Family cleans up and claims back Detroit neighborhood - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Family cleans up and claims back Detroit neighborhood

Posted: Updated:
Cleaning up their Detroit neighborhood Cleaning up their Detroit neighborhood
Detroit (MyFoxDetroit) -

Erimma Jones was sick of looking at the waist-high weeds and unkempt grass in her Detroit neighborhood. So she banded her family together and they all did something about it.  They cleaned up the neighborhood.

Jones says she mainly wanted to do this so she could do the "dancing in the street thing" for her 64th birthday coming up. With the help of her niece, this grandma of twelve and great-grandma of one gathered relatives and took back their block.

Jones has lived in the neighborhood since 1973.  She says the years have taken their toll. "One by one we had a couple of drug wars over here where they would bomb the houses," she told us. Now only five houses on the block are lived in.

She has two heart stents and recently had surgery, but that hasn't slowed her down. The neighborhood even plans to bring back the old school block party in honor of her birthday.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday's storm captured by Fox 2 viewers

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:48:38 GMT
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
    We have more video of the storm and storm damage from across southeast Michigan. It's Fox 2 viewer pics and video that you sent to us.
  • Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Storm damage in Oakland and Macomb counties

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:26:48 GMT
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
    Damage was reported across Metro Detroit Sunday after severe storms moved across our area. About 200,000 customers lost power in the hail, heavy rain, strong winds, localized flooding and thunder and lightning.
  • Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Person of interest sought in April Millsap murder

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:57:45 GMT
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
    We now know more about who police are looking for in the murder of April Millsap, 14, of Armada. Sunday, police released a sketch of a person of interest in the unsolved case.
Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices