LightSpeed’s efforts trigger big changes
Nov. 15 2018
Pressured by East Lansing’s LightSpeed Communications, BWL General Manager Dick Peffley has announced plans to allow Internet providers to dodge obstacles to network expansion and streamline their...
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Judge ponders arguments over potential shutdown
Nov. 15 2018
After a four-hour hearing on Friday, Michigan Court of Claims Judge Stephen L. Borrello left in place his temporary restraining order against a state-mandated shutdown of more than 200 unlicensed dispensaries...
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Nov. 15 2018
Are you ready for one of Lansing’s favorite traditions? Friday, at 6 p.m., Silver Bells in the City will illuminate downtown while marching bands, horse-drawn carriages, mascots and glowing floats...
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Nov. 8 2018
Let’s start with the base of a sandwich: the bread. The baguette is no feather pillow. Feeling the texture of authentic bread is surprising in a sandwich. In our fool’s errand quest for giant...
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Owner cites misunderstanding, promises to collaborate
Nov. 1 2018
The Lansing businessman purchased a shopping plaza near the intersection of Pleasant Grove and Holmes roads this summer. He has since installed security cameras, repaved portions of the parking lot and...
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Nov. 1 2018
Both Lansing City Hall and the 2500 South Washington Office have a secure 24-hour drop box for any completed absentee ballot application or absentee ballot. As we get closer to Election Day, we encourage...
Nov. 1 2018
The City of Lansing filed a complaint on Tuesday in the Michigan Court of Claims that aims to extend an Oct. 31 deadline set by the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The rules required...
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Oct. 25 2018
For the first time, Mayor Andy Schor has suggested Lansing could build a new City Hall. And it could be — “could” being the operative word — on the long undeveloped Seven Block...
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Oct. 25 2018
“It was drilled into us. Even from elementary school, if your family could get out of Lansing it was a success,” he said. “In high school, we had a perspective change on how we saw the...
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Lightspeed says BWL delays network rollout
Oct. 11 2018
For years, Jason Schreiber, the CEO of Lightspeed Communications, has looked to expand “revolutionary” Internet speeds to Lansing neighborhoods through new, fiber-optic data lines installed...
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Lansing City Council approves property sale
Oct. 11 2018
City Council members voted Monday to offload the historic, city-owned Cooley Haze House on Malcolm X Street to a local real estate agent for $20,000. The Realtor, Joe Vitale, said he plans to restore the...
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3801 Walton Drive, Lansing
Oct. 11 2018
This Eyesore might not look shabby from outside, but city officials know it’s what’s inside the counts. City officials are working to address growing problems inside this small apartment building....
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Oct. 11 2018
The city’s Medical Marihuana Commission met late last month to urge the City Council to expand the ordinance-mandated cap on the number of dispensaries within the city. The goal: Approve at least...
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No suggestions offered for what it could become
Oct. 4 2018
Mayor Andy Schor announced plans in July to retain ownership of the struggling, city-managed market but first sought suggestions for how to lease and reactivate the space. Crowds gathered at a community...
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One year later, Lansing ordinance has killed all but 9
Oct. 4 2018
Lansing — as of Tuesday — has yet to provide a single operating license to any medical marijuana provisioning centers, forcing many longstanding businesses to shutter while only a handful have...
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Electric rental service blindsides Lansing region
Sept. 27 2018
Representatives from Bird Rides Inc. didn’t notify a single city official when the Santa Monica, California, company dropped off a fleet of electric scooter rentals throughout the region. East Lansing...
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But City Council says it’s not in the budget
Sept. 27 2018
Hundreds of people on the online discussion board Reddit, including local residents and users from across the globe, proposed a trove of designs with plans to submit them to the City Council this month....
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But Judge Clarke spots racial inequities
Sept. 20 2018
Discussions to consolidate Lansing and East Lansing’s 54-A and 54-B district courts with Ingham County’s 55th District Court have started and stalled for more than 20 years. Officials think...
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Developer sets January as likely deadline
Sept. 13 2018
Beitler wants to renovate City Hall into a ritzy hotel that would cater to regional convention crowds. Developer Pat Gillespie’s latest plans along Michigan Avenue didn’t change his mind, but...
How a developer assembled the pieces
Sept. 13 2018
It already has. Blueprints for the first downtown hotel to be constructed in decades — along with dozens of apartments and a grocery store to anchor the project — will require an investment...