Author: Judy McGovern

Recent Posts

Hate Crime Rhetoric Not Supported by Facts |

The Chronicle follows up on an incident last year that at the time was characterized by some as a hate crime against an Arab-American girl. The girl has recently been found guilty of disorderly conduct – witnesses say she was, in fact, an instigator of a fight with an African-American girl. Both were students at Skyline High School at the time. [Full Story]

Settlement Reached in Fair Housing Case |

A settlement was announced this week in a racial discrimination lawsuit alleging bias against prospective tenants at Ivanhoe Apartments in Ann Arbor. The case was based on research conducted by the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan, which is based in Ann Arbor. [Full Story]

Local Concealed Weapons Permits Increasing |

Washtenaw County has seen a dramatic increase in the number of applications for concealed weapons permits since late 2008 – a trend some link to fears that the Obama administration will impose restrictions on gun ownership. [Full Story]

Novak Hired to Lead Housing Commission |

At a May 12 special meeting, the board of the Ann Arbor Housing Commission interviewed then unanimously voted to hire Marge Novak as executive director. She’s been serving as interim director since last summer. [Full Story]

UM Credit Union Eyes Former News Building |

The University of Michigan Credit Union is looking at several possible sites for its administrative offices – including the former Ann Arbor News building. The office building on Huron and Division has been vacant since last summer, when owners of The Ann Arbor News closed the newspaper. [Full Story]