Riverview Church's possible purchase of former Cadillac Club and its liquor license may have some tax implications for the church
June 19 2013
In her 13 years on the Lansing City Council, Carol Wood said she's never heard of a church in Lansing owning a liquor license. But that may change soon if the Holt-based Riverview Church purchases the...
June 19 2013
An incumbent usually has a big advantage going into a reelection cycle, but there are many reasons to believe 2014 will be the exception to that electoral rule
Why a vote to block a federal grant for Michigan Flyer would be shortsighted
June 19 2013
Ody Norkin served three years in the Israel Defense Forces from 1972 to 1975 during the 19-day Yom Kippur War. He enlisted at the age of 19 and was a tank commander during most of his tenure, spending...
Michigan education rally emphasizes students, calls for more funding
June 19 2013
Wednesday, June 19 — At 11:36 a.m., a few hundred Michigan students, educators and political leaders prepared for battle on the front steps of the state Capitol building. Instead of shields, they...
Emergent BioSolutions announces opening of new $9.6M building in Lansing
June 17 2013
Monday, June 17— With the raising of the flag and an employee choir’s national anthem preceding them, Mayor Virg Bernero and Emergent BioSolutions officials unveiled the company’s newest...
Rezoning an old gas station, moving forward with the Wet Weather Program and a Jackson National Life agreement
June 17 2013
Monday, June 17 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved rezoning a vacant piece of property in the Stadium District tonight to make way for a multi-story, mixed-use development. The...
More details emerge about former Barnes & Noble site in East Lansing, to be used for training new IT employees
June 14 2013
Friday, June 14 — Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use the former Barnes & Noble bookstore building in East Lansing — a prominent retail space for 40 years — as offices to train...
This is its last weekend, will reopen as a steakhouse later this summer
June 14 2013
Friday, June 14 — Bar 30 in The Heights at Eastwood Towne Center will close after this weekend and reopen as a high-end steakhouse later this summer whose owners include a prominent local restaurateur
Massive downtown East Lansing storefront with retail past gets renovated into offices
June 12 2013
For 40 years, 333 E. Grand River Ave. has been prominent retail space in downtown East Lansing. It housed a Jacobson's Department Store for 30 years and a Barnes & Noble bookstore for a decade. For the...
June 12 2013
It's been a few years since the GardenHouse made its appearance on Lansing's East Side, the result of a statewide Cool Cities grant in 2008. You've probably grown accustomed to the presence of the 30-foot-by-96-foot...
Evergreen Cemetery fix-up takes 'Adopt a Park' to the next level
June 12 2013
There are two kinds of people in this world. One sees a knocked-over trash barrel in the park and calls Lansing Parks Director Brett Kaschinske to complain. The other kind picks the barrel back up
June 12 2013
The state Legislature is a week or two from its summer recess, so it's time for mid-term grades. I'd give Michigan's "Mighty 148" a "D" grade based on 1) passing a budget that shortchanges virtually every...
June 12 2013
Transparency declaration: I like food!! The older I get, the more time I attend to it and the more I find myself savoring good food — grown and produced with care, cooked with attention to detail,...
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission vote on expanding Michigan Flyer services will be reconsidered at next meeting
June 10 2013
Wednesday, May 29 — Due to a tie vote at its meeting tonight, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will reconsider approving a project that would expand Michigan Flyer’s bus routes at...
Property owner says houses were too far gone for preservation
June 10 2013
Monday, June 10 — Two houses on the 800 block of Ottawa Street two blocks from the Capitol Building have been demolished because they would have been too expensive to preserve
Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use it for office space, sources say
June 7 2013
Friday, June 7 — Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use the vacant building last used for a Barnes & Noble bookstore on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing for office space, multiple sources...
State Rep. Andy Schor introduces legislation that would put some foreclosures in court when banks have behaved badly
June 6 2013
Thursday, June 6 — State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced legislation today that would allow people who are facing mortgage foreclosure to take their case before a judge if their lender has...
June 5 2013
The "Mike Rogers for U.S. Senate?" rumor wasn't circulating long before the Democrats in Washington picked up the phone and started gauging interest in possible 8th Congressional District candidates. Lansing...
Bishop David Maxwell, in defense of Lansing's Office of Community and Faith-based Initiatives
June 5 2013
For the second year in a row, a majority of the Lansing City Council removed funding for a part-time position in Mayor Virg Bernero's budget proposal. And on Monday night, for the second year in a row,...
June 5 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It is not enough to only reimagine blighted buildings — the entire property must be considered. This northwest corner parcel at Kalamazoo and Leslie...

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