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Monday, March 18,2013

New boundaries

About 2,000 Lansing residents will reside in a new ward under Election Commission’s plan

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, May 20 — The Lansing Election Commission voted unanimously today on a plan to redraw a portion of Second, Third and Fourth Ward boundaries that will change ward-of-residence for about 2,000 Lansing residents.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Incentives for Walker Building

Lansing City Council scheduled to vote tonight on incentives for developing the Walker Building in Old Town. Waverly and Red Cedar plans also on the agenda.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, May 23 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on approving tax incentives for a developer interested in rehabilitating an Old Town eyesore.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Proposed golf course plans go down. ‘Are we just going to leave Frandor standing out there naked?”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, May 24 — Council members want more details. The city says they don’t exist.That sums up why three Lansing City Council members blocked two proposals set forth by the Bernero administration that would have asked voters permission to sell city parkland. The City Charter ...
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Monday, March 18,2013

Update: Breaking ground

Permits, bond ratings and a final design are in place as the Lansing Board of Water & Light breaks ground on its $182 million REO Town cogeneration project

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, May 25 — “This is our defining moment!” Lansing Board of Water & Light General Manager J. Peter Lark proclaimed this morning at the groundbreaking ceremony for BWL’s new cogeneration plant in REO Town attended by Gov. Rick Snyder.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

How much did the city spend on snow and ice removal?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, June 2 — The Lansing City Council was notified today that the city spent $21,337.48 on removing snow and ice from properties as part of its snow removal ordinance that was adopted in September.
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Monday, March 18,2013

EPA head coming to Lansing

To announce grants to help clean up contaminated properties

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, June 3 — The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will use the City Market on Monday as the setting to announce a series of nationwide grants to clean contaminated properties and spur economic development.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

Bon voyage, Mr. Jemerson

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, June 7 — The Lansing City Council declared June 6 “Murdock Jemerson Day” at its meeting Monday, recognizing the outgoing parks director.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Dispensary regulation

A medical marijuana dispensary regulation ordinance to be introduced Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, June 10 — The Public Safety Committee is scheduled to introduce a medical marijuana dispensary regulation ordinance at Monday’s Lansing City Council meeting that would ban dispensaries from opening downtown but would allow new ones on Michigan Avenue east of Larch Street.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Kids in the Hall

A budget shortfall surfaces, Bernero talks medical marijuana, and brownfield and neighborhood incentives are approved

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, June 14 — Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero told the City Council on Monday that the city needs to tap $1 million in reserves to cover an unanticipated shortfall in the current budget.
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Monday, March 18,2013

Unveiling a filling station

The historic filling station in Old Town is poised to reopen as a coffee and sandwich shop

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, June 15 — From eyesore to eye candy in two years, the renovation of the historic filling station at the corner of Grand River and Capitol avenues in Old Town is on the verge of completion.
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