Tag Archives: Ypsilanti Freighthouse

Reflecting on the first five months of On The Ground Ypsi, and the future of this little city of ours

[Ypsi community activist and Southside resident Bryan Foley, seen here in a photo by Doug Coombe taken at Parkridge Community Center, will be on a December 15 panel hosted by On The Ground Ypsilanti about “Ypsi’s rich past, and visions for a vibrant future.”] Earlier this year, the folks at Issues Media Group, having identified […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Heidi Jugenitz

A few days ago I was introduced to a young woman by the name of Heidi Jugenitz. She, I’d been told by a mutual friend, was new in town, and, having read my blog, wanted to ask me a few questions. We talked briefly, and I asked if I could follow up with a few […]

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How much will Ypsi’s historic Freighthouse sell for at auction, and who will our Emergency Financial Manager be?

Last night, I decided to do something I don’t usually do. Instead of just getting online and bitching about the changes that are taking place under the leadership of our current Governor, I decided to spend some time considering how, if I were so inclined, I might be able to cash in on some of […]

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Ypsitanti’s Freighthouse attracts negative national attention

OK, remember how, a few months ago, I told you that we were going to receive $500,000 through the federal stimulus program to restore our historic Freighthouse? Well, today it became news on Capital Hill, as Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) named the project among the 100 worst examples of waste in the American Recovery and […]

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The Governor comes through with $500K for Ypsi Freighthouse

As promised, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm came to town this morning to drop off a giant $500,000 check for the restoration of Ypsilanti’s historic Freighthouse… Here’s a photo snapped by our friend Thomas Kula, who somehow managed to position himself in the front row: The following video comes from the Ypsilanti Citizen. If you watch […]

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