Andrew Cluley http://wemu.org en Strong Ann Arbor Real Estate Market May Get Influx Of Homes On North Side Of City http://wemu.org/post/strong-ann-arbor-real-estate-market-may-get-influx-homes-north-side-city <div>Proposals to build homes on Ann Arbor's north side are another indication that the area's real estate market is heating up. &nbsp;Toll Brothers is holding a community meeting Thursday night on plans to build 500 residences at Dhu Varren and Nixon. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:41:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48520 at http://wemu.org Strong Ann Arbor Real Estate Market May Get Influx Of Homes On North Side Of City Ann Arbor City Council Member Proposing Charter Amendment To Return Eligibility Guidelines http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-member-proposing-charter-amendment-return-eligibility-guidelines <div>A court ruling in May put Bob Dascola on the ballot in Ann Arbor's third ward primary. &nbsp;It's also left the city without any eligibility requirements. &nbsp;To address this concern City Council member Jane Lumm is proposing a charter amendment to go before voters in November. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:45:11 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48477 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Member Proposing Charter Amendment To Return Eligibility Guidelines Ann Arbor City Council Helps Fund Washtenaw County Animal Control Services http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-helps-fund-washtenaw-county-animal-control-services <div><h1 style="margin-bottom:15.0pt;line-height:33.75pt">The City of Ann Arbor will spend 135-thousand dollars to support animal control services in Washtenaw County.&nbsp;</h1></div><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:53:12 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48416 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Helps Fund Washtenaw County Animal Control Services Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Celebrates Blake Transit Center Grand Opening http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-area-transportation-authority-celebrates-blake-transit-center-grand-opening <div>The <strong><a href="http://www.theride.org/" target="_blank">Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority</a></strong> held the official grand opening of the new <strong><a href="http://www.blaketransitcenter.com/" target="_blank">Blake Transit Center</a></strong> in downtown Ann Arbor today. &nbsp;It's been open since March but it will still be another week or so before buses will use the facility's covered driveway for loading and unloading passengers. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:50:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48415 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority Celebrates Blake Transit Center Grand Opening University of Michigan Solar Car Team Prepares To Defend National Title http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-solar-car-team-prepares-defend-national-title <div>The <strong><a href="http://solarcar.engin.umich.edu/">University of Michigan's solar car</a></strong> team is making final plans as they look to defend their five consecutive national titles. &nbsp;The competition starts Saturday with a week of qualifying before the Austin to Minneapolis race gets under way. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:40:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48281 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Solar Car Team Prepares To Defend National Title Ann Arbor Public Schools Set Tuition For Non-Resident Students http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-public-schools-set-tuition-non-resident-students <div>In lieu of state funds, Ann Arbor Public Schools will charge almost $15,000 tuition for some non-residents. The school board approved the maximum tuition the state allows for students that missed schools of choice enrollment or aren't eligible. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:45:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48163 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Public Schools Set Tuition For Non-Resident Students GCA Services Take Over Ann Arbor Public Schools Custodial Work http://wemu.org/post/gca-services-take-over-ann-arbor-public-schools-custodial-work <div>With the start of the new fiscal year GCA Services has taken over custodial work at Ann Arbor Public Schools. &nbsp;The move comes one day after the school board re-affirmed it's commitment to a contract with the firm and outlined why a worker co-op plan couldn't be considered. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:02:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48162 at http://wemu.org GCA Services Take Over Ann Arbor Public Schools Custodial Work Ann Arbor Officials Looking At Options To Register Rideshare Service Drivers http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-officials-looking-options-register-rideshare-service-drivers <div>Shortly after rideshare services Uber and Lyft came to Ann Arbor the city sent the companies cease and desist letters. &nbsp;Now a proposal to amend the city's taxi cab ordinance is being considered to but some teeth behind the letters. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:33:47 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48003 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Officials Looking At Options To Register Rideshare Service Drivers Ann Arbor Schools Could See Direct And Indirect Growth In Students With Annexation Plan http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-could-see-direct-and-indirect-growth-students-annexation-plan <div>Ann Arbor Public Schools could gain more than just Whitmore Lake's approximately 1,000 students if annexation plans move forward. &nbsp;That's because Whitmore Lake Public Schools currently accepts schools of choice students from Livingston County. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:32:32 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48002 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Could See Direct And Indirect Growth In Students With Annexation Plan 2014-15 Ann Arbor Public Schools Budget Includes Salary Freeze http://wemu.org/post/2014-15-ann-arbor-public-schools-budget-includes-salary-freeze <div>Additional students, a freeze on employee pay, and outsourcing custodial work are keys to Ann Arbor Public Schools having a balanced budget for next year. &nbsp;The school board approved the $197 million general fund plan early Thursday morning. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:29:38 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47935 at http://wemu.org 2014-15 Ann Arbor Public Schools Budget Includes Salary Freeze Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-and-ypsilanti-mayoral-candidates-share-plans-together-forum <div>Ypsilanti Mayoral candidate Amanda Edmonds believes Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and neighboring communities will succeed or fail together. &nbsp;She made these remarks Thursday at the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber's unique mayoral forum that brought together candidates for the job in both cities. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:25:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47970 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor And Ypsilanti Mayoral Candidates Share Plans Together At Forum Opponents Of Putting Train Station In Ann Arbor Park Develop Concept For New Station At Current Site http://wemu.org/post/opponents-putting-train-station-ann-arbor-park-develop-concept-new-station-current-site <div>A group opposed to Ann Arbor using parkland for a new train station has developed a concept to keep the Amtrak facility on Depot Street. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:23:59 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47969 at http://wemu.org Opponents Of Putting Train Station In Ann Arbor Park Develop Concept For New Station At Current Site Ann Arbor School Board Gives Superintendent Swift Excellent Evaluation http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-board-gives-superintendent-swift-excellent-evaluation <div>From the Listen and Learn tour, to a budget strategy that focused on increasing enrollment new superintendent Jeanice Swift is getting high marks from the Ann Arbor School Board. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:22:38 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47948 at http://wemu.org Federal Grants To Fight Homelessness In Washtenaw County Show Policy Shift http://wemu.org/post/federal-grants-fight-homelessness-washtenaw-county-show-policy-shift <div>Ann Arbor's shift from public housing to a voucher based program is being helped by changes in federal policies. &nbsp;Washtenaw County is receiving about $2.6 million in US Housing and Urban Development Grants.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:22:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47879 at http://wemu.org Federal Grants To Fight Homelessness In Washtenaw County Show Policy Shift Concerns Remain Over Plans To Outsource Ann Arbor Schools Custodial Work http://wemu.org/post/concerns-remain-over-plans-outsource-ann-arbor-schools-custodial-work <div>A group of parents, union members, and others in the community continue to object to Ann Arbor Public Schools plan to outsource custodial work. &nbsp;Earlier this month the school board accepted a bid from GCA&nbsp;Services that will reduce custodial costs by $2 million annually. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47825 at http://wemu.org Concerns Remain Over Plans To Outsource Ann Arbor Schools Custodial Work Literati Bookstore Hosting Ann Arbor Mayoral Debate http://wemu.org/post/literati-bookstore-hosting-ann-arbor-mayoral-debate <div>How will Ann Arbor's next mayor take on the challenges around the city's always changing downtown? &nbsp;That will be among the primary topics discussed Wednesday night at a mayoral debate hosted by <strong><a href="http://literatibookstore.com/" target="_blank">Literati Bookstore</a></strong>. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:26:17 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47824 at http://wemu.org Literati Bookstore Hosting Ann Arbor Mayoral Debate Ann Arbor Teachers Considering Salary Freeze Agreement http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-teachers-considering-salary-freeze-agreement <div>Ann Arbor teachers are voting on an agreement that will freeze wages for next school year. &nbsp;The deal was reached after the district announced they would cancel the entire teachers contract &nbsp;if necessary to hold salaries flat. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:09:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47822 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Teachers Considering Salary Freeze Agreement Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake Schools Considering Annexation http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-and-whitmore-lake-schools-considering-annexation <div><strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/a/wlps.net/wlps/" target="_blank">Whitmore Lake Public Schools </a></strong>has a small fund balance and only plans to open two buildings in the fall, which could make the district ripe for &nbsp;state take-over. &nbsp;A possible alternative now being studied is annexation by <strong><a href="http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaps/home" target="_blank">Ann Arbor Public Schools</a></strong>. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:00:57 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47821 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor and Whitmore Lake Schools Considering Annexation Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Saturday http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-skatepark-grand-opening-saturday <div>Years of planning and fundraising will be worth it for area skaters as they celebrate the <strong><a href="http://a2skatepark.org/grand-opening" target="_blank">grand opening of Ann Arbor's new skatepark</a></strong> tomorrow. &nbsp;The event will include a demonstration by skating legend Tony Hawk and other professional skaters at 4 PM. &nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:16:28 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47540 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Skatepark Grand Opening Saturday University Of Michigan Cancer Center Back To Normal Operations After Hazardous Materials Scare http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-cancer-center-back-normal-operations-after-hazardous-materials-scare <div>The University of Michigan Cancer Center was briefly evacuated Tuesday due to a hazardous material scare. A solvent being used in an autoclave in a seventh floor research area was the cause. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:32:27 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47509 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Cancer Center Back To Normal Operations After Hazardous Materials Scare Digital Library Partnership Including University of Michigan Wins Court Case http://wemu.org/post/digital-library-partnership-including-university-michigan-wins-court-case <div>The <strong><a href="http://www.hathitrust.org/home" target="_blank">HathiTrust Digital Library</a></strong> has been cleared of accusations of copyright infringement by a Federal Appeals Court. The University of Michigan is part of this collaboration of over 90 libraries and universities that are compiling digital information on nearly every topic throughout history. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:15:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47508 at http://wemu.org Digital Library Partnership Including University of Michigan Wins Court Case Women's Center Of Southeastern Michigan Still Trying To Serve Clients After Closing Doors http://wemu.org/post/womens-center-southeastern-michigan-still-trying-serve-clients-after-closing-doors <div>Women who need mental health counseling, job coaching, and divorce support have one less local resource to turn to for assistance. &nbsp;The loss of several important grants forced the Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan to close it's doors last week.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:24:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47476 at http://wemu.org Women's Center Of Southeastern Michigan Still Trying To Serve Clients After Closing Doors Plans To Consider Re-Design Of Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza Sent To Parks Advisory Commission http://wemu.org/post/plans-consider-re-design-ann-arbors-liberty-plaza-sent-parks-advisory-commission <div><div>Ann Arbor City Council is unified in concerns over Liberty Plaza but differ in their thoughts on how to move forward on improving the urban park. &nbsp;Council referred a resolution to start a re-design process to the Parks Advisory Commission.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:17:57 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47475 at http://wemu.org Plans To Consider Re-Design Of Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza Sent To Parks Advisory Commission Etched Glass Artwork Approved For Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges http://wemu.org/post/etched-glass-artwork-approved-ann-arbors-stadium-bridges <div>Etched glass panels depicting images of trees in Ann Arbor will be installed above and under the Stadium Bridges. &nbsp;City council has approved spending $385,000 on the final project funded by the old Percent For Art Program. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:37:26 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47461 at http://wemu.org Etched Glass Artwork Approved For Ann Arbor's Stadium Bridges Ann Arbor City Council Considering Extended Stay Hotel Plans http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-considering-extended-stay-hotel-plans <p>Plans for an extended stay hotel in downtown Ann Arbor should clear their last hurdle tonight. &nbsp;Ann Arbor City Council will consider the site plan and development agreement for a nearly 90-thousand square foot building at Huron and Ashley. &nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:42:59 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47396 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Considering Extended Stay Hotel Plans