The city compromises with a mega church
Sept. 10 2010
The Lansing City Council reached a preliminary agreement Thursday with Abundant Grace Faith Church, which purchased the former Farmer Jack at 5750 S. Cedar St. for $700,000 about nine months ago. Because...
The snow and ice removal ordinance is voted out of committee after roughly two years, City Council votes Thursday for a public hearing
Sept. 9 2010
It took about three hours in the 10th floor City Hall Council Chambers, but lo and behold, a proposed snow and ice removal ordinance will likely get a public hearing this month. The ordinance would allow...
The snow and ice removal ordinance is voted out of committee after roughly 2 years; City Council votes Thursday for a public hearing
Sept. 9 2010
It took about three hours in the 10th floor City Hall Council Chambers, but lo and behold, a proposed snow and ice removal ordinance will likely get a public hearing this month. The ordinance would allow...
Snyder rejects Bernero’s proposal on small-business loans
Sept. 9 2010
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero reached out to his opponent’s campaign Tuesday, asking him to sign a petition supporting a proposed federal bill that would help small businesses get...
How the Lansing Board of Water and Light is making good on nearly 15 years of careless dumping of coalburning byproducts
Sept. 8 2010
Between 1964 and 1978, the Lansing Board of Water and Light heedlessly dumped about 450,000 cubic yards of coal ash into a large gravel-lined hole once a swimming site at the north end of Comfort Street...
Sept. 8 2010
Michigan can’t weather another term of poor leadership, and bad decisions we’ve come to expect from Mike Rogers. As Michigan’s 8th district Congressman, Mike Rogers has been working hard...
Absentee landlords abound
Sept. 8 2010
Note the assessment of $0 ("Eyesore of the Week," 9/1/2010). This is owned by "Gates of Zion", located at 11705 Schavey Rd, Dewitt. Considered a place of worship, it pays no taxes on the properties it...
Rick Snyder finds glossy-eyed support at the Wolverines’ home opener
Sept. 8 2010
With a blue-and-white checked Polo shirt tucked into his blue jeans, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder greeted a mix of children, college students and adults as they made their way past his...
Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue tells a tale of terror from a 5-year-old’s viewpoint
Sept. 8 2010
Canadian author Emma Donoghue has written one of the more unusual books you will ever read. A combination of sheer horror and a mother and son’s love, the book is written in the voice of 5-year old...
'Winter's Bone' is an atmospheric chiller
Sept. 8 2010
Near the start of “Winter’s Bone” (opening Friday At Celebration!Lansing), we hear “Farther Along,” that old Southern hymn that asks why hard-working, faithful people often...
Sept. 8 2010
From an environmentalist’s point of view, the candidates for governor can’t be much better. The state’s League of Conservation Voters endorsed both Republican Rick Snyder and Democrat...
2212 W. Jolly Road, Lansing
Sept. 3 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Shuttered mid-block between Pleasant Grove Road and Richmond Street is one of Lansing’s most diminutive residences, 2212 W. Jolly Road. With a footprint...
How bizarre
Sept. 1 2010
What a bizarre letter ("There goes the neighborhood," by Kevin Webb, 8/25/10). First of all, the Old Forest Association is a residential association, not commercial, whereas Old Town Manor and Rizzi Designs...
Sept. 1 2010
Believe it or not, the nominations that yielded the most combined consternation for both Republicans and Democrats at this week’s conventions weren’t the attorney general or the secretary of...
Six months after a risky move, it’s harvest time at the Lansing City Market
Sept. 1 2010
But the plan to demolish the old market and build a smaller one next to the river as part of a larger development stirred doubts. Critics wondered whether the city wasn’t rolling the whole zucchini...
For the city, public safety trumps potential costs of a new snow and ice removal ordinance, which will be discussed publicly today
Sept. 1 2010
Over the past two winters, 450 nuisance complaints were filed with the Lansing Public Service Department. Of those, 207 notices were delivered to property owners’ doorsteps to clean up their public...
Sept. 1 2010
Living near MSU is a distinct experience this time of year. Roughly 15,000 students move into residence halls on campus, each with varying quantities of essential and non-essential furnishings
A lot has been happening in mid- Michigan since the last Back-to-School Issue dropped. Here are some highlights of new businesses, events, festivals and more that have popped up in the last 12 months.
Sept. 1 2010
No more ordering carry-out from East Lansing or the west side the tiny shop on Allegan Street has brought downtown diners what they’ve been craving: sushi. AnQi, Japanese for vigor and health, offers...
Sept. 1 2010
Jeanologie XX/XY Boutique NYC-inspired fashion in East Lansing, bringing both trendy designers and familiar brands. Jeanologie offers personal shopping appointments and garment alterations. The mother-daughter...
Dreams and reality clash in Kristina Riggle’s ’Life’
Sept. 1 2010
In her first book, “Real Life Liars,” Riggle examined the members of a family as they approached various crossroads in their lives. This time, it’s four adult women, three of whom shared...

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