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Sharmaal
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Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 10:41 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I recommend everyone read these articles.

http://freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll /article?AID=/99999999/NEWS01/ 70311003&template=theme&theme= NEIGHBORHOODS032007

This is nothing new to the Forum, but it's good to see this POV published in a mainstream news source.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Can you post a link to each of those articles so I don't have to sign up?
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Homer
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Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 6:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Easy to sign up. Just tell them you were born in 19?? and click Canada, or Mexico. I do it every day.
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Dougw
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

An interesting series of articles, which wrapped up today. I'm surprised there wasn't more comment on this forum.

I think it got the tone roughly right for the 3 neighborhoods... for example, Hubbard Farms having problems but also hope for the future, and the outlook in the Davison neighborhood being more bleak.

(Message edited by dougw on March 14, 2007)
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Danny
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Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 7:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hubbard Farms still remains a well kept up pre-revitilized SW Detroit ghettohood. Mostly Mexican/Hispanic with a few blacks and whites. Mexicantown along Bagley St. is still up and running and there are some new housing being built up near the I-75.
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Rhymeswithrawk
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mostly Mexican/Hispanic with a few blacks and whites.

So....your point is that it's like most neighborboods in the city - it has some diversity? And who cares what color of people live there? And it's hardly a "ghettohood," Danny Boy. It's one of the nicer neighborhoods in the city, in my opinion. The only thing that could be contrived as such is the Hotel Yorba. If you mean that it's not as glamorous as whichever suburb you live in, then I apologize.
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Homer
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Got yer ghettohood right "here" Danny BOY..
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Dougw
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 3:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Take it easy on Danny, he's been affectionately referring to all Detroit neighborhoods as "ghettohoods" since the early days of this forum. (Although it was easier to take with a grain of salt when The Ghettoman was doing the posting.)
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Softailrider
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 4:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My brother lives down there , on Hubbard south of Vernor . His house is very well built , but obviously old and needs periodic repairs . The city services ( according to him ) are terrible other then garbage pickup . He was robbed at gunpoint a few months back , the police did respond to that . He know lives with security cameras in about 4 different spots . A while back he needed EMS due to a " flare-up" of Chrones (sp)disease . They never came , a neighbor took him to the hospital . Personally , I think It's a shitty way to live , but he doesn't seem to mind . So to each his own I guess .
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Barnesfoto
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Posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you look at the pic of Eric on his porch, you'll see my second apt. in the background...175 bucks a month back in 89-90 for a two bedroom, landlord an elderly Hungarian eccentric who kept the place together with duct tape and liquid nails. Still have the rental agreement, written in broken English, somewhere.
One of the first neighbors I met when I moved there in 86 was Mr. Hitch, DPD retired, who made great wine from grapes grown in his garden, and was kind enough to offer me a glass, and is still well, according to the article.
Yes, there's been a real crime spike, but the article conveys the tightness and sense of community that has helped them live through previous crime spikes.
And of course, HF has some home renovators who could qualify for the home renovation olympics, if only they would make it an official sport.

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