Two years ago, jazz trumpeter, Terence Blanchard stood in front of members of the southeast Michigan jazz community to talk about his role as the artist-in-residence for the Detroit Jazz Festival. He marveled at how, in the face of so many challenges, the Detroit Jazz Festival had remained so viable when many other festivals had gone under.
The crisis that could have derailed plans for a Family Dollar store in the Water Street Re-Development Area has been averted.
City Council on Tuesday approved a development plan for the store that removed a provision to allow a so-called monument sign on the property – something a representative of the developer suggested could be a deal-breaker.
Ypsilanti has been getting a few nibbles from developers interested in the Water Street Re-Development Area. Discussions are in the very early stages, but Ypsilanti has been seeing a lot more interest in the Water Street Re-Development Area over the past six months.
City Planner Teresa Gillotti says there's been a lot more interest over the past six months. Gillotti explains that developers interested in building a variety of housing types have been in contact with her office.
Gillotti adds that they've also been reaching out to grocery stores, since many of the comments gathered during the ShapeYpsi planning process indicated an interest for a larger, more traditional grocery store in the downtown area. Aside from the Family Dollar and Recreation Center proposals, Gillotti says everything else is in the very early discussion stage. Gillotti says aside from the Family Dollar and Recreation Center proposals, other talks are in the very early stages, but she's hopeful it won't be long before firm proposals can be brought to city council for consideration.
WEMU, Eastern Michigan University’s public radio station, is a vital part of our community. It is the local voice for news and public information, combined with the best national NPR news and information. It supports the local music and arts communities with incredible jazz and blues programs, hosted by local personalities. It serves as an ambassador for Eastern in our local community and beyond.
Ann Arbor City Council got an update on a variety of public transportation projects at last night's work session. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, current progress could result in less traffic along the I-94 corridor and increased options in all five of Ann Arbor's wards.
Eastern Michigan University's College of Business has done it again - making the Princeton Review's list of top business schools in the country for the 10th straight year. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
To those of you who had yesterday off for the Columbus Day holiday, we hope enjoyed it!
For the rest of us, welcome to another work week. It was a weekend of beautiful weather, wacky sports outcomes, and consistent fundraising for WEMU. We have reached the halfway point of our fall pledge drive and we are just about halfway to our $200,000 goal.
But we still have a long way to go and we need your help to do it. We know you rely on WEMU to give you the morning news, weather, and traffic. To provide the background music for your workday. To keep you informed on your drive home. And we are relying on you to make your fall gift to WEMU today.
Please call us at 1-888-299-8910 or make your gift online today at wemu.org. Listeners are our most critical source of income.
This Saturday, Ann Arbor will again be host to a "March Against Monsanto." The local march is part of a global effort to bring awareness to the potential environmental and health problems genetically modified organisms create, and to some of the suspect practices of the company.
Question: This 2006 Eastern Michigan University graduate, now a web producer for MLive Media Group, has won the popular quiz show Jeopardy for two consecutive nights and will appear again tonight (Oct. 10).
Answer: Who is Jason Idalski.
EMU graduate and Eastern Echo alum Jason Idalski a winner on Jeopardy by Geoff Larcom, Published October 10, 2013 Question: This 2006 Eastern Michigan University graduate, now a web producer for MLive Media Group, has won the popular quiz show Jeopardy for two consecutive nights and will appear again tonight (Oct.
The program that offers students from low-income families the chance to enjoy a free or reduced cost lunch has not been affected by the partial federal government shutdown - yet. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
If you've been itching to do your civic duty, this may be the chance you've been waiting for. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, more than a dozen Washtenaw County boards and commissions are seeking volunteers who'd like to serve.