The District Detroit Announces Detroit’s Largest Residential Development Initiative in More Than 20 Years

DETROIT  — Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for hundreds of new affordable and market-rate rental housing units across six buildings in The District Detroit’s initial phase of residential developments. Four existing buildings – The Alhambra, The American, The Eddystone and 150 Bagley – and two new-construction buildings will create an exciting mix of urban lofts and apartments in The District Detroit. This initial phase of residential development includes 686 units, 139 of which will be designated as affordable at no more than 80 percent of the Area MedianRead More

WATCH: Highlights of the 2017 SAE Foundation Annual Celebration in Detroit

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Masonic Temple in Detroit for the 2017 SAE Foundation’s Annual Celebration. In this video, watch as the following awards are presented: Gordon Millar Award to Ford Motor Company; The Young Leadership Awards to Sandeep Makam of FCA LLC and Srikanth Pilla, Ph.D. from Clemson University. You’ll also hear the acceptance speeches from all three winners. Roush Fenway Racing CEO Jack Roush was also honored with the SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award that same evening.  

Review: “Baywatch” Movie is a Risque, Rowdy Romp

I went to an advance screening of the new “Baywatch” movie at the MJR Troy Grand Digital Cinema 16 on Tuesday night and had a good time. Ever since I moved to L.A. for a year in 1980, I’ve been in love with the Pacific Ocean. It was love at first sight. We were both emotionally available. I was in love with a girl from Cincinnati; but I had room in my heart for Earth’s largest ocean, too. The movie starts off with some great principal photography of said Ocean,Read More

Fun Flashback Friday: The History of “Baywatch”

It’s going to be a Memorial Day weekend at the box office beach with “Baywatch “starring Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron.  It is a big-screen adaptation of the widely popular 1990s action-adventure series starring David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson, who will be making cameo appearances in the film. Once the world’s most-watched show, “Baywatch” debuted on NBC in 1989, but drowned after one season.  However, thanks to the Hoff, it was revived a year later into syndication, where it became a guilty pleasure with its simple premise: MitchRead More

EARTHTALK: Trump Purges Climate Information From EPA Website

Dear EarthTalk: I understand that the Trump administration has been busy pulling information about climate change and other environmental issues off of the EPA’s website. What kinds of information and data are no longer accessible?  —Jim Harris, Norwalk, CA It’s no surprise that the Trump administration is looking to change course when it comes to federal action to mitigate climate change, but analysts have been surprised how quickly and drastically the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has “updated” its website to reflect the outlook of its new leader. The informationRead More

Jack Roush receives 2017 SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award

DETROIT — On Tuesday evening, the SAE Foundation presented its 2017 Industry Leadership Award to Jack Roush, founder, CEO and co-founder of Roush Fenway Racing. The ceremony took place during the organization’s annual celebration inside the Masonic Temple in Detroit. In 1988, Roush partnered with driver Mark Martin to launch his first NASCAR Cup Series team. In 2007, Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group merged and brought together two championship organizations. He formed Roush Industries in Livonia, Mich. and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. His family of companies nowRead More

PHOTOS: Television Motion Picture Car Club Annual Car Show & Flavor of LA

AmericaJR’s Steven Valline was LIVE at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, Calif. for The Television Motion Picture Car Club’s Annual Car Show in conjunction with the inaugural Flavor of LA. Flavor of LA will feature food and beverage sampling from some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles, along with a beer and wine garden (with craft beers, wines and cocktails) and of course the TMPCC Annual Car Show. Their members will be display some very special vehicles, including sequential serial numbered 1969 Boss 302 Ford Mustangs, Kenny Pfitzer’sRead More

Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 5/26

Look for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, May 26, 2017: Justin Townes Earle Kids In The Street Lana Del Rey Lust For Life Lil Yachty Teenage Emotions Martin Rev Demolition 9 New Order NOMC15 [Live] Shakira El Dorado Skye Steele All That Light The Charlatans UK Different Days Thunder Dreamer Capture Source: Metacritic.com

It’s Official! BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse is headed to Livonia, MI

LIVONIA, Mich. — On Monday evening, The Livonia City Council unanimously approved a petition to demolish the former Champps Restaurant and construct a west coast favorite called BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. What’s next? A representative from BJ’s will have to address the Livonia Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA). The next ZBA meeting will be on June 13, 2017. “They will have to go through permitting with our inspection department as well as engineering department,” said Mark Taormina, Livonia’s planning and economic development director. “That could take a month or two.Read More

WATCH: Jack Roush honored at 2017 SAE Foundation Annual Celebration

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Masonic Temple in Detroit for the 2017 SAE Foundation’s Annual Celebration. In this video, watch as Roush Fenway Racing Founder, CEO and Co-Owner Jack Roush accepts the SAE Foundation Industry Leadership Award. In 1988, Roush partnered with driver Mark Martin to launch his first NASCAR Cup Series team. In 2007, Roush Racing and Fenway Sports Group brought together two championship organizations. He formed Roush Industries in Livonia, Mich. and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016. His family of companies now includes Roush CleanTech, developerRead More