The Tattler slept in late after a long night at Ypsilanti City Council watching the Water Street Update. There wasn’t much to update, they don’t have a plan, they don’t have any buyers, but they want to sell the land for between $7 and $11 million.

According to the City they have about $22 million invested but outsiders say the number is closer to $30 million. Either way they are a little short.

Maybe the Feds will bail out Ypsi if the City could find a way to rack up another $100 billion in debt.

Conspicuously absent from the proceedings was Mayor Cheryl Farmer, Barry, Gary, Mary, Jane, Rod, and all the other doe-eyed dreamers that stuck Ypsi for the Water Street bill.

Depressed, I crawled into the nest and took the phone off the hook.

Feeling a little better this morning, I walked over to the Ugly Mug, the Tattler doesn’t fly early in the morning too many people could get hurt, and logged in to catch up on the local news.

The Eastern Echo is sporting a new look. The new website has been up for a little over a week and it is a major improvement. Articles are easier to find and it just looks better.

We also noticed the launch of a new Website, the Ann Arbor Chronicle. The Chronicle is the brain child of Mary Morgan and Dave Askins. Morgan was the Op-Ed editor at the Ann Arbor News and left rather abruptly about a month ago. Dave is Morgan’s husband and founder of the famous teeter-totter website Homeless Dave.

The Tatt was impressed with the content at the Chronicle. Lots of pictures and detailed stories that you would expect from the dynamic journalist team. The Tatt is glad to see Morgan has landed on her feet and wishes them both the best.

Ann Arbor News rips off local magazine

Ann Arbor News rips off local magazine

emYOU! the Magazine

emYOU! the Magazine did it first

The Ann Arbor News is up to their old tricks. First, the ‘Snuz is ripping off local publisher and entrepreneur Bilal Saeed.

Saeed publishes the local monthly magazine emYOU! the Magazine. The News just published an insert called EMU & YOU. Even the fonts are similar.

Then if you want to send the ‘Snuz an Ypsi tip, their email address is Not to be confused with

The Chronicle is an ambitious project much like what Steve Pierce is doing with YpsiNews and Saeed and emYOU!. Add into the mix the Eastern Echo and the Ypsilanti Courier and you get local reporters, reporting local stories.

It is good to see them give the Ann Arbor News a run for their money.

The Tatt is feeling pretty good about media affairs in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti and the caffiene fix is kicking in.

Water Street seems to be a distant memory. It is going to be a good day.