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Wednesday, September 7,2011

Afternoon delight

Lansing City Council to meet Thursday afternoon over some light business

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Sept. 7 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon over some minor business that includes granting nonprofit status to a local organization, settling two special assessment claims and three tributes.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Where's the Market Place?

The city and the developer of Market Place intended for construction to have started by now. What happened?

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s approaching four years since the city and developer Pat Gillespie announced plans to transplant the Lansing City Market to downtown just east of the Grand River, accompanied by a mostly residential complex of structures called Market Place.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Bridging Lansing and MSU

Will the Red Cedar Golf Course proposal be the catalyst that finally brings the Michigan State University community into the city?

by Andy Balaskovitz
It’s no secret Lansing has struggled to attract Michigan State University students into Lansing, both for leisure and employment. It’s also no secret that the city’s trying to change that.
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Wednesday, August 24,2011

Schuette: A necessary fear?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Ryan Richmond owns Relief Choices, a dispensary with three locations throughout the state (including one on Michigan Avenue in Lansing). Unlike some of his colleagues, he’s not quite as threatened by Attorney General Bill Schuette’s vigilance against the voter-approved 2008 ballot initiative.
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Friday, August 19,2011

Shaping the general election ballot

Three ballot proposals scheduled for City Council vote on Monday

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, Aug. 19 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote on three proposals Monday that could end up on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
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Wednesday, August 17,2011

City clerk: Council meets too often

City clerk says the annual number of Lansing City Council meetings is ‘excessive.’ What do Council candidates think?

by Andy Balaskovitz
While five candidates support or are open to City Clerk Chris Swope’s proposal that he says would cut costs and align Lansing with nearly every other city in the state, two are against and one is undecided because they say Council hardly accomplishes its business in 50 meetings a year.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

What now?

Will anyone take interest in five vacant acres downtown that was supposed to be a large condominium development?

by Andy Balaskovitz
But walking the perimeter of the property bordered by Butler Boulevard and Ottawa, Ionia and Sycamore streets, you’ll notice the imposing red, white and blue RE/MAX “available” signs. The whole project, dubbed “Sobi Square,” has been abandoned.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Second time around

With Council approval or not, the county drain commissioner will clean the Red Cedar River

by Andy Balaskovitz
Pat Lindemann is referring to the Bernero administration’s proposal to ask voters to sell off nearly 13 acres of the 61-acre former Red Cedar Golf Course for private development. Lindemann is in charge of the other 48 acres.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Liquor theatrics

What is the American Theatre Corp. and why did the Meridian Township Board of Trustees recommend it for a free liquor license above four local businesses?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Andrew Manuel has plans to expand and remodel his breakfast and lunch restaurant in Haslett. He wants to expand Blondie’s Barn, which he co-owns with his wife, Dawn, at 5640 Marsh Road, to offer dinner, a full-service bar and more staff. Standing in his way is a $50,000 liquor license.
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Thursday, July 28,2011

Pot for votes?

Lansing City Clerk says Lansing dispensary could have violated state election law

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, July 28 — Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said a Lansing medical marijuana dispensary may have violated the Michigan Election Law by encouraging newly registered voters how to vote in the upcoming Lansing City Council election.
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