Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Yet another “Iggy Pop was from Ypsilanti” post

Since this website launched, we’ve debated several times whether or not, as Ypsilantians, we can legitimately claim Iggy Pop as one of our own. I’ve argued for years that we can, as I seem to recall having heard him describe himself years ago as having been from Ypsilanti, but I’ll admit that the connection is […]

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Ypsilanti once again has a payphone… only this time it’s free

Last summer, I posted an interview here with a fellow in Portland by the name of Karl Anderson. Anderson, as you may recall, had formed an activism/public arts entity by the name of Futel with the goal of democratizing telecommunications through the introduction of free payphones into America‚Äôs urban centers. Well, as you may also […]

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WISD and YCS approach terms on the future of the Washtenaw International Middle Academy

Remember how, this past October, the Ypsilanti Board of Education voted to give control of the Washtenaw International Middle Academy (WIMA) over to a consortium managed by the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, and how Ypsilanti parents organized to block the deal from going through, concerned about what it might mean for both he local school […]

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Why is EMU’s attempt to privatize parking on the City Council agenda?

Can someone help me understand something… Why, during this upcoming City Council meeting, is there going to be a public hearing on the subject of Eastern Michigan University’s plan to privatize their parking? I mean, I understand, based on the following letter by Ypsilanti City Attorney John Barr, that EMU legally has to have the […]

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Ypsilanti’s Jermaine Dickerson wins the Ann Arbor Arts Alliance’s 2018 Tamara Real Emerging Leader Award

I didn’t know this about myself until just a few evenings ago, but apparently I really enjoy seeing my lovely and brilliant wife, Linette, bestow awards upon our deserving friends… Here, for those of you who would like to see what it was that caused me to learn this about myself, is video of Linette […]

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