Monday, July 3, 2017

Candidates' Forum July 27, 2017

Spread the word on the Candidates' Forum July 27th at Mayflower Church. The debate is at 7pm. Doors will open at 6:30pm. The church is located at 7301 Curtis, Detroit 48221.

If you know any of the candidates running Mayor, District 2 City Council, At-Large, City Clerk, District 2 Police Commissioner give them the flyer. We want to have a good debate so that all Detroit residents will be informed on the issues.

Candidates may RSVP by calling or emailing (313) 927-2674 or emailing

Download flyer HERE.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Bagley Community Task Group

The Bagley Comunity Council is asking for all Bagley residents to work with us to make the Bagley Community the community of choice for homeowners and renters. There are three key initiatives that we are excited about. Please read the letter here and download. Come to the next Bagley meeting and share your ideas. The meeting is on Saturday March 18th 10:00 am at the 12th police precinct. Bagley is a great community to live and work in. Let's us continue to make it great. The Bagley hotline (313) 927-2674 and email address is available for your use.

Feel free to get together prior to the meeting to develop a plan of action and date for implementation. We can make our vision a reality. Let's Do It. 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Bagley Community Council - Truck Or Treat

This event was very successful.

Bagley Community Council is hosted a “Trunk or Treat” on Monday, Oct 31st between 5pm and 7pm on the Greenlawn side of Bagley Elementary School.  The goal of 10 vehicles decorated for the kids to go treating, was reached. 
Our neighborhood police officers stopping by as well! 
Please click HERE to see the flyer.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Helpful Information

To confirm that:

you are registered to vote
where to go to vote
see a sample ballot for your precinct

go to Michigan Voter Information Center

Vote On Saturday November 5th. Please click Here to see the flyer for information

You can vote in person at these satellite absentee voter locations: 
Rosa Parks Transit Center -360 Michigan Ave
Patton Recreation Center - 2301 Woodmere St. 
Wayne County Comm. College NW Campus- 8200 W. Outer Dr.
Wayne County Comm. College Eastern Campus - 5901 Conner Ave
Detroit Dept. of Elections - 2978 W. Grand Blvd. 

If you need transportation please contact (313) 744-3661 - Special thanks to our partners at UAW Local 22 for their assistance. 

Also consider that you can still apply for an absentee ballot if you are:

• 60 years of age or older
• unable to vote without assistance at the polls
• expecting to be out of town on election day
• in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
• unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
• appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residency

Friday, July 3, 2015

Updates From The Neighboorhood

The 7 Curtis Woodingham Block Club will now meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Messiah Baptist Church 8100 West 7 Mile, 6:30-7:45pm. 

Have you notice the boundary signs are now spruced up with flowers, plants and removal of trash.  Looking good!  Also, throughout the season, random homes will be selected as "Bagley's Best Yard".  Is your yard ready?  Let's show some of that BIG BAGLEY PRIDE in our homes.  Finally, lots, alleys and other eye sores are being cleaned up and cared for by VOLUNTEERS and we'll leave signs stating it’s now a "trash free zone" - help us by picking up trash plus don't throw trash out. 

Crime is down which means the patrols are working.  Have you joined?  If not, please join for an hour a month.  You can also help by leaving your porch light on or any of your outside lights on.  Lights chase away the bad stuff; let’s light up the neighborhood. Click Here to join.

Go Stoppel Block Club with its community garden

Go Cherrylawn Block Club with the most lights on for safety
Go Woodingham Block Club for working to have a blighted, structurally unsafe house demolished
Go Wisconsin for starting a block club (South of Curtis)

IF you need help organizing your block club, click here or contact the Bagley Community Council at (313) 927-2674 or

To Stay Updated with the Bagley Community, click this link

Saturday, June 27, 2015

City Of Detroit Refuse Collection

Items that  do not go into the curbside blue recycling cart such as styrofoam, plastic bags, batteries, light bulbs, etc can be taken to:
Recycle Here 1331 Holden
Mon and Wed 10 am till 6 pm
Sat 9 am til 3 pm  

Household hazardous materials: Detroit residents only. No charge! Call (313) 923-2240 & schedule time to take household hazardous materials: open year round Mon—Fri, 8:30am—3:30pm.  2000 E. Ferry Street (near the I-75 and I-94 freeways
Wayne County’s next collection: 
Saturday, August 15th  Westland Shopping Center  On Warren Road & Nankin Blvd. 

And if you have not yet opted into the curbside recycling program, YOU CAN!!!
West side Detroit residents, contact ADVANCED Disposal to opt in:
Call 1-844-2DETROIT (844-233-876 Email:
East side and Southwest Detroit residents, curbside recycling will start early January. Contact Rizzo Environmental: 

Rizzo Environmental Services: phone (866) 772-8900

Advanced Disposal is handling the trash pickup for Bagley residents. Bulk/Yard Waste on Friday - Bagley residents north of Curtis June 6th, south of Curtis June 13th, 2014. Then every other week after that.  If you need a new recycle container  it costs $25 call (844) 233-8764. A new courville container costs $40.00. 

Contact DPW
If you are trying to reach the Department of Public Works, please call 224-3901;  if you are requesting street or alley repairs, please call 224-0033; if you are inquiring about the replacement of sidewalk, please call 224-3954; if you have a concern regarding a traffic sign or traffic signal, please call 224-1610; if you have a complaint of illegal dumping or a need for rodent baiting, please contact Environmental Enforcement at 876-0974.

Click these links for more information

Advanced Disposal Service Days (BULK AND YARD WASTE Brown bags)

  • A Week (North of Curtis) - Every other week bulk and yard waste collection
  • B Week (South of Curtis) - Every other week bulk and yard waste collection

Advanced Disposal Service Days (Weekly Trash and Recycling)

  • Recycling days remain the same
  • Trash Collection remains the same


Please click here to read past news releases.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Beautiful Neighborhoods in Bagley

The City of Detroit will cut the lawn of CITY OWNED PROPERTY (DETROIT LAND BANK) in June, July, and August. To find out who owns City property, click the link (External Links, more)

As we all know there is high grass and weeds in the neighborhoods where we live. We all want to live in a nice-looking area. We can keep our neighborhoods looking nice. If you are mowing your lawn, and the house next to yours is vacant with high grass, take a few minutes to cut it. It just takes a few minutes of your time.  This small act can help the entire neighborhood look better, and help keep your house safe. Neighborhood block clubs can rotate "law duty". Let us all pitch in and do our part to keep the Bagley Community looking its best. The Bagley hotline can also be called about vacant house high grass and weeds (313) 927-2674.

The Bagley Neighborhood Standards can be downloaded from the second paragraph at this link:

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Are You A Gamer? Do you want something to do?

Are You A Gamer? Do you want something to do?

 Click the link  to see how to set up this game in your house, on your kitchen table, dining room table, any flat surface. Gaddies Gaming is THE GREAT NEW thing to do. Back in the day teenagers and  adults played games like pool, electronic football, boardgames Monoply and Life, bowling at WY7 (a bowling alley on Wyoming and 7 mile).

Gaddies Gaming is the “back-in-the-day” game for today. Click the link and let the fun begin

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Zero (0) % Interest Home Loans

Mayor Duggan announces no-interest home repair
loans to help strengthen neighborhoods
City joins forces with LISC, Bank of America to help homeowners
DETROIT— Mayor Mike Duggan joined city, community and nonprofit partners to unveil the Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program, which will provide $8 million in financing for eligible homeowners looking to patch roofs, replace windows, upgrade plumbing and address structural or safety issues.
The program is a city-led partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC) and Bank of America. It is designed to help homeowners fix deteriorating properties and help eliminate blight—all while laying a foundation for renewed private investment in areas struggling to attract capital. It’s a focused public-private commitment to Detroit’s neighborhoods.
The program targets Detroit homeowners earning up to 80 percent of the area median income ($54,150 for a family of four), as well as households in targeted parts of the city, regardless of their income. It helps fill a growing market gap—owners who want to invest in their homes but can’t get affordable traditional financing because property values have eroded their ability to borrow.
"We worked very closely with HUD and our other partners to make sure these loans are accessible to as many Detroiters as possible,” said Mayor Duggan, who added, “establishing this loan fund will generate a wave of home improvement work across the city that will raise property values and strengthen neighborhoods."
Funding for the program comes from  $4 million of Community Development Block Grant funds from HUD, as well as $4 million from Bank of America. LISC will use the funding to provide loans to qualified homeowners.  Borrowers will pay no interest on their loans—the partners will absorb most of the costs to operate the program—but they must pay back the principal. That helps homeowners improve their credit history as they improve their homes, while also building a track record of loan performance that will encourage others to lend and invest in these communities.
“Our support of the Detroit 0% Interest Home Repair Loans Program in partnership with the City of Detroit and LISC is yet another demonstration of our commitment to aligning our resources to help revitalize Detroit, and more specifically its neighborhoods,” said Matt Elliott, Michigan Market President, Bank of America. “We see this partnership as a way to support homeowners with resources that will improve their lives and be instrumental in sustaining the economic vitality of our city.”
“The impact of this program will go well beyond the walls of the houses it helps repair,” said Michael Rubinger, LISC president and CEO.  “We are building a case for investing in homes, businesses, schools and parks in Detroit neighborhoods—even in places that might appear too risky for conventional financing models. And we’re doing it while lifting property values for hardworking families that are committed to Detroit’s future.”
The program taps highly regarded local nonprofits to help with outreach. Bridging Communities, Central Detroit Christian CDC, Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance, Detroit Non-Profit Housing Corp., Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit, Jefferson East, Inc., New Hope Community Development, Operation ABLE, SER Metro Detroit, Southwest Economic Solutions, U SNAP BAC, and Wayne Metro Community Action Agency each serve as Intake Centers, helping homeowners complete the intake forms and start the loan application process.
“This is an exciting opportunity for LISC to work in partnership with the Mayor to bring new resources to the hardworking and proud residents of Detroit,” said Tahirih Zeigler, executive director of LISC’s Detroit program, which over the last 25 years has invested $187 million in Detroit neighborhoods.  “With the 0% Interest Home Repair Loan Program, homeowners can reinvest in their homes and play an active role in revitalizing the city.  The use of long-standing local partners as intake centers allows homeowners to work with organizations they are already familiar with.  This new product for financing home repair will support existing residents to stabilize their neighborhoods and make Detroit more attractive to new residents and businesses.”
The City has scheduled five information sessions to help Detroit homeowners learn more about the application process. Homeowners can pick up applications, talk to City staff, and set application review appointments with Intake Centers.

Tuesday, March 24th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Samaritan Center, Ford Wellness Center Gymnasium
5555 Conner – Detroit, MI  48214
Thursday, March 26th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
NW Activity Center Ballroom
18100 Meyers – Detroit, MI  48221
Thursday, March 26th
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Patton Park Recreation Center
2300 Woodmere – Detroit, MI  48209
Saturday, March 28th
11:00am to 12:00pm
Don Bosco Hall
19321 W. Chicago – Detroit, MI  48228
Saturday, March 28th
11:00am to 12:00pm
Heilmann Recreation Center
19601 Crusade – Detroit, MI  48205
Near E. State Fair and Hayes

About Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.  Visit the Bank of America newsroom for more Bank of America news.

About LISC

LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help nonprofit community development corporations revitalize distressed neighborhoods across the country. Since 1980, LISC has invested $14.7 billion to build or rehab 330,000 affordable homes and apartments and develop 53 million square feet of retail, community and educational space. For more, visit
Does you have MORE questions? Click HERE to download additional information.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

DTE Working In Bagley Community

DTE Energy is working in the Bagley community replacing gas mains underground, and individual meters inside residents’ homes putting them on the outside. DTE began work on Schaeffer. Work has started on Greenlawn between 7 mile and Curtis. Work will be done from Puritan to 8 mile, going to Woodward. DTE Employees working on-site will have DTE I.D. badges. The DTE trucks are white with the DTE logo on them. DTE has contracted with Kaltz Construction to assist. Kaltz contruction trucks are white with Kaltz logo. 

This is a continuation of the work done last year. If something needs to be repaired or fixed from the previous meter installation, it will be done.

This is called the Meter Move Out program. The supervisor over this is Lee Thomas. If you have any questions or concerns about this, call the Bagley hotline at 313 927-2674 email BagleyCommunityCouncil@Yahoo.Com  

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Celebrating The Life Of Ruth Johnson


Ruth Jeraldine Johnson was born June 4, 1934 in Detroit, MI, the 2nd born of four girls to the union of the late Earl and Lucille Flagg.  She attended Northwestern High School, Graduating in June of 1952.  She also completed work related college courses. 
Ruth was married for 52 years to the love of her life, the late John Johnson and to this union one child was born, Steven.
Ruth retired as a logistics management specialist for the US Army Tank Automotive Command after 35 years of service. 
Ruth was a devoted member of Gesu Catholic Church where she served many capacities, including Eucharistic minister, ministry of the sick, funeral luncheon coordinator and the worship commission.
Ruth had been a member of the Bagley Community Council for 49 years and serviced as its President for 7 years.  
In 2001 Ruth was asked and accepted a seat on the Board of the North Star Community Development Corp.  Since 2007, she served as President of the Board of Directors.  Ruth’s diligence in working on behalf of families in Detroit is unquestionable.  The path she chose has been a trail for many others to follow.
Ruth adored her family and was a proud, devoted mother and grandmother.  Ruth departed this life on Friday, November 21, 2014.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving son,  Steven (Regina); three loving sisters; 6 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, goddaughter, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Promote Your Community

 A student at the University of Detroit Mercy Carrie Kulikowski is an intern through the Masters of Community Development program working with the Neighborhood School Stabilization Anchor initiative. She is working  with Bagley Community Council board member Alicia Biggers, and  Gaston Nash, on promoting the communities surrounding the Bagley, Bates, and Bethune Elementary/Middle schools.

To promote the communities they are looking to highlight residents in the area by interviewing them about their neighborhood and themselves. Would you be interested in being involved in these interviews? 

If you have any questions please feel free to email Ms. Kulikowski Carrie Kulikowski  She is looking forward to hearing from you.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Transportation Program

The Detroit Area Agency on Aging Transportation Program provides non-emergency medical transportation to disabled persons 18+ and seniors over 60 with low income in the City of Detroit. 
Trips can include medical appointments, therapy, pharmacy, and work related trips. The cost is $2.50 each way. 
For more information, please contact Martin Moore, DAAA at 313-446-444 ext .  5370 or . Cick HERE to download the flyer

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Stop Signs Missing - Be Careful

There are stop signs missing from Pembroke & Canterbury/Warrington (first block east of Livernois) It should be a four way stop but cars are not stopping since the sign is missing.

This is a problem throughout the City. It is suspected by the Police Department the scrapers are selling them to the scrapyards.  The police are working with the Planning and Development department for a plan of action. If the signs were cemented into the ground, this would slow down the thieves. 

There are signs down from east side of  Livernois to Greenlawn. Some stop signs along Pembroke were replaced, but are gone again. The police are monitoring.

THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION WHICH CAN CAUSE CAR ACCIDENTS, ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. If anyone can copy down a license number or can identify the scrap yard(s) purchasing the signs, reporting this would be helpful. The complaint can be reported to the 12th precinct at 313-596-1200.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sinai-Grace Hospital Parking Rates

Dear Friends and Neighbors of Sinai-Grace Hospital,
Effective September 1, there will be new parking rates for valet and self-park.

Click here to download the flyer 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Down Trees From The Recent Weather Problems

City of Detroit Lets Residents Know How To Address Trees Downed By Recent Storm
High winds from yesterday’s storms have toppled trees throughout Metro Detroit.  To address the damage as quickly as possible, the City of Detroit has called in additional surveyors and forestry crews.  Surveyors have been assessing storm damage across the city since early Wednesday morning.
In order to better serve citizens, the City’s Ombudsman has added additional operators to handle the increased call volume.  To report a downed tree, residents should call the Office of the Ombudsman at (313) 224-6000 or go online at
 Priority is being given to fallen trees that are blocking streets or on top of homes and vehicles. The City’s forestry crews will focus on trees that were rooted on city property or blocking streets and sidewalks.
How to determine if a tree is the city’s property or private property:
  • If the fallen tree is located between the curb and the sidewalk of a home, it is the responsibility of the city and city crews will address them.  To report a fallen tree on city property, residents should call 313-224-6000 or fill out a form posted on the city’s website at (full link below).
  • If the tree is between the sidewalk and the house or in a backyard, it is on private property and is the responsibility of the homeowner, who should contact their insurance company or a private contractor.  If the tree fell from private property but is blocking the street, residents should still call the city at 313-224-6000.

Additional information:

  • Downed Power Lines: If a fallen tree or limb has impacted a power line, stay away and call DTE Energy’s emergency line immediately at 800-477-4747

  • Removal of tree limbs: If homeowners have taken it upon themselves to cut up a fallen tree or limbs on their property, they should cut the debris into sections no longer than 48 inches and leave it at the curb for their next scheduled yard waste collection date.  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Water Damage From Flood Rains-August 11th 2014

If you know of any senior citizens in the Bagley Community who had severe water damage from the flood rains on Monday August 11th, please call the Bagley hotline at (313) 927-2674 or email Leave your name, address, damage description, and a contact number. 

If you are not a senior citizen and your house or business has been damaged from the rains on Monday August  11th, please call the hotline, or email as well.

The information will be given to the Department Of Neighborhoods District 2 manager Kim Tandy. The City needs to know this information so it can give it to the State Of Michigan.

 There is an organization by the name of All Hands Volunteer that is here to help residents that are in need of assistance from the our recent storm.  The organization is in need of volunteers and well as offering some assistance.  Please read flyer and pass on to as many people or organizations as you can. Click here to download flyer.

If you have substantial flooding or damage, please contact FEMA 1-800-621-FEMA 

Here is more good information:


Residents May Call Department of Public Works for Special Bulk Pickup

Bulk pickup for Detroit residents is continuing daily in the aftermath of last week's flooding and citizens are being asked to leave their items at the curb until the City's trash collection contractors or DPW crews can pick it up. 
Due to the large volumes of water-damaged bulk items that continue to be set out after last week’s flooding, the City contractors are running 1-2 days behind schedule in picking up bulk items. In the meantime, a Department of Public Works team of more than 30 workers has been dedicated to providing additional bulk pickup. 
DPW Director Ron Brundidge also issued a reminder that residents should leave their bulk items at the curb until collected and will not be ticketed.
In addition, Detroit residents, whose bulk collection day has passed, may call the City to request a special pickup. Residents should call (313) 224-3901 to notify DPW that they will be taking flood-damaged items to the curb.    

Statement from Mayor Duggan on Monday’s storm flooding

"On Monday, August 11, 2014, the City of Detroit was hit with a series of storms that dumped the most rain it has seen in a single day in 89 years.  This unexpectedly heavy rainfall has caused damage to homes and businesses. Portions of local freeways and surface streets became impassable.

In anticipation of today’s additional rain, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD), in a coordinated effort with the Department of Public Works (DPW), has crews working across the city to identify roads and streets that are still flooded and need to be cleared of water.  If residents are able to locate their catch basin and remove any visible debris, this may alleviate the flooding in front of their home. If it does not, they can call DWSD at 313-267-8000 during the day and 313-267-7401 after hours and the city will send out a crew to clear the obstruction.  

Despite the extraordinarily heavy downpour, DWSD’s operational systems suffered no failures and by design excess water was discharged into the Detroit River as rapidly as possible in an effort to prevent flooding. Unfortunately, the volume of rain—over five inches in some areas—overwhelmed sewer systems, causing widespread flooding.  As of Tuesday morning, August 12, water levels were subsiding and most road flooding had receded.

Many thanks go out to the first responders—including fire department and EMS workers—who attended to those in distress, in some cases pulling stranded motorists from their vehicles and getting them to safety.

The city’s DPW will conduct a special bulk pickup to remove damaged items that residents take out to their curb.  The city will not issue any citations for storm damaged debris left at the curb for several days until crews can remove it.  Residents can contact the DPW at 313-224-3901 to notify them they will be taking flood damaged items to the curb before their normal pick up day.

City officials noted that flooding of this type also presents health concerns and risks.

City residents who experienced basement flooding are advised to contact local restoration services to dry and disinfect their belongings.  If your skin has come into contact with sewer water, be sure to wash thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap immediately afterward.

Residents are urged to use extreme caution around standing water in the event it has come into contact with an electrical source.  Do not turn on appliances in flooded rooms until they have completely dried out.

Citizens who have questions regarding the after effects of this major storm are asked to call (313) 267-8000 during normal business hours and (313) 267-7401 after hours."


  The City’s home page has a link Flood Damage Information that provides a link to the online form for Flood damage assessment.  For people who need volunteer assistance to clean up, United Way (211) will transfer callers to the State’s Recovery assistance program and they will take their info—volunteer clean-up help only—no financial help.  DHS is possible source for financial help for low income families in need.  Ombudsman is helping people fill out form. They have a slightly different online form they use for damage assessment.

Residents can call DPW at 313-224-3901 and give there addresses  for the flood pick up.

 Here is important information on re-entering your flooded home.

The Office of Mayor Mike Duggan has been coordinating with various city departments to prepare for the effects of possible severe weather this afternoon.  Potential issues could include power outages, flooding and downed trees. 

To provide residents with the information they need to have these and other issues addressed, the city is providing the following information on how to report problems:

Downed Trees
To report a downed tree, go online at or call the Ombudsman’s Office at 313-224-6000.  For after hour calls, please contact the Forestry Division’s after hours hotline at 313-590-3336.

Priority is being given to fallen trees that are blocking streets or on top of homes and vehicles. The City’s forestry crews will focus on trees that were rooted on city property or blocking streets and sidewalks. 

How to determine if a tree is the city’s property or private property: 

If the fallen tree is located between the curb and the sidewalk of a home it is the responsibility of the city and city crews will address them.  To report a fallen tree on city property, residents should call 313-590-3336 or fill out a form posted on the city’s website at (full link below)

If the tree is between the sidewalk and the house or in a backyard, it is on private property and is the responsibility of the homeowner, who should contact their insurance company or a private contractor.  If the tree fell from private property but is blocking the street, residents should still call the city at 313-590-3336. 

Removal of tree limbs: If a homeowner has taken it upon themselves to cut up a fallen tree or limbs on their property, they should cut the debris into sections no longer than 48 inches and leave it at the curb for their next scheduled yard waste collection date.   

If your street is experiencing flooding on surface roads, first try to clear any debris from storm drain covers if you can do so safely.  If you unable to access a blocked storm drain, or if clearing it does not work, please contact the Ombudsman’s office at 313-224-6000 and a crew from the Department of Water & Sewarage will send out a crew to clear the debris and/or clear out any obstructions in the line that may be preventing water from draining.

Downed Power Lines 
If a fallen tree or limb has impacted a power line, stay away and call DTE Energy’s emergency line immediately at 800-477-4747.   

FEMA Adds Third Location to Assist Detroit Residents
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a third location at the northwest campus of Wayne County Community College District to assist Detroit residents and businesses in registering for federal aid.  Last week, the U.S. government announced that disaster aid is available to Michigan residents and businesses affected by flooding on August 11-13, 2014.
            Detroit residents must register with FEMA to apply for assistance.  Calls previously made to the City of Detroit Homeland Security & Emergency Management, the Ombudsman's Office, and United Way do not qualify as registering with FEMA.
            To register for FEMA assistance, citizens MUST DO one of the following by November 24, 2014:
Both numbers are operational 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. (EST), seven days a week.