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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

EMU student reports rape at fraternity

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Four suspects believed to be involved

By Christine Laughren
Feb. 20, 2009    ·    6:43 p.m.


An Eastern Michigan University student reported she was raped while attending a party at a fraternity house in the 100 block of N. Normal Street near EMU's campus.

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital contacted the Ypsilanti Police Department at approximately 1 a.m. regarding the alleged sexual assault.

According to police officials the 18-year-old victim reported she had been drinking at a party at the fraternity and had willingly gone into a room with several subjects.

After being in the room for some amount of time, the victim reported that someone turned off the light and she was pushed up against the wall, groped by several subjects and penetrated by at least one subject.

A search warrant was later executed at the fraternity house and 12 male subjects were detained and interviewed. All the subjects detained were eventually released and at this time it is believed that none were involved.

Detectives do have the name of one subject possibly involved and are following up on leads.

The victim was treated and later released.

The possible suspects were described only as one Caucasian male and three African-American males No further descriptions are available at this time.

An informational release was sent out to the EMU community regarding the off-campus incident at approximately 6 p.m. today.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 505 W. Michigan Ave, or by phone at 734-483-9510.

Stay tuned to the Ypsilanti Citizen as this story develops.

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