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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Upcoming

by City Pulse
Mobile Food Pantry The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Department is teaming up with the Mid-Michigan Food Bank to offer a mobile food pantry to needy residents and families. The pantry will provide free, fresh non-perishable food items.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Two-headed chief

Lansing, meet your next fire chief, Randy Talifarro, whom the city will share with East Lansing, where he is already in charge. An experiment in regionalism.

by Andy Balaskovitz
For the man who is about to take the unprecedented job of leading both the Lansing and East Lansing Fire departments in what could be described as an experiment in regionalism one question looms: Do the similarities outweigh the differences of the two communities?.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Doctor ordered

Shannon Wiggins pleads no contest to neglect and incompetence charges, keeps her license with fine and probation

by Andy Balaskovitz
A Lansing doctor has received a $5,000 fine and two years probation but will keep her osteopathic medicine license following a complaint by the state Attorney General s Office that she overprescribed pharmaceuticals.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The lobby of the Waterford Estates looks almost inviting, as if waiting for the next round of guests to come inside and check into their rooms. Never mind the ivy slowly inching it s way up the outside windows the inside seems relatively well maintained.
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Wednesday, December 14,2011

Michigan Ave. study has potential

by Rob South
An ambitious, years-long study of a heavily traveled stretch between Williamston Rob South and Downtown Lansing will get underway soon.The Mid-Michigan Program for Greater Sustainability will take a detailed look at housing, transpiration, education, economic development, infrastructure and energy use along the Grand River Avenue- Michigan Avenue corridor.
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Wednesday, December 7,2011

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Michigan may be considered Midwest but its New England heritage is evident in its architecture. There are amazing examples of residential and commercial architecture influenced by the east coast aesthetic, but what about barns. Bucolic cathedrals, barns, are incredible structures with a strong aesthetic.
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Wednesday, December 7,2011

Clearing out

Occupy Lansing calls it a season and plans to clear Reutter Park, vowing to be back in the spring. Mayor’s Office coordinates with protesters in last week.

by Andy Balaskovitz
The decision was made Monday night at the downtown Capital Area District Library across the street from Reutter Park during the group s General Assembly meeting. The decision goes beyond a deal reached last week with Mayor Virg Bernero that would have ended overnight camping.
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Wednesday, December 7,2011

All in or patchwork?

LCC Board of Trustees decision on college’s pool looms; President Knight recommends “a substantial expenditure” to upgrade it or close it

by Andy Balaskovitz
The job of president for any college is to think about the long-term issues and long-term needs of the college, Knight said last week in an interview. And so I continue not to think well of a patchwork (fix) because all I m doing then as they often say is kicking the can down the road.
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

A house gets its ‘before’ picture

Ingham County Land Bank gives 530 Pacific Ave. a second chance

by Lawrence Cosentino
Sure enough, the leaky, abandoned house on Lansing s south side is slated for a $50,000 renovation in the next three to four months. The Land Bank bought the two-story 1925 house across from the old John Bean factory in July for $6,371 in back taxes owed by the absent owner.
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Wednesday, November 30,2011

Time to tow away road commissions

by Kyle Melinn
She is rubbing people the wrong way with her micromanaging of personnel decisions as she tries to get more minority representation into the workforce, but Rodgers isn’t running a one-woman crusade. And change for the better doesn’t come without upsetting the applecart.
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