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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

Sheriff's summary

Bombadill's

By Christine Laughren
Sep. 23, 2009    ·    4:21 p.m.


Burglary

At approximately 8 a.m. Monday a Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy was dispatched to the 14000 block of Nash Street in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary. Entry was gained through the window. Prescription medication, a pink/purple/white Coach purse, one Samsung camera, and credit cards were taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

At approximately 3:40 p.m. Tuesday deputies were dispatched to the 10100 block of Plymouth Road in Superior Township for a burglary alarm. Upon arrival it was discovered a burglary occurred. Entry was gained by smashing the northeast glass door. Nothing was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy was dispatched to the 7900 block of Warren Road in Superior Township for a burglary. Entry was gained by kicking in the back door. Unknown if anything is taken at this time. The church bus windows were also smashed. This case is under investigation.

At approximately 3:00 p.m. Tuesday a deputy was dispatched to the 60 block of Riley court in Ypsilanti Township for a burglary. Entry was gained through the back window. Nothing was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Deputies were dispatched to the 1500 block of Byron Street in Ypsilanti Township early this morning for a suspicious incident. It was reported the caller heard glass breaking in the rear of her home. It was discovered the side garage door window was smashed and the door was pried open. Upon further investigation it was also discovered the neighbor’s garage door had the window smashed out. Nothing was taken. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Stolen Vehicle

A dark green 1994 Ford F150 pickup truck was reported stolen Monday afternoon from the 7000 block of Fielding in Ypsilanti Township for a stolen vehicle report. Attached to the pickup was a black open box utility trailer with a wood floor. The trailer contained miscellaneous equipment. Suspects are unknown at this time.

Unarmed Robbery

Deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of E. Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti Township for a robbery at approximately 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. It was reported a male stole five cartons of cigarettes. The suspect, described as a black male wearing a blue shirt with jeans, fled in a two-tone green Mercury minivan. This case is still under investigation. No video available at this time.

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