6:35 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Demolition One Tool to Combat Blight in Battle Creek

803 properties in city are considered vacant and abandoned
Two blocks south of the Post Foods plant, in a neighborhood that long ago was known for its pristine upkeep, sit two adjacent homes on Marjorie Street.
6:23 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Michigan House Approves Bills to Crack Down on Scrap Metal Theft

Bill is expected to pass Senate and Governor Snyder says he supports tougher laws to stop scrap metal theft
LANSING - Scrap metal thieves will have a harder time selling stolen property to scrap yards now that a compromise bill easily passed the state House today. "This is the first step toward reducing blight in my community," said state Rep. David Nathan, D-Detroit.
6:40 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Battle Creek to demolish two buildings to fight blight

Buildings on Capital Avenue Northeast once had retail and upper level apartments
Two vacant commercial buildings on Capital Avenue Northeast are slated for demolition as the city continues to battle against blight. Battle Creek commissioners unanimously voted Tuesday night to accept a $64,050 offer from Pitsch Co., which beat out three higher bids, to tear down the buildings at 411, 415, 427 and 429 Capital Ave.
6:45 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Benton Harbor officials say drop in crime linked to stricter code enforcement

City officials say it's part of changing mind-set
BENTON HARBOR - A sharp spike in citations issued by the Benton Harbor Inspections Department for chipped paint and uncut grass has led to a decrease in burglaries and fires, the city's emergency manager says.
4:14 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Demolition Monday kicks off blight removal in Detroit

The $52 million dollar project may be the largest residential blight removal Michigan’s history.
Detroit - Gov. Rick Snyder joined city and congressional officials Monday to kick off what was described as the largest residential blight removal in state history, using part of $52 million in federal aid to start tearing down five abandoned homes on the city's west side. Authorities worked with the U.S.