Ypsilanti

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


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


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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
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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.” 

Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU

Around 100 volunteers showed up this morning at eight Ypsilanti Community Schools to cheer students on as the new school year began. 


Ypsilanti Community Schools / Creative Exchange Educational Solutions

Staff and community leaders will help show off the work and achievements of students at Ypsilanti Community Schools Middle School . An inter-disciplinary educational program focused on sustainability culminates on Thursday, June 11 with a Sustainability Summit. Science and Humanities teacher Cheryl Plouffe guests on this week's 'Issues of the Environment.'


Beezy’s Cafe looks like a thriving business. The six-year-old restaurant and coffeehouse draws crowds for breakfast and lunch, employs 16 people, has a trail of glowing reviews for its “hippy vibe” and “super friendly” staff, and recently extended its hours to serve dinner on Fridays and Saturdays. But to banks, it’s a risky venture with little appeal.

Of course there's more than 8 reasons, but here's a fun list of some great things you can find in and around Ypsilanti, from our friends at Visit Ypsi.

Mishigama Craft Brewing is looking to locate at 124 Pearl St. in suite 100 of the Centennial Center at the corner of North Washington Street, one block north of Michigan Avenue. This space was formerly occupied by Korey's Krispy Krunchy Chicken, a restaurant that closed in May 2014.

ycschools.us

The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education will have a much different look following Tuesday's election, and there are a couple of reasons for that.

For one, the board will be comprised exclusively of women.  The five men serving on the original board were not elected. 

And only two incumbents will be returning - Maria Sheler-Edwards and Dr. Celeste Hawkins. 

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