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Wednesday, February 6,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: When a street vista terminates, like it does at Grand River and Michigan avenues in East Lansing, a good design principle is to place a building in the line of sight — a landmark building that serves as a gateway to downtown and a transition to the western neighborhoods. The building in the sketch above is a bold alternative to the convenience store, facing the intersection with iconic architectural details.
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Monday, February 4,2013

A regular passes

The Legacy of John Pollard

by Andy Balaskovitz
This ain't no shell game. I'm no spin doctor selling you snake oil. Friday marked the end of an era in the Lansing City Council chambers. The smoothest, straightest talking — and most fact-based, at least in recent years — Council regular, John Pollard, passed away at his home on Friday. The cause of death for the inveterate smoker was small-cell lung cancer. He was 65.
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Thursday, January 31,2013

Depot gets new shot at history

BWL gives REO Town's Grand Trunk railroad station $2.8 million makeover

by Lawrence Cosentino
A strangely lopsided, unlikely architectural tableau has opened to view on South Washington Avenue in Lansing's REO Town. Deep in the south shadow of the Lansing Board of Water and Light's mountainous new co-generation power plant, nearing completion and set to go on line in July, sparkles a storybook-castle Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot, newly restored by the BWL to its 1903 glory.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

The Knight house

A look inside the newly renovated Herrmann House, now the home of Lansing Community College President Brent Knight, and what it took to get there

by Sam Inglot
When Lansing Community College President Brent Knight wakes up in the morning, $900,000 worth of historic renovations greet him outside of his canopy-style bed.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Rentals and registration

Proposed EL ordinance would require landlords to distribute voter registration information to tenants

by Sam Inglot
Some East Lansing landlords are balking at a proposal to require them to give tenants more than just keys. At a Jan. 15 East Lansing City Council meeting, Mayor Pro Tem Nathan Triplett proposed an ordinance that would require landlords to distribute voter registration information to tenants when they move in.
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Wednesday, January 30,2013

Deficit aside, it's rosy in Lansing

by Walt Sorg
The Virg Bernero reelection campaign got underway Monday evening with a State of the City address right out of Ronald Reagan's "Morning in America." Bernero's nearly half-hour speech to a packed audience at the restored Grand Trunk Western Railroad depot was a non-stop recitation of Lansing's economic successes in the last couple of years, with little mention of the continuing major budget challenges facing City Hall.
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Thursday, January 24,2013

Gathering the guns

Research shows gun buyback programs like Lansing's are ineffective at reducing gun violence — but city officials are not dissuaded

by Sam Inglot
Lansing is gearing up for its second gun buyback program in a year, but research shows these types of efforts are ineffective at reducing violent crime, says a professor at Michigan State University.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

Gun limits

Schor seeks open carry ban in schools, other gun-free zones

by Kyle Melinn
President Barack Obama last week laid out what were reportedly "the most expansive gun-control policies" in generations. In Lansing, state Rep. Andy Schor is preparing to introduce his own gun control proposal that would tighten Michigan's rules for openly carrying guns.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Last week, we visited this northwest Lansing neighborhood to feature a tax-foreclosed eyesore that's slated for demolition. Here now is its next-door neighbor: Architecture, particularly residential infill, is a subtle craft.
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Wednesday, January 23,2013

The good, the bad, the up and coming

by Andy Balaskovitz
It's 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in REO Town, and it looks more like 1923 than 2013. Dozens of construction workers in fluorescent green jackets are heading toward their cars, filtering out from a massive, $182 million construction project that towers over the neighborhood. The workday is over.
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