What will be the effects if the millage fails? It’s anybody’s guess
April 27 2011
In the front of the room, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, Fire Chief Tom Cochran and Police Chief Teresa Szymanski fielded questions from about 15 city residents. The topic? What will happen if 149 police...
2312 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
April 27 2011
Like a fortress of solitude, Evolve Medical Marijuana Services is located on Michigan Avenue between Lansing Art Glass and Alternative Choice Clinic on Lansing’s east side. Parking is available on...
The township complains to the press?
April 20 2011
Let me get this straight, there is an area in our community in desperate need of a sidewalk. (High traffic, narrow lanes, no shoulder, leads to places kids go to like park and YMCA, etc.) There is grant...
The outcome of the May 3 ballot proposal to increase Lansing’s property tax millage by 4 mills is anybody’s guess. Opposition appears strong on the south side.
April 20 2011
On May 3, Lansing voters will decide if the city should raise the operating millage rate by 4 mills, generating an estimated $8.5 million of new revenue for police, fire and roads services
Goetsch-Winkler House, 2410 Hulett Road, Okemos
April 20 2011
Have you ever heard that strange and wondrous-sounding word, “Usonion?” I’d be surprised if you did. But it is much more likely you’ve heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. You might even...
An announcement on its website said so Monday, but it’s been taken down with no explanation
April 20 2011
It also said: “Individuals whose pre-employment physical results are verified positive for tobacco/nicotine use will be disqualified from employment, their job offer will be rescinded, and they will...
April 20 2011
Bernero used the continued operation of the golf courses as an issue in his mayoral reelection campaign against City Councilwoman Carol Wood. More recently, he and Parks Director Murdock Jemersen have...
6030 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 8, Lansing Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun Noon-8 p.m. (517) 394-7701 www.pureoptions.com
April 20 2011
Cannabis ranges from $12 to $15 a gram good prices for the quality they had. The $13-a-gram Sour OG was helpful for nausea but didn’t have long-lasting effects. The flavor was pleasant but left...
'Another rich financial corporation'
April 13 2011
And, yes, it’s great that Lansing will still benefit from the reported 557 jobs kept in Lansing. But since the Accident Fund is a totally owned for-profit subsidiary of Blue Cross Blue Shield of...
1407 Pontiac St., Lansing
April 13 2011
There is no denying that the public view of a building is important. It’s the reason that the greatest amount of aesthetic and monetary effort is put into the facade. But buildings visible from two...
A tiny building shall lead the way — if the governor gets his way. Snyder’s proposal to reduce development tax incentives by more than $160 million derails plans for Old Town’s Comfort Station — and that’s just the first stop
April 13 2011
The city has agreed to sell the Comfort Station, 313 E. Grand River Ave., to the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for $60,000, but the development agreement hinged on obtaining historic and brownfield...
Controversy brews over reopening train track that runs through Old Town
April 13 2011
Mark Dobronski, president of the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road Co., which owns the stretch of track that passes through the heart of Old Town, said residents have complained about receiving tickets from...
April 13 2011
On Tuesday, it was learned Snyder, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger agreed on a revamped way to get rid of the Michigan Business Tax by softening the impact of the...
On the Snyder budget
April 6 2011
The Governor’s call for everyone to share in the burden of recovery for Michigan may sound fair, but a sense of injustice rises when people who have played no part in the general economic decline...
Martinez commits to the First Ward, a fifth candidate jumps in, and who will get labor support?
April 6 2011
Former State Rep. Lynne Martinez has settled on running for Lansing City Council in the First Ward instead of At-Large, where she would have faced two incumbents with strong labor support
Property: Former Lansing Board of Water and Light substation, Valley Court Park, East Lansing
April 6 2011
In the 19th century, it was common practice to move a building sometimes more than once from one place to another. It was ordinary to see a building sliced in parts and moved piece by piece to a new...
Sifting through the scraps of a celebration on Grand Avenue
April 6 2011
At 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday, a tall man in an orange vest walked in front of the new headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, picking up bits of trash
A Lansing Township official takes a letter from Lansing over a proposed joint sidewalk project as “bullying.” The city says it wasn’t meant that way
April 6 2011
A letter the Bernero administration said was meant to help move along the proposed Waverly Road sidewalk project has drawn the ire of one Lansing Township official
April 6 2011
Michigan is Yours! is the moniker being used by developer Tony Gray and Chief David Tomby, who tried four years ago to build a casino on top of Cobo Hall something he called the Xanadu Plan. Detroit radio...
Poking the sacred cow of public versus private emergency medical services
April 6 2011
hat started out as a simple question how can deficit-ridden Lansing save $1 million in its emergency medical service, or EMS, budget? turned into an inquiry so fraught with political and economic feuds,...

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