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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Meet the Candidates

by City Pulse Staff
Age: 30; Education: Stockbridge High School (1999), Michigan State University (2010); Occupation: Full-time AmeriCorps position at the Ingham County Family Center in southwest Lansing (4H Youth Garden Coordinator) and owner of Lower Peninsula Recordings.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

The Herbal Connection

4314 S. Cedar St., Lansing | (517) 977-0511 | Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

by City Pulse Staff
The Herbal Connection is located on the west side of Cedar Street near Cavanaugh Road, between a mobile telephone store and a Marco’s Pizza. This dispensary has a large open lobby, which was unlocked when I visited on a recent Monday evening. Staffers thoroughly checked my medical marijuana card and a form of photo identification.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Hewitt's out, who's in?

A strong field of five 1st Ward candidates will be narrowed to two

by Andy Balaskovitz
Since the aftermath of the Council’s vote in October on the downtown Market Place project, the 1st Ward Council race filled up with a strong field of both newcomers and political veterans. The field is: Philip Damico, Harold Leeman, Joe Manzella, Lynne Martinez and Jody Washington.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Five to four

Incumbents in the At-Large race are likely to survive the primary, but who will fall?

by Andy Balaskovitz
In her 12 years as Councilwoman, Wood has made herself known as the accessible Council member ' she also works the job virtually full time, even though it pays part time ' who is often at odds with the Bernero administration on big projects. Though she tends to find.
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Friday, July 22,2011

Let’s talk bike parking

A public hearing on proposed bicycle parking regulations scheduled for Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, July 22 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing Monday on proposed citywide bicycle parking regulations.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Sorg to run for Byrum's seat

by Kyle Melinn
While Kelly Bernero’s hopes of being a state rep in 2012 have essentially vanished after her impaired-driving arrest in which pot was allegedly found in her car, Sorg still would have needed to leapfrog Ingham County Commissioner Andy Schor and one, if not two, sitting Lansing City Council members, Derrick Quinney and A’Lynne Robinson.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Candidate profiles

by City Pulse
Washington, 55, is an Eastern High School graduate who took classes at Lansing Community College, which she decided to cut short so she could devote more time to her family. She is a full-time grievance and litigation specialist at the state Department of Corrections and also works part time as a nursing assistant at the Pines Health Care Center.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

KGB

1122 W. Holmes Road, Suite 8 Lansing (517) 999-3012 Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

by City Pulse
After ringing a doorbell for entry, KGB has a small waiting room where your credentials are checked. I had visited KGB several times before doing this review, and the staff is helpful and friendly in letting you know if something new has just come in that’s a must-try.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Bash Back! resolved

A case involving a 2008 protest by ‘radical queer’ activists at a Delta Township church comes to an end

by Andy Balaskovitz
The agreement also blocks the 13 protesters from conducting similar demonstrations at any other church. One of the defendants said the agreement is “not terrible” and that he’s “feeling OK” about it because of the relatively inexpensive damages and the agreement’s First Amendment protections.
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Wednesday, July 20,2011

Real or perceived?

Lansing City Council candidates on whether the current Council has image problems. Incumbents say it doesn’t; challengers say that’s not the public perception.

by Andy Balaskovitz
At a candidate forum Saturday sponsored by the Lansing branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, all 12 people contending for 1st Ward, 3rd Ward and At-Large Council seats were specifically asked about the issue. And at times, it surfaced in responses to unrelated questions.
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