May 4 2010
Mayor Virg Bernero’s administration is asking the City Council approve a plan to spend $350,000 to create a city-run TV production studio at the former Holmes Street School. Deputy Chief of Staff...
April 29 2010
A new poll out today by Rasmussen Reports puts Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero neck-and-neck with House Speaker Andy Dillon, but the two leading Democratic candidates are still largely unknown among voters.The...
April 28 2010
It sits on a patch of land at the south end of Capitol Avenue at Main Street; its neighbors are a boarded-up motel, the Cooley-Haze House (home to the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame), Cooley Gardens...
April 28 2010
Phil Peterson, who manages asbestos and environmental hygiene services with Fibertec, a firm in Holt that does asbestos testing, said that most demolition contractors follow state and federal regulations...
April 28 2010
If he had lived to see a smoking ban become law in Michigan, Ronald M. Davis would have been proud. Davis was, as described in his New York Times obituary, a “health crusader” who “stayed...
April 23 2010
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Tucked away in the Oak Park neighborhood is this handsome residence. Located at the northern edge of the Lansing Eastern High School grounds, this two-story...
April 21 2010
He points to a layer of white fuzz covering a closed laptop sitting on a coffee table in his sparsely decorated living room, saying he cleaned it recently. Then, he shows off a black table in the corner;...
April 21 2010
So, Wilson has designed a T-shirt that he will sell to help out the owner of Uncle Sam’s Record Emporium in Old Town. A fire in the basement of the building on April 15 caused the store to be closed...
April 21 2010
This week, the fight continued between Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and House Speaker Andy Dillon, plus Bernero sent out another press release requesting that other politicians take action on some things.According...
April 14 2010
Continuing: Two proposed projects by local developer Pat Gillespie, Marketplace and BallPark North, need to be ushered to completion. The city’s river trail between Kalamazoo Street and Michigan...
April 14 2010
Virg Bernero and Andy Dillon continued to beat on each other this past week, this time not on health care, but on campaign donors and labor.On Friday, Bernero’s campaign released a list of attendees...
April 7 2010
As the gubernatorial race continues, the polls do, too. And they are starting to become more interesting.An Epic MRA poll released Tuesday shows that Democrats are still having a hard time with name recognition,...
April 5 2010
On a day that brought news of the death of a friend and spiritual leader, former Lansing Police chief Mark Alley could still manage a smile.He remembered a time at the end of a service at Friendship Baptist...
March 31 2010
Sinclair is a famed counterculture activist who, among other things, has been a poet, marijuana legalization activist, manager of the band MC5, underground newspaper publisher and founder of the White...
March 31 2010
First off, happy birthday to Mayor Virg Bernero, who was born on this day in 1964. By our math, he turned 46 today.But it was probably a bittersweet lead up to his birthday for the mayor, as a companion...
March 25 2010
Would you like to eat ice cream at 8 a.m. and pay $250 to have a private conversation with Virg Bernero? Well, you’re in luck.Last week, the Bernero campaign sent out an invitation for an “un-breakfast”...
March 24 2010
Maxwell said that the transfer should have been done a long time ago. He said that the transfer “had nothing to do” with the fact that news broke last Wednesday that Charles Moore, the treasurer...
March 24 2010
101 S. Washington Sq. Development LLC paid off $184,380.07 in 2007 taxes and $68,569.93 in late fees on Friday for the office building at 101 S. Washington Square, on the southeast corner of Washington...
March 17 2010
The Lansing Tax Increment Finance Authority has applied for a $100,000 grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to build a year-round rink, which would be partially covered. The remaining $400,000...
March 17 2010
Robinson is referring to an attempt at last week’s Council meeting by At-Large Councilman Brian Jeffries to put a nonbinding resolution on the agenda for each Council member to give up a portion...

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