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Wednesday, March 28,2012

Knock it off, Gannett

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Gannett, the nation’s largest newspaper corporation, apparently thinks that it has the right to move City Pulse. Gannett owns the Lansing State Journal, Detroit Free Press and USA Today. On any given day, you are likely to find one of those papers in the new spot Meijer has assigned City Pulse.
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Wednesday, March 7,2012

Meijer ontknoping

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meijer shoppers who are used to picking up City Pulse there will still find it — they will just have to look in a new place starting next week.
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Wednesday, February 29,2012

Dank u wel, Meijer

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meanwhile, Meijer also reached out to me, albeit with only a temporary solution. But, after some confusion, it’s clear to me now that Meijer is truly interested in a long-range solution that meets the needs of customers who pick up more than 3,000 City Pulses a week in the eight stores in the Greater Lansing area.
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Wednesday, February 22,2012

Vaarwel, Meijer - for now

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Meijer reached out to me late Friday to suggest the magazine rack as at least a temporary solution, but that will accommodate just a fraction of the 3,000-plus papers readers pick up in Meijer each week. Moreover, it will be far less visible and accessible.
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Wednesday, October 19,2011

A one-sided look behind the curtain

Ferguson, LCC and Oliver Towers

by BERL SCHWARTZ
One rumor was that Ferguson influenced Carol Wood, Brian Jeffries, Eric Hewitt and Derrick Quinney to cast the prevailing votes against advancing the deal to a public hearing ' a decision that sent Davenport packing after its president declared the process too political.
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Friday, August 26,2011

MSU stumbles on WKAR shakeup

This story was corrected to reflect the correct name of the chairman of the WKAR Community Advisory Board.

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Where does MSU get off not answering fair questions about WKAR’s financial situation?As City Pulse reported first on its website last week, the public television and radio station operation has laid off employees in an effort to stop its financial bleeding. We know that Rob South, a ...
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

Too many people to thank

by BERL SCHWARTZ
The first night was the worst. At 5 p.m., our production editor quit. We’d been bickering about my desire for paper proofs versus his desire to proofread the first issue of City Pulse on a computer screen. Chalk up our differences to our ages: At 30 years younger than I, he no doubt thought a computer was the way to go.
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Wednesday, March 30,2011

Phoenix Risen: A special section for a special project

by BERL SCHWARTZ
In 2007, City Pulse was about to publish a short story that the Accident Fund Insurance Co. of America was going to adapt the Ottawa Power Station to be its headquarters.
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Wednesday, March 9,2011

Where's Virg?

On his way to India on business in search of jobs for Lansing, his office says

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Mayor Virg Bernero slipped out of Lansing Tuesday for a surprise business trip to Mumbai, India, that his office announced in a press release after he had departed.Bernero is going “to meet with the leaders of a global manufacturing corporation headquartered in India,” the release said.
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Wednesday, August 18,2010

The long view

A talk with Sharon Parks on aiding low-income citizens

by BERL SCHWARTZ
Sharon Parks will retire soon as president and CEO of the Michigan League of Human Services, where she started 33 years as a policy analyst. The League is an advocacy group for low-income residents. Kyle Melinn and Berl Schwartz interviewed her last week on City Pulse’s radio show, which airs weekly at 7 p.m.
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