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East Lansing Celebrates Earth Day

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Several MSU student organizations are collaborating on The Big Green Gig, a celebration of Earth Day, in Valley Court Park this Saturday. The event will feature live music, plant giveaways and hands-on activities.

Council Approves Trowbridge Hotel with $1M Tax Deal

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A new extended-stay hotel, restaurant, and drive-through coffee shop will be built along Trowbridge Road, near Route 127, under a plan approved by City Council and supported by a $1 million tax plan.

East Lansing’s Property Taxes Among Highest in State

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Based on statewide data, East Lansing ranks relatively high both in terms of millage rate and total taxes paid by the average household. Learn more from ELi's newest reporter, Justin Padgett.

CATA Suspends Bus Rapid Transit Plan

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CATA's Board has voted to suspend the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan. Why has it been controversial, and what would the plan have meant for East Lansing?

ELPL Hopes to Win USA Today Grant for PopUp Library

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The East Lansing Public Library has made the first cut in a competition to win a "Community Thrives" grant from USA Today. What do they want to do with the grant money? ELi's Sheilla Taylor reports.

Habibi Dancers Offer Spring Workshop and Performances

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

This weekend brings the opportunity to immerse yourself in belly dancing and Middle Eastern culture with the Habibi Dancers, at the Hannah Community Center. Coleen Moyerbrailean reports.

Crunchy's: It's All About Those Buckets (And Beer)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Although its appeal to MSU students led to Crunchy's being named one of the top 51 college bars in the country, the local beer-and-buckets joint is a lot more than a student hangout. Jessy Gregg reports on Crunchy's perennial appeal.

Center City District Public Hearing Postponed; Target Store Announced

Friday, April 14, 2017

City Council has postponed its hearing on the Center City District proposal. Target has announced it wants to be the major retailer in the new space. Development professionals are alternately praising and criticizing the way the proposal is playing out. What's the story?

Sorority House Plan Proves Controversial

Friday, April 14, 2017

With tensions running high over the issue, Planning Commission heard comment both for and against the proposal to build a three-story-tall sorority house on the southeast corner of Harrison Road and Grand River in the Collegeville Historic District.

Park District Plan Goes to Council, Ahead of Center City Proposal

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Planning Commission has voted to unanimously recommend the Park District site plan to City Council. The Commission has also voted to spend some more time considering the Center City District proposal, changing the order in which Council will consider these two big redevelopment schemes.