It was a fun Friday night for those who attended the auction held to benefit the restoration of the Ypsilanti Freighthouse but also successful for organizers. The event raised more than $45,000 with approximately 225 people bidding on items ranging from a private lunch at Beezy’s Cafe to an African safari in Zululand. The goal for the event, held at the Michigan Firehouse Museum on Cross Street, was $25,000.
One person was hospitalized in a drive-by shooting Saturday near the intersection of Ballard and Cross streets in Ypsilanti, according to a release from police.
Organizers credit the sunny morning with a larger-than-expected turnout at the March 27 Easter Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Drop.
In a 5-2 vote, the Ypsilanti Public Schools’ Board of Education approved a plan to close both Chapelle Elementary and East Middle School Monday night. As recommended by the district administration, the move, expected to save approximately $1.3 million, will go into effect at the end of this academic year.
The Ypsilanti Public Schools Board of Education will be voting today on a district restructuring plan that would close Chapelle Elementary and East Middle schools.
The Ypsilanti Public School’s Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting for this week to hear the proposed restructuring plan from the administration.
A man was tasered last Wednesday night by Ypsilanti police officers, after allegedly becoming assaultive and combative during his arrest.
Budget reduction plans for Ypsilanti Public Schools are planned to be announced during a special board of education meeting next week.
Ypsilanti City Council voted to deny a traffic control order for the scaffolding supporting the Thompson Block and initiate legal action to have it removed.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two strong-armed robberies reported in Ypsilanti Township last Monday. Deputies responded to the 3100 block of Washtenaw Avenue at 3:50 p.m.