Ypsilanti Citizen News Sidetrack

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

Weekend sheriff’s summary


Felonious assault, stolen vehicle, burglary

By Dan DuChene
Aug. 10, 2009    ·    10:57 a.m.

Felonious assault
A 22-year-old Superior Township resident was hospitalized Sunday, after being hit in the head with a liquor bottle.

Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies responded to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, where it was reported the victim had been hit after talking to the suspect’s girlfriend.

Police went to the scene of the alleged assault, the 80 block of Riley Court in Ypsilanti Township, but the suspect, also a 22-year-old Superior Township resident, had left the scene before deputies arrived.

A report will be forwarded to the prosecutor. The victim sustained minor injuries.

Stolen vehicle
A gold 1976 Cadillac was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home Sunday.

Deputies responded to the 1500 block of Wooddale Avenue at 1:40 p.m., where it was reported the vehicle had been stolen during the night.

Police said the investigation is continuing.

More than $300 in change was reported stolen from an Ypsilanti Township home early this morning.

Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Burns Street at 12:30 a.m., where it was discovered entry had been gained by kicking in the front door.

Suspects are unknown at this time.

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