Ypsilanti

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.

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

Ann Arbor City Council has once again signed off on a four-party agreement and revised Articles of Incorporation that will form the framework to create a new county-wide transit authority. WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Will Go To Voters

Aug 9, 2012
Bob Eccles

The Willow Run and Ypsilanti Boards of Education have agreed to put a consolidation question before district voters in the November general election.  WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a long-form report.

Primary Election Results: Ypsilanti Township

Aug 8, 2012

In Ypsilanti Township, the Residents First team slate of incumbents soundly defeated the challengers from the Y-Town Future team except in the Parks Commission race.
    Brenda Stumbo is back in for another term as township supervisor;  Karen Lovejoy-Roe remains township clerk, and Larry Doe remains Township Treasurer.  

Ypsilanti Primary Election Results

Aug 8, 2012

INCUMBENT LOIS RICHARDSON HELD OFF CHALLENGERS STEVE PIERCE AND TYRONE BRIDGES TO KEEP HER FIRST WARD SEAT ON YPSILANTI CITY COUNCIL.  RICHARDSON GATHERED JUST OVER FIFTY PERCENT OF FIRST WARD VOTES. 

INCUMBENT PETE MURDOCK EASILY FENDED OFF CHALLENGERS TED WINDISH AND MIKE ELLER TO RETAIN HIS THIRD WARD SEAT ON CITY COUNCIL.

Ypsi/Willow Run Merger Plan Meeting

Aug 7, 2012
Bob Eccles

Some 50-people showed for Monday night's meeting on the draft unification plan for the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles was among them.

Ypsi-Willow Run Unification

Aug 6, 2012

The Collaboration and Communication Task Force that's been working out the particulars of consolidating the Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Districts rolled out its draft unification plan last week. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the public has  two chances this week to learn more about the plan, and offer up suggestions of their own.

Ypsilanti Township Primary Races

Aug 3, 2012

In Ypsilanti Township, voters have a lot of candidates from which to choose in the primary election, but it really comes down to two slates:  All the incumbents, trying to hold on against a full roster of challengers. WEMU's Clark Smith has more.

Expanded Energy Savings Program

Aug 1, 2012

A program that makes it less expensive for homeowners to make energy savings improvements is being expanded. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the details.

Consolidation question closer to ballot

Jul 31, 2012

The question of whether the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts should merge is one step closer to appearing on the fall ballot.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details.

Consolidation Plan to be Unveiled Tonight

Jul 30, 2012

Draft design plan for merging the Willow Run and

Ypsilanti School districts will be presented at a

public meeting tonight.

Street "Diet" for Some Ypsilanti Roads

Jul 18, 2012

Some roads in Ypsilanti may soon be going on a diet. 

WEMU's Bob Eccles explains.

Classic cars take over Depot Town on Sunday afternoon.

Board Ratifies Teachers' Contract

Jun 26, 2012

Ypsilanti teachers take a pay cut and will

pay more for health insurance.

Board Nixes Privatization Plan

Jun 20, 2012

Ypsilanti's school board says it will not 

privatize custodial services.  

New Budget Still $4 Million in the Red

Jun 12, 2012

The Ypsilanti school district's new budget still

has a huge deficit.

Ypsilanti Approves Regional Transit Agreement

Jun 6, 2012

Transit plan framework heads to county commission.

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