Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

The Ypsilanti Heritage Festival is happening this coming Friday through Sunday in Riverside Park and includes a wide range of activities from historic building tours to the annual duck drop.

Former Ypsilanti Mayor and festival committee member Cheryl Farmer explains the festival began in the late 70's...


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Ypsilanti's city council voted against putting a Water Street debt millage on the November ballot.  The decision was made early this morning during a special meeting. 


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A lot of attention is being focused on a Washtenaw County senior housing complex because of malfunctioning equipment in the building that has residents feeling trapped and unsafe.  But the situation is not only affecting the elderly. 


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On this week's Art and Soul, the culinary arts M-Live reporter Jessica Webster and I talk about the bounty of summer produce now becoming available and grown locally.

We also discuss an upcoming celebration at the vegan restaurant "The Lunch Room" in Ann Arbor's Kerrytown market.


The 2.3 mill Water Street Debt - Retirement millage lost by just around 40 votes in Tuesday’s election. The millage was an effort to allow the city to more quickly pay down debt from the Water Street Redevelopment Project.  

 

Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds said that the city will consider a recount since the vote was so close. Then, she explained that the city may have to make some difficult decisions, including the possibility of an emergency manager.

 

 

 

Hundreds of Ypsilanti residents filled the city’s high school auditorium Monday night for a community forum on policing and violence.

 

 

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Ypsilanti officials announced the retirement of City Manager Ralph Lange, effective August 5.

 

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Ypsilanti continues to sell city-owned vacant lots for $1,000 to help bring in tax revenue. 

 


Ypsilanti officials are pushing to convince voters to pass a 2.3 mil on the August ballot to pay down debt on Water Street.

 

 

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Ypsilanti's City Hall building has a new addition. It's an 11' by 22' mural designed by local artist Jermaine Dickerson.

 

 


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President Barack Obama has announced he will award retired Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Kettles the Medal of Honor.  The award comes nearly 50-years after  the act of "conspicuous gallantry" took place. Kettles will receive the award for service in the U-S Army at the White House on July 18th. . 

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Ypsilanti City Council members will vote later today on the city’s budget for the next fiscal year.


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Ypsilanti City Council members will meet tomorrow to vote on the city’s budget for next fiscal year.


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An Ypsilanti Kroger store re-opened on June 15th, and its improvements are expected to help the local economy. 

 


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Ypsilanti City Council is set to approve a new budget next week.  

 

 

Ypsilanti officials want to hear residents’ concerns about the Water Street Redevelopment Project.


 

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Renovation of Ypsilanti's historic Freighthouse has hit some obstacles.   


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Ypsilanti City Council will discuss funding additional soil tests for the Water Street Redevelopment site.

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Red Cross volunteers are helping residents of an Ypsilanti apartment complex find housing after a fire.

 

In our next edition of Art and Soul, we're joined by Jessica Webster, statewide life and culture reporter for MLive Media Group. She's also the host of "The In Crowd"  on 89.1 WEMU (heard Sunday afternoons from 3:00-5:00pm).

Spring has sprung and change is in the air. We're already salivating at all the great options being offered across southeast Michigan this summer. Check out what's going on around town.


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Ypsilanti is moving closer to having a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone in the city.

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Many people have misconceptions about police and what they do.

To help clear up some of those issues, many local law enforcement agencies, including the Ypsilanti Police Department, give people a chance to travel with an officer and see what they do first hand in a 'ride along.'

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Ypsilanti officials met with Depot Town residents to hear concerns over a plan to close two streets in the neighborhood to build the city's first passenger rail stop in decades. 

 

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A gift of $250 gets this limited edition WEMU travel mug (plus entrance to our annual Blues Barbecue). 

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WEMU is hosting our Jazz Brunch featuring the Ron Brooks Trio with live music, great food and an awesome view. Don’t forget to bring your friends and family to this special Sunday Brunch!

A gift of $300 gets you entrance for two (plus entrance to our annual Blues Barbecue). The Ron Brooks Trio entertains at an elegant Sunday morning brunch (10:30am – 1:00pm) at this Ann Arbor landmark. Seating is limited to 100. 

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