Ypsilanti

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts have approved consolidation of the districts.  Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Menzel discusses what's next with WEMU's David Fair.

Voters Approve Consolidation of School Districts

Nov 7, 2012

The consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts was approved by voters on Tuesday.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Ypsi City Council Adds, Drops Housing Commissioners

Oct 31, 2012

The composition of the Ypsilanti Housing Commission is up to four members after city council last night approved the removal of a sitting commissioner and the appointment of two new commissioners. Mayor Paul Schreiber had proposed adding Tabitha Boone and Ariel Moore to the commission, but councilmember Pete Murdock was prepared to table the issue unless the mayor also agreed to remove commissioner Bernice Ethington. The Mayor usually cannot make motions, so he passed the gavel to councilmember Mike Bodary and then moved to add the two new commissioners and remove Ethington.

Pot Proposal on Ypsi Ballot

Oct 31, 2012

Ypsilanti voters will decide a ballot issue next week regarding possession of marijuana.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Bob Eccles

A state grant will allow the Ann Arbor YMCA to serve more Ypsilanti and Willow Run students.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Bob Eccles

A crowd of about 30 people attended last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on  the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.

Most may not be old enough to vote, but a majorityof students at one Ypsilanti school appear to support the proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run schools consolidation.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board is making plans to consider serious budget cuts.  As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the plans hinge on what happens at the polls November 6th.

If you're interested in serving on a consolidated Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board, the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is taking applications.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Election Inspectors Needed in Ypsilanti

Sep 26, 2012
Bob Eccles

With the November election rapidly approaching, the city of Ypsilanti is looking to fill some election-related positions.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

WISD Gears Up for Consolidation Information Push

Sep 25, 2012
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti and Willow Run voters will decide in November whether their school districts should merge. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it looks like the process of getting the word out about the proposed consolidation will kick into high gear in October.

Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Bob Eccles

A recovery plan for the troubled Ypsilanti Housing Commission has been approved by city council.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti city council last night approved an agreement that covers the re-building and operation of the Rutherford Pool.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Ypsilanti River Cleanup Set for Sunday

Sep 13, 2012
Bob Eccles

Volunteers will converge on the Huron River in Ypsilanti Sunday for a yearly cleanup effort.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board has approved having Saline Area Schools operate its food service operation for the school year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Ypsilanti schools start year short on students

Sep 10, 2012
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school district started the school year about a thousand students short of projections, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the numbers have been improving.

Financially Shaky School Year Start in Ypsilanti

Sep 5, 2012

Today is the first day of school for students in the Ypsilanti school district, and it looks like teachers and staff will get paid,( this month).  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Corner Brewery
Corner Brewery

Ypsilanti's Corner Brewery celebrates expansion and completion of million-dollar "green brewery" project.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night received a presentation on the district's efforts to eliminate the achievement gap, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the presentation may have been a little too thorough, at least for one board member.

Bob Eccles

Two members of Ypsilanti City Council walked out of last night's meeting to protest the Mayor's refusal to fire the city's Housing Commission members.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

Ypsilanti in the "Pure Michigan" Spotlight

Aug 20, 2012

The city of Ypsilanti  will be in the spotlight in a new Pure Michigan ad, and city residents can get in on the fun this Wednesday.

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority becomes the last to approve a four-party agreement that will serve as a framework for a county-wide transit authority. The AATA Board last night joined, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Washtenaw County in approving an amended Articles of Incorporation. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Aug 17, 2012
Bob Eccles

The 34th Annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks off today. WEMU's Bob Eccles has a preview.

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