Header-lansing_1.jpg
 
Home » Articles »   By Andy Balaskovitz
 
 
Wednesday, April 13,2011

Cars on the tracks

Controversy brews over reopening train track that runs through Old Town

by Andy Balaskovitz
Mark Dobronski, president of the Adrian and Blissfield Rail Road Co., which owns the stretch of track that passes through the heart of Old Town, said residents have complained about receiving tickets from his company for parking their cars on or near the track.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 6,2011

First Ward race thickens

Martinez commits to the First Ward, a fifth candidate jumps in, and who will get labor support?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Former State Rep. Lynne Martinez has settled on running for Lansing City Council in the First Ward instead of At-Large, where she would have faced two incumbents with strong labor support.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 6,2011

Sidewalk correspondence

A Lansing Township official takes a letter from Lansing over a proposed joint sidewalk project as “bullying.” The city says it wasn’t meant that way

by Andy Balaskovitz
A letter the Bernero administration said was meant to help move along the proposed Waverly Road sidewalk project has drawn the ire of one Lansing Township official.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, April 6,2011

The ins and outs of EMS

Poking the sacred cow of public versus private emergency medical services

by Andy Balaskovitz
hat started out as a simple question ' how can deficit-ridden Lansing save $1 million in its emergency medical service, or EMS, budget? ' turned into an inquiry so fraught with political and economic feuds, that one private ambulance company told me I was “poking the sacred cow” that is ambulance service.
Read more   Read it in print
Friday, April 1,2011

Groesbeck is burning

Well, just the unwanted, non-native, invasive plants

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, March 31 — In effort to restore native plant vegetation and the ecological health of local ponds, the Ingham County drain commissioner set a portion of Groesbeck Golf Course and nearby wetlands ablaze today.
Read more
Wednesday, March 30,2011

Dispensary discrepancy

Questions arise over the operation of four medical marijuana dispensaries in Lansing

by Andy Balaskovitz
One medical marijuana dispensary in Lansing appears to be operating without the city’s approval, and three more may be in trouble if the City Council adopts a revised moratorium ordinance.S S Collectives, 1242 E. Grand River Ave., has been open for nearly two months, according to a manager, but evidently never registered with the city.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, March 24,2011

Eye candy! of the week

by Andy Balaskovitz
Dale Schrader “got a kick” out of reading City Pulse’s “Eyesore of the Week” in the May 27, 2009, issue. That’s because two properties he bought ' 125 and 127 W. Grand River Ave. in Old Town ' were described by a neighbor as a “breeding ground for prostitution and drug dealing.
Read more   Read it in print
Thursday, March 24,2011

A pool dilemma

What is the fate of Lansing Community College’s swimming pool?

by Andy Balaskovitz
LCC administrators figure it will cost between $4.3 million and $4.6 million to renovate the facility and bring it up to code, including satisfying the Americans with Disabilities Act and air quality standards. Those figures are based on the work of pool consultants, engineers and architects.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, March 23,2011

EMS in the red

The city of Lansing loses $1 million a year in its emergency medical service operations. But the question isn’t so much how the city will fix it, but if.

by Andy Balaskovitz
The city of Lansing loses $1 million a year in its emergency medical service operations. But the question isn’t so much how the city will fix it, but if.
Read more   Read it in print
Wednesday, March 16,2011

A 1st glance

A survey of First Ward residents as four City Council candidates’ names are floated in this year’s race

by Andy Balaskovitz
Medical marijuana dispensaries and the “Mary Jane Mile.” Redeveloping REO Town. What to do with Groesbeck Golf Course?These are just a few of the issues brewing in Lansing’s First Ward, which broadly makes up the northeast quadrant of the city, from the Grand River to the west to about U.S. 127 to the east.
Read more   Read it in print
 
 
 
 
 
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