Category Archives: Ypsilanti

Paint Ypsilanti

This Sunday, as part of the Paint Ypsilanti Project, a lot of folks are going to be at 306 East Cross Street, painting the house of my friend Caleb Brokaw, who passed away this past November. If you would like to join us, check Facebook for the details. And, if you’d like to know more […]

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Help us welcome Austin’s Dead Music Capital Band to Ypsilanti this Sunday

This Sunday afternoon, if you’re in the vicinity of Ypsilanti, drop by Riverside Park at about 3:30. That’s when, according to what I’ve heard, members of Austin’s premier un-dead brass band, the Dead Music Capital Band, fresh from their performance at the Crash Detroit street band festival, will be dropping by to serenade us with […]

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Members of the Ypsilanti community talk with city officials about living in fear of the police and how we can work together to make things better

Following are my extremely rough, admittedly incomplete notes on tonight’s meeting of the Ypsilanti Police-Community Relations / Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force. If you were also in the audience, and have something to add, please leave a comment. And, of course, feel free to weigh in on whatever you read below. As you’ll soon […]

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The Ypsilanti Police-Community Relations / Black Lives Matter Joint Task Force meets tonight

Last year, in response to high profile instances of police violence against people of color across the country, and the corresponding rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, our City Council established a task force to explore ways in which the Ypsilanti Police Department might evolve to better serve all the members of our community. […]

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Is Ypsi City Council pushing for a change in leadership at City Hall?

Word on the street is that big changes may be coming at Ypsilanti City Hall. As I understand it, there’s going to be a closed session of City Council tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM, where options will be discussed concerning the future of at least one high-ranking City employee. It would seems that, now that […]

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