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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Eyesore of the week

1407 Pontiac St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
There is no denying that the public view of a building is important. It’s the reason that the greatest amount of aesthetic and monetary effort is put into the facade. But buildings visible from two streets ' like 1407 Pontiac St.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Incentives cut short

A tiny building shall lead the way — if the governor gets his way. Snyder’s proposal to reduce development tax incentives by more than $160 million derails plans for Old Town’s Comfort Station — and that’s just the first stop

by Andy Balaskovitz
The city has agreed to sell the Comfort Station, 313 E. Grand River Ave., to the Michigan Historic Preservation Network for $60,000, but the development agreement hinged on obtaining historic and brownfield tax credits from the state.
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Wednesday, April 13,2011

Cars on the tracks

Controversy brews over reopening train track that runs through Old Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
Mark Dobronski, president of the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road Co., which owns the stretch of track that passes through the heart of Old Town, said residents have complained about receiving tickets from his company for parking their cars on or near the track.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

The party's over

Sifting through the scraps of a celebration on Grand Avenue

by Lawrence Cosentino
At 8 a.m. on a recent Saturday, a tall man in an orange vest walked in front of the new headquarters of the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America, picking up bits of trash.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Second casino plan targets Lansing

by Kyle Melinn
Michigan is Yours! is the moniker being used by developer Tony Gray and Chief David Tomby, who tried four years ago to build a casino on top of Cobo Hall ' something he called the Xanadu Plan. Detroit radio host John Mason and music artist Morris Day also have signed on to this effort to collect 400,000 signatures by Oct.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Great Lakes Superior

5812-D S. Cedar St., Lansing. Hours: M-Sat 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (517) 580-4461

by City Pulse
This small, white building is unmistakable to southbound travelers on Cedar Street with its giant red cross and cannabis leaf painted on the side. Upon entering through a screen door, there were two counters and a small waiting area with magazines and a television.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Feedback

On the Snyder budget

by Readers
The Governor’s call for everyone to share in the burden of recovery for Michigan may sound fair, but a sense of injustice rises when people who have played no part in the general economic decline face economic losses for which they’re not at fault.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Eye candy! of the week

Property: Former Lansing Board of Water and Light substation, Valley Court Park, East Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
In the 19th century, it was common practice to move a building ' sometimes more than once ' from one place to another. It was ordinary to see a building sliced in parts and moved piece by piece to a new site. Although less common in the latter half of the 20th century, it’s still used today for saving buildings of historic significance.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

First Ward race thickens

Martinez commits to the First Ward, a fifth candidate jumps in, and who will get labor support?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Former State Rep. Lynne Martinez has settled on running for Lansing City Council in the First Ward instead of At-Large, where she would have faced two incumbents with strong labor support.
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Wednesday, April 6,2011

Sidewalk correspondence

A Lansing Township official takes a letter from Lansing over a proposed joint sidewalk project as “bullying.” The city says it wasn’t meant that way

by Andy Balaskovitz
A letter the Bernero administration said was meant to help move along the proposed Waverly Road sidewalk project has drawn the ire of one Lansing Township official.
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