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Wednesday, December 22,2010

Up to code?

One Lansing resident’s struggle to keep his house from being demolished; he wins a round in court

by Andy Balaskovitz
When Dave Glenn bought the small, one-story home at 4613 Donald St. in the Old Everett Neighborhood in south Lansing 20 years ago, the house was nothing but an eyesore. He had “big plans” for a two-stall garage and a two-story addition that could hold his girlfriend’s art studio.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

For the people, by the people

New and improved programming for Lansing’s public access cable TV channel 16 takes shape; programming due back by March

by Andy Balaskovitz
The past 10 years of public access television in Lansing have included obscure shows about Batman, neo-Nazi rallies, diatribes against the City Council. More recently, mind-numbing scrolls of community event announcements have been largely the only programming.
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Wednesday, December 22,2010

The tracks come alive

Train tracks through Old Town to be activated for transporting recycled materials

by Andy Balaskovitz
The tracks, which run north and south through Old Town near the Chrome Cat, will support a three-car train transferring recycled material to processors throughout Michigan and the U.S., Bass said. The cars will run at about 2 miles per hour as they connect to the main railroad line four blocks north.
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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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