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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

Police investigating Ypsilanti Twp. bank robbery

Police are asking for information in a bank robbery allegedly committed by this man at 4:15 p.m. today in Ypsilanti Township. Anyone with information is asked to call 734-973-7711. Photo by Washtenaw County Sheriff

Police are asking for information in a bank robbery allegedly committed by this man at 4:15 p.m. today in Ypsilanti Township. Anyone with information is asked to call 734-973-7711.
Dr. Kimberly A. Rice DDS

Authorities asking for information in today's incident

By Dan DuChene
Aug. 28, 2009    ·    10:33 p.m.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a bank robbery that occurred in Ypsilanti Township this afternoon.

According to a press release issued by police this evening, the suspect walked into a Key Bank on Washtenaw Avenue, near Hewitt Road, at 4:15 p.m. and indicated to the teller he had a gun.

“After obtaining an undisclosed amount of money, the suspect fled to a waiting vehicle parked nearby on Fairfield Street,” the report said.

The suspect is described as a 28 to 35-year-old black male with a thin to medium build. The report said the suspect is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a dark complexion, mustache and deep voice.

Police said he was wearing a dark green front-zip hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, white shoes and a white cloth hat with a brim.

The vehicle is described as a newer model two-door Pontiac G6, metallic gold or silver in color.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the sheriff’s confidential tip line at 734-973-7711, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.


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