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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

Armed robbery in EMU dorm

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Police looking for information on suspects who took money, jewlery at gunpoint

By Dan DuChene
Jan. 23, 2009    ·    8:25 a.m.

Eastern Michigan University Police are seeking any information related to an armed robbery on campus this morning.

According to a timely warning issued by the department, three or four assailants demanded money, jewelry and and a coat from the four victims in a lounge in Sellers Hall at 2:23 a.m. One of the suspects produced a handgun.

The report was issued in a timely warning sent out to students and staff by the department shortly before 5 a.m.

The report said the suspects told the victims to stay in the lounge and then fled in an unknown direction. None of the victims reported any injuries.

All of the suspects were described by the victims as African American males, according to the report. The suspect with the handgun was described as approximately 6 feet tall, with braids, and was possibly wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. Another suspect was as approximately 6 feet tall, possibly wearing a black cap and an orange and blue coat.

The victims could not describe the other suspects in the report.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the EMU Police at 734-487-1222 or at the anonymous tip line at 734-487-4TIP (734-487-4847).

Stay tuned to the Citizen for details in the developing story.


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