Unions spend on Virg
July 17 2010
Sunday is the close of books for the primary reporting period and Virg Bernero’s union endorsers have been picking up any slack
July 15 2010
Ever notice how many of the commercial storefronts lining Michigan Avenue are additions to the fronts of houses? Known as a “shophouse,” these hybrid buildings are a classic architectural building...
July 14 2010
While thieves were busy stealing his campaign signs in the cover of democracy, Bob Robinson was hard at work reaffirming the beauty of our political system, one-by-one, knocking on doors with only the...
Two years after hiring a new executive director and as the City Council contemplates changing its name, how is the Principal Shopping District doing?
July 14 2010
Rick Preuss, owner of Preuss Pets in Old Town, recently got his annual bill from the Lansing Principal Shopping District for about $1,000 that goes toward beautifying, maintaining and promoting the business...
July 14 2010
"If we’re truly committed to doing the right thing, I think nobody is above approach. And if the Council is supportive of the workers here, we, too, should make the hit," said City Councilman Derrick...
2010 Grand River Expedition pushes currents of change
July 14 2010
Say you want to canoe down the Au Sable River in northern Michigan for a few days and hang with the deer, eagles and smallmouth bass. The local Chamber of Commerce will stuff your rucksack with dozens...
Council clears way for tax incentives for new MSUFCU branch downtown
July 13 2010
Does a big bank need tax incentives to locate in downtown Lansing? Most members of the City Council think it does.Lansing City Council approved Monday night three tax incentives worth $297,000 over 12...
July 8 2010
Property: 610 Helen St. Owner: Adrienne Smorra Taxpayer: Kathrine Matthews Assessed: $18,000 Owner says: Could not be reached Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This small white house at...
July 8 2010
The Lansing City Council held a brief meeting today due to the July 4 holiday. A Committee of the Whole meeting was scheduled immediately after the Council meeting, but Council members Brian Jeffries,...
July 7 2010
A member of North Presbyterian Church, commenting on the church’s recent merger with Westminster Presbyterian Church, stated, “We knew our music was for older people.” Did she, by any...
The good news: Heroin abusers no longer dominate local rehab clinics. The bad news: They are being overtaken by prescription drug abusers. Methadone is the cheap new culprit.
July 7 2010
A true opiate addict claims to "feel normal" the first time he does opiates. David Blankenship, program director for Victory Clinical Services, which operates an addiction recovery center on South Cedar...
July 7 2010
"Bernero has a clear path to victory," reads a confidential memo authored by Michael Kulisheck, vice president of Harstad Strategic Research, the polling company that conducted the survey. "Bernero will...
July 7 2010
The panel consists of three members (two of whom, both physicians, were serving at the time of the report) “exceptionally qualified” to appraise the nation’s cancer program and in this...
Virg running for money
July 7 2010
With less than a month left until the Democratic gubernatorial primary, appeals from theVirg Bernero camp for money are coming harder than ever. On Tuesday, an e-mail was sent out from the...
June 30 2010
We were living on a single income, and needed entertainment and educational resources for a stay-at-home-mother and a place for the family to get out and socialize. We found all of this in the Capital...
June 30 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: The barbershop occupies a cherished place in the archetype of Americana. It’s a place where residents gather, share local stories and news, and of...
An old Old Town church is reborn with a new congregation
June 30 2010
Now, 147 years later, Lansing’s North Presbyterian Church, seated on the corner of Grand River and Washington Avenues in Old Town, is ground zero for an ecumenical saga plotted on a theme of multiculturalism...
June 30 2010
I could stretch it to 2 or 3 p.m. if I need the extra time. Anytime after 5 p.m., I’m pushing it. If I don’t have it in by 6 p.m., Berl Schwartz has either found an in-house ad or popped a...
Some reasons it might be harder to get access to public information from your local police department.
June 30 2010
The man did not want to give me his name, but he described the home invasion this way: He was sleeping, naked, on his couch very, very early on a Sunday morning when the men barged in waving guns. They...
Budget end times, stop signs and new City Hall ... hours of operation
June 29 2010
Talks of using $3.4 million of the city’s reserve funds to fix an unbalanced 2010 fiscal year budget livened up Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting. At-Large Councilman Brian Jeffries said...

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