The downtown Y and the Ottawa/Butler apartment projects face obstacles in the City Council.
June 27 2012
The East Lansing-based Lawton Group has plans for a new four-story, mixed-use apartment and commercial building called Reutter Park Place to replace the old YMCA building, built in 1951, at 301 W. Lenawee...
June 27 2012
From the John Dye Water Conditioning Plant to the new cogeneration power plant under construction in REO Town, architecture matters to the BWL
Greater Lansing Business Monthly marks 25 years of small business cheerleading
June 27 2012
Thursday, the Greater Lansing Business Monthly celebrates its silver anniversary with a party on the riverfront from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center with live music, food and boat rides and...
Landscaping, historical architecture — and when one trumps the other: Inside the mind of LCC President Brent Knight
June 27 2012
Brent Knight owns 20 pairs of historic cuff links. He’s restored a 1955 Thunderbird, a 1946 Lincoln and a 1946 Ford. He’s subscribed to the publication Michigan History for 30 years, and several...
With eyes on the November election cycle, thousands of women gather at the Capitol to protest censorship and heavy-handed abortion legislation; female politicians read from "The Vagina Monologues"
June 20 2012
Vagina. Signs and chants echoed the word across the front lawn of the Capitol in downtown Lansing on Monday night. Several thousand people showed up to support Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, and Rep
Quieter at quitting time, police say. A visit supports them.
June 20 2012
A bolstered, on-foot police presence was one remedy, in the opinion of several shop owners, and the tactic seemed to work. Three officers stood on the southwest corner of the block next to one of their...
June 20 2012
Rapids of locally owned businesses. It was a whirlwind of entrepreneurs from all regions of the country, sharing their energy, successes and pitfalls freely with one another in an atmosphere of”can-do-ness.”...
June 20 2012
Former Lansing Fire Chief Tom Cochran and former East Lansing Mayor Sam Singh both received the endorsement of the UAW CAP Council on Monday, securing their spots as the frontrunners in their respective...
A new urban agriculture project hopes to support both farmers markets and the surrounding neighborhood
June 20 2012
The construction of the new Urbandale Farm hoop house on Friday on the 700 block of South Hayford Avenue was a “modern-day counterpart” to the old-time barn raising, Linda Anderson said
Is Occupy Lansing losing sight of what it means to protest? “Get a damn office!” the mayor says.
June 13 2012
On Saturday, five members of Occupy Lansing attempted to “reoccupy” Reutter Park past what they called the “unconstitutional” 10 p.m. curfew. One person was ticketed for taking...
June 13 2012
Gateways are points of entry and departure from the community. Much like the New Cross Road in Georgian London, Lansing’s South Capitol Avenue is a gateway to the mid-Michigan region via Interstate...
Lansing developer picked for $85 million project in Detroit
June 13 2012
Detroit’s Capitol Park is a quiet triangle of benches and planters surrounded by grand old buildings that are better described as sky-ticklers than skyscrapers. They shelter, rather than loom, as...
College puts three century-old houses up for auction; preservationist says it's an 'empty gesture'
June 13 2012
Despite a flurry of objections from local preservationists, Lansing Community College is sticking to its plans to replace three century-old downtown houses at the southwest corner of North Capitol Avenue...
June 13 2012
1. The New Emergency Manager Repeal Law The public employee union, AFSCME, teamed up with Michigan Forward and others to repeal the state’s new emergency manager (EM) law, P.A. 4, which gives gubernatorial-appointed...
Three houses from the 19th and early 20th century are to come down for a green space with signs. One was the home of department store owner F.N. Arbaugh. City official surprised.
June 6 2012
"The fact of this building coming down upsets me more than us losing our office," Bonnie Faraone, wife of attorney Michael Faraone, told the group. The Faraones have kept their law office at 617 N. Capitol,...
June 6 2012
Commissioners Deb Nolan in the Okemos-based 12th, Brian McGrain in the East Lansing-based 10th and Carol Koenig in the East Lansing-based 9th all found themselves crossways with the Lansing Labor Council...
Democrats came close to having a primary fight over who gets to be the almost certain sacrificial lamb against Mike Rogers this fall. Then fate — in the form of a state Bureau of Elections’ ruling — intervened and saved everyone a lot of
June 6 2012
Michael Magdich, a staunch alternative energy supporter from Livingston County, hoped to oppose Lance Enderle, the Democratic nominee two years ago, in the August primary for the Democratic nomination...
Lansing's interim superintendent doesn’t see layoffs this coming year, despite budget woes
June 6 2012
Of the district's $175 million budget, 85 percent is paid to personnel expenses, Caamal Canul said on the "City Pulse Newsmakers" TV show, which means frozen pay and benefits for next year but no layoffs....
The Lansing Police Department's latest attempt to reduce crime in a jurisdictionally challenging corner of the city
June 6 2012
It turned out to be 17-year-old Dennis Duane Gibbons Jr., who Tran said was attempting to break into the store from the roof. His point of access was the roof and the heating vent. Initial police reports...
The good news is downtown Lansing is busier than it has been in decades, thanks to the combined efforts of merchants and City Hall. But not all the news is good. Reporter Sam Inglot spent chunks of early weekend mornings on Washington Square as well as ta
May 30 2012
I went to South Washington Square between Allegan and Washtenaw streets on two separate weekends around 1:30 a.m. The first night was a busy one. Around closing time at 2, a group of roughly 60 people...

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