#Ypsilanti

No Parking
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To make sure drivers pay their parking tickets, the City of Ypsilanti may implement measures used by other cities in Washtenaw County. 


Nick Azzaro

The FLY Children's Art Center in Ypsilanti will receive financial support from a special fundraiser taking place this Sunday, May 22nd.

The Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti is holding its third annual Wurst Challenge.

I spoke with one the event's creator, local blogger Mark Maynard, and the FLY Center's chairman of the board Linette Lao about what's happening.


The Ypsilanti Community Utilities Authority has issued a 'boil water' advisory for a portion of the Ypsilanti Township.

Amtrak
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Residents in Washtenaw County could have another Amtrak stop next year.


Commuter Challenge
Commuter Challenge

Many drivers in cities such as Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti will walk, bike, or take the bus to get to work this week, instead of driving as part of a commuter challenge.
 


Creative Commons

Federal agencies could soon catch up to Washtenaw County when it comes to hiring individuals who have been incarcerated.

 

WikiCommons

If you have $1,000, you could buy a vacant, city-owned lot in Ypsilanti.  


WEMU

Candidates for the Michigan House of Representatives 54th District seat debated at Eastern Michigan University Tuesday night.

 

 

 

 

Donald Harrison

Art and Soul is a conversation about the visual arts in the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti area with Omari Rush, the director of community engagement at the Ann Arbor Art Center.


Solar Panels
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DTE Energy will soon start construction on a solar panel array in Ypsilanti.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks with Barry LaRue, a trustee with the Highland Cemetery Association, about the solar array project and why the cemetery is the right place to house a renewable energy system. 


Wolverine Pathways
Courtesy Photo / University of Michigan

A University of Michigan program aimed at helping students in Ypsilanti and Southfield prepare for college is off to a promising start.

Benjamin Edmondson
Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

Ypsilanti Community Schools has decided to move forward with getting more information on the possibility of demolishing vacant school buildings.  


Ypsilanti Community Schools
Courtesy Photo / Ypsilanti Community Schools

The Ypsilanti Community Schools board of education will meet tonight


The Ride

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority will host an informational meeting tomorrow to inform riders about changes that will be implemented soon. 


Wikipedia

Ypsilanti City Council members will discuss next steps in allowing DTE to build a solar array in Highland Cemetery.


 

Ken Varnum

A petition to move the annual Ypsilanti Color Run out of some neighborhoods has started a strong debate online.

 


Lisa Barry

Ypsilanti Community Schools face some tough issues right now.  Doctor Benjamin Edmondson says there's a lot of work to be done but he is determined that high expectations are met not only in the schools but in the community.


The University of Michigan
University of Michigan

A program to help middle and high school students enter college kicked off this weekend.

 

Snow Shoveling
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Normally, Ypsilanti residents have 24 hours to clear snow from walkways.  Some residents may have the entire weekend to shovel.


Debbie Dingell
U.S. House of Representatives / house.gov

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell gave her now annual "state of the district" address at an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Regional Chamber luncheon Thursday.


John Kasich
Rick Pluta / MPRN

With the state’s March 8th primary fast-approaching, Presidential candidates are turning their attention to Michigan.  Senator Bernie Sanders had stops in Ypsilanti and Dearborn as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, while Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids.


Ypsilanti Police
City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

The Ypsilanti Police Department and the Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force meets tonight and officials want the public to attend.


Personal Training
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During this time of the year, many of us think about how we can get and stay healthy for the rest of the year.  


City of Ypsilanti

The Water Street redevelopment project in Ypsilanti remains a work in progress. Now, a state agency has raised some red flags over unsafe levels of environmental contamination  on the property. In this week's edition of 'Issues of the Environment' those concerns are addressed by the city's Director of Community and Economic and Development, Beth Ernat.