A look about mid-Michigan on the road to economic recovery
Dec. 1 2010
My journey went south, literally and figuratively, when I reached the unemployment office on Cedar Street. Little surprise, the drab, gray office in south Lansing kept a steady flow of 15 out-of-work employees...
Joe Lesausky replaces John Hooper as Lansing City Market manager
Dec. 1 2010
Wednesday, Dec. 1 — Joe Lesausky, the new manager for the Lansing City Market, comes from a healthy background of farming and public administration
Not all Lansing City Council members on board with a medical marijuana moratorium
Nov. 30 2010
Tuesday, Nov. 30 — It sure took a long discussion to set a date for a discussion at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting. That’s because Council Vice President Kathie Dunbar and Fourth...
The Lansing City Council will introduce an ordinance tonight that places a moratorium on “medical marihuana establishments”
Nov. 29 2010
Monday, Nov. 29 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to introduce an ordinance to place a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses at tonight’s meeting before a planned public hearing...
As BWL sees it
Nov. 24 2010
The Nov. 17 City Pulse article, “Hold back the ash”, left out some significant details about the Lansing Board of Water & Light’s land remediation project in North Lansing
Nov. 24 2010
City Pulse welcomes marketing and sales executive Mark King as its newest advertising consultant. King brings more than 10 years of marketing and sales experience from the areas of diversity, sales event...
Ottawa Power Station tries on its new evening gown
Nov. 24 2010
Pointing and gaping at the emerging charms of the Ottawa Power Station, now nearing the end of its renovation into the world headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, has been a favorite...
5814 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing
Nov. 24 2010
Are you familiar with 5814 S. Pennsylvania Ave.? As a kind of typical, nondescript large south Lansing retail space, you might remember it as the building that housed the former Ollie Fretter Home Appliance...
Two Lansing City Council employees look to join a union amid what the mayor calls a ‘longstanding pattern of problems’
Nov. 24 2010
Two Lansing City Council employees have filed requests for representation through the Teamsters Local 580 union.One employee said she wants job security after speaking out against a temporary contract...
Nov. 24 2010
How can the Mike Bishop-led state Senate and the Andy Dillon-led state House seriously close up shop a month early on the claim that there’s nothing left to be done?If you had nothing on your list...
Inside Lansing's newest medical marijuana compassionate care club
Nov. 21 2010
(Friday, June 11) The building at 2010 E Michigan Avenue that houses the medical marijuana Capital City Compassionate Caregivers Club isn’t fancy. Volunteers have painted the façade ...
Good luck, Republicans
Nov. 17 2010
On Election Day, Republican candidates swept state-wide offices, they took over the Michigan Supreme Court, the Michigan House of Representatives, have a super-majority in the Michigan Senate, and Congressman...
Breached fences, soil samples indicate coal ash laden with arsenic and mercury entered the Grand River from Lansing Board of Water and Light property
Nov. 17 2010
“We don’t believe any ash from our excavation got into the river, and we’re very convinced of that,” said George Stojic, BWL planning director. “However, I do believe we probably...
1326 N. Chestnut St., Lansing
Nov. 17 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Neglected garage doors diminish the overall attractiveness of this early 20th century house. Everyone thinks garage doors are no big deal. All too often,...
Perrelli's Barber and Style Shop closes after 54 years downtown
Nov. 17 2010
Most people know Alfredo “Fred” Perrelli as an ambassador to his community. He’s the guy who could talk straight with governors and attorneys general, serve charity meals to the needy...
Nov. 17 2010
Liberals hate the pick, too. To them, it’s an empty overture. Snyder can claim bipartisanship, but only by tapping the most Republican Democrat in the state of Michigan. This guy could only pass...
A retired Lansing Police Department detective turns entrepreneur with new upper body shields for officers
Nov. 17 2010
Uniformed patrol officers can unexpectedly find themselves in the most dangerous of situations yet have no bodily protection beyond a bulletproof vest
The owner of a local medical marijuana dispensary responds to being robbed at gunpoint Saturday
Nov. 17 2010
Wednesday, Nov. 17 — The owner of Turtle’s medical marijuana dispensary, 2121 E. Michigan Ave., said the store “didn’t skip a beat” after being robbed at gunpoint by three...
A local neighborhood association leader to be recognized; Committee of the Whole to talk snow removal standards, consolidated service garage
Nov. 15 2010
Monday, Nov. 15 — The only scheduled business for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting is a resolution recognizing Anita Beavers for her 10 years of service on the Colonial Village Neighborhood...
7051 W. Eaton Highway
Nov. 11 2010
With housing values unlikely to increase in the near term, why not invest in energy-saving measures that not only reduce your energy bills but also make you money? Lansing resident Pat Ballentine has provided...

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