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Talking about Highland Cemetery’s Starkweather Chapel, and the history of Ypsilanti’s death industry

The Starkweather Chapel in Ypsilanti’s Highland Cemetery, for those of you who may not have noticed, has been undergoing some much needed renovation work this past year. Here, with more on the history of the building, and the preservation work that’s been done thus far, is a conversation I just had with lifelong Ypsilanti resident […]

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Remembering Pete Murdock

Pete Murdock, Ypsilanti’s longest-serving City Council member, and former mayor, passed away several weeks ago at the age of 76. And, ever since, I’ve been struggling with how to talk about his passing here on the site. You see, while I liked Pete quite a bit as a person, he and I also had some […]

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You don’t have to be the Mystery Pooper to shit on Ypsilanti… You can be a corporation

When Adams Outdoor Advertising was lobbying the City for permission to place a digital billboard on the edge of town, facing 94, they said it would be a good thing for us. Not only would they be paying rent, they said, but we could use the massive billboard to positively promote the city to the […]

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Could the Prospect Park “mystery pooper” being doing more than pooping? And, regardless, how can we work together to apprehend him?

Last summer, as Arlo was running around Ypsilanti’s Prospect Park, Linette noticed what she thought was adult feces on a sliding board. She called the Parks Department and reported it, and we thought that was the end of it. Apparently, though, it wasn’t an isolated incident. According to a story in yesterday’s Ann Arbor News, […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Miro Lomeli

Having given up caffeine some time ago, it took me a while to discover that Miro Lomeli, the guy who roasted the coffee at the Ugly Mug, had packed up and moved to Chicago. Thankfully, though, I was able to track him down and ask him a few questions. What follows is his official exit […]

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