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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

Morning fire destroys law office on Ecorse

No injuries were reported in a morning fire at 316 Ecorse Rd. The fire is believed to have begun in the rear corner of the building, which houses the law offices of Block & Weider. Photo by Christine Laughren

No injuries were reported in a morning fire at 316 Ecorse Rd. The fire is believed to have begun in the rear corner of the building, which houses the law offices of Block & Weider.
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No injuries reported

By Christine Laughren
Jan. 31, 2010    ·    10:37 a.m.


Several fire departments are still on the scene spraying water on a fire that ripped through an office space early this morning.

The Ypsilanti Fire Department was notified of the fire, at 316 Ecorse Road, at approximately 7:15 a.m. according to Captain Dan Cain. The department was there within the minute to see the entire first floor, toward the back of the building, engulfed in flames.

Cain said within a couple seconds of being on the scene the second floor collapsed and YFD, along with several other responding fire departments worked on the flames from the perimeter of the building.

The fire is believed to have begun in the rear corner of the building, which houses the law office of Block & Weider, no injuries reported and it is unclear at this time how the fire began.



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