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PODCAST: The Potential Of Detroit's East Side With Josh Elling Of Jefferson East

[smart_track_player url=”″ social_gplus=”false” social_linkedin=”true” social_email=”true” twitter_username=”TheDailyDetroit” ] One of the most interesting stories in Detroit is that of the lower east side of the city. It’s more than 18 square miles, encompassing Lafayette Park, through Rivertown, The Villages, the Marina District and winds all the way to Jefferson Chalmers and the Grosse Pointe border. It h...

Detroit's Historic East Side Jefferson-Chalmers Neighborhood Gets National Treasure Status

Today was a good day in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood of Detroit. The east side neighborhood, situated just before the Grosse Pointe Border, the Detroit river, and Jefferson Avenue, was named one of the United States National Treasures from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This is the first National Treasure site in Detroit and in the state of Michigan. It is also the first time that an entire neighborhood has been given this status. The National Trust has also announced a...

Pitch In! Cleanup and Board Up Starts Today In Charlevoix Village Neighborhood

School’s back in session, which means that many young Detroiters will be walking through neighborhoods to reach their schools. While this is a great opportunity for students to get in some exercise and see their city from a new perspective, it can also pose dangers. Jefferson East, Inc. (JEI), a non-profit community economic development group, plans to mitigate the dangers that come from unkempt, vacant properties. The organization has planned a Cleanup and Board Up project for four properties...

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