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Friday, June 14,2013

For training purposes

More details emerge about former Barnes & Noble site in East Lansing, to be used for training new IT employees

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, June 14 — Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use the former Barnes & Noble bookstore building in East Lansing — a prominent retail space for 40 years — as offices to train new information technology employees, sources tell City Pulse.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Pushing up daisies - and pear trees

Evergreen Cemetery fix-up takes 'Adopt a Park' to the next level

by Lawrence Cosentino
There are two kinds of people in this world. One sees a knocked-over trash barrel in the park and calls Lansing Parks Director Brett Kaschinske to complain. The other kind picks the barrel back up.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It's been a few years since the GardenHouse made its appearance on Lansing's East Side, the result of a statewide Cool Cities grant in 2008. You've probably grown accustomed to the presence of the 30-foot-by-96-foot structure when passing Hunter Park or entering its space for programs or workshops.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Food system needs more transparency

by Terry Link
Transparency declaration: I like food!! The older I get, the more time I attend to it and the more I find myself savoring good food — grown and produced with care, cooked with attention to detail, not just slopped on the plate.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Office space

Massive downtown East Lansing storefront with retail past gets renovated into offices

by Sam Inglot
For 40 years, 333 E. Grand River Ave. has been prominent retail space in downtown East Lansing. It housed a Jacobson's Department Store for 30 years and a Barnes & Noble bookstore for a decade. For the past year and a half, the massive storefront along East Lansing's downtown corridor has sat vacant on the first and basement levels. The second floor is being used for offices.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Freshmen Lansing area reps and their bills

by Walt Sorg
The state Legislature is a week or two from its summer recess, so it's time for mid-term grades. I'd give Michigan's "Mighty 148" a "D" grade based on 1) passing a budget that shortchanges virtually every vital public service; and 2) simply not getting much else done.
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Monday, June 10,2013

Two Ottawa/Butler houses come down

Property owner says houses were too far gone for preservation

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, June 10 — Two houses on the 800 block of Ottawa Street two blocks from the Capitol Building have been demolished because they would have been too expensive to preserve.
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Monday, June 10,2013

It’s a tie, again

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission vote on expanding Michigan Flyer services will be reconsidered at next meeting

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, May 29 — Due to a tie vote at its meeting tonight, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will reconsider approving a project that would expand Michigan Flyer’s bus routes at its next meeting on June 26.
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Friday, June 7,2013

Former Barnes and Noble site in East Lansing under renovation

Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use it for office space, sources say

by Sam Inglot and Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, June 7 — Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use the vacant building last used for a Barnes & Noble bookstore on Grand River Avenue in East Lansing for office space, multiple sources say.
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Thursday, June 6,2013

Pushing for judicial foreclosure

State Rep. Andy Schor introduces legislation that would put some foreclosures in court when banks have behaved badly

by Sam Inglot
Thursday, June 6 — State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, introduced legislation today that would allow people who are facing mortgage foreclosure to take their case before a judge if their lender has been shady with its practices.
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