#Ypsilanti

Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area held a debate for both Democratic candidates running for the city of Ypsilanti's 3rd ward council seat.


Black Lives Matter
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The public is invited to a "Police-Community Relations/Black Lives Matter Task Force meeting" tonight in Ypsilanti, which had a recent change in venue. 


Parkridge
Courtesy Photo / City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti starts work on a new affordable housing project today.


4th of July Parade
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This 4th of July holiday will be celebrated locally with traditional events, including parades and fireworks.


Ypsilanti residents will decide in August whether to approve a 2.3 millage to pay off debt from the Water Street Project. Officials from both sides made their case to residents last night.

 

 

Lisa Barry

School is out for most of Michigan, but many local school officials are still hard at work determining what's next for their district.

For some, that means looking for ways to improve the bottom line.

I spoke with Ypsilanti Community Schools' Superintendent Dr. Benjamin Edmondson about how his district is looking after his first year on the job.


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Summer is here and with it comes warm weather and plenty of chances to experience the performing arts outdoors.

On this week's on Art & Soul: The Performing Arts, Jenn and I are joined by the president of Ann Arbor's Penny Seats Theatre, Lauren London.


Kiwanis & CKI Bike for Babies: Eliminate MNT

An Eastern Michigan University professor is taking part in a 600 mile bicycle ride to help raise awareness for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

Ian Wojcik-Andrews started the ride last week in Indianapolis and made a stop at his home turf in Ypsilanti.

I took the opportunity to speak with him about his plan to ride from Indianapolis all the way to Toronto by June 23rd.

Washtenaw County Parks & Rec
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The Eastside Recreation Center was the topic of a community meeting last night in Ypsilanti.

 


Speed Limit 31 Sign
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City of Ypsilanti officials are looking for "creative ways" to get people to stop speeding through neighborhoods.


Ypsilanti City Hall
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Changes to the Parkridge Community Center will be discussed at the Ypsilanti City Council meeting tonight. 


 

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.

 

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


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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. 


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