A quirky fundraiser for Bernero, and a campaign stop in Kalamazoo
March 25 2010
Would you like to eat ice cream at 8 a.m. and pay $250 to have a private conversation with Virg Bernero? Well, you’re in luck.Last week, the Bernero campaign sent out an invitation for an “un-breakfast”...
MSU’s Artificial Language Lab celebrates 35 years.
March 24 2010
Photos Lawrence Cosentino/City Pulse In 1974, Donald Sherman, disabled by a facial paralysis called Moebius syndrome, became the first person to use a computer voice to order a pizza. Last week he watched...
March 24 2010
If you spend more than two hours a day in front of the computer you may be one of the 125 million Americans that suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome, commonly called CVS. Eyes are stressed by continuously...
Local pastor, city official had ongoing delinquent taxes
March 24 2010
Maxwell said that the transfer should have been done a long time ago. He said that the transfer “had nothing to do” with the fact that news broke last Wednesday that Charles Moore, the treasurer...
Company that owns downtown Lansing office building pays some back taxes
March 24 2010
101 S. Washington Sq. Development LLC paid off $184,380.07 in 2007 taxes and $68,569.93 in late fees on Friday for the office building at 101 S. Washington Square, on the southeast corner of Washington...
March 24 2010
Property: 743 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Owner: Westminster Presbyterian Church Assessed: exempt Owner says: Susan Cancro, executive director of Advent House located in the building, said...
Local advocates want alcoholic energy drinks banned
March 24 2010
Four Loko and Joose these beverages might not be familiar to a parent shopping with an underage son or daughter. But packaged in cans and containing stimulating ingredients similar to energy drinks like...
March 24 2010
Name the Michigan Democratic Party's last attorney general nominee in 2006 and win a prize. Shoot, I covered the guy and still needed Google to come up with the name: Amos Williams. That's kind of the...
March 18 2010
Property: 200 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing Owner: Jonathan and Leola Watts Taxpayer: Jonathan and Leola Watts Assessed: $26,500 Owner says: Unable to be reached for comment Architecture critic...
March 17 2010
Yeah, it was clever that City Pulse sought the input of a medieval literature professor, the English Oxford Dictionary and the Bard himself for insight into the childish term “Powk” that is...
City agency applies for grant for downtown skating rink
March 17 2010
The Lansing Tax Increment Finance Authority has applied for a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to build a year-round rink, which would be partially covered. The remaining $400,000...
Why such a tiff over Lansing City Council members giving back some of their pay?
March 17 2010
Robinson is referring to an attempt at last week’s Council meeting by At-Large Councilman Brian Jeffries to put a nonbinding resolution on the agenda for each Council member to give up a portion...
March 17 2010
Thirty-five years later, Okemos author and former Ingham County judge Larry Glazer writes in a soon-to-be-published book that he believes the jury got it wrong. Swainson, Michigan’s governor from...
City’s sale of an Old Town landmark troubles former tenants
March 17 2010
The Comfort Station was once the home of the North Lansing Community Association but has sat empty for eight years. During that period, the city has tried to sell the 17-footwide building while its former...
A new poll shows Bernero still trailing Dillon, plus a few other endorsements
March 17 2010
Another week, another poll of the gubernatorial race. Bill Ballenger, publisher of Inside Michigan Politics,released an early snippet of a poll commissioned by Market Research Group thatshows Lansing...
March 12 2010
Property: Ramp No. 6, Michigan State University campus Owner: MSU Assessed: N/A Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Michigan State University’s Ramp No. 6 is an exemplary parking structure...
An ubiquitous Lansing graffiti artist remains at-large
March 12 2010
Who is man or woman behind the slender black tag “Powk” that is scrawled on benches, stop signs, utility boxes and telephone poles around Lansing?We don’t know. And unless Powk is caught...
March 10 2010
That’s why I recently voted against raising the national debt ceiling to $14.3 trillion, and voted to send a bill to the president’s desk that will require Congress to offset the costs of tax...
Members of boards and commissions still owe taxes
March 10 2010
The Rev. Charles Bicy owes $373.25 in winter 2009 taxes on a home he is listed as owning at 501 S. Fairview Ave., according to Ingham County records. They were due to the city on Feb. 16 and turned over...
Bernero attacked over education, labor issues
March 10 2010
At least one call went out on Friday around 4:30 p.m. and asked recipients to contact UAW President Ron Gettelfinger and ask him to not support Bernero for the Democratic nomination for governor. Rumors...

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