Published May 27, 2018 Transportation Associated Press Facebook Twitter Comments Print article This May 25, 2018 photo shows the old Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. board member Edsel B. Ford II has said the company was in talks with the train station's owner about buying it, but some won't believe it until they see the Dea ( AP ) Expand DETROIT (AP) — The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit's long decline from America's manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy. Continue Reading Below The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline in ridership and took on a new life in the subsequent years as a must-see destination for urban explorers, the homeless and scavengers, who picked it clean of anything valuable. After years of failed short-lived plans to … [Read more...] about Detroit’s vacant train station may get new life
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Speaking at a commencement ceremony at Hillsdale College in Michigan on Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence told the graduates that religion in the United States is going strong."The percentage of Americans who live out their religion on a weekly basis — praying, going to church, reading and believing in the Bible — has remained remarkably consistent over the decades, even as the population of the United States has grown by leaps and bounds," Pence said during his speech. "I mean, think about it, today, relative to the population, four times as many Americans go to church on a regular basis than at the time of our nation’s founding. Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day."We wondered whether Pence is right that "religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day."Based on data and scholarly opinion, Pence … [Read more...] about PolitiFact fact-check: Is Mike Pence right that religion is gaining new life in US?
NORFOLKShards of glass and plaster litter the front steps of the dormant Park Place Baptist Church.Red paint peels off the front door and yellow caution tape caught on an overgrown bush blows in the wind by the entrance.Someone stole the massive stained glass windows this year, leaving gaping holes on two sides of the building.But in its heyday, Park Place Baptist was a sight to behold – mahogany pews, a renowned library with thousands of volumes, a celebrated pipe organ. Membership peaked at around 2,300 in the 1950s.Now, the 115-year-old church could be given new life. A developer has made an offer on the property at 31st Street and Colonial Avenue and might be interested in transforming it into housing or mixed-use, said Ardian Shahini, former pastor of a church that took over the property from Park Place Baptist.He did not reveal the developer's name, and other details are up in the air. City officials confirmed they're aware of the talks.Before its congregation left in … [Read more...] about What happened to Norfolk’s Park Place Baptist Church? The historic property could be getting new life
By Zosha Millman, SeattlePI Updated 12:06 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Photo: JOSHUA TRUJILLO, SEATTLEPI.COM Lynn Johanson stands in the doorway of the former home of Edith Macefield as the house goes up for sale on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Lynn Johanson stands in the doorway of the former home of Edith... There's little left of the "Old Ballard" that once inspired more than one "Uff da!" joke from "Almost Live." But – despite rumors to the contrary – at least one relic will be sticking around: The Edith Macefield House. For those unindoctrinated, or those Californians ever-flanking to our lovely spot: Edith Macefield became something of a folk hero in 2006 when she was offered -- and refused -- $1 million to sell her house at 1438 N.W. 46th Street, and make way for the developer of the Ballard Blocks to build a retail and office building. The developer responded … [Read more...] about Edith Macefield’s house that wouldn’t back down getting a new life
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........A banner outside the 3,300-square-foot location at 3001 Central NE proclaims the imminent opening of the “Safari Grill Nob Hill – Exotic and Local Cuisine.”A similarly named eatery once did business at 3600 N.M. 528 near Ellison NW, where the offerings were African-Indian fusion with a hint of the Land of Enchantment, said co-owner/chef Bill Young.Before that, Young operated a food truck called NY’s Grill.ADVERTISEMENT“It’s a much more visible space with more seating” at the new site, said Young, who is shooting for a mid-April opening in a neighborhood with a decidedly urban buzz and lots of foot traffic.The menu is based on food from Young’s native Tanzania, although the latest iteration of The Safari Grill gives many of the East … [Read more...] about New life for former Nob Hill brasserie location