Michigan Retailers Association wants to build a surface parking lot on a downtown parcel, despite the wishes of neighbors
Nov. 29 2012
From his third floor balcony downtown, 28-year-old Stephan Moje has a clear view of a vacant, weedy eyesore below. A park might suit the .36-acre lot down there, he wondered last week. Maybe even a garden
Nov. 28 2012
Imagine designing a public library for a college town in the early 1960s. Fifty-two years later, the building is still in full use and the library staff cites a handheld piece of technology as an essential...
Things are looking up for vacancy-plagued Colonial Village Shopping Center
Nov. 28 2012
Excited neighbors at the opening of a new Family Dollar store in a vacant storefront of the Colonial Village Shopping Center have more good news coming: Sources say a grocery store will move into the former...
Nov. 28 2012
It was a bold statement: Merge Lansing, East Lansing and Lansing Township and I'll be gone. Speaking on the "City Pulse on the Air" radio show Nov. 7, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero's attention turned to Michigan...
A plan for the pole barn surfaces, but Niowave and the Walnut Neighborhood appear to be on different wavelengths
Nov. 21 2012
The relationship between residents of the Walnut Neighborhood and Niowave Inc. is at an "all-time low," one resident told the Lansing City Council on Monday night. The comments came three days after a...
Nov. 21 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Left unsecured, an exposed roof is a death sentence to any building. The roof is the first line of defense against wind, rain and snow — not to mention...
Nov. 21 2012
Organized labor took it on the chin on Election Day, and now it's getting ready for a legislative haymaker that could send the movement back in Michigan to the 1930s
Still no price tag on remaining Red Cedar Golf Course land; officials forge ahead
Nov. 21 2012
Once a week, about two dozen people with a stake in how the Capital Gateway project unfolds meet in Lansing to talk shop
Nov. 15 2012
He wasn't on the ballot, but the biggest political winner in Michigan last week was Gov. Rick Snyder. "One Tough Nerd" held his majorities in the state House and on the Supreme Court
State, county officials identify Potter Park Zoo as a potential source of elevated E. coli levels in the Red Cedar River due to runoff from animal enclosures
Nov. 14 2012
As visitors marvel over the more than 500 different creatures at Potter Park Zoo, they probably aren't concerned about where all that critter feces goes
Nov. 14 2012
One of the most easily recognizable architectural styles is the A-frame, ubiquitous in the construction of lake and mountain homes. This style of architecture, which has been utilized throughout history,...
What going over the fiscal cliff would mean for Lansing
Nov. 14 2012
Lots is at stake in Lansing in the fight over the fiscal cliff. The term is used to describe federal sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases that could take...
Lansing City Council to consider new ordinance after Niowave pole barn fallout
Nov. 14 2012
The Niowave pole barn fiasco has prompted the Lansing City Council to consider new legislation that would require notifying the Council about any new construction on sites with an already approved special...
The future is murky for Cristo Rey Community Center
Nov. 14 2012
Eustacio Lozano's workload has gotten lighter in the last few years, but he doesn't sound happy about it. "Tacho," the custodian since 1989 at Lansing's Cristo Rey Community Center, at 1717 N. High St.,...
Nov. 7 2012
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Architectural character is most often the result of practical responses to social and environmental aspects, as well as the available materials, of a given...
Circulation's down for the LSJ since it unveiled a paywall six months ago, though corporate is confident
Nov. 7 2012
Diane Gracia-Wing, an East Lansing resident who subscribed to the Lansing State Journal for over 30 years, says her hometown daily is useless to her. For Gracia-Wing, the quality of content has declined...
Nov. 7 2012
The rise of Tim Greimel, who is expected to be named the Democrats' new leader in the state House of Representatives, has been nothing less than fascinating. Greimel, of Pontiac, a former Oakland County...
Nov. 2 2012
Two fewer commissioners, redrawn districts and the candidates for those seats (i = incumbent)
Oct. 31 2012
The logic is simple: If we in Ingham County can support the zoo, perhaps we can find it within our means to support human beings. We urge a "yes" vote on a first-time countywide millage, for $52 per $100,000...
Last-minute ad spices up judicial race
Oct. 31 2012
A field of five candidates in August's primary election for a vacant 30th Circuit Court judge seat was narrowed to two — and things between those two have gone sour