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The site of this church had been owned by another local church, which chose instead to build on another site along Abbot Road. After acquiring this site and demolishing the building that stood there, building began on Martin Luther Chapel in 1963 and completed it the next year. more
The proposed ballot measure language calls for raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour for all workers, including tipped workers. more
A newly appointed “affordable housing expert” will take the reins at the Lansing Housing Commission following the recent resignation of Executive Director Martell Armstrong, according to city officials. more
Williamston voters will decide in the November general election whether to recall four school board members for supporting transgender rights. more
One Ingham County Commissioner claims “mean-spirited, damaging mischief” is widening a rift between county officials, following accusations of voter fraud and a criminal report filed with the Michigan State Police. more
A recently announced appointment to Lansing’s Housing Commission marks the second official to be seated to the board by Mayor Andy Schor’s administration within just as many months. more
The beech’s wine-red leaves, its elephantine trunk (59 inches in diameter) and expansive, peacock-like spread — wider and taller than the house itself — have sheltered passers-by, wedding guests, concert goers and many other visitors to the Turner Dodge mansion for at least 100 years. more
“It’s going to cost anybody a significant amount of money to bring this place up to speed,” explained Lansing Park Board member Rick Kibbey. “It really has got to be a labor of love for somebody. The economics are just not going to work out on the front end. more
Residents in Lansing’s Walnut Neighborhood last month were irritated to discover Mid-Michigan Recovery Services had plans to renovate a former School for the Blind building on Pine Street into an expanded men’s treatment facility. Some contended it would be bound to attract undesirable people into the neighborhood. more
At the same time, the former national security official is going up with at least 50 spots worth $9,691 on the Detroit CBS affiliate, with similar buys on the NBC and ABC affiliates, part of what the Slotkin campaign is calling a “robust” buy on network and cable. more
A couple reportedly escaped a blaze that engulfed the 1895 home in 2016, but their dog died. The house, vacant since the fire, needs about about $135,000 in repairs to be made safe. The City Council earlier this year voted to demolish the building. more
Emergency rules governing the fledgling pot market — already twice extended by Michigan’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs — have allowed entrepreneurs to conduct business while officials sift through hundreds of their outstanding licensing applications. more
Developer Pat Gillespie today announced plans to construct the first hotel to be built in downtown Lansing in more than 20 years. The four-story concept — set to consume 21 parcels along more than 4 acres — will also include dozens of apartments and will be anchored by a mini Meijer grocery store. more
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 29 — Democrat Thomas Morgan will fill a vacancy on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners after his predecessor folded to continued criticism and resigned from the post earlier this month. more
TUESDAY, Aug. 28 — A new rule proposed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency last week would ease pollution restrictions and squeeze more life out of the nation’s aging fleet of coal-fired power plants, but the rule will have no effect on Lansing, according to BWL General Manager Dick Peffley. more
TUESDAY, AUG. 28 — Local entrepreneurs looking to dip their toes into the lucrative waters of online sales only have a few more days to sign up for a recent partnership between eBay and the city of Lansing. more
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
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