The Lansing Housing Commission anticipates a “major expenditure of funds” with Oliver Towers proposal; LCC would have a parking problem; oh, and Bernero calls LCC’s position on wanting Oliver Towers “infantile.”
Oct. 5 2011
In a Sept. 7 letter to the Housing Commission Board from Executive Director Patricia Baines-Lake, she explains that negotiations will need to cover “concerns of LHC’s Board, the site’s...
Red Cedar proposal shows differences between candidates, sparks 'negative' campaigning
Oct. 5 2011
Martinez, a former state representative, narrowly beat Washington, a first-time candidate, in the primary, receiving just 57 votes more than her in the Aug. 2 election. They emerged from a field of five...
Corporations call the shots in the new age of broadcasting
Oct. 5 2011
How times have changed. After a number of corporate buyouts, much of the local on-air talent in Lansing (and beyond) is gradually being replaced by nationally syndicated shows that are recorded and produced...
Sept. 28 2011
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: 406 Clifford St. is neither the best nor the worst of propertie, but it’s highlighted here with good reason. Today, right now, it is at a pivotal...
Thousands of kids could go hungrier after a food delivery program for elementary school children ends.
Sept. 28 2011
The Weekend Survival Kit program provided participating elementary school kids with backpacks of food for the weekend twice a month to supplement the family’s food at home, said Kathe Smith, operations...
Sept. 28 2011
I heard the same courtesy claps only hours earlier at a "welcome forum," where Snyder defended to a theater full of rightwingers why he favors taxing Internet purchases, creating a body mass index for...
Sept. 28 2011
But not everyone drinks coffee. This time I decided to look into something everyone reading this does usetoilet paper, one of life’s often overlooked daily necessities (except when you run out!)....
Most City Council candidates aren’t on the same page as their union endorsers when it comes to the city’s Red Cedar Renaissance proposal
Sept. 28 2011
Jeffries and Wood, along with Councilman Derrick Quinney, were the three who blocked the proposal which asks the public to approve allowing the city sell parkland for unspecified development from getting...
Richard I was a man of many faces, according to Sharon Kay Penman
Sept. 28 2011
By BILL CASTANIER So who is this Richard I, also known as Lionheart? Is he the crusader of popular myth from tales of Robin Hood and his Merry Men? Was he the aloof, reckless warmonger and anti-Semite...
Lansing officials say Lansing Community College had its chances to acquire the Oliver Towers property; LCC disputes it.
Sept. 21 2011
Interviews with city and LCC officials over the last two days revealed different recollections of what transpired since 2008, when voters rejected a millage to construct a new headquarters for the Capital...
Sept. 21 2011
People are often drawn to architectural styles that suit their personality. It is no wonder attorneys Natalie Alane and Mary Chartier were immediately attracted to the Victorian residence at 403 Seymour...
Sept. 21 2011
Barnes & Noble, located in the old Jacobson’s Building on the corner of Grand River Avenue and Charles Street, is shutting its doors on Dec. 31, said David Deason, vice president of development for...
Controversial board leader says she has no plans to resign
Sept. 21 2011
“It’s tough, I’m not going to lie and say it’s not,” Rodgers said in a three-hour interview Sunday afternoon. “You don’t like being the center of all this scrutiny,...
Three local charities are competing in an online Art Van challenge for grant money.
Sept. 21 2011
Three charities are competing for a chance to win a second grant from the third annual Art Van Charity Challenge. The challenge awarded $1 million in money to charities in the form of grants ranging from...
Jennifer Granholm and husband Dan Mulhern share their thoughts on Michigan in 'A Governor's Story'
Sept. 21 2011
The couple is on the road promoting their new book, “A Governor’s Story: A Fight for Jobs and America’s Economic Future.” The book is on sale this week, and Granholm and Mulhern...
National back-to-school program coming to the Lansing School district
Sept. 15 2011
Thursday, Sept 15 – If you’re convinced that good test scores usually equal a progression in learning, you’ll find a different opinion from Eva Evans, former deputy superintendent of...
Sept. 14 2011
Property: 500 S. Pennsyvania Ave., Lansing Owner: Haida Jafar Taxpayer: Haida Jafar Assessed: $23,500 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Attached...
Ten employees laid off after deficit reaches $635,000, records show. Higher-ups refuse to be interviewed.
Sept. 14 2011
The information came from documents the university provided after City Pulse filed a Freedom of Information Act request. The university was unwilling to provide the information previously and is still...
Sept. 14 2011
The business has been using the program to recycle everything from computer paper to plastic bottles and cans. Leech said the biggest benefit of the program is the convenience of not having to go out to...
Sept. 14 2011
Why can’t I get excited about this pending land swap in which Davenport University gets that prime piece of land across the street from Lansing Community College in exchange for property a block...