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Posted on: January 14, 2019

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2019 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking community nominations for the 2019 Crystal Awards.Community members are encouraged to help honor East Lansing’s unsung heroes by submitting nominations for deserving c...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

Media Invited to MLK Commission’s MLK Holiday Art Contest Unveiling and Check Presentation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to two special events that will be hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan next week.MLK Holiday Art Contest UnveilingThe Dr. Martin Luther King, J...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Survey Shows People are Very Satisfied with the East Lansing 54B District Court for Fifth Year

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the fifth year, the East Lansing 54B District Court received high marks from the public regarding their experiences with the court.Using a survey that was administered in courts statewide, the 54B District Court asked c...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Members Sought to Serve on “Planning for Hannah Community Center’s Future” Advisory Committee

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing is currently seeking community volunteers to serve on a newly established “Planning for Hannah Community Center’s Future” Advisory Committee.This special advisory commi...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Mobilization of Park District Planning Area Redevelopment Site to Begin Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Mobilization of the Park District Planning Area redevelopment site is expected to begin next week, with sidewalk closures to be put into place for the first phase of the project by as early as Wednesday, Dec. 26.The initial closures ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

City of East Lansing Holiday Closures & Collections

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A number of City of East Lansing offices will be closed in observance of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s holidays.City Hall, DPW and 54B District CourtEast Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing Department of P...

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Seeks Applicants for 2019 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for its 2019 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program.The application, available online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/emergingleaders, must be submitted by 5 p.m. on ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board Approves $219,000 Grant for Bailey Park Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) Board recently approved a $219,000 grant application from the City of East Lansing for a future improvement project at Bailey Park.Pending ap...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Tickets for the 34th Annual MLK Luncheon Now Available

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tickets are now available for the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission’s 34th Annual Luncheon. The luncheon, held each year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King...

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

City Officials Expected to Place Land Sale Authorization on Upcoming Election Ballot

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing recently purchased 27 acres of vacant land off of West Road to protect a special assessment that is owed to the City. City officials plan to seek voter approval to sell the land for future redevelop...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

City of East Lansing’s Corrective Action Plan for Pension Obligations Approved by State

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s Corrective Action Plan (CAP), submitted in pursuant to the new Protecting Local Government Retirement and Benefits Act (Public Act 202), was recently approved by the Michigan Department ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

City Implements Lead Service Line Replacement Plan in Response to Recent MDEQ Rule Change

EAST LANSING, Mich. – This past June, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) finalized a change to its Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), expanding the obligations and responsibilities of local municipalities as it relates to water ser...

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

East Lansing Department of Public Works Offers Holiday Collections

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Department of Public Works will, once again, be offering extra recycling days, no-fee holiday refuse collection and Christmas tree recycling to residents this holiday season.Extra Recycling Days Ea...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

East Lansing Finance Department Provides Explanation of Winter Tax Bills

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Finance Department has received some inquiries from community members regarding increases in their winter tax bills, given that voters approved a property tax decrease alongside the new East Lansing income ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

City of East Lansing Welcomes New Income Tax Administrator

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing has hired a new, full-time income tax administrator to help ensure that the new, voter-approved East Lansing income tax is administered accurately and to serve as a point of contact for employers, r...

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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Winter Glow to Bring Seasonal Fun to Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The popular, annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival – will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2-5 p.m. in downtown East Lansing. The majority of activities are...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

All of us Express Children’s Theatre to Host “The Wizard of Oz” Auditions for Adults and Youth

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will be hosting open auditions for the upcoming musical production of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” at the East Lansing Hannah Communi...

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Northern Tail Dog Park to be Closed for the 2018-2019 Winter Season

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Community members are advised that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, located at 6400 Abbot Road, will be closed over the 2018-2019 winter season. The park is scheduled to be closed from December 3...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

ELFD Training in Downtown East Lansing to Require Temporary Road Closure on Wednesday, Oct. 17

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) will be conducting Fire Department Connection (FDC) training on the north side of the Charles Street Parking Garage in downtown East Lansing on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 1:30 p.m. Due to the requir...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

ELPD Investigates Fatal Shooting

EAST LANSING, Mich. – At approximately 2:44 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, the East Lansing Police Department responded to a report of shots fired and people fighting in the 2500 block of Abbot Road. Upon officers’ arrival, it was determined...

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