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Being Mark Maynard

As I don’t feel very much like posting anything here tonight, I thought that I’d just share this short Facebook exchange between myself and Ypsilanti landlord Stewart Beal, who apparently discovered a secret tunnel below Ypsilanti earlier this evening. The reason I don’t want to post tonight, by the way, doesn’t have anything to do […]

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The Ypsilanti Garbage Report… Chapter Two: The DDA Responds

Last night, I vented online about the trash situation in downtown Ypsi, and, quite rightly, I was called out for it by Downtown Development Authority Treasurer Adam Gainsley, who asked in a comment why I hadn’t reached out to anyone at the DDA for their side of the story. Following, with his consent, is our […]

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Trash, go pick it up…

Apparently the day I left town for vacation all hell broke loose on the Ypsilanti garbage front. No sooner had I arrived on the west coast last week than I began receiving emails and texts from people alerting me to the fact that our downtown thoroughfares, thanks to a change in City policy, were quickly […]

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If you saw anyone acting strangely in downtown Ypsi last night, I think I might know why

The arrow pointed down an alleyway off of Washington Street. Another sign, about 20 yards down the alley, pointed behind a garage, where I assume someone was waiting with various bottles of potion. I was tempted, but I did not give in to my curiosity. I value my life too much.

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Beal Construction Services is issued five “serious” workplace safety violations in wake of Thompson Block death

According to the Ann Arbor News, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) have completed the review of Beal Construction Services that was initiated with the death last May of Jeremy “Jake” Burd, a construction worker who lost his life in the basement of Ypsilanti’s historic Thompson Block after the floor above him collapsed. […]

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