• Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:44 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 12:38 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Biweekly District 5 Virtual Meeting  - Tuesday, August 24th at 5:30 PM

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    Covid Vaccinations - 3rd Shot


    COVID-19 Vaccine | City of Detroit

    Scheduling Opens for 3rd Dose Pfizer & Moderna Vaccinations after CDC Approval Detroit residents with compromised immune systems may get a third dose at TCF Center drive-thru only by appointment. Examples of those eligible includes: Those with organ transplants Those with diseases affecting the immune system Those taking medications affecting the immune system Others with compromised immune ...


    Scheduling Opens for 3rd Dose Pfizer & Moderna Vaccinations after CDC Approval

    Detroit residents with compromised immune systems may get a third dose at TCF Center drive-thru only by appointment. 

    Examples of those eligible includes:

    • Those with organ transplants
    • Those with diseases affecting the immune system
    • Those taking medications affecting the immune system
    • Others with compromised immune systems

    Individuals who are unsure should call their doctor.

    Here’s how it works:
    1) Call 313-230-0505 to make an appointment
    2) Residents will get a 3rd dose of the vaccine originally received, whether Moderna or Pfizer.  Johnson and Johnson are not approved at this time.
    3) Individuals won’t need a prescription from a doctor but should let the scheduler know they’re getting the third shot for the compromised immune system
    4) $50 Good Neighbor program is still in place
    5) City plans to expand locations for third shots in the next week or two


    Please visit the link below to look for and apply for jobs with the City of Detroit.


    HPTAP Applications:

    The City of Detroit announced Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) application approvals will be made on an on-going basis, eliminating the previous deadlines. The final 2021 deadline is December 13

    Due to COVID-19 the following changes have been applied:

    • No notary required for 2021
    • The City will accept 2020- and 2019-income tax return
    • The City will accept unemployment decision as proof of income


    Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) | City of Detroit

    The Detroit Tax Relief Fund is a new assistance program that will completely eliminate delinquent property taxes owed to the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office for Detroit homeowners who have received the Homeowners Property Tax Assistance Program (HPTAP) and the Pay As You Stay (PAYS) program.Call (313)244-0274 or visit the website to apply for financial assistance today!


  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021 3:09 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    As part of a broad campus redevelopment vision for land around the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, there is a community dog park proposed for the corner of Woodward and Trowbridge.

    The Cathedral is inviting community members to offer input to the church and to the Archdiocese (which owns the land.)  If you are interested in this project, please attend a stand-up, outdoor input session at the site Tuesday, Aug. 17th, 5-6 pm.  Interested neighbors will gather at the proposed site which is the NE corner of Woodward and Trowbridge for an update on the project and an informal focus group.

    Please extend this notice to other interested humans but no dogs yet until the area is properly fenced.

  • Thursday, July 01, 2021 11:25 AM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Flood Cleanup Supplies for Detroit Residents

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  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 2:10 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

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    Flood - Assistance for Seniors & Disabled

    Cleanup Assistance Available

    Volunteers and City of Detroit employees will help senior or disabled residents who need assistance clearing flood-damaged materials from their home. Residents should indicate if they are seniors or persons with a disability on the online form at detroitmi.gov/waterdamageclaims or when calling DWSD at 313-267-8000.

    Quicken Loans is assisting the City by providing employees to handle flood calls from residents.

    Helping Neighbors

    In addition, the City is looking for volunteers to work four-hour shifts to help move debris from the basements of elderly or disabled residents. The City will provide protective gear.

    The schedule of volunteer gathering centers will be set later this week for different neighborhoods. To sign up as a volunteer, go to detroitmi.gov.

    Flooding - Claims and Cleanup

    Process of Filing a Claim

    Residents with property damaged by flooding may be able to get reimbursement by filing a claim with the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD). Those claims also may be filed with FEMA if a presidential declaration of disaster is issued.

    For most people during this historic flood event, a DWSD sewer defect is not likely the cause of the damage. But filling out the form will get residents a head start on federal assistance.

    Losses should be documented with photos of the flood damage and receipts related to cleaning and repairs. Homeowners should file a claim with their insurance company immediately. Under state law, residents have 45 days to file a claim with DWSD. The deadline is August 10.

    Fill out the claim form at detroitmi.gov/waterdamageclaims or call (313) 267-8000 for assistance.

    City, State Officials Explain Emergency Declaration and FEMA Process

    On June 26, roughly 5.77 inches of rain fell in Detroit overwhelming the region’s storm water system. Detroit got almost two months of rain in one day, mostly within five hours. The average rainfall for June is three inches.

    In response, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued an emergency declaration and will submit a request for Presidential declaration of emergency along with documentation to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    From there, FEMA will visit the area and evaluate whether disaster conditions exist. The President will then make a determination of disaster.

    If a major disaster is declared, FEMA funds are unlocked and can be used for payments to help offset residents’ losses.

    However, a disaster declaration takes time. After the August 2014 flooding in Detroit, President Barack Obama declared a major disaster about a month after the flood event.

    City, State Officials Discuss Flooding 6.28.21

    Left to right: DWSD Director Gary Brown, Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, Mayor Mike Duggan and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer discuss historic flooding, State emergency declaration and FEMA process at a news briefing June 28.

    Flooding - DPW Crews Pickup Debris

    City to Assist Homeowners with Health Hazards; Pick Up Flood Debris

    Residents are encouraged to clean and sanitize basements immediately unless there is an immediate health hazard. In those cases, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD) will send City or contractor crews to those homes. Residents should indicate the hazard when completing the online form at detroitmi.gov/waterdamageclaims or calling (313) 267-8000.

    Residents should place debris at the curb. The Department of Public Works (DPW) crews will provide continuous bulk pickup service in flood-affected neighborhoods. Ticketing is suspended in those neighborhoods until the removal is complete.

    Recreation Needs Assessment Town Hall

    City Offers At-Home Vaccinations for Eligible Detroiters

    City Offers At-Home COVID Vaccines to Eligible Detroiters

    The City of Detroit is now scheduling at-home vaccinations for any Detroit resident age 12 and up. 

    The at-home vaccinations are the latest in the City’s ongoing efforts to provide residents with the COVID-19 vaccine.  Those efforts included visiting homeless shelters, senior buildings and other assisted living facilities, as well as providing access for disabled residents and those without their own transportation and doing door-to-door outreach and education.    

    To schedule an at-home vaccination appointment, call (313) 230-0505. 

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    Detroiters Identify Neighborhood Rebuilding, Tackling Poverty and Improving Public Safety as Top Priorities for American Rescue Plan Funds

    City of Detroit officials asked for residents’ input on how to spend funds through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and Detroiters have spoken.

    Under ARPA, Detroit will receive $826 million, with $400 million designated for COVID-19 relief funding to restore the City’s budget. Residents were asked to weigh in on the remaining $426 million. A total of 3296 residents attended 60 in-person, conference calls or zoom meetings to hear the ARPA presentation in May and June, with 584 residents taking the survey.
    Learn more about the survey results.

    Detroit Health Department Issues Violations to Church's Chicken

    The Detroit Health Department has issued numerous violations to a Church's Chicken restaurant in Detroit for failure to comply with the requirements of the Michigan Food Law. 
    Learn more about the health violations.

    City of Detroit Presents Vision for Gratiot/7 Mile Neighborhoods as Part of Strategic Neighborhood Fund

    The City of Detroit’s Planning & Development Department (PDD) present its vision for bringing millions of dollars in investment to the Gratiot/7 Mile neighborhoods, the 10th and final Strategic Neighborhood Fund plan to be completed. 
    Read about the vision for Gratiot/7 Mile neighborhoods.

    City of Detroit Extends Emergency Order Aimed at Reducing Transmission of COVID-19

    In response to the public health emergency and the risk posed by a resurgence of COVID-19, Detroit's Chief Public Health Officer Denise Fair issued an emergency public health order extending the restrictions in place for Open Meetings Act until July 31, 2021.
    Read the news release.

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  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 1:28 PM | Helen Gales (Administrator)

    Good morning Community Leaders, 

    Below is important information regarding the flooding that happened over this past weekend. Please share with your member and neighbors. Please open the additional attachments to this email regarding the flood. 


    DWSD Damage Claims & Sewage Backups | City of Detroit

    Did you experience an overflow or sewer backup from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021? If you have water damage due to the severe flooding resulting from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021, complete this online form to begin the damage claim process, as well as alert the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in order for Field Services staff to be dispatched to severely flooded areas.


    Did you experience an overflow or sewer backup from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021?

    If you have water damage due to the severe flooding resulting from the rain event on June 25-26, 2021, complete this online form to begin the damage claim process. This also alerts the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department in order for Field Services staff to be dispatched to severely flooded areas. State law requires you file a written claim with your local water utility, DWSD in this case, within 45 days of when the overflow or backup was discovered.

    Read the DWSD Fact Sheet regarding the June 25-26 rain event.

    Claim Form Instructions:

    • Download the DWSD Damage Claims Form and complete on your computer or mobile device and submit online, or print and sign to send via mail, or print and complete by hand.
    • The claim form must be completed in its entirety and supporting documents must be attached. Failure to provide the required documentation will bar your claim.
    • If you need step-by-step instructions, view this file.
    • Mail the claim form to:

      Office of the General Counsel

      735 Randolph, Suite 901, Detroit, MI 48226

    District 5 Virtual Community Meeting will be on Tuesday, June 29th at 5:30 PM. Please see the link and call-in number below. 

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  • Saturday, June 26, 2021 11:12 AM | Anonymous

    COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, we are able to increase the outdoor capacity for the next two concerts and have made MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!


    Donations for the musicians and to support the Historic Boston-Edison Association are still being accepted.

    The Historic-Boston Edison neighborhood presents the 11th year of music concerts in the homes of our neighborhood.

    We are happy to welcome you to our community for the 2021 edition of our house concert series featuring three performances with world-class musicians across multiple genres. The concert series is presented by the Historic Boston-Edison Association and Michelle May, Music Director of the Sounds of Music House Concerts™ organization. Tickets are $25. The address for the concerts will be given following ticket purchase.

    RAIN DATE SUNDAY JUNE 13, 2021 12:30 - 1:30 PM (access to the backyard begins at noonClassical Concert with Eliot Heaton, violin, and Nathaniel Pierce, cello.

    SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM (RAIN DATE SUNDAY JULY 25 7 PM - 8 PM)Jazz Concert with the Vincent Chandler Quintet.

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2021 7 PM - 8 PM (RAIN DATE SUNDAY AUGUST 15, 7 PM - 8 PM) - Blues Concert with Thornetta Davis.

    In order to comply with the current health and safety guidelines, the following measures will be used for these concerts--please note updated guidelines:

    • These will be one-hour concert events. You will be allowed to enter the backyard beginning 45 minutes before start time.
    • There will be limited tickets available.
    • Tickets are only available in advance; no ticket sales "at the door".
    • NO food or drink will be provided, although you can bring your own, picnic-style. You must clean up and take your trash with you (don't forget trash bags).
    • NO entering the homes (not even for the bathroom, so please plan accordingly--there will be no outdoor bathroom facilities).
    • PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 guidelines have been updated for the State of Michigan and as such, masks are no longer required for outdoor activity. You may still wear your mask at your own discretion. We have limited seating; if you have your own chairs, please feel free to bring them.
    • Concerts will have a rain date; there will be no "under-the-tent" seating.

    For information on our featured artists please visit the Concerts in Boston-Edison page on HistoricBostonEdison.org

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:37 PM | Anonymous

    During the May board meeting the Historic Boston-Edison Association directors recently elected the following officers:

    • President-Dianne Bostic Robinson
    • Pierre Haden-1st Vice President
    • Patricia Pickett-2nd Vice President
    • Katherine Allen-Treasurer
    • Deniera Davis-Secretary

    Congratulations to these officers and many thanks to all directors, both past and present, for their service to both the association and greater Boston-Edison community.

    For more information on how you can be elected to an officer position and for a list of current HBEA board members, please visit the current Board of Directors page.

  • Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:46 PM | Anonymous

    As the world paused for many months and students everywhere grappled with the reality that their long awaited dreams of going on senior trips, prom, award banquets and graduation possibly wouldn't go as anticipated. We don't want them to think that their accomplishments are not to be celebrated.

    To show our support and love, we want to honor the class of 2021 graduates in our upcoming newsletter.

    Please provide the following:

    • Graduate's First and Last Name (You can include picture)
    • Name of High School or College graduating from
    • Name of College attending in fall and major
    • Degree and/or any future plans you'd like to share

    We don't want to forget our promotional students! Send us their name and let us know whether they are promoting from Kindergarten, Elementary or Middle School.

    Click here to email information by Friday, July 2, 2021.

    We look forward to celebrating our graduates!

  • Monday, May 24, 2021 4:42 PM | Andrew Moskalik (Administrator)

    The May 2021 Newsletter is available online.

    Highlights of this issue:

    • Annual Membership Meeting and Board of Directors elections
    • President's Letter: Connecting in a time of change
    • Concerts in Boston-Edison return
    • Fund Development Committee updates
    • Thank you to our Gilded Givers
    • Boston-Edison Heights
    • Past and future HBEA events
    • HBEA Security/Zoning Committee updates
    • Membership dues increase
    • The Princess of West Boston Boulevard
    • New births and neighbor news

    If you've missed them, back issues are also available here on the website.

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