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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

Dozens rally at Ypsi's City Hall on Tax Day

Photo by Christine Laughren

Approximately two-dozen area residents gathered at Ypsilanti City Hall this afternoon to protest government spending and taxes as part of a nation-wide TAX Day TEA Party rally.

'TEA' parties organized throughout nation

By Christine Laughren
Apr. 15, 2009    ·    4:10 p.m.

Horns honked in support as approximately two-dozen area residents held signs in front of Ypsilanti’s City Hall this afternoon to protest government spending and taxes as part of a nation-wide TAX Day TEA Party rally.

It is estimated by event organizers that more than 2,000 organized rallies were held in front of city halls across the nation. FreedomWorks, an organization chaired by former U.S. House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-Texas), co-sponsored the event.

During her speech to the crowd Ypsilanti resident Shelly Czupinski said she is fed up with the increasing U.S. deficit.

"Once upon a time any school kid would be able to tell you that if you owe a bunch of money you don’t go borrowing more money for things you don’t absolutely need,” she said.

Michael Byrum, Ypsilanti resident and volunteer organizer, said he thinks Barack Obama’s administration is moving too much toward socialism.

“Socialism doesn’t work,” he said. “Eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

TEA (Taxed Enough Already) parties take their name from the Boston Tea Party, a revolt in 1773 by colonists in Boston, against British tax on tea.

The event was organized to coincide with last day tax returns can be mailed to the government.

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