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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Get on my lawn!

Front-yard gardeners kill the turf and woo the world with food and flowers

by Lawrence Cosentino
Everybody wants to brag about his garden, right? Maybe get it into the newspaper? "I'm not interested," an 80-ish woman in her bathrobe said curtly at the curb. "Not interested."
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Pot petition

Bernero "inclined" to support City Charter amendment to legalize less than an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing. Legal questions abound.

by Andy Balaskovitz
Should it be legal to possess up to an ounce of marijuana on private property in Lansing if you're over 21? City voters may get a chance to answer that question at the polls in November.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Market Place taking too long

Gillespie is in violation of development agreement, city exploring “legal remedies”

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, May 1 — Local developer Pat Gillespie is in violation of a development agreement for his downtown Market Place project, the head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership said today. The city is looking at its legal options for moving forward.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

The cleanup crew

River conservation program still going strong after two decades

by Sam Inglot
Booze bottles, syringes, old cars — just a sampling of what's been pulled out of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers since the Adopt A River campaign debuted 20 years ago.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Computergate codified

City Council adopts computer usage policy city attorney says is unenforceable

by Sam Inglot
A new internal policy requiring City Council members to sign out their computers to take home and that restricts the use of social media websites is unenforceable, the city attorney says.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

‘Protection Notice’

Faith community challenges U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, Congress to fix immigration policies

by Sam Inglot
Wednesday, May 1 — Members of the faith community today delivered a “Protection Notice” to U.S. Rep Mike Rogers, R-Brighton, which called for “comprehensive immigration reform.”
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Medicaid face-palm

by Walt Sorg
There's a reason we have clichés. Quite often, they reflect reality. "Cutting off your nose to spite your face." That is an apt description of the state Legislature as it ponders whether Michigan should be a part of the federal expansion of Medicaid.
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Wednesday, May 1,2013

Eye sore of the week

by Dylan Sowle
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: This structure, indicative of so many in the Lansing area, is vacant and nearly windowless. Ribbon windows on the south and east sides have been filled in with masonry block, closing it off from the street — unapproachable to the point of irrelevance.
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Tuesday, April 30,2013

Kids in the Hall

Budget hearings round 5: Several budgets and Computergate rekindled

by Sam Inglot
Tuesday, April 30 — Although there were some budget discussions, Monday night’s Lansing City Council meeting was highlighted by a “Computergate”-inspired policy that was approved — but which is also totally unenforceable, according to the city attorney.
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Monday, April 29,2013

Major investment announcement coming

Governor, Mayor Virg Bernero set to join Jackson National Life Insurance president and CEO to make “major corporate investment” announcement

by City Pulse Staff
Monday, April 29 — Gov. Rick Snyder and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero are scheduled to make a “major corporate investment” announcement at Jackson National Life Insurance Co. Tuesday morning, according to a media advisory issued today.
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