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The first-annual Ann Arbor Book Festival is planned for April 22 through the 25th, and will feature a one-day street fair of booksellers on Saturday, April 24. > The Ann Arbor Book Festival Website> Upcoming.org Entry It has also been brought to my attention that the Ghost Dog Press is holding an event that weekend […]

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Just another day in our fine city: “Gunman robs store on Washtenaw Ave. A gunman dressed in black with a bandana pulled over his face robbed a clerk at gunpoint at an Ypsilanti Township party store Sunday evening, the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department reported. The 42-year-old clerk said the robber entered the Huckleberry Party Store […]

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Here’s some more on the Thompson street home invasion: “A University of Michigan student said she screamed and fought in fear as an intruder ripped at her clothing after climbing through a window in her Ann Arbor apartment early one morning last week. She later learned he is suspected in a series of similar incidents […]

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Once again, Jane Jacobs is vindicated: safety isn’t determined by police, locks, chains, or elaborate security consulting firms, devices, electric fences, or even tasers, but simply the presence of a few people around to keep an eye (or an ear) out for trouble. Here’s the text of an Ann Arbor News article from today titled […]

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The solution to road rage: walking. Or the bus. ” Angry driver slapped her, woman reports An Ann Arbor woman said she was slapped in the side of the head by an angry motorist during an apparent road-rage incident this week, Ann Arbor Police said. The incident occurred Monday evening in the 1900 block of […]

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I’m a member of the newly formed student organization the “Urban Issues Collective.” Below is information about the first event we’re sponsoring. If you are interested in urban issues – whether New Urbanism, architecture, transportation, urban politics, etc – and would like to join the organization, come to the event or email one of the […]

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U-M planning student and fellow blogger Murph was pleasantly surprised by what he found at a local Washtenaw County Planning meeting targeting professionals: there appears to be a professional consensus that well-built, vibrant urban neighborhoods are desired in the area: ” … The third major theme, and here’s where it gets interesting, was advocacy. In […]

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