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CATA Leader to Retire Amidst Growing BRT Controversy

Sunday, September 11, 2016

In a surprise move, a CATA leader has announced her retirement, while controversy over the BRT seems to be growing. East Lansing's City Council is set to talk about the plan at its September 20 meeting.

Chamber of Commerce Votes Against BRT

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

With CATA facing a federal grant deadline for its BRT project, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce announced today its opposition to the plan. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

Companies Told They Must Pay for Sidewalks on Coleman Road

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Residents on the northern edge of the City asked Council to require developers to install sidewalks along undeveloped properties on Coleman Road. This lead to a lively Council debate about balancing competing interests.

I scream, you Scream, we all scream for ice cream spots in East Lansing

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Have you ever tried the banana cream pie ice cream at Velvet, piled atop a homemade ice cream cone? Or maybe the pineapple ice cream with pineapple chunks at Tutti Frutti? Ever set foot inside Iorios Gelato? We’re all looking for ways to cool off in this scorching summer heat. Look no further than East Lansing’s unique array of ice cream shops that will have you cooling off in no time.

Foods for Living Offers a rainbow after Friday's Storm

Thursday, July 14, 2016

When last week’s storm hit East Lansing, Foods for Living grocery store lost power for more than 30 hours. But what they found in their time of darkness was a sense of community.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday July 9, Foods for Living put a post on their Facebook page asking for people or organizations who need food to come and get their dairy and deli foods before they spoiled. The post was shared more than 168 times. By 2:20 p.m. they had updated the post to say that all the food had been given away.

Bailey Balconies Go Back to Council

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Above: the property at issue under construction

The question of whether a new Bailey-neighborhood rental apartment complex can have balconies has been sent back to City Council, as the developer has explained to ELi why the balconies didn’t go to Council for approval in the first place.

MSU Solar Array Project Seeks Tax Exemption; Council Split

Monday, June 20, 2016

 

Above: an artist’s rendering of a solar array project from the application for the tax exemption

A Michigan-based company wants to install a large solar array at MSU, and its request for a related tax exemption from the City of East Lansing is causing debate at City Council.

Saper Gallery and east arbor architecture Bring Art, Architecture to Downtown EL

Monday, June 13, 2016

Photo: Roy Saper, framing manager Jennifer, and artist Lou Heiser at the opening of Vistas of Michigan: Oil Paintings of Lou Heiser, October 4, 2015

Saper Galleries, long a fixture in downtown Easy Lansing, celebrated its 30th anniversary in downtown East Lansing on Friday, June 3. Asked how he got started, Roy Saper said, “I opened Saper Galleries in response to the community’s enthusiastic support of the gallery which I was previously operating out of my home at 429 Bailey Street, adjacent to downtown East Lansing.”

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