Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month:
1. Hearing in Michigan Brings Out Large Crowds in Favor of Strong Clean Car Standards
Average Americans, Members of Congress, and representatives of Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles spoke against the proposed rollback of America’s Clean Car
Standards at a hearing in Dearborn, Michigan.
2. Man convicted in 1988 murder of Dearborn resident to be released from prison
A prisoner who won a major Michigan Supreme Court case about changing his sentence could be released by Sept. 20 unless the parole board changes its mind.
3. Car racing down Dearborn street hits boulder, launches over house
A car racing down a Dearborn street flew over a house and landed in a backyard after hitting a boulder, officials said. Resident Noreen Kirschner said the incident happened just after midnight Sunday at the corner of South Gulley Road and Avondale Street. She said she was sitting on the couch when she heard three big booms, looked out the back window and saw fire in the trees.
4. Dearborn Mayor Launches Economic Development Roundtable
With a goal to maximize the benefits of Dearborn’s economic momentum and partner even more with the corporate community, Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. is creating an Economic Development Roundtable.
5. All K-12 students in this Michigan district now get free lunch
Dearborn schools announced on Wednesday that they had expanded their free lunch program to cover all students except preschoolers.
6. M Cantina calls Dearborn police after man complains about food
A Dearborn man said he was left with a bad taste in his mouth when a popular restaurant in the city called police after he complained about the taste of his food.
7. Education magazine names Dearborn one of the 45 best school districts in the country
Dearborn Public Schools have been gaining a lot of notoriety and recognition in recent years, most recently the district was one of 45 schools named a “District of Distinction” by District Administration Magazine.
8. Michigan, not Silicon Valley, produced Ford’s self-driving gurus
Michigan natives Bryan Salesky and Pete Rander are the CEO and president, respectively, of Argo AI, the tech company majority owned by the Dearborn-based automaker. They’re nearly two years into a partnership that aims to push the Blue Oval, and its industry rivals, into a future of self-driving cars promising a slew of new services beyond the metal Ford today sells.
9. Dearborn spa owner charged with running prostitution house
A Dearborn spa owner has been arrested for allegedly running a prostitution house, according to officials. Eunkyung Kim was arrested Aug. 29 after officials searched the Silver Spa at 24200 Michigan Avenue and found that prostitution was occurring at the business. Kim was charged with operating a prostitution house and accepting earnings from a prostitute. She was arraigned in the 19th District Court and is being held on $200,000 bail.
10. Ford paid $90M for once-doomed Michigan Central Station in Detroit
As Ford continues to develop the historic Michigan Central Station as the centerpiece for its Detroit-based campus, it has been revealed the automaker paid $90 million for the once-doomed train station. Crain’s Detroit Business first reported the news, and this prince means it came out to $150 per square foot for the 600,000-square-foot train depot. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker purchased Michigan Central Station from the Moroun family, who had owned it since the early 1990s shortly after it closed.