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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Indicted

Lansing doctor Shannon Wiggins and husband indicted on several federal charges, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud and improperly distributing controlled substances

by Andy Balaskovitz
Mohamad Abduljaber allegedly had a nice little system going for a few years. Abduljaber, a city-identified “problematic slumlord” who owns nearly 40 properties in Lansing, would send his tenants to his wife, physician Shannon Wiggins, for hard prescription drugs like OxyContin and methadone.
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Wednesday, August 28,2013

Behind the speech

by Walt Sorg
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
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Monday, August 26,2013

Does Lansing’s pot legalization ballot initiative mean anything?

Lansing City Clerk confirms organizers collected enough valid signatures for a November ballot question, but says the language ‘pretty clearly does not legalize anything’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Aug. 26 — Lansing voters will decide in November whether to add language to the City Charter related to the “use, possession or transfer” of up to an ounce of marijuana for those 21 and older, Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope confirmed today.
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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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