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Friday, March 7,2014

Update: Public meeting with BWL execs relocated

Community Review Team will interview BWL officials for five hours on Monday morning at Foster Community Center

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, March 7 — The independent panel reviewing the Board of Water and Light’s December ice storm management will interview top BWL officials Monday morning at Foster Community Center, 200 N. Foster Ave., on Lansing’s East Side.
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Thursday, March 6,2014

Community input sought on Red Cedar

Meetings set for March 13 and April 15 to focus on community design input for Red Cedar Renaissance project

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, March 6 — Developers of the $125 million Red Cedar Renaissance project on Lansing’s East Side are tapping the public for input on how they’d like to see the roughly 60-acre site developed.
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Thursday, March 6,2014

Police relocation discussion postponed

Lansing School Board pauses discussion on leasing space for police operations, waiting for final lease agreement

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 6 — The Lansing School Board will not discuss leasing 152,000 square feet at the Hill Center to the Lansing Police Department as was scheduled for its meeting tonight. Board President Peter Spadafore said the board is waiting for a final lease agreement to discuss the proposal further.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

Sun setting on Eastern

Exploring the possibilities for repurposing an East-Side gem

by Lawrence Cosentino
The arched windows of Lansing’s Eastern High School are webbed with fine tracery that reads like cursive script on a ruled tablet of limestone and brick.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

The ‘fast track’

The Bernero administration wants to close the police department’s North Precinct and spend $1M to move to the South Side

by Andy Balaskovitz
The Bernero administration has been quietly planning since the summer to move police operations out of the North Precinct to a community center owned by the Lansing School District on the far South Side.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

And the award goes to …

Milton Scales, the lone Meridian Township trustee to vote against a non-discrimination ordinance

by Andy Balaskovitz
Back in November, Meridian Township Trustee Milton Scales was the only board member to vote against an ordinance that prohibits discrimination in employment and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. While he supports equal protection for LGBT individuals, he thinks changes should come from the state level, rather than a local one.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

BWL Watch

by Andy Balaskovitz
At a community forum last month, Lansing resident Griff Canfield openly questioned why the Board of Water and Light required three line workers to clear downed wires after the storm hit.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Opened in 1921 as The Strand Theatre, this ornately detailed building is an example of Beaux Arts style, which offers fresh interpretations of classical Greek and Roman architectural elements.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

BWL belongs to Lansing

Other communities haven’t made their case for being represented on BWL’s board

by Mickey Hirten
Even as the citizens’ panel poking through the wreckage of the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s sorry December ice storm performance, a likely recommendation when it all ends is a call for the utility to include non-city residents on its board of commissioners.
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Wednesday, March 5,2014

Anti-Zionist speakers banned

As controversy entangles Hillel chapters, discussions of Israel- Palestine issues at MSU must happen elsewhere

by RJ Wolcott
The opportunity for students to assemble and speak freely among their faculty and peers is a time-honored tradition in university settings.
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