Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home » Articles »   By Andy Balaskovitz
 
 
Monday, February 4,2013

A regular passes

The Legacy of John Pollard

by Andy Balaskovitz
This ain't no shell game. I'm no spin doctor selling you snake oil. Friday marked the end of an era in the Lansing City Council chambers. The smoothest, straightest talking — and most fact-based, at least in recent years — Council regular, John Pollard, passed away at his home on Friday. The cause of death for the inveterate smoker was small-cell lung cancer. He was 65.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 23,2013

The good, the bad, the up and coming

by Andy Balaskovitz
It's 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon in REO Town, and it looks more like 1923 than 2013. Dozens of construction workers in fluorescent green jackets are heading toward their cars, filtering out from a massive, $182 million construction project that towers over the neighborhood. The workday is over.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 16,2013

Eyes in the sky

Inconclusive data still pits Lansing police against civil liberties advocates over surveillance cameras after first homicide of the year

by Andy Balaskovitz
Lansing's first homicide of 2013 in plain view of one of the city's surveillance cameras has renewed criticism of their effectiveness. These types of crimes aren't supposed to happen in front of these cameras, opponents say.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 16,2013

On the college media

Declining advertising, circulation leading to 'great upheaval' in college newspaper publishing. How is The State News faring?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Twenty years ago, the letterhead on the stationery of The State News said it had a circulation of 38,000. Today, the campus newspaper at Michigan State University publishes 18,500 copies.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 16,2013

Cristo merger

Petition signatures are piling up against merging Cristo Rey Community Center and St. Vincent Catholic Charities

by Andy Balaskovitz
Opponents of a proposal to merge Cristo Rey Community Center with St. Vincent Catholic Charities say they've collected about 300 petition signatures against the idea in the past month.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 9,2013

The Wood files

After being elected president of the Lansing City Council, is Carol Wood content as a City Council member?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Carol Wood moved two seats to her left on the City Council dais after being elected president last week by her colleagues. But she's still keeping an eye on another seat, one that's a floor below her Council office: the Mayor's Office.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 9,2013

Pay up

Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's state rep campaign owes the state for not filing finance report

by Andy Balaskovitz
The state has fined Lansing City Councilwoman A'Lynne Robinson's campaign committee $1,000 for not filing a finance report after she was defeated in the August Democratic primary for state representative in the 68th district.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 9,2013

Bank on it

Newly elected treasurer wants to form a land bank in Eaton County

by Andy Balaskovitz
Bob Robinson has a plan for the rising number of tax-foreclosed properties in Eaton County. Robinson, the newly elected Democratic treasurer there, is looking to do what Ingham and 32 other Michigan counties do to help manage property blight: set up a county land bank.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, January 2,2013

Clarified and complicated

Advocates say the new bill package affecting medical marijuana patients approved during lame duck is mostly negative or innocuous

by Andy Balaskovitz
Last month's legislative lame-duck session changed Michigan law on a variety of fronts — the most headline-worthy being right wing power grabs (see: right to work; emergency managers; abortion rights).
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, December 26,2012

And we're off

Who's in to challenge Lansing City Council incumbents in 2013? And who will preside over the Council next year?

by Andy Balaskovitz
The three Lansing City Council members seen as reliable support for Mayor Virg Bernero all have at least preliminary opposition to their re-election bids in 2013. Defeats could further endanger Bernero’s agenda.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
: Please Configure.
 
Search Archive
Search Archive:
 
 

© 2014 City Pulse

City Pulse. 2001 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48912.
Phone: (517)371-5600. Fax: (517) 999-6066.
E-mail: publisher@lansingcitypulse.com

 
Close