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Wednesday, December 18,2013

The list is in

This year’s top 10 tax delinquents

by City Pulse Staff
“Unfortunately,” says Ingham County Treasurer Eric Schertzing, the number of foreclosures isn’t improving in greater Lansing. “The level of foreclosure activity looks to stay quite elevated for at least the third year running.”
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Keeping Village Summit open

Anonymous donor pledges major contribution to keep community center open, but more fundraising is needed

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Dec. 18 — Village Summit, a community center located just east of Lansing’s Moores Park Neighborhood, has launched a fundraising project to keep its doors open. The effort received help today from an anonymous donor, who pledged up to half of the fundraising goal.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Now what?

Five questions to consider as a new developer is brought on for the Red Cedar Golf Course redevelopment

by Andy Balaskovitz
Local officials announced last week they had gone to the bullpen to bring in a new player to help redevelop a 61-acre former golf course on Lansing’s east side, replacing one of the original developers for reasons not immediately apparent.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Guest column: Congress still isn’t being responsible

Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton says that despite Congress’ efforts to break gridlock, the list of what it hasn’t done is “sobering”

by Lee H. Hamilton
Wednesday, Dec. 18 — Congress is winding down its historically unproductive session with a small flurry of activity. It’s a welcome change, but so long overdue that it can’t possibly make up for what should have been accomplished on Capitol Hill this year.
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Wednesday, December 18,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
Property: Horticultural Laboratory Building (Eustace-Cole Hall), 468 E. Circle Drive, East Lansing Owner: Michigan State University A short walk along MSU’s West Circle Drive rewards admirers of traditional architecture. There, a string of buildings referred to as Laboratory R...
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Thursday, December 12,2013

Team Red Cedar

Development heavyweights taking reins of Red Cedar Golf Course project

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Dec. 12 — Lansing developer Joel Ferguson announced a partnership today with an Ohio-based firm to transform the former Red Cedar Golf Course on Lansing’s east side into a mixed-use and recreational hub bridging the city and Michigan State University.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

On stands today: Happy birthday, Jim Harrison

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Dec. 11 — Prolific author and Michigan native Jim Harrison talks with City Pulse's Bill Castanier in the lead up to Harrison's 76th birthday party in Arizona. Harrison and friends discuss the author's ability to produce well-received books after nearly 50 years.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Whole Foods plans approved

Meridian Township Board of Trustees unanimously approves plans for Whole Foods store to open in 2015

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Dec. 11 — The Meridian Township Board of Trustees has approved plans by Texas-based high-end grocer Whole Foods to open its first location in greater Lansing in 2015.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Convent coming down

Some Moores Park residents saddened by St. Casimir’s plans to demolish its 85-year-old convent. Also, saving what’s left in three LCC houses downtown.

by Andy Balaskovitz
St. Casimir Parish Community is set to demolish an 85-year-old convent at the church’s Moores Park Neighborhood campus. To the disappointment of some neighbors who want to see it preserved, the building is beyond repair, a church official said last week.
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Wednesday, December 11,2013

Eye Candy of the Week

by Daniel Bollman, AIA
With the filing of an application to demolish this striking building, little time remains to enjoy it before it is razed. The house was constructed in 1928 as a convent for St. Casimir’s Catholic Church. Located in the Moore’s Park Neighborhood of Lansing, the building sits immediately south of the church’s main campus on Sparrow Avenue.
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