Margaret A. Leary


Area speed limits to change

The Michigan Department of Transportation plans to change the speed limits on state trunk lines in the city of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township and Pittsfield Township.

EMU professor runs for City Council position

Eastern Michigan University Professor Susan Moeller confirmed, to The Eastern Echo June 11, she has decided to run for the seat on Ypsilanti City Council currently held by Michael Bodary in the Second Ward.

Five-year transit program approved

Ypsilanti City Council member Peter Murdock described the four-party agreement for a county-wide transit plan as “the only way Ypsilanti will have public transportation in the future.” City Council approved the four-party agreement, among Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority at its June 5 meeting.

Proposed changes to charter involve weed consumption

Antonio Cosme, an Eastern Michigan University graduate who heads the Committee for a Safer Ypsilanti, said at a press conference at EMU May 23 that his group will promote an amendment to the Ypsilanti city charter to make “possession of small amounts of cannabis the lowest law enforcement priority.” Charles Ream of the Coalition for a Safer Michigan, another group supporting and promoting the proposed amendment, said it offers students a chance to affect public policy. “This is not about marijuana,” Ream said.

Eagle Crest Resort: Money issues lead to management change

Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents made major changes to the management of Eagle Crest Resort, during its meeting Tuesday in 201 Welch Hall, because under the former management arrangement the university had been losing “maybe $150,000 a year” EMU Chief Financial Officer John Lumm said.

Photographer discusses rock and roll, Detroit

On Saturday at the Ypsilanti District Library, a professional photographer gave a presentation about rock and roll’s entwined history with some of the forgotten buildings of Detroit.

Interest rates double for subsidized loans

Interest rates for student loans are increasing and so is the default rate for those loans, according to Eastern Michigan University Director of Financial Aid Cynthia Van Pelt.