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Civil and social justice issues are expected to be included in goals and objectives Ypsilanti’s City Council is beginning to prepare for the fiscal year 2021/2022.  


Johanna McCoy

The Bomber Restaurant was first opened in Ypsilanti in 1936 as the "Baldwin Diner," and its name was changed to the Bomber in the 1940's as it served many transient workers who were living in town making B- 24 bombers at the Willow Run Plant.  Johanna McCoy bought the restaurant over 25 years ago and has struggled to keep the doors open recently due to the pandemic.  Currently closed, she talks to WEMU's Lisa Barry about her determination to win the war over COVID-19 and keep customers and the community connected through the Ypsilanti restaurant.


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As a new development project is being considered on the city-owned property known as Water Street in Ypsilanti, city council plans to use a tool it didn’t have the last time a project was proposed for the vacant site.  


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council is one step closer in filling the Ward 1 vacancy on council.  


Ypsilanti Offering Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

Nov 18, 2020
City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council has approved an amnesty program for late fines on parking tickets issued on or before December 31st of 2018.  


City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council will discuss the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday tonight that, if approved, should bring more transparency to the city.  

City of Ypsilanti

Three Ypsilanti City Council members will take the oath of office Monday night, November 9th after being elected on November 3rd. 

City of Ypsilanti

Drivers speeding in residential neighborhoods have become an issue for the City of Ypsilanti during the pandemic.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti voters will see two city proposals on next week’s general election ballot.  

Hope Clinic

The Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti needs help from the community to keep struggling Washtenaw County residents warm during the winter months.  

Ypsilanti District Library

The Ypsilanti District Library will partner up with the University of Michigan Library later this week to host an Ypsilanti Wikipedia page edit-a-thon.  

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Ypsilanti’s city council approved a resolution that created an ordinance to protect residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti is one step closer to protecting residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council will discuss the first reading of a resolution Tuesday night that, if approved, would benefit residents who have been convicted of misdemeanor crimes.  

Ypsilanti City Council Appoints New Council Member

Aug 19, 2020
Brian Jones-Chance

The City of Ypsilanti has a new city council member.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s City Council will appoint a new council member Tuesday night to fill a vacancy in Ward 1.  

WEMU

An Ypsilanti pastor says churches are playing an important role in the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.  

There were a two contested primary races in Ypsilanti Township on Tuesday. 

It was a close race for 22nd Circuit Court in Washtenaw County.

The bid to win another 4-year term as Washtenaw County Clerk/Register of Deeds continues for Lawrence Kestenbaum.  Kestenbaum garnered more votes than either of the two challengers in the  democratic primary. He received over 67-percent of the vote. Doristeen Taylor of Ann Arbor had just over 17-percent and Pecola Lewis of Ypsilanti won a little more than 15-percent of votes.

Kestenbaum faces a Republican challenge from Gary Greiner of Ann Arbor in November. Greiner was unopposed Tuesday. 

There was one contested primary race Tuesday for congressional seats representing Washtenaw County. The others were uncontested and set up November showdowns.

Incumbent Democrat Debbie Dingell has won her primary race and will move on to the November ballot.  Voters in Washtenaw County favored Dingell over Ypsilanti challenger Solomon Rajput by about a 3-1 margin.  Dingell will be challenged by Republican Jeff Jones in the November general election. 

Ypsilanti District Library

The Ypsilanti District Library will host a virtual anti-racism town hall for families this Saturday.  

Lisa Barry / WEMU

The August 4th primary elections will be the first in Washtenaw County since no-reason absentee voting was approved in Michigan in last November's general election.  Add in COVID-19, and this is a much different election kind of election.  89.1 WEMU's David Fair checked in with Washtenaw County director of elections Ed Golembiewski about all that is and still need to be done before the polls open next Tuesday. 


City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti is looking for high school-age residents to join some of the city’s commissions as youth members.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council is now accepting applications from residents interested in filling the Ward 1 vacancy on council.  

City of Ypsilanti

Community policing will be a main topic of discussion Monday night during an Ypsilanti city council meeting.  

Wiki Commons

The Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti is known for providing low-income residents with food and medical assistance, but this summer, it’s offering a new service.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council will meet for the first time Tuesday night since former Mayor Beth Bashert resigned from office last month.  

City of Ypsilanti

The City of Ypsilanti will start making improvements to Frog Island Park this week as part of a pedestrian path accessibility project that includes other parts of the city.  

Ypsilanti District Library To Offer Curbside Pickup

Jun 26, 2020
Ypsilanti District Library

To help maintain social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, the Ypsilanti District Library will start offering curbside pickup service at its Whittaker branch on Monday. 

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