The city has lost its pulse
Oct. 20 2010
Since the Snyder piece was published, Melinn has continued with hit pieces against democrats. In today’s issue, he tries to paint Justice Robert Young Jr. as a victim. The City Pulse should be informing...
Oct. 20 2010
Few, very few, Americans live in architectdesigned homes. In fact, architects design less than 2 percent of American homes. You can understand why Addiann Hinds could hardly believe her luck when presented...
One union leader gives his side on the Market Place project: ‘We’ve started to talk past each other as far as developing our city’
Oct. 20 2010
“It’s important to have individuals work and get paid a fair wage. We have to make sure labor is valued,” said Davis, who is a representative with the International Brotherhood of Electrical...
Oct. 20 2010
It’s not that the svelte 32-year-old pulled off a marathon. Or that she finished with a respectable time. It’s that as a statewide political candidate, Benson found the time to train for this...
Just follow around two local middle school teachers, who exemplify standards set forth by national education associations
Oct. 20 2010
So it was heartening to catch an invigorated teacher, Linda Mondel, 47, telling Lansing Sunrise Rotarians about her Fulbright scholarship to India. The Lansing School District teacher was vibrant, dynamic...
A well-traveled couple brews up new ideas at Wanderer’s Cafe
Oct. 20 2010
You won’t need to strap on hiking boots and climb a couple miles up a mountain or slash your way through rainforest to find the Wanderer’s Teahouse and Cafe in East Lansing
The youth vote: Bernero’s last ace in the hole?
Oct. 20 2010
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — One Democratic political consultant says there is still one "under-the-radar" way gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero can make a run at his Republican opponent Rick Snyder in...
Was it illegal for the City Council to block tax incentives for Pat Gillespie’s Market Place project?
Oct. 19 2010
Tuesday, Oct. 19 — Developer Pat Gillespie is exploring the option of suing the city over the City Council’s decision last week to block tax incentives for his $23 million Market Place project...
Lansing residents to have their say on tax incentives for Knapp’s building; a second shot at federal dollars for developers
Oct. 18 2010
Monday, Oct. 18 — After receiving “very positive” feedback from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, city officials are bringing back a tax incentive plan that...
(Lance Enderle is the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 8th District. This column is unedited.)
Oct. 17 2010
Recently, a surge of people have been defending Mike Rogers’ voting record. They’ve also attacked me for shedding a very bright light on his indefensible voting decisions. Lets take a hard...
Chamber of Commerce taking aim at Council members who opposed tax incentives
Oct. 15 2010
Thursday, Oct. 14 — The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce is already plotting how to unseat three City Council members who voted against tax breaks for developer Pat Gillespie’s Market Place...
Drake for state rep
Oct. 13 2010
The list of medical marijuana-related businesses in last week’s issue inaccurately implied that two businesses at 2208 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing are jointly owned. Capital City Grower Supply and...
Pat Gillespie unveils a new plan for the old Dalmatians; the latest in a string of new developments in the historic neighborhood
Oct. 13 2010
Gillespie has a purchase agreement that will be finalized in the next week or so for the diner once frequented by local police and firefighters. From there, a 90-day social media blitz will seek input...
Monday night’s City Council vote against tax incentives for the Marshall Street Armory and Market Place kick two campaigns into overdrive
Oct. 13 2010
Joe Manzella, 24, and Rory Neuner, 30, sat in the City Hall chambers Monday during the contentious votes on brownfield incentives for Gillespie’s $23 million Market Place and $14 million Marshall...
Oct. 13 2010
In 2008, Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer managed to find a couple of women who had a remarkable story. Their attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, was arguing their case before the Michigan Supreme...
An economic page from the GOP playbook
Oct. 13 2010
Wednesday, Oct. 13 — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero unveiled a “revolutionary” economic plan today that looks a lot like an idea from … former Republican Gov....
The Lansing City Council votes against tax incentives for two developments: ‘We now have a beautiful parking lot along the river’
Oct. 12 2010
Tuesday, Oct. 12 — Developer Pat Gillespie has called a “media roundtable” today to “set some things straight” after the Lansing City Council delivered setbacks Monday night...
City Council scheduled to vote tonight on offering tax breaks to two Gillespie projects amid union controversy over one of them
Oct. 11 2010
Monday, Oct. 11 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on tax incentives for the Marshall Street Armory redevelopment in the east side neighborhood. The question remains whether...
The opposite of energy drinks to hit area shelves
Oct. 7 2010
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Energy drinks are great when you’re on the go, but sometimes a person just needs to sleep. With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, and the promise of long, cold...
Oct. 6 2010
As a regular reader of City Pulse, who believes the paper provides a great service to the community with lots of information about entertainment, restaurants, and community events, I must say I am really...