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FRIDAY, April 19 — Revising Lansing’s City Charter to address “disparities in access to resources and opportunities” is unlikely, said most candidates at a Revision Commission forum yesterday sponsored by the local NAACP chapter. But some suggested ways such access could be addressed indirectly. more
THURSDAY, April 18—East Lansing’s popular Albert Avenue EL Fresco summer street closure plan will return April 29 through Aug. 12, but it will be 70% smaller than last year. However, … more
WEDNESDAY, April 17— The city of Lansing plans to establish a 24-hour “alternative temporary homeless shelter" to replace the Letts Warming Center. … more
In 1980, a 17-year-old U.S. Army recruit named Robert Shearon was shipped off from Detroit to serve in South Korea.  He spent the next two years overseas, but the lasting troubles began when he came back. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor sent four City Council members a long letter Friday defending his choice of the Masonic Temple building for a new city hall, addressing multiple concerns … more
FRIDAY, April 12 — The last time U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren was in town, it was to campaign for president in 2019. She packed a gymnasium-sized space at Lansing Community College in a raucous … more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor has sent four City Council members a lengthy letter today defending his choice of the Masonic Temple building for a new city hall and asking them to reconsider their … more
THURSDAY, April 11 —Lansing Westside Neighborhood residents who were unhappy with the city’s plan to remove the tree-covered islands on a stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard have … more
WEDNESDAY, April 10— The Lansing City Council has put Mayor Andy Schor’s nomination of a new city attorney on hold. Schor handed his appointment of Greg Venker to the Council in … more
Lacking the support of the City Council for its plan to move the new city hall to the Masonic Temple, the Schor administration is looking at options for another location that do not involve any input from the Council, sources have told City Pulse. more
In 2018, Megan Shannon left her job as a special-education paraprofessional at Okemos Public Schools to pursue woodworking full time. Her new business, Tiny Bit of Wood, opened this year. more

Nine homes and two vacant lots, worth up to $2 million, have been donated by University of Michigan Health-Sparrow to the … more

FRIDAY, April 5 — Lansing Deputy City Attorney Gregory Venker is slated to replace retiring City Attorney James Smiertka next week if the City Council approves his appointment in its regular meeting on Monday. more
As the new director of Lansing’s director of economic development and planning, Rawley Van Fossen has wasted no time trying to revitalize a Code Enforcement Office that’s been dogged for years by inconsistent leadership and five staff vacancies, including one for a lead housing inspector. more
When Kendra Ouillete found out she was pregnant just one month after moving from Florida to Mason in December 2020, more
THURSDAY, April 4 — As construction crews began breaking up the asphalt on a closed strip of Michigan Avenue between Mifflin Avenue and Howard Street in Lansing on Monday,  it didn’t … more

There were no homicides in Ingham County for the first quarter of 2024, said Prosecutor John Dewane in a statement Monday. He added that the number has declined from seven homicides in the first three months of 2021 and four each in 2022 and 2023. He called it evidence Lansing and the county are bringing gun violence under control after a peak during the COVID pandemic.

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MONDAY, April 1 — If you’re easily taken in, April 1 is a day you’d probably prefer to spend in bed, covers drawn up to your nose. But April Fool’s is also a day to have … more
MONDAY, April 1 — Ted Stewart, 56, owner of Metro Retro in Old Town, died in his sleep Saturday, friends said. His shop, at 304 E. Grand River Ave., celebrated its eighth year of business last month. more
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