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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.

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

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Toledo football adds two more to 2020 class  Toledo Blade

The University of Toledo football team continued its recent run on the recruiting trail by getting two 3-star commitments – defensive end Latrell Thompkins ...

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 ...

Pistons equipment manager steps up to help Denby High girls team  The Detroit News

John Coumoundouros and Pistons guard Langston Galloway invited the entire Denby team to Friday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers and presented them ...

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

For many students, their dreams are to grow up and leave the blight and crime in Detroit behind. But for one student, Hakeem Weatherspoon, his focus is on ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Search Michigan schools to see how they compare in sending grads to college  Bridge Michigan

Use this database to search for your Michigan high school and see how it compares in sending graduates to college to others nearby and of similar economic ...

Cass Tech’s James Ester headlines large PSL contingent signing with colleges  The Detroit News

Detroit Cass Tech defensive end James Ester was dressed in red Wednesday morning during a National Signing Day event for PSL players at the Horatio ...

$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 ...

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 ...

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2019 Academic State Champs honors Michigan schools where college is the norm  Bridge Michigan

Dearborn Public Schools has two early-college programs at Henry Ford College, helping the district's high schools snare Academic State Champs honors.

Local recruiting: Tommy Schuster flips to North Dakota, Tyrece Woods heads to Buffalo  The Detroit News

Who said there would be no drama on the February National Signing Day? Detroit News Dream Team quarterback Tommy Schuster, who led Chippewa Valley ...

Rochelle Riley: Ex-star principal recalls fall from grace  Detroit Free Press

The first time Kenyetta (K.C.) Wilbourn Snapp broke the law, she had been in a new job for less than a week. It was 2009. She was in her first stint as a principal, ...

No one injured as shots fired at prom gathering near Detroit's Denby HS  WXYZ Detroit

Witnesses say they heard at least seven gunshots Thursday night, after a fight broke out right near a large prom gathering at Denby High School. We're told two ...

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

For many students their dreams are to grow up and leave the blight and crime ridden neighborhoods in Detroit. For one student, Hakeem Weatherspoon, his ...

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 ...

National Signing Day 2019: Ferris State focused on winners in 33-man class

Ferris State University head coach Tony Annese makes a call during the Division II college football playoffs game between Harding and Ferris State University at ...

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...

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

Detroit Public School officials are hoping the owner of a long-lost fetus found at Denby High will step forward to claim the little guy. No, not really. The fetus in ...

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 ...

Johanna Gilbert  Grosse Pointe News (subscription)

Former longtime Grosse Pointe resident Johanna Gilbert died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at her home in Fort Worth, Texas, surrounded by her family.

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 ...

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

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 ...

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.

Andrew "Bob" Koski, former Addison Township supervisor, dies after brief illness  The Oakland Press

Andrew Robert “Bob” Koski, business owner and former Addison Township supervisor, died May 22 after a short illness.

Curtis C. Lewis  Sandusky Register

Feb. 2, 1973-March 30, 2019 Curtis C. Lewis, 46, Norwalk, sunset Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Fisher Titus Medical Center, Norwalk. NORWALK — Curtis C.

Lions announce launch of player-driven Social Justice Initiative

The Detroit Lions announced today an initial $600000 commitment from players and Owner and Chairman Martha Firestone Ford toward the launch of Detroit ...

Tiffany Whittington: How a book can inspire activism  MSUToday

Activism has grown to be important to me over the years… especially when it directly relates to my community. When I was presented the chance to make even ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Unvaccinated student rates rise for third straight year in Michigan schools  Bridge Michigan

The unvaccinated rate is still lower than in 2014, but the increase comes as Michigan battles a measles outbreak. A bill that would require schools with higher ...

25 Detroit Schools Could Be Shut Down In June, 38 Total In Michigan  Daily Detroit

The state of Michigan Friday put 38 struggling schools on notice. After years of rock-bottom test scores and disappointing results, the schools were informed that ...

How Donald Trump gave DJ Kage his big break  Detroit Metro Times

Ken Baxter's home studio space looks too chaotic to be productive. He's sitting in front of an Apple computer with about 9 million apps and...

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.

'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 ...

Denby graduate’s solo has strings attached  C&G Newspapers

DETROIT — Vito Lafata has been playing music professionally since 1976, so one would think he wouldn't become nervous before an audience anymore.

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 ...

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

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

School kickback scheme described in e-mails  Detroit Free Press

In a series of conversations with her boss in November 2014, Kenyetta (KC) Wilbourn, the former principal of Mumford High School, laid bare the nature of ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

50 Michigan high schools with the lowest SAT scores

The SAT is taken by Michigan's 11th graders and serves as a college entrance exam.

Detroit's Most Wanted on FOX 2 Detroit with Josh Landon  Fox 2 Detroit

On Thursday, FOX 2 NEWS and the Detroit Police Department announced a new partnership to bring viewers "Detroit's Most Wanted". Our weekly reports will ...

The Man Who Saved Detroit's Thanksgiving Parade, Art Van Elslander, Dies  Daily Detroit

A local legend as far as business and philanthropy, Art Van Elslander, has died. He was 87. The founder of Art Van's in 1959, he grew a store where he was the ...

Denby student says cheerleading squad attacked her over a boy  Fox 2 Detroit

DETROIT (WJBK) - A 15-year-old Denby High School girl says she was jumped by the cheerleading squad.

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Deaths in South Florida: 11/15  Sun Sentinel

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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's most dangerous neighborhoods still struggling during city's comeback

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Former EMU football player, special education teacher dies at 69

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

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.

'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.

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.

Major blight removal project kicks off today in Detroit  WXYZ Detroit

A Detroit nonprofit organization says it hopes to call up 10000 volunteers for a weeklong blight removal project in the city's Denby neighborhood.

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.

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 ...

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.

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Muskegon Mustangs lose to Detroit Seminoles in Great Lakes Football League title game  Muskegon Chronicle

Muskegon lost 27-20 to the reigning Great Lakes Football League champion Detroit Seminoles on Saturday, Sept. 6 in the league title game.

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 ...

Dedicated parish hits a milestone  The Detroit News

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State Superintendent: Two-thirds of Michigan's 98 lowest-achieving schools are in Metro Detroit

The State of Michigan today released a list of 98 Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools, and 65 of those schools are in Metro Detroit school districts.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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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.

Blevins stays true to himself in wake of family tragedy

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Detroit students walkout against school closures and deteriorating conditions  World Socialist Web Site

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

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Detroit church to celebrate 75th anniversary  C&G Newspapers

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Motor City Track Club churning out youth running stars  Detroit Free Press

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Hayes Jones Featured in the Oakland Press  EMU Eagles

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