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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

Shooting leaves 18-year-old Ypsi resident dead

Photo by Christine Laughren

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Commander Dieter Heren
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Investigators putting pieces together

By Christine Laughren
May. 28, 2009    ·    3:44 p.m.

An 18-year-old Ypsilanti resident was shot outside of his residence near the intersection of Lathers Street and Kirk Street this afternoon.

According to a family member, the victim has been identified as Quartez Parker.

Washtenaw County Sheriff's Cmdr. Dieter Heren, said central dispatch received a call from a witness at approximately 2 p.m. and stated there had been a shooting.

He said the subject was found at the side of his residence and transported to St. Joseph where he was pronounced dead.

“We are still conducting the investigation as to exactly what happened,” Heren said at the scene.

Darion Cole, a cousin of the alleged victim said he was at a local restaurant when he received a call from an acquaintance in the apartment complex nearby.

"I heard there was a drive-by," Cole said.

"I just found out 10 minutes ago my cousin got killed," he added.

Heren said a statement from the Sheriff's department would be released in the near future.

Visit the Ypsilanti Citizen for more as this story develops.

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