The East Lansing City Hall fell quiet at Tuesday’s City Council meeting during a presentation in which state Rep. Mark Meadows, D-East Lansing, warned of the economic turmoil tearing through Michigan, affecting the state budget and potentially hindering the city’s budget.
The possibility of future improvements to Michigan Avenue became more realistic Tuesday as the East Lansing City Council set a June 2 public hearing date to consider creating a group that would assess the road.
A popular student shopping destination might see the addition of a more than 900-space parking ramp if Ingham County approves the use of federal funds for the project.
Despite a decline in people using city-owned parking during the past few years, East Lansing officials are planning to construct a new parking ramp near Rick’s American Cafe, 224 Abbot Road.
An East Lansing-based development company in charge of a major downtown overhaul is facing financial problems across Michigan and in other states. Strathmore Development Company, the developer behind East Lansing’s City Center II project, is up against various foreclosures and unpaid property taxes for several developments inside and outside the state.
An East Lansing transportation hub could get a makeover in 2010 if selected to receive $20 million in stimulus funding.
Vic Loomis is a family man. Despite his busy schedule, he rarely misses a soccer game or a parent-teacher conference for his two young daughters. It’s part of the dedication the mayor has to his family, which he said carries over to dedication for the city of East Lansing and its residents.
A downtown development that is in foreclosure might continue as planned after Tuesday’s City Council meeting at the Union.
Small business owners in Michigan might want to look at MSU and East Lansing as their first place of business, according to a recent article in a national finance magazine.
Students soon might have more places to shop, because of plans to expand a Lansing Township shopping center by about 15 acres to accommodate more tenants.
An itchy throat, a deep cough, a high fever: just a few signs that flu season has arrived. And as more people fall as casualties to the common seasonal flu and the H1N1 virus, MSU and Ingham County are continuing to fight off a national pandemic.
Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, or MIPA, spring conference in Lansing, which hosts high school and middle school journalists from across Michigan who receive awards in newspaper, yearbook and video journalism. MIPA is something that is near and dear to my heart because I was, as they call attendees, a “MIPA kid,” and I remember the excitement I felt when I won awards during my time at Traverse City Central High School’s student newspaper, The Black & Gold.
MSU is hosting the second installment of ASMSU’s Last Lecture Series “Michigan’s Economic Future is Not an Oxymoron” with Charles Ballard on March 4 at the Auditorium.
A new Amtrak station could be in the works after the 7:30 p.m. East Lansing City Council meeting at the Union.
East Lansing City Council discussed allowing city firefighters to continue the tradition of participating in the Fill the Boot campaign to raise money for muscular dystrophy during the council’s meeting Tuesday night at City Hall, 410 Abbot Road.
Three more MSU football players pleaded guilty Thursday to charges at East Lansing’s 54-B District Court stemming from a November 2009 fight.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Myles White and junior cornerback Chris L. Rucker each pleaded guilty to one count of assault and battery. Junior defensive tackle Oren Wilson pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery. Single counts of conspiracy to commit assault and battery against each player were dropped.
Friends said MSU freshman Darren Brown will be remembered for his passion for school, his infectious laugh and his quirks. Brown was found dead Thursday night in Lansing in an apparent drug-related double homicide.
"Today, I am so ashamed that I went to Michigan State University."
East Lansing City Council members are expected to discuss several topics at their Tuesday work session, including the location of taxicabs in the city, a resolution about the proposed closing of the downtown East Lansing Secretary of State branch office and the CATA/Michigan Avenue project.