Property: 325 Lathrop St. Owner: Virgil Rowe Assessed value: $36,400 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Aluminum siding ' the precursor of vinyl siding ' was the spark that ignited what has become a serious preservation issue.
The school year is over, but with contract negotiations under way amid talk of salary and benefit cuts, Lansing teachers aren’t exactly unwinding. This spring, 150 of the Lansing School District’s 965 teachers got layoff notices. The teachers’ union expects about 90 of those to be actually laid off.
I visited Your Healthy Choice Clinic on Michigan Avenue across from Clara’s Restaurant late on a recent Friday morning. Your Healthy Choice has been open since 2009 and was one of the first dispensaries in Lansing to offer physician certification services as well as Michigan Medical Marihuana Program consultation to patients and caregivers.
In 2002, Lansing and Boise, Idaho, were guinea pig markets for media giant Gannett’s plans to launch weekly tabloids ' which the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies dubbed “faux alt-weekly” publications ' that targeted a young and hip news consumer.
With less than a week to go until the Lansing City Council votes on regulating medical marijuana dispensaries, opposition to the proposed ordinance is getting a boost from the well known Lansing-based public relations firm Truscott Rossman.
That question has surfaced over proposed legislation in the state Senate that would require the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, which processes medical marijuana program applications, to give the Michigan State Police the names and addresses of registered patients and caregivers.
So while map-drawing should be about keeping common areas of interest together and breaking up as few political boundaries as possible in the name of sensible representation for the people, redistricting becomes about keeping incumbent officeholders happy first and everything else second.
Property: Soup to Nutz Bistro courtyard, 121 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing Owner: Soup to Nutz Assessed value: $5,000 Outdoor spaces, especially in urban settings, function best and are most loved when articulated as a room with defined sides. Soup to Nutz Bistro’s secluded courtyard is a perfect example.
“Sometimes those projections are right on the mark, sometimes they come in above or below (what we anticipated),” Bernero said to the Council. “The FY11 budget will come up short by as much as $1 million. To remedy this shortfall, I am required to use the Budget Stabilization Fund.