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Trash and storm damage major issues in city

Residents in Lansing at 415 West Barnes Avenue have been concerned about trash dumping in the alleyways on their property.  Councilwoman Houghton discussed the issue with these residents about possible ways of resolving the problem. “The alleyways even if you aren’t using that you’re still responsible for that property,” said Houghton. The residents must take … Continue reading

Grand Ledge on the hunt for new slogan

By Katie Abdilla What’s in a name? Grand Ledge’s City Council has begun to find out. Earlier this fall, council members began the decision-making process for a long-awaited change: a slogan upgrade. The current statement, “living life on the ledge,” is no longer up to snuff.  Although members wish to incorporate the city’s name into … Continue reading

Mental health access may help millions

Americans wait for good news about the Affordable Care Act, as the Health and Human Services department scrambled to fix its website this fall. Yet those unable to get or afford health care now might still be saved. New essential benefits declared by the ACA on their website could be the answer for many Americans … Continue reading

Warm hearts make warm meals this holiday season

Lansing, Mich. – The holidays are here, and tough times mean it is time to think about people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Local Lansing community organizations need volunteers and donations to help keep the less fortunate from going hungry this holiday season.  The Epicenter of Worship church and the … Continue reading

Family atmosphere boosts diner

Low prices aren’t the only thing that keeps customers coming back for more, said Laurie Bruder, 52, owner of the Old Town Diner located on 516 Grand River Avenue in Old Town, Lansing. The quaint little diner attracts about 30 regular customers, some daily, some weekly and most are known by name. The family atmosphere … Continue reading

Immigration, education and the U.S. economy

Immigration remains a heated topic, including what effect it has on Michigan’s economy. Between 1892 and 1954, approximately 12 million people migrated to America with the hope of freedom, economic success and a better standard of living. Since then immigration numbers have fluctuated, but the past decade has seen an increase of about 10 million. … Continue reading

Eastwood project makes waves in Greater Lansing area

By Nick Somoski LANSING TOWNSHIP – After an extended waiting period, construction finally began this fall on the final portion of the Eastwood Towne Center development project. The Vista luxury apartments and Hyatt Place Hotel will be part of “The Heights at Eastwood,” a development site that also includes office and retail space. Construction began on … Continue reading

Foster care in Michigan focuses on permanent homes

November was celebrated as national adoption month, to raise awareness of and support for youth in the foster care system, with the goal of finding kids in the system a stable, permanent home. In Michigan around 14,000 children are in the foster care system at any given time, according to the Department of Human Services. … Continue reading

It can start with a bench

BY: DAN RAY LANSING TOWNSHIP NEWS LANSING TOWNSHIP–A lot has changed over the years – baseball diamonds removed, new play structures built and school houses changed to duplexes. But to Pete Holoway, it is still very much the same Slater Park that he grew up with. The park was a special place for Holoway, and … Continue reading

New City Hall to open in January

It started with a single dollar bill. That’s all it took to launch an abandoned building into an opportunity for the city of Grand Ledge. In 2011, administrators sold the building that formerly housed Greenwood Elementary School, located on Greenwood Street, to the City of Grand Ledge for $1. The action quickly sparked interest in … Continue reading