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Neighborhood Theatre Group in Ypsilanti to present "Dispatches from the Dumb Decade" June 2-4
Lots of great things are happening in Ypsilanti including Neighborhood Theatre Group! In fact, NTG will be performing their second full length original  musical "Dispatches from the Dumb Decade"  June 2-4 at the fabulous Bona Sera Underground. Neighborhood ...

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Ypsilanti Fire Department has received regional grant for FEMA equipment.
According to a May 18 press release statement from the City of Ypsilanti, the Washtenaw Mutual Aid Fire Departments Association received a regional grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant is for the grand sum of $496,360. Not ba...

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Student altercation at Ypsilanti Community High School Wednesday night after Spring Choir Concert.
There was an altercation between two Ypsilanti Community High School students Wednesday night, May 17, outside of the school building following a YCHS Spring Choir Concert. Friday morning, May 19, Purple Walrus Press contacted Ypsilanti Community Schools Co...

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Parola Perspective. One of the most important lessons NOT learned by the American voter, as result of Watergate, was that the system worked.
Brooks Parola. Purple Walrus Press. Folks, one of THE most important lessons NOT learned by the American voter, as a result of Watergate, was that the system worked! Stop and think about it: Because of freedom of the press, Woodward and Bernstein were able ...

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Parola Perspective: When will Republican voters express outrage toward Trump?
Brooks Parola. Purple Walrus Press. Folks, in the 1970's the Republican Party had respect for the rule of law, the constitution, the security of this nation, and their own party. As a result, when it became clear that Nixon had NO RESPECT for those things, ...

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EMU new part-time lecturers rally in protest of pay cut Monday.
Roughly 40 Eastern Michigan University new part-time lecturers participated in a rally in front of Welch Hall on the EMU campus in Ypsilanti Monday afternoon, May 15. The rally began at 4 pm and was scheduled to continue until 5 pm.  According to EMU AAUP P...

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Rally to support EMUFT Lecturers set for Monday in front of Eastern Michigan University..
There will be an EMUFT lecturers rally on Monday, May 15 from 4-5 pm. The rally will take place in front of Welch Hall on the Eastern Michigan campus on the "Cross Street side." There also be a social event from 5- 6 pm. According to a message sent out by P...

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London England's Mongrel Dogs Rock Motor City Style
London, England based Mongrel Dogs. So last week, as I was checking my Purple Walrus Press Twitter feed, I noticed that a band I wasn't familiar with was following my publication. The name of the band is Mongrel Dogs and they are based in the UK, London, En...

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Crews continue work on broken water line as they open big hole on Michigan Ave downtown Ypsilanti.
MDOT crews continue to work on a broken storm water line that occurred Tuesday, May 9, on Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti. Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 3:00, the eastbound lane of Michigan Ave, just east of Huron St in downtown Ypsilanti, was s...

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Broken storm water line creates big hole under Michigan Ave Downtown Ypsilanti
As of Tuesday afternoon the eastbound lane of Michigan Avenue just east of Huron Street in downtown Ypsilanti has been blocked off due to the fact that there is currently what is being called a big void underneath Michigan Avenue. Michigan Ave was closed do...
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