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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

Pedestrian killed by unlicensed driver in Ypsi Twp.


Driver arrested after fatal crash Monday night

By Dan DuChene
Mar. 23, 2010    ·    2:45 p.m.

A 46-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday night, according to a statement the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

The driver of the vehicle, a 33-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident, was arrested by police after the crash for driving without a license and was transported to the Washtenaw County Jail.

The incident occurred at 10:17 p.m. on Ellsworth Road, west Hewitt Road in Ypsilanti Township.

Police said the pedestrian was crossing the street, heading south, when a 1998 Dodge Intrepid was traveling east and struck him. He was transported to St. Joseph Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said a report will be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Traffic Division is currently investigating this crash, and ask anyone with any information about the incident to contact the WCSO confidential tip line at 734-973-7711 or Deputy McMullen at 973-4482.

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