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

Ypsilanti inauguration events


Several local events mark historic event

By Christine Laughren
Jan. 19, 2009    ·    10:35 a.m.

Couldn’t make it to Washington D.C. this week to see President-elect Barack Obama take over the helm?

No matter, there are several events happening all day, right here in Ypsilanti, to witness, discuss and celebrate Obama’s inauguration.

The Citizen has compiled a list of all the inauguration happening tomorrow in Ypsilanti. If you have any questions or comments, or if we left out your event, please feel free to e-mail us at editor@ypsiciti.com.

Obama Ypsi's Inauguration Day Gala
Live feeds from Washington D.C. events on 12 televisions all day and night. Coffee and donuts for breakfast, lunch at noon with dinner and dancing at 6 p.m.
Where: Club Divine, at 25 N Washington Street
When: 8 a.m.
RSVP here

Ypsilanti Area Jaycees want you at our Inaugural Day Party
Gift certificate to Sidetracks will be raffled off among any non-Jayces who come to the party. Food and drinks available for purchase.
Where: Frenchie's on Cross Street in Depot Town
When: 6 p.m.
RSVP here

Obama Inauguration Celebration
Chance to meet and greet with other like-minded beer lovers. We will have televisions tuned to inauguration coverage and will be featuring happy hour specials for all registered attendees from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in our lounge. For those able to come by during the day, we will also show the noon inauguration.
Where: Corner Brewery
When: 7 p.m.
RSVP here

Televised Viewing of Inauguration Proceedings
Hosted by Black Student Union
Where: EMU Buell Hall Main Lounge
When: 11:30 a.m.

Televised Viewing of Inauguration Proceedings with Facilitated Discussion
Analysis of Obama’s Inauguration Speech with Q & A by Political Science faculty member Maggie Lippens. Special guest appearance by rap artist Mims, with brief performance including his hit song “Barackstar.” Cake and giveaways, sponsored by EMU Student Center, Campus Life and Student Government.
Where: EMU Student Center Grand Ballroom
When: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.

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