Ypsilanti

Community health
1:38 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

State Grant to Extend YMCA Services

A state grant will allow the Ann Arbor YMCA to serve more Ypsilanti and Willow Run students.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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News
10:16 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

About 30 People Attend Last Public Forum On Proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run Consolidation

The last public forum before Ypsi-Willow Run consolidation issue is decided at the polls
Bob Eccles

A crowd of about 30 people attended last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on  the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.

Education
9:41 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Students Weigh In on Consolidation

Most may not be old enough to vote, but a majorityof students at one Ypsilanti school appear to support the proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run schools consolidation.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
11:53 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Ypsi School Board Prepares For Serious Budget Cuts

Ypsilanti public schools Superintendent Dedrick Martin
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board is making plans to consider serious budget cuts.  As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the plans hinge on what happens at the polls November 6th.

Education
9:35 am
Tue October 2, 2012

WISD Taking Applications for New Consolidated Board

If you're interested in serving on a consolidated Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is taking applications.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

News
9:18 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Election Inspectors Needed in Ypsilanti

Bob Eccles

With the November election rapidly approaching, the city of Ypsilanti is looking to fill some election-related positions.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
9:47 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

WISD Gears Up for Consolidation Information Push

www.together4ss.org
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti and Willow Run voters will decide in November whether their school districts should merge. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it looks like the process of getting the word out about the proposed consolidation will kick into high gear in October.

News
11:50 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Ypsi School Board Holds Animated Discussion on Consolidation Particulars

The Ypsilanti school board discusses consolidation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

News
12:23 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Housing Commission recovery plan approved by Ypsilanti City Council

Ypsilanti Housing Commission interim Executive Director Eric Temple answers questions from city council.
Bob Eccles

A recovery plan for the troubled Ypsilanti Housing Commission has been approved by city council.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

News
12:17 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Ypsilanti City Council approves agreement with Friends of the Rutherford Pool

Friends of the Rutherford Pool Chair John Weiss addresses Ypsilanti city council.
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti city council last night approved an agreement that covers the re-building and operation of the Rutherford Pool.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
9:37 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Ypsilanti River Cleanup Set for Sunday

Huron River at Riverside Park
Bob Eccles

Volunteers will converge on the Huron River in Ypsilanti Sunday for a yearly cleanup effort.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
8:24 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Saline Area Schools takes over Ypsilanti's food service operation.

Ypsilanti Superintendent Dedrick Martin (left center) and school board President David Bates (right center) watch a presentation on the district's food service operation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board has approved having Saline Area Schools operate its food service operation for the school year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
11:00 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Ypsilanti schools start year short on students

Ypsilanti school board President David Bates
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school district started the school year about a thousand students short of projections, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the numbers have been improving.

Education
8:36 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Financially Shaky School Year Start in Ypsilanti

Today is the first day of school for students in the Ypsilanti school district, and it looks like teachers and staff will get paid,( this month).  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Local business
9:29 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Eco-Friendly Brewing at the Corner

Corner Brewery
Corner Brewery

Ypsilanti's Corner Brewery celebrates expansion and completion of million-dollar "green brewery" project.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
12:22 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ypsilanti school board briefed on student achievement

Ypsi school board President David Bates listens to presentation on student achievement
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night received a presentation on the district's efforts to eliminate the achievement gap, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the presentation may have been a little too thorough, at least for one board member.

News
11:17 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Ypsilanti City Councilmembers walk out in protest.

Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson
Bob Eccles

Two members of Ypsilanti City Council walked out of last night's meeting to protest the Mayor's refusal to fire the city's Housing Commission members.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Pure Michigan
8:57 am
Mon August 20, 2012

Ypsilanti in the "Pure Michigan" Spotlight

The city of Ypsilanti  will be in the spotlight in a new Pure Michigan ad, and city residents can get in on the fun this Wednesday.

News
8:22 am
Fri August 17, 2012

AATA Advances County-wide Transit Measure

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority becomes the last to approve a four-party agreement that will serve as a framework for a county-wide transit authority. The AATA Board last night joined, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County in approving an amended Articles of Incorporation. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
7:58 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Bob Eccles

The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.

News
9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Budget Struggles

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
9:34 am
Fri August 10, 2012

A2 City Council Approves County-wide Transit Agreement

Ann Arbor City Council has once again signed off on a four-party agreement and revised Articles of Incorporation that will form the framework to create a new county-wide transit authority. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

News
10:24 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Will Go To Voters

State schools superintendent Mike Flanagan addresses the joint Willow Run-Ypsilanti school board.
Bob Eccles

The Willow Run and Ypsilanti Boards of Education have agreed to put a consolidation question before district voters in the November general election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a long-form report.

News
3:30 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Ypsilanti Primary Election Results

INCUMBENT LOIS RICHARDSON HELD OFF CHALLENGERS STEVE PIERCE AND TYRONE BRIDGES TO KEEP HER FIRST WARD SEAT ON YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL.  RICHARDSON GATHERED JUST OVER FIFTY PERCENT OF FIRST WARD VOTES. 

INCUMBENT PETE MURDOCK EASILY FENDED OFF CHALLENGERS TED WINDISH AND MIKE ELLER TO RETAIN HIS THIRD WARD SEAT ON CITY COUNCIL.

News
10:48 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Ypsi/Willow Run Merger Plan Meeting

WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel listens to comments on the draft unification plan.
Bob Eccles

Some 50-people showed for Monday night's meeting on the draft unification plan for the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles was among them.

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