East Lansing developer needs the city’s help in seeing his Reutter Park Place proposal through. Will Council agree to it?
March 13 2013
Monday, June 18 — A city economic official and the developer of a plan to repurpose the old YMCA building downtown told the City Council tonight that if the city doesn’t finance a public parking...
The private, nonprofit university plans to renovate an old nine-story bank, keep its Lansing campus downtown
March 13 2013
Wednesday, June 20 — Following months of speculation that it may move out of the city, Davenport University has announced that it will keep a downtown Lansing campus and renovate a nine-story building...
Little will be left in the coffers for down the road
March 13 2013
Friday, June 22 — The Lansing School District nearly sapped its savings to pay for next year’s budget because of increased costs, a declining student population and stagnant funding from the...
A Mason farmer mows and harvests the long grass at Waverly Golf Course, resulting in happy people and happy cows
March 13 2013
Friday, June 22 — The city hasn’t tended to the grassy, overgrown 115 acres of Waverly Golf Course in a while, but recently, a Mason beef farmer has taken over the job to use the grass as cattle...
Members of Occupy Lansing say they are facing jail today after refusing to leave Reutter Park despite numerous citations
March 13 2013
MONDAY, June 25 — After piling up 10 citations for refusing to leave Reutter Park, two members of Occupy Lansing expect to be hauled off to the slammer Monday night
An amended contract involving BWL’s annual payments to the city falls flat; deficit reduction plan and parking lot sale approved
March 13 2013
Monday, June 25 — Three Lansing City Council members expressed opposition tonight to the Bernero administration’s agreement with the Lansing Board of Water & Light on annual payments, but the...
March 13 2013
TUESDAY, June 26—Monday night came and went with no arrests for protesters with Occupy Lansing
“Patterns of Inquiry” exhibit stitches together a different view of quilts
March 13 2013
Tuesday, June 26 — And you thought quilts were just a blanket your grandmother made
Occupy Lansing is back to camping overnight in the downtown park
March 13 2013
Wednesday, June 27 — If the cops don’t kick you out of the park after four days and nights, why not move in? With five tents in tow, that is exactly what Occupy Lansing did as of Tuesday evening
Lansing school board approves a contract extension for the superintendent. “Thank God there’s finally some leadership going on,
March 13 2013
Thursday, June 28 — The Lansing school board voted unanimously tonight to extend Superintendent Yvonne Caamal Canul’s contract for one year
Niowave’s expansion up for a public hearing
March 13 2013
Monday, July 2 — The Lansing City Council unanimously agreed tonight to hold a public hearing in three weeks for local high tech manufacturer Niowave, Inc., on a tax abatement the company is seeking...
Back and forth with the mayor: a misogyny allegation from the 1st Ward and stalled developments downtown
March 13 2013
Monday, July 9 — With a light agenda tonight, Lansing City Council members took the opportunity with Mayor Virg Bernero present to air some grievances
Automated phone messages say Bernero made “anti-woman” comments
March 13 2013
Wednesday, July 11 — There’s a robo-call circulating around Lansing that claims Mayor Virg Bernero referred to a City Councilwoman as a “man in drag.” It’s unclear who’s...
In efforts to curb gun violence, city gun buyback program is getting legs
March 13 2013
Thursday, July 12 – Mayor Virg Bernero and police officials announced today they are confident a new “Guns for groceries” program will be ready to go Aug. 1, though details are still...
Plans for the pool at LCC may be made at end of July
March 13 2013
FRIDAY, July 13 – The fate of the pool at Lansing Community College, which is used by nearly 500 people a week, may soon be decided
P-Funk leader George Clinton gives support to Lance Enderle. “We have mutual friends,” says the candidate
March 13 2013
Monday, July 16 — Funk music innovator and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, George Clinton, has endorsed Democrat Lance Enderle for Congress
Walnut Neighborhood residents speak out against Niowave’s pole barn, want pending tax incentives tied to design improvements
March 13 2013
Monday, July 16 — Six residents of the Walnut Neighborhood spoke out against local high tech manufacturer Niowave Inc. at tonight’s City Council meeting because of a building they say has ruined...
Protesters sing a song of frustration
March 13 2013
Wednesday, July 18 — This morning a small band of protesters interrupted the Michigan House of Representatives with a catchy tune addressing a serious issue.
Company expected to delay request for tax abatement
March 13 2013
Friday, July 20 – The high-tech firm Niowave Inc., which has been under pressure from neighbors for building a massive pole barn next to its headquarters, is expected to delay its request for a $200,000...
Now the Niowave saga has City Council members saying special land use permit requirements need revising
March 13 2013
Wednesday, July 25 – Lansing City Council members said today in a committee meeting that revisions are necessary to the city’s special land use permitting process so that it includes aesthetic...

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