J.W. Sexton High School, east entrance
June 8 2011
Beyond the broken steps is a strange mow-job that Lansing District Schools spokesman Steve Serkaian said is due to heavy rain from a few weeks back, causing the maintenance staff to be “stretched...
June 8 2011
The Republican-led House had suggested the idea back in 2006. At the time, it was yet another duct-tape-and-bailing-wire budget patch job. The thought was that if the Department of Treasury waived penalties...
A petition drive to encourage bringing a casino to Lansing fails. Next stop: City Council
June 8 2011
The Lansing Jobs Coalition, which announced in December a petition drive that would have gauged Lansing residents’ support for selling or entrusting city land to a Native American tribe for the purpose...
The feds announce $1 million for cleaning Lansing’s dirty properties. The elephant in the room? Michigan’s restructured brownfield program
June 8 2011
Behind U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was a compliment to brownfield redevelopment...
530 E. Grand River Road, Williamston Township (517) 655-5400 www.greenleafsupplies.com
June 8 2011
GreenLeaf is a dispensary I never thought I’d set foot in again. I must say, I was a little bit reluctant when driving out to conduct my review. The last time I was at this location it was the Green...
201 Lathrop St., Lansing
June 2 2011
Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer the best time of year to enjoy a truly American architectural form: the front porch. The front porch was popularized during the century following...
Council members buck Carol Wood on her plan to confine new medical marijuana dispensaries to industrial areas.
June 1 2011
A’Lynne Robinson and Tina Houghton said they don’t agree with a provision in the draft ordinance that would limit new businesses to industrially zoned properties. They are two of the three...
June 1 2011
The year 2012 brings three open state representatives races with Democrats Joan Bauer, Mark Meadows and Barb Byrum all termed out on Dec. 31. And Grebner, the heart of Practical Political Consulting in...
June 1 2011
The Compassionate Apothecary is in a two-story house built in the late 1920s, converted for commercial use and situated within easy walking distance of seven other dispensaries on Michigan Avenue. Early...
Bryanton weighs retirement, Byrum and Swope in the wings
May 25 2011
Ingham County Clerk Mike Bryanton is leaning against running for another term in 2012, and there’s no shortage of interested candidates chief among them state Rep. Barb Byrum and Lansing City Clerk...
708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing
May 25 2011
Property: 708 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing Owner: James Hornberger Jr. Assessed value: $22,000 Owner says: Demolition is coming Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The word is, this lovely...
The divide at Friendship Baptist Church is as apparent as ever
May 25 2011
Stone was pastor of Friendship Baptist for 27 years. He led a “march for justice” in Lansing protesting the 1996 death of Edward Swans while in custody of the Lansing Police Department. Stone...
Knapp’s building restoration work will soon poke into daylight
May 25 2011
This story was updated May 25—In the next two weeks, eagle-eyed downtown lunch eaters will be able to spot the first visible sign of work on Lansing’s next big renovation project, the conversion...
821 E. Kalamazoo St., Suite D2, Lansing (517) 316-0700 Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-9 p.m. & Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m
May 25 2011
It’s construction season in Michigan, so add Kalamazoo Street to the list of roads being resurfaced, repaired and upgraded. Sections of Kalamazoo are limited to east-bound traffic, making access...
215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing
May 19 2011
Eye candy of the week Property: 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing Owner: Central United Methodist Church Assessed value: $0 Misconceived notions can have damaging effects. In the name of energy efficiency,...
Correcting the record
May 18 2011
I was pretty surprised and hurt to learn first-hand how little research Mr. Melinn put into his column this week (“Hewitt out, six others get in 1st Ward race,” 5/11/11)
With time running out for the August primary, the administration is still shy of the Council support it needs to put part of the Red Cedar Golf Course up for sale
May 18 2011
The administration’s plan to sell more than 12 acres along Michigan Avenue in the Frandor area is tied directly to financing a major effort proposed by Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann...
How Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero envisions commercial medical marijuana activity
May 18 2011
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, who spoke out last week against a proposed ordinance that would make most of Lansing’s medical marijuana dispensaries move, has offered an ordinance of his own that would...
An audit of Lansing sidewalks to provide extensive data for city, be a catalyst for grants
May 18 2011
James, a 32-year-old auditor for Jackson National Life, and Lavigne, a 27-yearold University of Michigan urban planning student, were walking the Genesee Neighborhood just north of downtown Lansing Saturday....
May 18 2011
Like just about everyone else in town, downtown worker Judy Putnam was marveling at the gorgeous new Accident Fund headquarters the other day when she got the itch to peek inside.What’s the harm,...

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