A Michigan woman who was a victim of human trafficking between 2003 and 2008 has filed a lawsuit against two major hotel companies, Marriott and InterContinental, for their failure to intervene. The case, filed in December, claims that the woman was taken to hotel rooms at Holiday Inn Express in Detroit and Fairfield Inn in
Riders hoping for a faster way to travel between Ann Arbor and Detroit may be in luck. The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (also known as ‘TheRide’) have announced plans for a new pilot bus service between the two cities, with hourly trips between 6am and
In further action to address the affordable housing shortage, Ann Arbor City Council voted 9-2 in December to approve the development of a new 19-story building at 616 E. Washington St. The building will be the tallest structure approved for construction in the city since the 1960s, a decade when both the 26-story Tower Plaza
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
Further addressing the demand for affordable residential housing, the Ann Arbor City Council passed resolutions instructing the Ann Arbor Housing Commission to work on developing affordable housing at nine different city-owned properties. As a result, two specific properties on Catherine St. and N Ashley St. received a green light to immediately begin the development process.
New incentives, aimed at increasing the amount of affordable housing in the area, have been approved by Ann Arbor City Council. During a meeting on November 4, the Council voted 11-0 to change zoning premiums, allowing developers incentives based on the number of affordable residential housing units included in developments. The incentives address an Ann