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Catlike, Schor climbs pole to christen Chavez street sign


On his first full day in office, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor made his first official act to unveil the new Caesar E. Chavez Ave. sign to a crowd of over 50 people Tuesday afternoon at the corner of Turner Street and Grand River Avenue. The renaming of a stretch of Grand River though Old Town comes after months of sometimes contentious negotiations between the Latino community and the Old Town Commercial Association. The name change was approved by the City Council in November, and in December the Council approved the addition of a “Historic Grand River Ave.” sign to top the new traditional green sign. But former Mayor Virg Bernero vetoed the plan on Dec. 14. Schor said he was interested in working with Old Town businesses and the Latino community to find a way to recognize both the new and old names.


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