Tag Archives: Depot Town

Police officer fires rifle twice at deer in Ypsilanti neighborhood

Earlier this evening, at about 5:30, I heard two gunshots coming from the direction of Frog Island Park, and, as people do these days, I got on Facebook to ask what in the hell was happening, and whether or not my family was in any immediate danger. Within minutes, I received the above photo from […]

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I got to take the train from Ypsi to Detroit a few days ago, and, if we play our cards right, we might all be able to do it someday soon

Last Friday, at about 1:30 PM, a train on Amtrak’s Wolverine line stopped on its way from Chicago to Detroit to pick up passengers in Ypsilanti. While it’s true that, back in late May of 2010, the President of Amtrak disembarked from a train in Depot Town and met with elected officials to discuss the […]

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Why has Heritage Fest shut down Ypsi’s main thoroughfare into Depot Town, starving businesses?

I’ve made it a rule these past several years, for various reasons, not to weigh in on Ypsilanti’s annual Heritage Fest. When the following was forwarded to me, though, I felt compelled to share it. It’s one thing to close down streets when activities are planned, as they have been in years past, but I […]

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OK, Ypsilanti, let’s talk about gentrification

In a text I received today, someone I know referred to Depot Town as “little Ann Arbor.” My sense, given the ensuing exchange, is that he didn’t intend it to be a compliment. He asked me if, since I took a stand way back when about the Quizno’s that had opened in Depot Town, I’d […]

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Ypsilanti Immigration Interview: Amy Probst

A week or so ago, I got a tip that a young woman by the name of Amy Probst had “quietly” purchased a home in Ypsilanti in hopes of avoiding her mandatory immigration interview. Well, it took a little detective work on my part, but I was finally able to track her down, fire up […]

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