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Wednesday, November 16,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Property: 1431 Knollwood Ave., Lansing Owner: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Taxpayer: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Assessed: $21,000 Owner says: As trustee, Deutsche Bank is not responsible for maintaining foreclosed properties.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

New business incubator opens in Lansing

NEO Center provides resources to help entrepreneurs get ahead

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Wednesday, Nov. 9 — Starting a business can be a daunting task, but the Center for New Enterprise Opportunity can help ease the process.
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Wednesday, November 2,2011

Restoring Survival Kits

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
The Mid-Michigan chapter of the American Red Cross announced last week that the Mid- Michigan Food Bank, a pilot program of the American Red Cross that used to run the program, will merge with the Greater Lansing Food Bank by July 1, John Cauley, the chapter s executive director, said.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

First Ward fight

The candidates are sparring over whether Lynne Martinez received favoritism from the Ingham County Land Bank, as opponent Jody Washington charges

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Washington cited an article in Michigan State University’s student newspaper, The State News, that said a “$20,000 match The candidates are sparring over whether Lynne Martinez received favoritism from the Ingham County Land Bank, as opponent Jody Washington charges.
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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Standing at the crossroads

The Nov. 8 election could move the Lansing School District into a brighter future by selecting three candidates with “vision,” or the Board of Education could remain locked in conflict and controversy, experts say.

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
“It’s a matter of the school district really being at a crossroads,” said Ruben Martinez, director of the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University. “Someone has to make some hard choices. Tomorrow’s leadership on the board is of utmost importance.
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Wednesday, October 19,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: At first glance the secondstory windows on 918 N. Larch Street appear to be mistakenly askew ' windows should be symmetrical, right!? Quirks like this are typical in this type of vernccular...
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Wednesday, October 12,2011

Lansing casino is 'not a realistic expectation,' experts say

Legal experts say bringing a tribal casino to Lansing faces huge hurdles

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
“I don’t see any possibility of a tribal casino being allowed to be constructed in the city of Lansing,” said Robert Stocker II, chairman of the gaming practice group at Dickinson Wright law firm in Lansing. The group deals with both Indian and commercial gaming issues and MGM Grand is listed on the firm’s client list on its website.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

Positive or not?

A casino would bring jobs and revenue to Lansing, but how much and at what price to other operations in Michigan?

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
On Friday, following reports that his administration is negotiating for a casino, Bernero issued a written statement saying his “administration strongly supports the concept of a casino in Lansing because it would have a tremendous positive impact on our local economy.
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Wednesday, October 5,2011

1st Ward City Council race still boiling

Red Cedar proposal shows differences between candidates, sparks 'negative' campaigning

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Martinez, a former state representative, narrowly beat Washington, a first-time candidate, in the primary, receiving just 57 votes more than her in the Aug. 2 election. They emerged from a field of five as the candidates in the run-off general election for the seat held by Eric Hewitt, who is not seeking re-election.
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Wednesday, September 28,2011

Eyesore of the week

by Nyssa Rabinowitz
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell- Seyburn says: 406 Clifford St. is neither the best nor the worst of propertie, but it’s highlighted here with good reason. Today, right now, it is at a pivotal point. A single boarded window on the north side of this two-story may not seem like much, but it is the harbinger of rapid deterioration.
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