'Live Ypsi' Gets Second Year of Funding

Feb 18, 2013

A pilot program designed to encourage more Eastern Michigan University employees to live in the city of Ypsilanti has been so successful, it's getting a second year of funding.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Bob Eccles

The school board for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district last night interviewed three internal candidates to be the district's superintendent.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority has stepped up several services linking downtown Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.  Much of the service increase was in preparation for a county-wide transit authority.  Now, with the county-wide plan stopped, the AATA is looking to expand its partnership with Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Training to Respond to Tragedy

Feb 11, 2013
Bob Eccles

It's a scenario no police department wants to be called to respond to, but one for which they must be prepared.  WEMU's Bob Eccles joined officers from the Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University police departments this weekend for "active shooter" training.

A local brewing company has teamed up with one from Belgium to create a pair of new brews that have American and European influences.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on a special beer now brewing at Arbor Brewing Company's Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti.

USPS to End Saturday Mail Delivery

Feb 7, 2013
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The United States Postal Service's plan to end Saturday mail deliveries is getting mixed reviews in downtown Ypsilanti.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Layoffs Required to Start New District

Feb 5, 2013

  The school board representing the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts has adopted resolutions to lay off both districts' entire workforce effective June 30th.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Unified Board Meeting Decision

Feb 4, 2013

There are a couple of big decisions to be made at tonight's meeting of the school board representing the Ypsilanti, Willow Run and unified school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

We're getting closer to having a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Working Groups Formed for Unified School District

Jan 25, 2013
Bob Eccles

There was a good turnout Thursday night for a meeting to set up working groups that'll help move the process of unifying the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts forward.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

New District Forming Advisory Committees

Jan 24, 2013

  If you have some time to spare helping create the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district, you'll want to attend a meeting tonight at Willow Run High School.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Name Choices Down to Three for New District

Jan 24, 2013

  A committee has identified the top three choices for a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

City Approves Sidetrack Tax Abatement

Jan 23, 2013

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a tax break to help with renovation and expansion of the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

Residents Share Thoughts On Superintendent Qualties

Jan 17, 2013
Bob Eccles

Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Bob Eccles

A handful of names for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district surfaced as favorites at a public forum last night.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

Area residents have been submitting name suggestions for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson about some of those suggestions, and the process for choosing the one that'll stick.

Technology Audit for Ypsi-Willow Run Schools

Jan 11, 2013

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has approved a technology audit.  Hear more on the audit's findings from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

The city of Ypsilanti is the first community enrolled in the Better Buildings for Michigan program to reach 200 homes that have had an energy audit through the program.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Investigators say they're still waiting for toxicology results, forensic laboratory analysis and a final autopsy report as they continue their investigation into the death of Eastern Michigan University junior Julia Niswender.  Niswender was found dead in her off-campus apartment about a month ago.  Her death is being investigated as a homicide.  Police say they continue to "investigate and interview a number of subjects", and are working closely with Niswender's family.  Anyone with information that could be useful to investigators is urged to call Detective Sgt.

Council Sets Goals for 2013

Jan 4, 2013
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti's city council has set its list of priorities for 2013.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details on council's goal-setting session.

New Name Needed for New District

Jan 3, 2013

Now's your chance to suggest a name for the new unified Ypsilanti and Willow Run School district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.