Christine Laughren


Downtown businesses could get $100K for developments

The city of Ypsilanti’s Downtown Development Authority is coordinating a Façade Grant application for business and property owners in the DDA districts.  The competitive grant program, funded through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will afford property and business owners the opportunity to obtain up to a 50 percent match for façade improvements.

Ypsilanti will get new city planner

The city of Ypsilanti will have a new city planner beginning Feb. 15. Teresa Gillotti, Ypsilanti’s Michigan State University Extension Planner, will replace City Planner Richard Murphy as he takes a new job with the Michigan Suburbs Alliance. “It happened fairly quickly that Murphy was offered a job from the Michigan Suburbs Alliance and had to quickly take it,” Gillotti said of the city planner position Thursday afternoon.

Body found near Pearl

A City of Ypsilanti resident was found deceased at approximately 2 p.m. today in the parking lot near the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s Ypsilanti Transit Center on Pearl Street. Evidence suggests the 52-year-old female may have overdosed, according to a media release from the Ypsilanti Police Department.

Ypsi Meals on Wheels funds down

Starting on the seventh floor of Clark East Towers apartment complex off East Clark Road, Jackie Macy and her assistants begin to make their daily rounds for Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels.