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Monday, August 26,2013

Kids in the Hall

After taking two weeks to address residents’ concerns, the Council moves forward with South Lansing Pathway project

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 26 — After tabling a resolution to accept federal grant money for a proposed 3.5-mile paved path across south Lansing by Jolly Road, the Lansing City Council unanimously agreed tonight to move forward with the South Lansing Pathway project.
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Friday, August 23,2013

Concrete upgrades

$2M redevelopment project announced at concrete plant site just north of Old Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Aug. 23 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero was on Lansing’s north side for the second time in three days to announce another multi-million-dollar redevelopment project.
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Thursday, August 22,2013

EYESORE OF THE WEEK

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It’s no secret: This property is just one of the many empty retail spaces in the area. Why all the emptiness? Simple. There is more retail space than the community can support.
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Thursday, August 22,2013

527 contributions

Local developers pad Mayor Bernero’s 527 account

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, Aug. 22 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero received nearly $14,000 between Jan. 1 and June 30 this year for his city administrative, or “527,” account. Almost half of that came from local developers or development firms, according to the latest IRS filing.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Taking a bite out of blight

North Washington Avenue building to be renovated into mixed use as Old Town creeps outward

by Lawrence Cosentino
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Slowly but surely, Old Town is engulfing its environs like a giant amoeba with seven hair salons. By this time next year, another chunk of neighboring blight will get the now-familiar mixed-use rehab treatment.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Advent House ‘running on fumes’

Fundraising campaign seeks to keep Advent House Ministries alive during era of sequestration

by City Pulse Staff
Wednesday, Aug. 21 — Facing up to a $30,000 loss in grant funding as a result of federal sequestration, Advent House Ministries is turning to public support to help fill the gap.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

A place to call home

Haven House celebrates 30 years of helping Lansing’s homeless

by Kali Jo Wolkow
It’s a warm summer afternoon and all is quiet at Haven House. The rush to get in the doors has subsided at the East Lansing homeless shelter for one- and two-parent families. All vacancies have been filled and residents are out on their daily search for houses.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Register here

As a symbolic nod to marriage equality, East Lansing City Council considers a domestic partner registry

by Andy Balaskovitz
East Lansing could soon become the second city in the state to create a domestic partner registry, a largely symbolic way of recognizing those who legally cannot, such as same-sex partners, or choose not to.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Dis-Mayes

Longtime State Journal columnist John Schneider reacts to the departure of his successor, Mark Mayes, and the end of greater Lansing’s daily column

by Andy Balaskovitz
When former Lansing State Journal columnist John Schneider left the paper after 24 years in April 2012, his editor and publisher were “totally committed,” he said he was told, to carrying on the daily dose of human interest his column provided.
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Wednesday, August 21,2013

Whole Foods and conscientious consumption

by Terry Link
The recent announcement that our community will have a new Whole Foods store has many excited. But I’m wondering whether this development — offering 100 new jobs that typically pay above minimum wage, as well as new brands and selections of prepared foods from which to choose — will be completely beneficial.
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