Ypsilanti

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

Fair Housing Center
Courtesy Photo / fhcmichigan.org

Ypsilanti Township's housing policies are drawing criticism from a local non-profit organization.

WEMU

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

 

 

 

 

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ypsilanti Community Schools' Grizzly Robotics team will compete in a national  contest this week. 


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.  


Gavel
WikiCommons / wikipedia.org

The principal of Ypsilanti Community High School Tanya Bowman has been placed on administrative leave.


Ypsilanti Community Schools
Courtesy Photo / Ypsilanti Community Schools

The Ypsilanti Community Schools board of education will meet tonight


Ypsilanti Township

Ypsilanti Township is now accepting applications for seasonal employment.


The Ride

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


Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department

Local law enforcement is beefing up patrols and looking for impaired drivers now through early April.

 

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.


WikiCommons

The Holmes Road neighborhood in Ypsilanti Township could soon get surveillance cameras.


Stuart Collins / Pet City Pets

A male Yorkie-Poo puppy, valued at $700, was stolen from an Ypsilanti Township pet store, and the story is gaining national attention.

Passport
Tony Webster / flickr.com

The Ypsilanti Township clerk's office will not process passport requests from now through March 11th.  


Tires
WikiCommons / wikipedia.org

Ypsilanti Township is encouraging residents to properly dispose of their old tires to not harm the environment. 


ycschools.us

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


Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

'Rosie the Riveter' would be proud. The new location for the Yankee Air Museum is a step closer to opening to the public. The site? Rosie's stomping grounds at the historic, former, Willow Run Bomber plant. Jorge Avellan has the details. 


YCS

 

The Secretary of State’s mobile office will be issuing children’s ID cards to Ypsilanti parents at no cost tomorrow.

 

 


WEMU

 

Varsity football at Ypsilanti Community Schools will now be lead by former University of Michigan running back coach Fred Jackson.

The announcement was made Wednesday by YCS  superintendent Ben Edmondson.

Jackson spent 24 years as an assistant coach at the U of M. He says he wants to raise Ypsilanti’s football program to the level of recognition the district’s basketball program has.

Jackson says,

 

WHite Crosses
Jorge Avellan / 89.1 WEMU

660 white crosses have been put on display in front of the Ypsilanti Township Civic Center by the Veteran's Refuge Network. 

 

Each cross represents the number of military veterans who will commit suicide in September.  That's nearly 22 suicides each day, according to the organization.

Nick Azzaro, Ypsilanti Community Schools

More than 800 Ypsilanti Community Schools students will receive brand new tablets to use this school year, for free. 

Every student at Washtenaw International Middle School and 600 at Ypsi Community Middle School will have a new Samsung tablet and 24/7 internet access through the academic year.

Yen Azzaro is with the district:

“They’re really going to be on the cutting edge of using classroom software that hasn’t been used in a widespread fashion in the past. So we will be models for other schools that are looking to do similar programs.” 

Pages