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This week on Art & Soul, I am joined by longtime local food and dining reporter, and host of The In Crowd here on 89.1 WEMU, Jessica Webster as we talk to Frank Fejeran to discuss his newest restaurant: "Ma Lou's Fried Chicken," which will be located in Ypsilanti.

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Ypsilanti’s Ugly Mug is becoming Cross Street Coffee.  Even though they haven’t officially changed the signage outside, there have been upgrades made to the interior. 


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Beatriz Vargas is the general manager of Maiz Mexican Cantina in Ypsilanti and came up with an idea to build a wall of stories and sentiments about what it means to immigrants. 

Here you'll find the full coverage of local elections from around Washtenaw County.

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Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on America.  The world has changed since September 11th of 2001 in a number of ways, but on this day, it is a time for reflection.  Listen below for the emotional story of how a piece of history came to rest in 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.

 

 

Ralph Lange Resigns As Ypsilanti City Manager

Jul 9, 2016
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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.

 

 

There's A New Mural In Downtown Ypsilanti

Jun 22, 2016
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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.


Ypsilanti City Council Will Vote On Budget Tuesday

Jun 20, 2016
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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.

 

Jessica Webster, Lisa Barry
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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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