Dec. 4 2013
There has been an increase of late in letters to our local paper calling for a national balanced budget amendment. The fact that they have appeared in clusters suggest a campaign by some entity. For the...
neighborhood grapples with changes that threaten goodrich´s shop-rite
Dec. 4 2013
On the day before Thanksgiving, Brian Jeffries prowled the aisles at Goodrich’s Shop-Rite, gathering stuff for the 17 pies he planned to bake on Thanksgiving Day. The longtime Lansing City Councilman...
Dec. 4 2013
Wednesday, Dec. 4 — In this week's cover story, Lawrence Cosentino explores the future of East Lansing's Goodrich's Shop-Rite, which appears uncertain at best with redevelopment plans for Trowbridge...
Council approves plans for five different redevelopment projects, including SLU for a church on South MLK
Dec. 2 2013
Monday, Dec. 2 — Despite objections from the city’s Planning Department and citizen-advisory Planning Board, the Lansing City Council unanimously approved a special land use request tonight...
Aquaculture growth hampered, expanded dental care, emission permit approved for DTE and more
Nov. 27 2013
Wednesday, Nov. 27 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics...
South-side resident takes on city over house demolition and loses
Nov. 27 2013
In 1989, David Glenn paid $10,000 for a “shabby” 1,500-square-foot single-family home near West Cavanaugh Road and South Cedar Street. Since then, he’s spent over $50,000 on the house,...
Nov. 27 2013
Property: Red Cedar Friends Meeting House, 1400 Turner St., Lansing Owner: Red Cedar Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Assessed value: $0 During the initial stages of this building’s...
Will 9-1-1 pensions have political implications?
Nov. 27 2013
The consolidation of 9-1-1 emergency dispatch services has left an unexpected $1.5 million hole in Ingham County’s budget — and it’s creating some significant friction between the city...
Internal auditor calls city’s relationship with Dewpoint ‘cozy’ and work invoices ‘disturbing’
Nov. 26 2013
Monday, Nov. 25 — A month after Internal Auditor Jim DeLine called on the Bernero administration to provide details on the city’s relationship with local tech company Dewpoint Inc., he still...
Local, statewide officials recall Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated
Nov. 22 2013
“The president’s been shot.” No words could be more succinct and terrifying at the same time
Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton on the media, the National Security Agency and leaked information
Nov. 22 2013
Friday, Nov. 22 — Let’s start with the obvious: A democracy needs intelligence agencies. It needs to know what’s happening in the world — and understand the plans of allies and...
Fewer state employees, tougher oversight on charter schools, unmet demand for engineers and more
Nov. 22 2013
Friday, Nov. 22 — Each week, City Pulse runs a series of stories produced by Capital News Service correspondents at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. This week’s topics...
‘At this point in time, I have to spend a little more energy on the home front’
Nov. 21 2013
Thursday, Nov. 21 — Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, D-East Lansing, said today she will not put her name on a statewide ticket in 2014, meaning a run for lieutenant governor or attorney...
But still isn’t paying full price to fix pole barn
Nov. 21 2013
Thursday, Nov. 21 — Niowave Inc. is investing $202 million in a new Lansing facility at the Capital Region International Airport, but it’s not paying the full $244,100 it’ll cost to fix...
Local senator fears Lansing gay club’s fully nude dancing could be beginning of end of tourism industry. City officials play catch-up with court decision.
Nov. 20 2013
State Sen. Rick Jones isn’t exactly getting a warm reception locally to his claim that fully nude bars that serve alcohol would tarnish the state’s tourism industry
Nov. 20 2013
Washington: voters “uneducated” Lansing City Councilwoman Jody Washington’s post-election Facebook reaction raised some eyebrows by characterizing “many voters” in this year’s...
If history is any indication, small-scale natural-foods grocer and co-op can expect a hit from Whole Foods
Nov. 20 2013
Dave Finet is a really nice guy. His laid-back style and demeanor make him a natural fit as general manager of the East Lansing Food Co-op, or ELFCO. When a City Pulse reporter visited on a recent Friday,...
‘Cutting edge organic market’ ready to replace iconic store in Trowbridge Plaza, developer says
Nov. 20 2013
A “cutting edge, organic market” is waiting in the wings to succeed Goodrich’s Shop-Rite in Trowbridge Plaza, developer Kevin McGraw said Tuesday
Committee approves plans for Buddhist church relocation, parking lot for Chamber of Commerce and two brownfields. Plans head to full Council.
Nov. 20 2013
Thursday, Nov. 20 — A Lansing City Council committee today approved plans for four separate redevelopment projects, including a special land use request by a religious organization that the city’s...
Human Rights Campaign gives East Lansing high marks for LGBT policies
Nov. 19 2013
Tuesday, Nov. 19 — Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, has ranked the city of East Lansing near the top in Michigan...