The city’s new bicycle ordinance; talking snow clearing deadlines and coming together against voter access legislation. Also, a public board tells Council the city needs more sidewalk funding.
March 13 2013
Monday, June 4 — It was a big night at City Hall for non-motorized transportation advocates. A public board told the Council in no uncertain terms that city needs more sidewalk construction and repair...
LCC is now offering to sell three downtown homes, each older than 100 years old, it had planned to demolish; still plans to make “park-like” entry on the north side of campus
March 13 2013
Thursday, June 7 — Instead of demolishing three downtown homes — which were built in 1898, 1902 and 1888 — to make way for a “park-like” entry into the north side of Lansing...
The snow removal ordinance is basically unchanged; the administration predicts a $1.8 million deficit for this year; and liquor licenses are approved for two downtown businesses
March 13 2013
Monday, June 11 — In another display that the Bernero administration doesn’t have a supportive City Council majority, proposed changes to the city’s snow removal ordinance failed to pass...
For those crazy enough to sign up for the race, organizers warn: “you may die”
March 13 2013
Tuesday, June 12 — The Spartan Death Race takes place in Pittsfield, VT, and is a 40-mile, multiple day race designed to break contestants physically and crush them mentally. On average, only 15...
United Peckham Employee Group members wanted to draw attention to what they claim are unfair labor practices by the Lansing-based Peckham Industries
March 13 2013
Tuesday, June 12 — Four organizers with the United Peckham employees union held banners and signs outside an annual golf outing expressing no love for Peckham Industries and how the union feels they’re...
In response to a Republican-led attack on abortion rights, thousands descend upon the Capitol for a performance of “The Vagina Monologues” led by female state legislators
March 13 2013
Monday, June 18 — Vagina. Signs and chants echoed the word across the front lawn of the Capitol in downtown Lansing on Monday night
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...

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