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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

Parts of Downtown Ypsilanti without power

A representative from DTE said he is unsure when power will be restored in parts of Downtown Ypsilanti. Power failed when a transformer exploded this afternoon. Photo by Christine Laughren

A representative from DTE said he is unsure when power will be restored in parts of Downtown Ypsilanti. Power failed when a transformer exploded this afternoon.
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City Hall, businesses close for afternoon

By Christine Laughren
Jan. 15, 2010    ·    4:42 p.m.

Updated Jan. 15, 2010 - 5:40 p.m.

Power was restored at approximately 5:30 this evening to all businesses and streetlights in Downtown Ypsilanti after being out for more than four hours this afternoon.

Businesses along the south side of Michigan Ave. including The Rocket, Bombadill's Cafe and Puffer Reds have reopened.

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Detroit Edison is still trying to restore power in Downtown Ypsilanti after a transformer exploded near City Hall and two wires fell onto Huron Street.

A representative from DTE, who wished not to give his name, said he is unsure when power will be restored. The power lines have been cleared up, however he said DTE is having issues with the breaker at the local sub-station.

“We are trying to sort that out and reconfigure the circuits if need be,” he said.

According to Stan Kirton, director for Ypsilanti's Department of Public Works, the incident occurred at approximately 1:00 this afternoon when the wires fell on a UPS semi truck. Kirton said the driver, who was not injured, remained in his truck until the area was cleared.

“There’s quite a concern because (DTE) doesn’t know what caused the wires to drop,” Kirton said.

Streetlights at the corner of Michigan Ave. and Huron St., and Michigan Ave. and Washington St. are not operating. Drivers are asked to treat the lights as three-way and four-way stops respectively.

Businesses along the south side of Michigan Ave. between Huron St. and Adams St., as well as City Hall, remain closed.

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