Tag Archives: Brian Robb

My thoughts on International Village

Yesterday, someone on Twitter called me out for being silent on the subject of International Village, the $350+ million dollar retail and housing development being proposed for Ypsilanti’s 36-acre Water Street property. According to this person, who was posting under a pseudonym, my silence on the matter was “deafening.” It’s something I’ve heard several times […]

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Just how high are the taxes in Ypsilanti anyway?

As several people have pointed out over the past few weeks in relation to the Water Street debt reduction millage which was recently defeated at the polls, the people of Ypsilanti already pay a much higher tax rate than those who live elsewhere in the region. In hopes of finding out why that is, I […]

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I apparently molt several times a year

The management of AM 1700 just marked the one year anniversary of my radio program, The Saturday Six Pack, by posting the following graphic to Facebook, along with a comment about how, almost every week, I wear the same filthy, brown sweater. I know I should either thank them for having hosted the show for […]

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Panic on Water Street… MSHDA report raises specter of toxins that could derail development, but is it accurate?

Based on a draft Health Risk Evaluation report made public late yesterday afternoon by Ann Arbor News reporter Tom Perkins, it would appear that there’s some question as to whether or not Ypsilanti’s Water Street Redevelopment Area (WSRA) may be safe for human habitation. At least that’s the sense one might get from the article’s […]

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Author and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner on the new film adaptation of her book The Diary of a Teenage Girl, 826 Michigan’s Amanda Uhle on the future of Mittenfest, and Pete Larson flies in from Kenya to perform live …on this weekend’s edition of the Saturday Six Pack

We’re not quite sure why, but the woman behind the most talked about coming-of-age movie in the country this summer, author and illustrator Phoebe Gloeckner, has agreed to come on the Saturday Six Pack this weekend and tell us what it’s like to see your young, semi-autobiographical self projected on the silver screen in front […]

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