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Monday, December 20,2010

Kids in the Hall

The city has a $15 million hole to fill

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Dec. 20 — Finance Director Jerry Ambrose said today that the city will have to make up a projected $15 million budget gap in the next fiscal year’s budget.
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Friday, December 17,2010

Make-up date

Recognizing “green” infrastructure, setting public hearings and a finance update on the Lansing City Council’s Monday afternoon agenda

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Dec. 17 — The Lansing City Council will hold a make-up meeting Monday afternoon at 1:30 to meet the minimum amount of required meetings in a year.
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Thursday, December 16,2010

Eyesore of the week

312 Mifflin Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Living small and reducing your home’s footprint is the best way to live large, environmentally speaking. Join the movement that thousands have embraced and live in a structure less than 800 square feet. You can buy house plans and build your own or get a prefabricated one.
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Thursday, December 16,2010

In search of Kathleen Andel

The mother of a City Pulse contributor is missing; last seen in Fowlerville Dec. 9

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Dec. 16 — The search is still on for a 58-year-old Fraser woman who was last seen in Fowlerville on Dec. 9. Two formal searches have been conducted, turning up no results, Fowlerville Police Chief Thomas Couling said.
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

Martinez highlights rumored names for Council

by Kyle Melinn
The big name is that of former state Rep. Lynne Martinez, who ran for mayor a few years back. Martinez was the state’s Children’s Ombudsman for a spell before becoming the executive director of the Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, a post she left last year.
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

Feedback

by Readers
Attendance and elections Obviously, Ms. Yorko believes she knows what’s best for Lansing, and that things around here are fine ("Yorko’s absences making her a political target?" 12/8/10). How else could you explain her 50% attendance at our City Council Meetings and continually voting against public hearings??? Apparently she thinks she was elected to collect a paycheck rather than actually listening to and representing the people of the 4th Ward.— Karen Carter
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

A new Frandor?

Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann has big plans to manage Frandor’s storm-water runoff — but what is standing in his way?

by Andy Balaskovitz
On a cold, windy Wednesday night in November, Ingham County Drain Commissioner Pat Lindemann offered the first public glimpse into his vision for the Frandor Shopping Center at Emil’s restaurant on Michigan Avenue.
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

The rush

A look at the 46 new medical marijuana businesses that established themselves with the city to avoid being blocked by a moratorium

by Andy Balaskovitz
Robert Ortega, who leases business space at 509 E. Grand River Ave. in Old Town, was surprised to find out a medical marijuana business is listed at his property. “Mr. Nice Guy” claims to operate out of the space shared by lawyers across the street from the old Temple Club.
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

DWB 'unfounded'

The Michigan State Police calls three Lansing City Council members’ ‘driving while black’ allegations ‘unfounded’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lt. Gene Kapp, who heard the Council members’ testimony and was interviewed in the Aug. 11 City Pulse story, also would not comment because he has since been relocated to the Michigan Intelligence Operation Center in Lansing. He was the commanding officer of Brighton Post No. 12.
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Wednesday, December 15,2010

New owners, less clothes

Bar food, bikinis, private dances to rejuvenate the old Green House Bar

by Andy Balaskovitz
Owner Christopher Petrick is out of the country until mid-January, but his father, Steve Petrick, spoke on his behalf at a Dec. 6 General Services Committee to explain the operation to three Lansing City Council members and Assistant City Attorney Billie Jo O’Berry.
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