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Thursday, February 20,2014

Apple location: Eastwood Towne Center

Building permit application shows Apple looking to open a 6,000-square-foot store in Eastwood Towne Center

by City Pulse Staff
Thursday, Feb. 20 — Apple, Inc. has applied to Lansing Township to open a store in Eastwood Towne Center.
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Thursday, February 20,2014

Breaking: Lark’s emails ‘discovered’

BWL releases emails from general manager during the storm outage it said it didn’t have

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Feb. 20 — Turns out Lansing Board of Water and Light’s general manager, J. Peter Lark, does have emails from the December power outage. Documents delivered to City Pulse from the BWL this morning show a series of emails between Lark and BWL managers and commissioners, among others.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Banns could follow the ban

LGBT community sees upcoming trial as a chance to allow marriage equality in Michigan

by Andy Balaskovitz
As recently as a year ago, if you were to project states like Michigan, Virginia and Utah with Massachusetts and California as beacons of marriage equality, you might have been considered a hopeless optimist.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

BWL Watch

County treasurer wonders how much the BWL is worth; review team not impressed with documents released; WLNS hears it over linemen salaries

by Andy Balaskovitz
Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing wonders: What’s the Board of Water and Light worth? Ever since a Lansing financial review team questioned how much the utility would bring to city coffers, it’s easy for Schertzing’s question to lead to selling the BWL to a priv...
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Renaissance fair?

Jeromes allege their plans for Red Cedar Renaissance were stolen by Ferguson and team, seek $1M in damages. Ferguson: ‘How can I steal something I’m not using?’ Bernero: ‘It’s a shame things devolved the way they did.’

by Andy Balaskovitz
The phone calls and emails stopped being returned to Leo and Chris Jerome in May 2013. The father/son team had been working for years on a grand vision to redevelop the former Red Cedar Golf Course on Lansing’s East Side. But after bringing local power-broker developer Joel Ferguson on board, the Jeromes say Ferguson and Columbus, Ohio-based developer Frank Kass stole their plans and cut them entirely out of the plan for Red Cedar Renaissance, formerly called the Capital Gateway.
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: 935 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing Owner: Financial Service Center Inc. Assessed value: $0 Architecture from the middle decades of the 20th century is enjoying a new-found appreciation. When buildings pass 50 years of age, their status grows, as they become cultural and...
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Wednesday, February 19,2014

Lark’s missing emails: Same blind approach at BWL

by Mickey Hirten
There is no reason to doubt Lansing Board of Water and Light general manager J. Peter Lark when he says he deletes emails because that’s what he does.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

When the Olympics, human rights collide

Local LGBT community reacts to the Olympic games being held in a country known for its human rights violations

by Lawrence Cosentino
Sergei Kvitko claims to be “clueless” about sports — he can’t tell the Super Bowl from the Rose Bowl — but he has good reason to follow the politics of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

Proposal surfaces to expand BWL board representation

East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett offers proposal to include East Lansing and Meridian and Delta township representation on BWL Board of Commissioners. Any changes subject to Lansing City Council, voter approval.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Feb. 12 — East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett has proposed a new structure for the Lansing Board of Water and Light Board of Commissioners that would include representatives from East Lansing and Meridian and Delta townships.
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Wednesday, February 12,2014

Goodrich’s replacement: Fresh Thyme

A Phoenix-based grocer, and Whole Foods competitor, has signed a lease to replace Goodrich’s Shop-Rite in Trowbridge Plaza

by Andy Balaskovitz
A fledgling Phoenix, Ariz.-based grocer with ties to Meijer Inc. will replace Goodrich’s Shop-Rite in East Lansing’s Trowbridge Plaza, an official with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market has confirmed.
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