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Ypsilanti Township

TheRide

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, also known as TheRide, plans to restore bus service in Western Ann Arbor.  

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At least two flu shot pop-up clinics will be held this weekend in Washtenaw County.  

Doug Coombe / Concentrate Media

It doesn't take much to create a space for roller skating, an activity one Ypsilanti area man hopes to see more of in the community.  In this week's "On The Ground-Ypsi," Lisa Barry and Sarah Rigg talk to Daniel Wall about bringing together a "roller culture," or network of skating enthusiasts, in the Ypsilanti area and future plans to have an outdoor skating rink in Ypsilanti Township.


City of Ann Arbor

The Washtenaw County Elections Department says voters will soon start to see an increase in the number of absentee ballot drop-off boxes being installed around the county.  

Bryan Mitchell Photography

Many different community components came together to get a new skatepark built in Ypsilanti Township.  That is the focus of this week's "On The Ground-Ypsi" with WEMU's Lisa Barry, project manager for On the Ground Ypsi Sarah Rigg, and Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission deputy director Meghan Bonfiglio.


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After the State of Michigan’s eviction moratorium was lifted earlier this summer, more and more people have received eviction notices in Washtenaw County during COVID-19.  

Jerry Clayton
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

A Washtenaw County deputy sheriff should not face charges in a “use of force incident” in Ypsilanti Township from last May.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton about the decision handed down Tuesday afternoon.


YMCA

To help meet an increase in demand for daycare during COVID-19, the Ann Arbor YMCA will open an all-day, school age child care in Ypsilanti Township.  

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The Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement, also known as CABLE, is in the process of preparing a report on feedback they received from the community in the Sha’Teina Grady El case. 

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

Ypsilanti Township

The Civic Center building in Ypsilanti Township will only be open for election purposes next Tuesday. 

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A lawsuit is expected to be filed against the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in the Sha’Teina Grady El case.  

Ypsilanti Township

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation after someone shot a car owned by the husband of Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustee Monica Ross-Williams.  

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Public input is still being requested in the Sha’Teina Grady El incident that took place last month.  

YMCA

The Ann Arbor YMCA has extended its COVID-19 food assistance program through August.  

Ypsilanti Township

Ypsilanti Township will reopen its municipal offices to the public Tuesday, June 16th.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Community Advisory Board for Law Enforcement is requesting and gathering public input on the Sha’Teina Grady El incident.  

Ypsilanti Township

An Ypsilanti Township Board of Trustee is considering proposing the creation of a Law Enforcement Oversight Commission. 

ACLU Michigan

The ACLU of Michigan sent a letter to Washtenaw County Prosecutor Brian Mackie encouraging him not to press charges against Sha'Teina Grady El.  

City of Ypsilanti

Ypsilanti’s city council will discuss a construction project Tuesday tonight that’s expected to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.  

Washtenaw County

The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is discussing actions it might take after a Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy punched a woman as he arrested her last week in Ypsilanti Township.  

Wayne County

The Ypsilanti Township woman, who was repeatedly punched by a Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday during an arrest, has been released from jail.  

Washtenaw County Sheriff Department

There have been demonstrations and community outrage after cell phone video of a recent Ypsilanti Township incident was made public.  It shows what appears to be a white Washtenaw County Sheriff's deputy striking an African American woman in the head after she refused to leave the scene of a shooting.

WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Washtenaw County sheriff Jerry Clayton, who says he immediately launched an investigation into what happened.


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Kroger Health is extending its COVID-19 testing operations at Ford Elementary School on East Clark Road in Ypsilanti Township through next week.


Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

A second protest was held Wednesday afternoon at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office after a white deputy was caught on camera punching a black woman as he arrested her.  The first was held Tuesday at the same location.  

New West Willow
Sarah Rigg / Concentrate Media

The coronavirus pandemic has kept people, including those living in Ypsilanti Township, confined to their homes.  It has also made it difficult for local neighborhood associations to keep their residents informed of any events or developments in their respective communities.  For this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg hear about the new ways associations communicate with residents from Jo Ann McCollum, president of the New West Willow Neighborhood Association.


Alize Asberry Payne
Washtenaw County / washtenaw.org

Earlier this month, the Washtenaw County Health Department released data regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county.  The most disturbing information came out of Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township, in which there more infections among African-Americans than any other ethnicity.  WEMU's Lisa Barry and Concentrate Media's Sarah Rigg examine why this situation exists with Washtenaw County racial equity officer Alize Asberry Payne for this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi."


Ford Motor Company

Plans are moving forward on an effort to start building hospital ventilators in Ypsilanti Township.


Ypsilanti City Council discussed a concern about the number of coronavirus cases coming from the city and Ypsilanti Township at last night's meeting.  


City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

The coronavirus pandemic has forced Ypsilanti's city council to meet online instead of in-person. 


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