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Topic - Dave Bing
The playoffs should harden this blossoming team, giving it an opportunity to gauge not only where it stands against the league's best, but also an understanding of what it will take to one day get there.
The new mayor of Detroit was sworn into office on Wednesday, and despite the New Year's Day holiday — and his limited powers in an insolvent city whose finances are controlled by a state-appointed emergency manager — he is starting work immediately.
Your move, Mr. Mayor. If and when D.C. United departs for another part of town, RFK Stadium will become home to the ghosts of D.C. past and a bleak, silent reminder that big-city mayors who lack vision are bound to be shown the exit signs.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing warned Sunday that his may be the first major city to declare bankruptcy, but that it won't be the last.
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing ripped Michigan officials Tuesday for failing to deliver on promises and then announced he won't seek re-election in the city, which recently became the nation's largest to be placed under state oversight.
Gov. Rick Snyder declared a financial emergency in Detroit on Friday, pushing the city closer to having a state-appointed emergency manager control its finances.
With his wife, Juli, looking on at the postgame press conference and his young children close by, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's final remarks were not about his milestone 900th career victory.
Detroit police Chief Ralph Godbee has stepped down after an internal affairs officer revealed that she and the chief had been conducting a sexual relationship, the mayor announced Monday.
Detroit’s mayor slashed wages and reduced benefits for city workers Wednesday without any collective bargaining, one of the most severe steps taken so far as officials grapple with a crisis that has pushed the city to the brink of financial ruin.
A son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy claimed Thursday that he is constitutionally entitled to see the medical records of two nurses who claim he injured them when he tried to take his newborn son from a hospital maternity ward.
A lawsuit that threatened a delicate financial deal between debt-ridden Detroit and the state of Michigan was thrown out Wednesday after a lawyer for Mayor Dave Bing intervened and said the city's top attorney had no authority to challenge the agreement.
As the clock ticks down on Detroit's long-coming financial meltdown, some residents wonder if the Motor City is poised on the edge of an explosive summer of unrest.
Management of Detroit's finances and future remained in the control of the mayor and the elected City Council late Wednesday after city leaders and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's review team came to a power-sharing deal on a path forward to fix the broken city.
It's nice, every now and then, to open the newspaper and find some good news. I realize I'm dating myself by admitting to getting news from a newspaper - not from a phone or computer or 24-hour cable network - but there are reasons to do so.
The Motor City is skidding toward bankruptcy. Moody's Investors Services downgraded about $2.5 billion of Detroit's debt on Tuesday, acknowledging the harsh reality that this once-great metropolis has failed. The city is running out of cash, and its population has been shrinking. At the same time, its labor costs have skyrocketed and pension liabilities for public-sector employees have swelled. It's the same thing that happened to Greece.
"If we wouldn't have invested the money . those communities would have tilted the wrong way," said Bing in defense of the program.
"This is my home town," said Bing, who grew up in Northeast. "This is where I was born and raised and where I learned to play the game, so to see what's happening at this arena, to see what's happening in this city, especially compared to where I am right now [in Detroit], it's quite different."