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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

Suspect killed after confrontation with Sheriff's Office


Man seen leaving house fire with mother inside

By Christine Laughren
Jun. 29, 2009    ·    11:50 a.m.

After leaving his mother in a house fire, a 43-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was shot and killed during a confrontation with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 12:10 a.m. Sunday, a witness reported a home on the 1200 block of Pageant in Ypsilanti Towship was on fire and that one male suspect was seen leaving the premises with a gun. The caller also stated that they believed that the suspect's mother was still in the home.

Responding Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Deputies encountered an individual at the intersection of Wendell and Redleaf fitting the description of the suspect leaving the house fire. The interaction resulted in an officer-involved shooting. The suspect was transported to St. Joes Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. No officers were injured.

At the scene of the house fire on Pageant, a 66-year old female Ypsilanti Township resident, was found deceased. Foul play is suspected in the woman's death. The Michigan State Fire Marshall is investigating the house fire, while the Michigan State Police is investigating the woman's death and the officer-involved shooting incident.


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