Tag Archives: Ypsilanti Township

Ypsi Immigration Interview: Lynne Settles

While I’d talked with Ypsi High art teacher Lynne Settles a few times over this past year, about the HP Jacobs mural that she and her students had created on the side of Currie’s barbershop, and other community art related things, I didn’t realize until a few weeks ago that she was actually a relatively […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Christine Laughren

After nearly 25 years in Ypsi, the empowered little girl you see below will soon be breaking free. Please join me in wishing Christine Laughren safe travels as she embarks on the next chapter of her life, far away from the American midwest… Here’s her official exit interview. MARK: What first brought you to Ypsi? […]

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Wreak havoc in Annarbour. Vote more buses.

You know I’m joking, right? As we’ve discussed in the past, the plan to expand AAATA service is good for everyone in the region. I’m just still a little miffed at the suggestion, made by the anti-tax folks, that buses only serve to bring undesirables into Ann Arbor from Ypsilanti. Whatever your motivation, whether it […]

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Just imagine how awesome of a wall we’d have around Ann Arbor if, of the past 40 years, we’d invested in bricks instead of the AATA

I should know better than to try to make sense of the arguments being offered by the rag tag band anti-tax activists who have come together to fight the AAATA millage we’ll be voting on next month, but, when I heard that they’d launched a website, I thought that I’d check it out, and see […]

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Ypsilanti Township official calls the proposed Water Street Flats low-income housing development a “terrible waste of taxpayer dollars” that will be disastrous for Ypsi… Does she have a point?

Yesterday, Ypsilanti Township Clerk Karen Lovejoy Roe took it upon herself to send her thoughts on our proposed downtown low-income housing development, Water Street Flats, to members of both the Township Board of Trustees and our City Council. You can find her entire letter on Councilman Brian Robb’s website. For those of you who don’t […]

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