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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

Robbery in Frog Island Park

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Police investigating incident from Sunday afternoon

By Dan DuChene
Jul. 13, 2009    ·    3:08 p.m.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a reported strong armed robbery in Frog Island Park Sunday afternoon.

A report issued by the police this afternoon said the victim, an Ypsilanti resident, was attacked by the suspect while walking along the path on the west end of the park.

“The suspect grabbed a lanyard, which she wore around her neck, and tried to snatch it off her,” the report said. “The victim was knocked to the ground, where she kicked and yelled until the suspect ran away on foot.”

Kevin Dorsey, a sergeant in the department said the incident occurred at 4:20 p.m. He said this type of incident is “uncommon.” He said the incident is under investigation.

“We don’t get them everyday,” he said. “We’re addressing it.”

The suspect is described as a middle-aged black male weighing 190 pounds. He is estimated at 5 feet, 10 inches to six feet in height. He was wearing a short-sleeved, red jersey with black jeans and a white baseball cap with the letter “D” on the front.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 734-483-9510.


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