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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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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



$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 ...



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 ...



Denby gets NBA assist (VIDEO)  FOXSports.com

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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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...



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 ...



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  MLive.com

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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



news Lions announce launch of player-driven Social Justice Initiative  detroitlions.com

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



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

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 ...



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

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

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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.



Tens Of Millions Of Dollars Spent On Improvements By Taxpayers And Nonprofits On Detroit Schools Are At Stake With Possible Closures  Daily Detroit

Parents, students and staff at the Fisher Upper Academy on Detroit's east side gathered at the school last fall for an exciting announcement. The Ford Fund, the ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



'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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Josh Landon  Fox 2 Detroit

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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.



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.



School kickback scheme described in e-mails  Detroit Free Press

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City kids: Building networks for success  Model D

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

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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 ...



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

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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.



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

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

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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.



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

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

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

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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.



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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.



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Why Detroit is breaking up its Gang Squad  Michigan Radio

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Major blight removal project kicks off today in Detroit  WXYZ Detroit

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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.



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

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

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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.



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

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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.



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

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

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