Sunday, November 11, 2018

Eastern Michigan is bowl eligible after defeating Akron.

Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Eastern Michigan University is bowl eligible after knocking off MAC foe the University of Akron Saturday at Rynerason Stadium in Ypsi. EMU's stellar defense paved the way for a convincing 27-7 victory for the Eagles of Eastern Michigan. EMU  stifled Akron by holding their offense to only 90 yards of total offense and no touchdowns. With one game remaining, the 6-5 Eagles are bowl eligible for the second time since 2016 when EMU played in the Bahamas Bowl.

Offensively for EMU, Quarterback Tyler Wiegers completed 15-23 passes for 129 yards and senior runningback Ian Eriksen rushed for a respectable 96 yards on 15 carries.

After a bye week Eastern will travel to Kent, Ohio to take on the Kent State Flashes on November 23 to close the season

Congratulations to EMU Football! As a long-time EMU Football season ticket holder I'm excited!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beth Bashert Elected Mayor of Ypsilanti On this Election Tuesday.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Beth Bashert has been elected Mayor of Ypsilanti. In her acceptance speech given at the Tap Room Bar &Grill in downtown Ypsilanti Tuesday evening Beth Bashert stated the following.

"Winning today means a lot to me, and I hope a lot for our community. Ypsilanti will be making some key decisions in the next few years about our future. I look forward to working with constituents to establish a direction on housing issues, key infrastructure decisions, protecting our stretch of the river from climate change, development, public safety, greater justice, and much much more.
How we have community conversations is vital in all of these issues. Civility is an over-used word and an underused tool. If we saw nothing else during this campaign, we saw how vulnerable our community is to the hateful online rhetoric and conspiracy theories our society is struggling with nationwide. That tactic accomplishes nothing but divisiveness between neighbors, mistrust, and hurt feelings. That is no way to run a city. Angry rhetoric is not dialogue -- healthy evaluation and listening on both sides is. While I can’t speak for others, you can count on me to work towards healthy DIALOGUE, which is the only way to reach unity, in my opinion.   

I know that all of us want what is best for all of Ypsilanti and Ypsilantians. For most of us, that means equal treatment, good jobs, safe and affordable housing, access to services, a vibrant downtown and nice parks, accessibility for all. Ypsilanti is a welcoming, diverse community and we all want to keep it that way."
Congratulations to new Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert!

Community High Ensemble Theatre to perform Love and Information November 8 through the 11th in Ann Arbor.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

Community High Theatre Ensemble will be performing the play Love and Information at Community High School in Ann Arbor. CET will be performing the play November 8 through the 11th at Community High School. Written by playwright Caryl Churchill, Love and Information will be a unique theater experience that is certain to make you laugh, cry and contemplate. I love it.  After all, this is what theater is supposed to do!

Essentially, Love and Information is a fascinating collection of short scenes that reflect on the human condition in today's complex modern world. Sounds pretty fascinating to me! Count me in!

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Love and Information will be performing...

Thursday, November 8th at 7:30pm.
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm.
Saturday, November 10 at 1:00pm
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm.
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm.

Power Outage in Normal Park Neighborhood Tuesday in Ypsilanti Affecting Approximately 200 Customers.

Photo Purple Walrus Press.

Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

According to an DTE Energy employee a pole top fire near the corner of Owendale and Congress in Ypsilanti's Normal Park Neighborhood is responsible for a power outage that is affecting approximately 200 customers on this election day. According to DTE the voter polling location at the Senior Center in Recreation Park in the Normal Park Neighborhood is not affected, and that's good news for local voters.

PWP was not able to get a restoration estimate at this time.

Voter Turnout Appears High in Ypsilanti On This Election Tuesday.

Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

As of 8:15 am Tuesday morning voter turnout appeared high in Ypsilanti on this very important election day. At the Estabrook Elementary polling location in Ypsi voter turnout was brisk and steady as local residents hustled into the school to cast their vote on the way to work. According to one poll volunteer turnout at the Estabrook polling locale was very busy upon opening Tuesday morning at 7 am.