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Wednesday, July 22,2015

Stay loose on BWL

The sale question is premature

by BERL SCHWARTZ
    The war over whether to sell the Lansing Board of Water & Light has already claimed its first victim. Commissioner Anthony McCloud’s reappointment stalled before the City Council and ultimately was withdrawn in frustration by Mayor Virg Bernero. The adminis...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

Former state rep targeted

Feds raid DeWeese’s medical practice

by BERL SCHWARTZ
A drug addiction and pain treatment center owned and operated by former state Rep. Paul DeWeese was raided last month by a multi-jurisdictional task force led by the FBI June 21. Opioid Recovery Center/Lansing Pain Management Institute, operated by DeWeese, a former Republican state le...
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Wednesday, June 3,2015

Impression 5 plans $450,000 Water Room exhibit

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Impression 5 Science Center is planning a new $450,000 exhibit: a two-story permanent “water park” that will combine play with education. The project has received a $250,000 commitment from the Rotary Club of Lansing to mark the club’s 100th anniversary, which is next year.
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Wednesday, May 27,2015

Bernero: Time to look at BWL sale

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero’s adamant opposition to even considering the sale of the Board of Water & Light has softened to the point that he is calling on his Financial Health Team to study the potential mplications of such a sale. “It’s time to look at it,” Bernero told City Pulse.
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Wednesday, August 27,2014

Bully politics

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Mary Edgar of Okemos is a quiet, grey-haired senior citizen, hardly the type you would expect to confront the angriest mayor in America, Virg Bernero. But that she did on Primary Election Day, when as precinct cochairwoman she told him he was campaigning illegally close to the polling place at Okemos Public Montessori- Central.
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Wednesday, August 6,2014

Belinda Thurston joins City Pulse as editor

by BERL SCHWARTZ
By happy coincidence, our cover this week features a photo (of model Nkiru Nnawulezi) from a joint project between photographer Jena McShane and the Just B yoga studio in REO Town). It and other photos in an exhibit called Lansing Loves Yoga were displayed at the City Market last Christmas.
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Wednesday, July 16,2014

Missing Goodrich’s

by BERL SCHWARTZ
I should probably be glad to see Goodrich’s ShopRite go. It’s been too convenient — especially on my way to home or office after a gym visit. I think there must be something akin to the Freshmen 15 when it comes to this store.
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Wednesday, July 9,2014

Eyesore of the week

Over the years of publishing “Eye Sore of the Week,’’ we’ve received a few complaints from owners, usually in the category of sour grapes. Most just ignore us.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
A handful fix up their places, which are reborn in “Eye Candy of the Week.” The Eye Sore on June 18 was different: a burnedout house at 1508 E. Kalamazoo St. in Lansing. We, myself included since I proofread the page the story was on, should have handled it differently and will in the future.
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Thursday, January 2,2014

About this issue

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Believe me when I tell you we had entirely something else planned for this week’s paper. I don’t want to spoil the surprise (since we will bring it to you soon), but let me just say it was the very opposite of what is perhaps the most serious issue we have ever produced.
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Saturday, July 20,2013

Remembering Helen

The passing of legendary Helen Thomas stirs memories

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Saturday, July 20 — I was Helen Thomas’ boss. Not for long, but long enough to create some wonderful memories.
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