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Somerville appointed to 3rd Ward city council seat

Live blog from tonight’s meeting. YPSILANTI, Mich. – Annie Somerville, a legislative aide and former campaign manager, was appointed to city council’s 3rd Ward seat on Tuesday, June 4 at city hall. The appointment comes a week after four candidates interviewed for the position. Somerville, an Eastern Michigan University graduate, spoke on her experience livingContinue reading “Somerville appointed to 3rd Ward city council seat”

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Person robbed at corner of Emmet and Ballard

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Police are searching for a suspect after a man was robbed at the corner of Emmet and Ballard Street early Monday morning. At 1:30 a.m., the suspect approached the man with a weapon, demanded money and fled on foot, according to a safety alert from the Eastern Michigan University Department of PublicContinue reading “Person robbed at corner of Emmet and Ballard”

Candidates interview for 3rd Ward city council seat

YPSILANTI – Four candidates interviewed to fill the vacant 3rd Ward city council seat on Tuesday, May 28 at City Hall. They spoke before city council members and a room of concerned citizens. Each candidate answered 12 questions to get a better understanding of the decision making process that doesn’t always show in job applications.Continue reading “Candidates interview for 3rd Ward city council seat”

EMU Dining Services announces temporary closures to locations

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (EMU) – With the recent announcement that the hot water on campus would be interrupted, EMU Dining announced the following closures starting Thursday, May 9: Starbucks Hasty Rabbit Chick-Fil-A Smashburger will have limited menu items, with no eggs or chicken sandwiches. There are “possible interruptions” to hot coffee at the lobby shopsContinue reading “EMU Dining Services announces temporary closures to locations”

Winter 2019 graduates celebrate commencement

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (EMU) – Graduates, parents and friends gathered at the Convocation Center to celebrate commencement on Sunday, April 28. “Today’s ceremony is more than a celebration,” EMU President James Smith said in a speech to the graduates. Smith recognized outstanding students, including three family members who are all receiving there degrees. More thanContinue reading “Winter 2019 graduates celebrate commencement”

Incoming EMU student body president and vice-president discuss future ambitions

Collaboration between Austin Book, Melissa Moon, Jacob Russel and I. Ethan Smith and Hajer Abuzir won the 2019-20 student body election for president and vice president. They’re preparing to take on the positions and putting plans together to tackle key issues they focused on in the campaign. Smith and Abuzir echoed their previous statement ofContinue reading “Incoming EMU student body president and vice-president discuss future ambitions”

Ypsilanti City Council approves plan to improve parks

The Ypsilanti City Council approved a resolution authorizing the park improvement cost schedule at their bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 16. The budget approved will provide numerous renovations to parks in Ypsilanti including Peninsular Park, Parkridge, Riverside Park and Candy Cane Park. Christopher Jacobs, director of the downtown development authority, presented the plan and tookContinue reading “Ypsilanti City Council approves plan to improve parks”

Plan to improve Ypsilanti parks approved by city council

The Ypsilanti City Council approved a resolution authorizing the park improvement cost schedule at their bi-weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 16. The budget approved will provide numerous renovations to parks in Ypsilanti including Peninsular Park, Parkridge, Riverside Park and Candy Cane Park. Christopher Jacobs, director of the downtown development authority, presented the plan and tookContinue reading “Plan to improve Ypsilanti parks approved by city council”

Pittsfield Township chief of police speaks on explosion at Ann Arbor Welding Supply

This story was updated as more information was learned. Last updated at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Residents on Cloverlane Drive can return to their homes and encouraged to “shelter in place at their residences until further notice,” according to the Pittsfield Township Police and Fire Facebook page at 5:44 p.m. PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP –Continue reading “Pittsfield Township chief of police speaks on explosion at Ann Arbor Welding Supply”

Smith and Abuzir win EMU student body election

Ethan Smith and Hajer Abuzir won the student body election for president and vice president, according to unofficial results posted Thursday night. “We ran because we believe that EVERY student should be taken care of on a human level first,” Smith said in a Facebook post. “Every student should have their basic needs met, andContinue reading “Smith and Abuzir win EMU student body election”

Candidates for student body president speak on food insecurity

Ethan Smith and Hajer Abuzir are running to be the next student body president and vice-president of Eastern Michigan University. Smith was appointed as vice-president in October after former Vice-President Caity Steur resigned. They are running against Balaal Hollings and Tyler Wright. Kirk Suchowesky and Anna Newmyer, dropped out of the race Saturday because ofContinue reading “Candidates for student body president speak on food insecurity”

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