TD Ameritrade Plans $3 Million Expansion into Ann Arbor reported that TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. plans to open a new technology center in Ann Arbor that will result in a $3 million investment and create up to 50 new jobs. The new office will focus on advanced technology and innovation. The location will be the eighth floor of 101 N. Main Street. The […]

Residents Approve AAATA Transit Tax

The Ann Arbor Area Transit Authority (AAATA) is set to begin expansion of public bus services beginning in August. The expansion is a result of the passing of a .7 mil tax increase. Of the Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Township residents who cast a ballot, an overwhelming 71 percent voted to pass the tax […]

Spotlight On Local Ann Arbor Business: Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery

For some really great barbecue and craft beers in Ann Arbor, you need to check out Blue Tractor BBQ & Brewery. Blue Tractor offers a mouthwatering blend of down home cooking with contemporary, award-winning beers brewed in-house, all for a reasonable price. My wife and I really enjoy the bbq and beers, plus the family […]

Earth Day Ann Arbor 2014

Ann Arbor residents will be celebrating Earth Day April 27, 2014, at the Leslie Science & Nature Center from 12-4pm. The festival is coordinated by the Environmental Education Network of Washtenaw (EE-NOW). Admission is free. There will be plenty of entertainment, education, exploration and fun for the entire family! Earth Day Celebration in Ann Arbor […]

BP Lake Michigan Oil Spill

It appears the worst of a March 24 oil spill in Lake Michigan is over. A team comprised of the Coast Guard, the EPA and BP have concluded cleanup efforts. The spill came from the BP Whiting Refinery in northern Indiana. Lake Michigan Crude Oil Spill Final numbers are double what initial reports first announced. […]

Michigan DEQ Releases 2013 State of the Great Lakes Report

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Office of the Great Lakes has released the State of the Great Lakes 2013 report. Learn about current conditions such as water and contamination levels to restoration and planning efforts. Written by Brad Abbott

Chelsea MI Residents Speak Out Against Sand Mine

Residents packed Sylvan Township Hall in February during a public hearing to consider special use and mining permits for McCoig Materials Inc. McCoig applied for the permits in December to use properties near M-52 and North Territorial Rd. for a sand and gravel mine. Health and Safety of Chelsea MI Residents Comes First Area residents […]

AAATA Expansion Tax Will Be On May 6 Ballot

Another big step has been taken to expand TheRide urban core transit services. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) voted unanimously Thursday night to place a tax on the May 6 ballot to cover the cost of the expansion. The tax will raise $4.4 million a year for the next five years. Public Transportation […]

Ann Arbor Greenway Project Grant Funds Denied

In June of 2013 the Ann Arbor City Council voted to demolish two buildings at 721 N. Main St. and committed $750,000 for a greenway park. The total cost of the greenway project is $1.2 million. In December 2013 supporters of the Allen Creek Greenway learned that grant funding would not be available from the […]

Washtenaw Urban Core Transit Services Expansion

The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (AAATA) board voted 7-0 Thursday night to adopt the five-year plan laying out a strategy to expand transit services in Washtenaw County’s urban core transit improvements through 2019. TheRide’s Urban Core service area currently includes the cities of Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Saline, and the townships of Ann Arbor, […]