Lansing's newest addition: Malcolm X Street
Sept. 14 2010
Lansing City Council votes 5-2 to rename Main Street to Malcolm X Street despite one council member's survey of the neighborhood. The public also weighed in on a proposed medical marijuana ordinance at...
The Lansing City Council will vote tonight on renaming Main Street to Malcolm X Street
Sept. 13 2010
Ammahad Shekarraki has spent years trying to get Malcolm X memorialized in Lansing. His petitions may finally pay off tonight, when the Council is scheduled to vote on renaming Main Street as Malcolm X...
Newly paved intersection under water after Thursday’s rain
Sept. 3 2010
The corner of Oakland Avenue and Pine Street — recently reopened after being closed for months for the sewer separation project — was awash Thursday with sediment-filled water. One neighbor...
South Lansing White Castle to close its doors Oct. 2
Sept. 3 2010
Lansing is about to lose a landmark: the White Castle at 6541 S. Cedar St. Managers at the south Lansing White Castle confirmed today that the restaurant’s doors will close Oct. 2
New details about a draft snow and ice removal ordinance revealed Wednesday
Sept. 2 2010
Though Lansing officials are taking a week to mull over the latest version of a snow and ice removal ordinance, one proponent of the original draft likes what she sees
A budget amendment, and a funding misuse allegation by the internal auditor
June 15 2010
Ready for some fuzzy, or at least confusing, municipal math?A part of Monday’s City Council agenda was a budget amendment from the Finance Department. It’s needed because the city’s revenues...
Snubbed by the state Chamber, but not Dan Kildee
June 10 2010
Virg Bernero has touted that he’s a candidate who can court the support of both the labor and business communities, but the Michigan Chamber of Commerce chose to endorse Attorney General Mike Cox...
Boards, commissions, tax incentives and zoning changes
June 9 2010
The tumult over appointments to city boards and commission reared its head again on Monday night at the Council Committee of the Whole meeting as a Councilwoman would not vote to approve a slew of administration...
* Thursday update: new Freep poll puts Dillon ahead of Bernero *
June 3 2010
* A poll released Thursday conducted by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit's WXYZ puts Dillon ahead of Bernero 29 percent to 23 percent — but the poll still shows that 48 percent of likely democratic...
Science event at MSU freaks the mind more than Criss Angel
June 2 2010
At most science fairs, you’ll see molecule chains, astronomy charts and, if fortune smiles, fine subsoil classifications. Only one student competition is expansive enough to welcome angry bacon and...
Parks tax language approved, plus a couple of public hearings you might want to go to
May 25 2010
Another down to the wire decision by the Lansing City Council: on Monday night, Council approved the ballot language for the renewal of the Parks and Recreations Department tax. Monday was the deadline...
TEDx Lansing communicates big concepts
May 24 2010
Last Friday, the Passant Theater at the Wharton Center hosted the inaugural TEDxLansing conference, a daylong event featuring 17 speakers with presentations on a variety topics. TEDxLansing is a localized...
The varied travelings of Virg
May 19 2010
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero has spent a lot of time traveling in the last week. He started out last Wednesday in Mt. Clemens at a gubernatorial forum at Central Michigan State University hosted by Michigan...
Untangling Knapp's building incentives, and Council budget blues
May 11 2010
The package of state, local and federal loans, grants and tax incentives being assembled to help out the Eyde Co.’s $23 million renovation of the Knapp’s building in downtown Lansing is, in...
Realizing the legend of a baseball legend
May 5 2010
Almost exactly a year ago, I had the chance to interview a baseball legend, and I barely knew it.Last April, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan was floating around a press release saying that someone...
Ribbon cutting for 13 businesses set for Tuesday
April 20 2010
The recent economic downturn has been harsh, but it seems Lansing’s Old Town is doing all right. On Tuesday, the Old Town Commercial Association will celebrate 13 new businesses that have opened...
April 20 2010
A Lansing family of three needs a place to live for three weeks after being forced to leave its apartment because of health problems related to mold exposure.Julia Becker said that her two grown daughters...
Is it a political base, or a modest vacation home?
April 13 2010
Former Gov. John Engler and his wife, Michelle, are the proud new owners of a sprawling home outside Laingsburg listed at $649,000. TheEnglers bought a home in Woodhall Township on April 5, according...