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Thursday in Detroit: Mayor Mike Duggan names new city deputy mayor

Ashanti Seabron
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(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Thursday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.

Only one more day until the weekend — let's finish out this week strong!

Today is Thursday, May 12, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.

Mayor Duggan names Detroit's new deputy mayor
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Following a nearly three-decade long career with the Detroit Police Department, Todd Bettison was named Detroit’s new deputy mayor on Wednesday.

The announcement was made by Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and the move was made to replace incumbent Conrad Mallett, who was recently confirmed as City Council’s new corporation counsel.

In a press release, Bettison spoke about his new role and what he hopes to achieve.

I truly believe in servant leadership and being given this opportunity means I’ll be able to serve the people of the City of Detroit in new ways and in new areas. There is so much more we can accomplish for the people of this city if we are able to find common ground with those members of the community that disagree with us. I believe the best solutions are the ones developed collaboratively.

Newly released data shows Metro Detroit rents have increased over the past 2 years
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According to new data released by, rents have gone up 8.8% based on median rental prices across metro Detroit over the past two years.

From March 2020 through March 2022, Detroit was ranked No. 10 for the smallest growth in rental markets based on two-year growth.

Large metal detectors coming to Detroit for family events
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The Detroit City Council has voted to approve the purchase of 10 metal detectors that will screen for guns and knives at family events in Detroit.

The first time the detectors will be utilized will be at this year’s Ford Fireworks Show, after which, anyone organizing any event in the city will have free access to them.

Detroit Lions 2022 schedule released
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As revealed on the NFL's schedule release day, the Detroit Lions will open their 2022 season at Ford Field against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Also announced in regards to the team is their season closer, which will take place in Green Bay against the Packers.

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Your go-to news source for everything happening in Detroit. Ashanti Lee Seabron is a lifelong Michigander who's worked as a writer since 2013. He's committed to detailed and pertinent news for Metro Detroit.

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