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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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Ypsilanti is moving closer to having a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone in the city.

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Many people have misconceptions about police and what they do.

To help clear up some of those issues, many local law enforcement agencies, including the Ypsilanti Police Department, give people a chance to travel with an officer and see what they do first hand in a 'ride along.'

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Ypsilanti officials met with Depot Town residents to hear concerns over a plan to close two streets in the neighborhood to build the city's first passenger rail stop in decades. 

 

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The last of Ypsilanti’s historic Southside housing developments will soon be torn down and rebuilt.

Comic Con

 Ypsilanti will be filled with superheroes this Saturday thanks to the its first Comic Con convention.

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The Michigan Department of Transportation has approved a passenger rail stop in Ypsilanti.

Through a pilot program called "The SMART Project", Eastern Michigan University is educating students and staff on how to avoid becoming a victim of sexual assault and how to report it. 


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 Ypsilanti City Council members will take a step forward tonight in creating a Neighborhood Economic Zone, or NEZ, in the city.


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The line began forming early today, and the rally is still hours away.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is bringing his presidential campaign to Ypsilanti today.  His "Future To Believe In Rally at Eastern Michigan University" gets underway at 2:30 this afternoon.  Doors to the EMU Convocation Center will open at 12:30. The event is free and open to the public, on a first come, first serve basis.  Sanders is making the Michigan appearance in advance of the March 8th presidential primary election.  The Independent is running for the Democratic nomination against former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton

Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.


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Ypsilanti has a rich history when it comes to the Underground Railroad.  A history you can learn more about during Black History Month.  Here is a quick glimpse of it. 


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Ypsilanti Community Schools is in the early planning stages to open an international elementary school in the district.


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Best wishes one and all for a Happy New Year!  Make sure you are setting aside the time needed to see all the award nominated films from 2015 as well as all the top films chosen by national movie critics. WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins cover it for you as part of "Cinema Chat." 


Parkridge Homes Development Moves Forward in Ypsilanti

Dec 16, 2015
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Ypsilanti City Council members moved ahead in a plan to build new low-income housing units at the Parkridge Homes development.


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 Don’t bother bringing the skies or snow shovel out of the garage yet. Unseasonably warm weather will continue for at least the next few weeks in Southeast Michigan.


Ypsilanti To Streamline Path For Future Developments

Dec 11, 2015
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Ypsilanti will now have help from the state in developing vacant properties. It's now the sixth city in Michigan to be designated as a Redevelopment Ready Community.


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Art and Soul is a conversation between 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry and Omari Rush, the curator of public programs at the Ann Arbor Art Center about the visual arts in our community.

First Fridays Ypsilanti

 First Fridays Ypsilanti will take a winter hiatus after this month.

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If you want to pay your parking tickets in person in the city of Ypsilanti you will have to go to a new location. 


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Should you walk or drive through Ypsilanti, you may come across some new artwork. The murals were created by some of the area's young people to send messages about immigration and African-American History.  We spent time with the artists and has their story in this special feature.


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Funding for a Depot Town stop on a new Amtrak rail line could be closer to reality.


Ypsilanti's Water Street
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Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange says a report by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority showing a potential health threat to future residents of the Water Street redevelopment project isn't accurate.

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