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City Council approves all mayor's re-appointments
By Dan DuChene
Jun. 16, 2010   ·   3:42 a.m.

Jone Coleman, president of downtown business LookInTheAttic, shares his thoughts with City Council about the discussion and procedure taken to pass mayoral re-appointments, which he was being considered for the Downtown Development Authority.

After much procedure, Ypsilanti City Council approved six mayoral re-appointments to city boards and committees Tuesday, including the two postponed from earlier...read more

Council postpones two reappointments
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   4:57 p.m.

Two of Ypsilanti's volunteer board members were not reappointed on schedule Tuesday night, owing to a 4-2 vote by City Council to delay the appointments until...read more

Downtown properties to be rehabilitated
By Mark Tower
Jun. 4, 2010   ·   10:40 a.m.

The three properties located at 120, 122 and 124 West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti will soon be rebuilt into commercial and office space and loft apartments, thanks to a planned $1.7 million investment by developers.

Three recently-vacated properties in downtown Ypsilanti, two of them condemned, will soon be renovated owing to recent purchase by a local development company and...read more

Ypsilanti Township authorizes litigation against Liberty Square
By Mark Tower
May. 28, 2010   ·   6:53 p.m.

Many of the homes in the Liberty Square complex on Grove Street in Ypsilanti Township are already boarded and ready for foreclosure sale. All 151 units, some of which are still occupied, will be condemned Tuesday, Ypsilanti Township has resolved.

Residents living in the Liberty Square complex of townhouses will see a sticker appear on their homes Tuesday, when the Ypsilanti Township Building Department places...read more

Ford plant granted tax exemption by township
By Mark Tower
May. 24, 2010   ·   5:44 p.m.

Ford Motor Company's Rawsonville Plan, located at the intersection of Textile and Bridge Roads in Ypsilanti Township, will soon be the new home for production of Ford's Electric Focus batteries, formerly produced in Mexico.

New machines and equipment will soon be wheeled into Ford's Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township as it begins manufacturing a line of batteries for the new global...read more

‘Betty Anne Waters’ filming on Michigan Avenue


Street and parking space closures expected as more scenes shot downtown

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 17, 2009    ·    10:15 a.m.

Expect street closures on Michigan Avenue tomorrow as filming for “Betty Anne Waters” continues in Downtown Ypsilanti.

In an e-mail distributed by Deputy City Clerk Ed Golembiewski, Ann Arbor-based Innocence Productions announced the intention to film from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Huron and Washington streets.

Aside from the sporadic 10-minute closures while scenes are shot along Michigan Avenue, the notice said ‘no parking’ signs will be posted on curb-side parking spaces on both sides of Michigan Avenue between Huron and Washington streets.

Additionally, no parking will be allowed in spaces on the north east corner of Michigan Avenue and Adams Street as well as several spaces in the North Adams Street lot.

Starring Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and Sam Rockwell, “Betty Anne Waters” has already been filmed in Ann Arbor, Chelsea and Ypsilanti. It was announced in February that filming would begin Monday in the Freeman Bunting Insurance building on Michigan Avenue in Downtown Ypsilanti.

The movie is based on the true story of a working mother in Massachusetts who puts herself through law school to represent her brother after his murder conviction.

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