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Look for an announcement Wednesday of a downtown Lansing supermarket. Details are hush hush, but developer Pat Gillespie has called a press conference on the block where it would go presumably to announce the plans. more
Lists of more than 1,400 names last week were turned into Ingham County officials amid an effort to remove board members Greg Talberg, Christopher Lewis, Nancy Deal and Sarah Belanger. The petitions weren’t fully verified by this week, but they contain enough signatures to bring the issue to a November vote, officials said. more
An audit by the city’s internal auditor of last year’s festival recently reviewed by the City Council showed Center Park Productions — an entity managed by the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority — tracked its most profitable event in at least the last four years. more
“It’s just not enforced and it makes me nuts,” said Monica Zuchowski, longtime resident and former president of Lansing’s Downtown Neighborhood Association. “Why have a ban at all if you’re not going to enforce it?” In September, the City Council will again review an ordinance that prohibits overnight parking on city streets. more
Nine candidates filed the paperwork and paid the $2,500 filing fee to run for two open Michigan State University trustee positions at this weekend’s Democratic convention at the Breslin Center, but the unprecedentedly large field may be trimmed sooner than Saturday’s planned floor vote. more
“Due the campaign finance allegations, I thought it would be pertinent to withdraw the appointment,” Schor said in a statement released Tuesday. “There were concerns about the allegations of breach of public trust, so I thought it would be best to reevaluate this appointment. more
Despite several excellent guesses, no readers correctly identified the June 27 Eye for Design’s brick and stone detail at 106 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. (below) in Lansing’s Old Town. Such elaborate elements are commonly found on Queen Anne and Italianate buildings that define our densest, historic urban areas. more
THURSDAY, AUG. 23 — A lawsuit filed by the Lansing Board of Water & Light seeks to recover thousands of dollars in damages after a local internet provider bored into an underground electrical line and knocked out power for dozens of residents. more
TUESDAY, AUG. 21 — A southside watering hole is likely to stay closed after state regulators revoked its liquor license amid a growing number of complaints from the Lansing Police Department. And the owner said he plans to accept the defeat. more
A Facebook user named Jolene “Joey Marie” Browning took to the Internet in May after she claimed to have served herself “steamed wontons and a side of maggots” from the Chinese buffet. A picture of her plate has since ignited a community debate, garnering nearly 1,000 shares and more than 400 comments in recent months. more
“The personal is political. A lot of women didn’t think we’d have to fight these fights again,” Greig said. “They’ve woken up. They said, ‘It’s up to me and I have to get involved.’” (Kyle Melinn, of the Capitol news service MIRS, is at melinnky@gmail.com. more
The lack of rain, paired with this season’s uncomfortably high temperatures, has distressed the region’s ubiquitous manicured lawns. Frankly, few things are so curious as watering one’s lawn, only to necessitate regular mowing. Property owners are choosing increasingly common alternatives, often using low-maintenance plantings in a rain garden. more
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor released the results Tuesday of inspections from LHC apartments at LaRoy Froh and the South Washington Complex. The findings detailed hundreds of issues ranging from rodent infestations and deteriorating floors to missing fixtures and electrical work completed without proper permits. more
Reports show Louney emailed officials at Sparrow Health System for input regarding his campaign and to discuss an opponent’s “strange” behavior. Dozens more showed Louney contacted various local labor unions to discuss endorsements and his upcoming campaign fundraisers. more
Schor — alongside eBay officials and a full cast of state politicians —announced Friday the state capital had been recently selected by the global online auction house for the next installment of its “Retail Revival” initiative, marking the second city nationwide to test out the 12-month, business-boosting partnership. more
THURSDAY, Aug. 16 — A judge’s refusal to halt ongoing plans to boot one of the last remaining tenants from Lansing City Market opens the door for eviction proceedings to continue against Waterfront Bar & Grill. more
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15 — Three people sickened after exposure to diseased pigs at the Fowlerville Family Fair are among few in the United States to contract a rare strain of influenza often labeled as “swine flu.” more
TUESDAY, AUG. 14 — Acting under pressure, Ingham County Commissioner Dennis Louney has submitted his resignation following allegations he violated campaign laws. Louney ten more
MONDAY, AUG. 13 — A legal battle waged by one of the last tenants at the Lansing City Market could hinder plans to reinvent the space as a riverside bar clings to life and city officials plan to push forward without it. more
FRIDAY, AUG. 10 — Local entrepreneurs could soon push their products out to billions worldwide following what Lansing Mayor Andy Schor labeled a “perfect partnership” between eBay and the city of Lansing.And at least one prominent developer has already eyed the deal as an avenue for continued growth. more
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