A lawsuit filed by a member of Beth Israel Congregation, an Ann Arbor synagogue, claims that anti-Israel protesters have harassed worshippers outside the building for over 16 years, and their harassment could be curtailed without violating free-speech protections. The suit, filed on behalf of Beth Israel member Marvin Gerber, names as defendants protester Henry Herskovitz and two organizations that he founded, as well as Ann Arbor city leaders, including Mayor Christopher Taylor. The city claims that no action can be taken against the protesters due to the first amendment. At the same time, Gerber’s lawsuit argues that their particularly provocative harassment could warrant restrictions without violating constitutional protections.
The Ann Arbor District Library’s staff observed the progressing spread of COVID-19 with a keen eye towards optimal safety measures. Like all libraries, it remained closed for the duration of the three-month period of Michigan’s shelter-at-home executive order, to curtail the spread of the virus. But Sherlonya Turner says that while their staff certainly considered
While Ypsilanti’s beloved Ziggy’s isn’t quite ready to open, we talk to David Jeffries about the recent bit of good news about reopening when the timing’s right.
There’s a solid likelihood one of your favorite bands stopped through this 400-capacity venue on 1st. St. on their way to their higher-tier status. Nirvana was at the Blind Pig in 1989 (opening for the Flaming Lips). Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins came through on respective tours in 1991. A few other names to
Social justice songwriters Heather Mae and Crys Matthews take their 2020 tour online. Here’s one way to stay positive during these trying times.