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Wednesday, November 17,2010

An 'institution' moves on

Perrelli's Barber and Style Shop closes after 54 years downtown

by Andy Balaskovitz
Most people know Alfredo “Fred” Perrelli as an ambassador to his community. He’s the guy who could talk straight with governors and attorneys general, serve charity meals to the needy and whip somebody good on the golf course..
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Heightened protection

A retired Lansing Police Department detective turns entrepreneur with new upper body shields for officers

by Andy Balaskovitz
Uniformed patrol officers can unexpectedly find themselves in the most dangerous of situations yet have no bodily protection beyond a bulletproof vest.
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Wednesday, November 17,2010

Held up

The owner of a local medical marijuana dispensary responds to being robbed at gunpoint Saturday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Nov. 17 — The owner of Turtle’s medical marijuana dispensary, 2121 E. Michigan Ave., said the store “didn’t skip a beat” after being robbed at gunpoint by three men Saturday night.
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Monday, November 15,2010

Colonial Village leader

A local neighborhood association leader to be recognized; Committee of the Whole to talk snow removal standards, consolidated service garage

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 15 — The only scheduled business for tonight’s Lansing City Council meeting is a resolution recognizing Anita Beavers for her 10 years of service on the Colonial Village Neighborhood Association board.
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Thursday, November 11,2010

Eye candy! Of the week

7051 W. Eaton Highway

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
With housing values unlikely to increase in the near term, why not invest in energy-saving measures that not only reduce your energy bills but also make you money? Lansing resident Pat Ballentine has provided us with an inspiring example of how sustainable design can be a wise investment for your pocket book and the environment.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

Feedback

by Readers
An accurate statement is that during my 9-day hospitalization at Sparrow Hospital, the multi-disciplinary team working on my case conducted extensive testing and numerous medical procedures to diagnose the cause of my symptoms.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

Winds of change

The future of wind energy in Michigan looks good — but what’s standing in its way?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Nov. 5 — Michigan is poised to be a top-tier wind energy producer in the United States. But standing in its way is a “vocal minority” who are concerned about how commercial wind farms look, sound and affect wildlife.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

'Safe harbor'

Lansing is working to regulate medical marijuana businesses amid dispensary crackdowns in southeast Michigan

by Andy Balaskovitz
On Aug. 25, the Oakland County drug enforcement team raided Clinical Relief in Ferndale. Nine people were arrested and await a potential trial on felony drug manufacturing charges. An undercover officer used a fake medical marijuana card to make purchases at Clinical Relief.
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Wednesday, November 10,2010

Organizing for equal treatment

MI-GOAL advocates for equal treatment of LGBT public safety and criminal justice professionals

by Brian Bienkowski
In 1991, Bouck, a gay man, was harassed and shunned after coworkers at the Michigan Department of Corrections found out about his sexual orientation. Though it was an “agonizing and debilitating experience,” Bouck knew he had to face the problem alone.
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Friday, November 5,2010

Eyesore of the week

1542 N. High St., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Address: 1542 N. High St., Lansing Owner: Wanda Lester Assessed value: $28,300 Owner says: Could not be reached for comment Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: A damaged roof detracts from the beauty of this craftsman style house.
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