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Posts Tagged ‘Detroit Free Press’

Robert Pliskow of Huntington Woods with Mickey Lolich at an event last month. Pliscow and Freedman will be at the Tigers game Sept. 8.

Better Late Than Never

The 50-year wait for Game 5 of the 1968 World Series. Against the backdrop of all that transpired in our city and our nation in 1967 and 1968, this is a story of two teenage boys, whose young lives revolved around the Detroit Tigers. Like so many others, they were heartbroken when the Tigers missed…

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Lena Epstein poses with Donald Trump during a campaign stop in Dimondale on Aug. 19, 2016. PHOTO Courtesy of Lena Epstein

Canceled

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Candidate says her fundraiser was nixed because of her political views. Lena Epstein, a Republican candidate for Michigan’s open seat in the 11th District and co-chair of Trump’s Michigan campaign in 2016, said a June 27 fundraiser for her campaign at Franklin Hills Country Club was canceled by the board of…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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running, walking on trail

When Embarrassment Is A Blessing

A few months ago, I got a call from my friend Rachel. “I saw that Detroit Chesed Project is looking for volunteers to help raise money for this charity by running in a marathon. Let’s do it,” Rachel said with excitement. All I could think of was how incredibly awful my running experiences had been…

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The Detroit Jewish News’ winners of the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2018 Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Journalism Honors

Jewish News writers take home seven SPJ awards. The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists held its 2018 Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet April 18 in Troy, and Jewish News contributors walked away with several honors. During the event, Walter Middlebrook, former assistant managing editor of the Detroit News, and Rochelle Riley, Detroit…

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state troopers move truckers under an overpass to help a suicidal person and prevent him from jumping.

Salute To Our Local Troopers And Truckers

From the April 24, 2018, Detroit Free Press, I read a rather soothing and encouraging news story that caused chills to trickle down my back. I read with joy, tears and growing fondness a most remarkable story of a life-saving squad orchestrated by family and community state troopers who flagged down truckers traveling at midnight…

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