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Wednesday, November 3,2010

A GOP frenzy

Republicans celebrate a wave of victories

by Andy Balaskovitz
DETROIT — Well, there you have it. The Republican Party has a lot to cheer about.The GOP snagged the governorship, the offices of attorney general and secretary of state and two state Supreme Court seats easily before 10 p.m.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Bullied out of the zoo?

Controversy surrounds the firing of the former Potter Park Zoological Society director

by Andy Balaskovitz
Diane McNeil, who was fired in March after 25 years at the Zoological Society, refused to disclose financial records of the society ' a private nonprofit in charge of fund-raising and education at the zoo ' without first checking with the society board of directors, her husband, Tom McNeil, says.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

East side upgrades

Unique partnership hopes to educate eastside residents on efficient and affordable home renovations

by Andy Balaskovitz
The homes across from each other at 1501 and 1512 E. Kalamazoo St. will be hands-on models for home restoration. About 40 students in LCC’s Environment, Design and Building Technologies Department will remodel the two homes over the course of three years, educating interested residents on their energy efficient and cost effective renovations.
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Wednesday, November 3,2010

Project SALUTE

Vets get legal help from U of D Mercy Law School

by Meghan Spork
On the morning of Election Day, a mobile law office sat outside the Volunteers of America building in downtown Lansing, providing legal advice for the area’s veterans.
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Tuesday, November 2,2010

Kids in the Hall

Snow removal standards, a closed session and the unveiling of a (planned) consolidated service garage

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Nov. 2 — There was no scheduled legislative business during Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting, but that just meant all the action happened immediately after during Committee of the Whole.Second Ward Councilwoman Tina Houghton kicked things off with a motion, which was approved 7-0 (with Vice President Kathie Dunbar absent) to go into a closed session in order to discuss the Market Place project. Finance Director Jerry Ambrose and City Attorney Brig Smith joined them.
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Monday, November 1,2010

Defining the snow

Tonight’s Committee of the Whole will discuss the administration’s formal snow removal standards

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Nov. 1 — The city of Lansing has come up with a set of standards that clarify city residents’ snow clearing responsibilities in light of the new snow and ice removal ordinance. However, the new standards leave out minimum snow depths for action and make residents clean up after snowplows.
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Friday, October 29,2010

Funding for the farm

The Urbandale Farm Project gets federal money to expand on the east side

by Chris Galford
Friday, Oct. 29 — A $90,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is helping Lansing get back to its roots.
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Thursday, October 28,2010

Endorsements

by City Pulse
We said enough to Republicans who take treasure chests of campaign dollars from insurance companies, "big oil," pharmaceutical companies and Wall Street executives for policies that make them rich at the expense of our right to court, our jobs and our environment.
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Thursday, October 28,2010

‘Your rights: From hate crimes to marriage equality’

Forum at Cooley gives a rundown of legal protections for the LGBT community

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Oct. 28 — One year after President Barack Obama signed a bill extending hate crime protection based on gender, sexual orientation and gender identity, two legal experts explain LGBT rights, why Michigan is one of the least progressive states to offer these protections and why this year’s Supreme Court race matters.
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Wednesday, October 27,2010

Halloween Fest

Third Annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square is today

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Oct. 27 — If you play your cards right, you could probably collect Halloween loot daily for the rest of the week. You can start today in downtown Lansing when the downtown association hosts its third annual Trick-or-Treat on the Square. The free event is 5 to 7:30 p.m. on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Washington.
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