



Four Killed In Execution-Style Detroit Shooting  The Inquisitr

Detroit, MI — Police are investigating the shooting deaths of three men and one woman, all in their 20s, at a home on Detroit's east side. Police are still ...



'Possible, but daunting': Inside Nikolai Vitti's early effort to transform Detroit's public schools  Model D

Vitti, the 40-year-old father of four who took over the Detroit district last spring, has promised not just to improve the district's 106 schools. He says he can ...



Michigan principals’ group wary of switch to SAT  The Detroit News

Michigan's high school juniors will be required to take the SAT college assessment exam instead of the ACT next spring, prompting concern from some ...



Planned store closings bring back memories of lives touched  Crain's Detroit Business

A retail business is more than a bottom line. It's a *service* and a comfort and a touchstone for its customers. A truly great business makes gut-level connections to ...



Chuck Bennett, the guru of style  Michronicleonline

Chuck Bennett didn't create the word style, he just owns it. As Detroit's undisputed guru of style, Bennett, for the last four decades, has been synonymous with ...



It's still cold in the D for Detroit rapper T-Baby  The Detroit News

The artist behind the viral hit "It's So Cold in the D" overcomes negative reactions, moves forward.



Detroit Pistons Mourn Loss of Legendary General Manager Jack McCloskey  Pistons.com

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Feds close in on Chedda Grove gang after girl, 13, dies in shootout  Detroit Free Press

The federal government today charged two members of the 6 Mile Chedda Grove gang in the killing of a 13-year-old girl.



Land minds: 4 creative land use projects aid education of Detroit youth  Model D

Detroit has 20 square miles of vacant land. Claire Charlton writes about four projects utilizing vacant land that have the potential to impact the lives of Detroit's ...



Wayne Dyer scholarships help dozens of WSU students  Detroit Free Press

Because Wayne State University took a chance on him, Dr. Wayne Dyer has made scholarships available to dozens of students -- no minimum GPA required.



Detroit native Donnie Simpson shoots down report of return to radio with syndicated show  MLive.com

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MSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2010: Ed Budde  Michigan State Athletics

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What's up is down and what's down is up when it comes to ranking schools in Michigan. Dozens of schools found they dropped 50 points in the state rankings.



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MSU scholars/profs worry over relaxation of Detroit teacher standards  WKAR

Soon, the Detroit Public Schools will consider hiring classroom teachers who haven't earned teaching certificates . We hear from two critics of placing.



FALSE DETROIT CONVICTION: VINCENT SMOTHERS SAYS HE, NOT THELONIOUS SEARCY, KILLED JAMAL SEGARS IN 2004  voiceofdetroit

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