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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Holiday Light Collection

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Holiday Light Recycling will be offered at the East Lansing Department of Public Works, 1800 E. State Road, from Nov. 28-Dec. 12. Residents can drop off functioning and non-functioning holiday lights in the cart in the entrance of DPW. Special thanks to M...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Extra Holiday Recycling Days

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Extra recycling days will be offered once again this holiday season! Collection for residents west of Abbot Road will be Nov. 28 and Dec. 12. Collection for residents east of Abbot Road will be Dec. 5 and Dec. 19. Carts should be at the curb by 7:30 a.m.&...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Snow/Ice Removal Reminders for Property Owners

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Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for removing snow and ice from their sidewalks during the snowy months.

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Yard Waste Collection

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Learn more about the City of East Lansing's yard waste collection program. 

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

East Lansing Road Construction Updates

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Keep up-to-date on current and upcoming road and infrastructure improvement projects in the City of East Lansing. 

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Resources & Updates from the City of East Lansing

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Find links to COVID-19 resources and updates from the City of East Lansing.

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News Flash

Posted on: November 21, 2022

East Lansing Police Department Hosts 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will host a Thanksgiving Food Drive on Sunday, Nov. 27 from noon to 6 p.m. at Patriarche Park in East Lansing. 

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News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Buy One, Get One Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards Coming Soon

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) and East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) are pleased to offer a buy one, get one (BOGO) deal on DNA Cards – downtown East Lansing eGift Cards &ndas...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Northern Tail Dog Park to be Closed for the 2022-2023 Winter Season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, located at 6400 Abbot Road, will close for the winter season on Nov. 30. It will re-open again in the spring.

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News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

City Offices to be Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving.

City offices closed Nov. 24-25 will include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing Department of Public Works...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2022

East Lansing 54B District Court Now Live with E-Filing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Richard D. Ball has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court has reached the final stages of its MiFILE implementation. Court staff have been hard at work training and d...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2022

East Lansing Winter Fest to Take Place Saturday, Dec. 10 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing’s free winter festival is getting a new location and a new name this year: East Lansing Winter Fest. This winter-inspired annual tradition, hosted by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA), w...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2022

East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Launches Round Up for Scholarships Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) has launched a new Round Up for Scholarships program.The program provides community members with the opportunity to contribute to a fund used exclusively t...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

City of East Lansing Announces New Categories for Crystal Awards’ 35th Year, Nominations Now Open

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2023 Crystal Awards are now open. The program, which will celebrate its 35th anniversary next year, includes two new categories. 

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News Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Announces 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest Winners

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The winners of the 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA), have been announced. Of the 241 photographs submitted, 14 were selected as winners...

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News Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2022

East Lansing City Clerk’s Extended Office Hours and Election Day Reminders

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the November 8, 2022 General Election approaches, East Lansing voters are reminded that the East Lansing City Clerk’s main office and on-campus satellite office will be open every day through Election Day, including upcoming exten...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

City of East Lansing Now Accepting Applications for FY24 Community Development Block Grant Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is now accepting applications for its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding.The deadline to apply is December 15, 2022 at 5 p.m., and the FY 2024 program enc...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Community, Media Invited to Veterans Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 10

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Veterans Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a brief wreath-laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 11:30 a.m.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

City Offices to be Closed Friday, Nov. 11 in Observance of Veterans Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. —  City of East Lansing offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. This excludes the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), which will be open during regular business hours. 

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News Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2022

East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts Hosts Holiday Food Drive

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts (ELPRA) is hosting a holiday food drive with the Greater Lansing Food Bank from Nov. 1-15. Donations of non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the East Lansing Hannah...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2022

East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission Announces Annual Public Input Meeting

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission invites the community at large to attend its annual public input meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.The annual f...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

ELPD, MSU DPPS Partner to Form New Collaborative Policing Team

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) and Michigan State University Department of Police and Public Safety (MSU DPPS) have partnered to form the Proactive Engagement and Community Enhancement (P.E.A.C.E.) Team, which wi...

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

DDA Showcases Local Artists in Rotating Art Display in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is pleased to announce the selection of several local artists for inclusion in a rotating display of artwork in downtown East Lansing.Beginning this week and running for the next ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

MACP Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment on ELPD

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of the East Lansing Police Department’s (ELPD) goal to achieve accreditation through the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP), a team of assessors from the MACP will arrive on Tuesday, Oct. 25 to examine all aspe...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Community Invited to Provide Feedback on Farmers Market Pavilion and Park Improvement Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to provide feedback on an exciting Farmers Market Pavilion and Park Improvement Project proposed for Valley Court Park. 

In June 2022, the City of East Lansing submitted a grant proposal...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Motorists Advised of Lane Closures for Bridge Repair on Harrison Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists and pedestrians are advised that beginning Sunday, Oct. 16 traffic will be impacted on the Harrison Road bridge over the Red Cedar River between Kalamazoo Street and Michigan Avenue to facilitate repairs ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Motorists Advised of Railroad Crossing Repair on Harrison Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Canadian National Railway Company (CN) will be repairing the railroad crossing on Harrison Road, between Trowbridge Road and Service Drive, from approximately Oct. 17-29. 

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

East Lansing City Clerk’s Rotating Satellite Office Opens on the MSU Campus

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Clerk’s rotating satellite office opened on Monday, Oct. 10 on the Michigan State University (MSU) campus to better serve all East Lansing voters leading up to and during the November 8, 2022 General Election.Ea...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Great Pumpkin Walk to Bring Trick-or-Treat Fun to Downtown East Lansing on Sunday, Oct. 23

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The annual Great Pumpkin Walk will kick off this year’s Halloween fun in downtown East Lansing on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Community members are invited to bring their children downtown in costume for a family-friendly trick-or-treating event...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

MSU Homecoming Parade to Take Place Friday, Oct. 14

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to line the streets of East Lansing for the 2022 Michigan State University (MSU) Homecoming Parade, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14.

The theme of the 2022 MSU Homecoming is “Spartans Bring t...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

ELPD to Host Upcoming Sector Officer Meet & Greets

EAST LANSING, Mich. —The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be hosting four upcoming Sector Officer Meet & Greets, providing an opportunity for community members to get to know the officers working in Sectors 2, 3, 4 and 5 in East La...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

East Lansing Farmers Market's Autumn Fest to Take Place Sunday, Oct. 16

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EAST LANSING, Mich. —Community members are invited to celebrate fall at the annual Autumn Fest event during the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court. 

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News Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Media Invited to Attend the Grand Opening of the East Lansing City Clerk’s Satellite Office at MSU

What: The grand opening of the East Lansing City Clerk’s satellite office, which will be offered at rotating locations on Michigan State University’s (MSU) campus leading up to and during the November 8, 2022 State General Election.

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

54B District Court to be Closed Monday, Oct. 10 in Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Richard D. Ball has announced that the 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Monday, Oct. 10 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  Co...

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Posted on: October 5, 2022

Park Renaming Ceremony to Take Place on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — During this year’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Abbot Road Park will become Azaadiikaa Park during a special Park Renaming Ceremony hosted by the City of East Lansing and the Abbot Road Park Renaming Committee on Monday, Oct. 10...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Community Input Sought for City's Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report Update

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Planning, Building & Development is currently working with McKenna to update the City of East Lansing’s Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice Report. 

As a re...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 29, 2022

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre Awarded $10,000 GRIT Grant from Arts Council of Greater Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that the All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) has been awarded a $10,000 Gaining Recovery in Transition (GRIT) Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.These awarded grant ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

ELPD Partners with Local Faith Leaders to Host Blood Drive During National Faith & Blue Weekend

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has partnered with local faith leaders to host an American Red Cross community blood drive during National Faith & Blue Weekend.Community members are invited to donate blood during this s...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Absentee Ballots Now Available for November 8, 2022 General Election

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing voters are advised that absentee ballots for the November 8, 2022 State General Election are now available in the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office, 410 Abbot Road, for in-person voting and will be mailed this week to vot...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

ELPD Provides Update on Efforts to Keep the Community Safe, Encourages Personal Safety

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of recent incidents and concerns regarding safety in downtown East Lansing, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is providing an update on efforts to keep the community safe and encouraging community members and visitor...

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

East Lansing Public Library to Hold Mural Ribbon Cutting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Thursday, Sept. 29, the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new mural created by Dustin Hunt of Muralmatics

The new mural, located on the west-facing exterior wall of th...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

City of East Lansing Chosen for Six-Month Project to Improve Residential Recycling

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has joined the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE); The Recycling Partnership, a nonprofit organization that works with communities, companies and governments to transform recycl...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Fall Water Main Flushing to Begin in East Lansing on Monday, Sept. 26

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will begin its fall 2022 flushing of water mains on Monday, Sept. 26. The flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately three weeks.The flushing program will take place ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Virtual Listening Session on the East Lansing Police Department

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has hired an independent, non-profit research organization, the CNA Corporation, to examine ELPD’s policing practices.The CNA Corporation is interested in hearing from the public about their ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

ELPD Sector 2 Officer Meet & Greet to be Held this Wednesday, Sept. 21

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be hosting a Sector 2 Officer Meet & Greet for community members this Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 5-6 p.m. at the Starbucks located at 1141 E. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing.

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

ELHS Homecoming Parade to Take Place this Friday, Sept. 23

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing High School (ELHS) Homecoming Parade will take place this Friday, Sept. 23, beginning at 5:30 p.m.Motorists are advised that there will be temporary road closures along the parade route. Streets will be clo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

East Lansing Welcomes the World to Take Place Friday, Sept. 30

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Welcomes the World event will be making its return to the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, on Friday, Sept. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

International students and families are invited to come meet their ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

MSU Drawing Marathon to Take Place Wednesday, Sept. 21

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members of all ages and skill levels are invited to make their mark on the MSU Drawing Marathon – an annual non-stop drawing extravaganza taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

This free e...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

City Clerk to Offer Voter Registration Services at Local Libraries on Voter Registration Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office will be offering voter registration services at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, and MSU Library, 366 W. Circle Drive, next Tuesday, Sept....

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Construction Project on West and Coolidge Roads to Begin Thursday, Sept. 15

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that a construction project on West and Coolidge roads is expected to begin on Thursday, Sept. 15 and is anticipated to be completed by the end of October. 

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News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2022

ELPD Investigating Shooting in 300 Block of M.A.C. Avenue

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Sunday, Sept. 11 at approximately 1:30 a.m., officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) were dispatched to the 300 block of M.A.C. Avenue on a report of sounds of multiple gunshots.A victim was located near the scene ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

DMB Welcomes Capo’s Cheesesteak Hoagies and Grill, Detroit Wing Company to Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) is pleased to welcome two new businesses to downtown East Lansing: Capo’s Cheesesteak Hoagies and Grill and Detroit Wing Company.The owners of Lou & Harry’s are expanding downtown ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

City, ELPD Statement on Attorney General’s Findings in Officer-Involved Shooting Case

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EAST LANSING, Mich. —Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today that the Department of Attorney General found that the use of force by two East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) officers involved in an officer-involved shooting in East Lansing o...

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed Monday, Sept. 5 in Observance of Labor Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. The following offices/buildings will be closed: East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B Distr...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Moonlight ExtravaGRANDza to Take Place Monday, Aug. 29 in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Moonlight ExtravaGRANDza will be returning to downtown East Lansing on Monday, Aug. 29 from 8-11 p.m. as a part of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Fall Welcome.This special event was hosted for the first time last year, bringin...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Trail Closures Extended for Northern Tier Trail Relocation Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the scope of the Northern Tier Trail relocation project current underway in the City of East Lansing has been expanded to include additional trail improvements, which will result in a few more weeks...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

East Lansing Parking Division Announces Discount Multi-Use Voucher Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Parking Division has announced a new option for hourly parking in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.The Discount Multi-Use Voucher program offers customers the ability to purchase p...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

DDA Seeks Local Artists Interested in Displaying their Artwork in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has issued a Request for Proposals for East Lansing and Greater Lansing area artists interested in displaying their artwork in downtown East Lansing.As a part of ongoing placemaki...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Human Rights Commission to Host a “Coming Home” Coffee & Conversation Session on Sunday, Aug. 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Rights Commission will be hosting its next Coffee & Conversation session entitled “Coming Home” on Sunday, Aug. 14 from 2-4 p.m. at downtown East Lansing’s Foster Coffee Company, 196 Albert Ave. 

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Request for Qualifications Released for 2023 East Lansing Art Festival’s Graphic Design

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for graphic designers, artists and/or firms interested in designing the poster and other deliverables for next year’s festival.T...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

East Lansing Arts Commission Now Accepting Applications for FY23 Cultural Arts Grant Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission is currently accepting applications for its Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Cultural Arts Grant program. 

The Cultural Arts Grant program supports high-quality public art projects that encou...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Request for Qualifications Released for Public Mural in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission (ELAC) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified artists for a public mural planned for downtown East Lansing. The selected artist will create a public mural for the dump...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Sport Court Renovation Project to Begin at Patriarche Park this August

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that an exciting Sport Court Renovation Project is slated to begin at East Lansing’s Patriarche Park this August.The project will include demolition and reconstruction of the tennis, basketball and pickl...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

City of East Lansing Launches Recycle Coach for Residents

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — For residents looking to reduce their household waste and become better recyclers, the City of East Lansing has launched the Recycle Coach app.

“We are excited to launch this new, customized app, which will transform how we communicat...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office Extended Hours and Election Reminders

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the August 2, 2022 State Primary Election approaches, East Lansing voters are reminded that extended hours will be offered at the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office, 410 Abbot Road, in addition to regular hours.

Extended hours will b...

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Northern Tier Trail Relocation Project to Begin the Week of July 25

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that a Northern Tier Trail relocation project will begin the week of July 25 in the City of East Lansing.

The project will involve removing and relocating a section of the trail, located between the East ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

East Lansing’s National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck Event to Take Place Tuesday, Aug. 2

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are partnering once again this year to host the City of East Lansing’s 2022 National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m. at ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

City of East Lansing Seeks Proposals for Housing Project at Coleman and West Roads

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is seeking proposals from qualified housing developers for the development of a City-owned property located at the southwest corner of Coleman and West roads, which was recently appraised at approxi...

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Posted on: July 14, 2022

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center to Open this Friday, July 15

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC), 6400 Abbot Road, will be opening for its 2022 summer season this Friday, July 15.

The ELFAC is an interactive outdoor water...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts Day at the East Lansing Farmers Market

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of Parks and Recreation Month, the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts (ELPRA) will be hosting Parks, Recreation and Arts Day at the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) this Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Play in the Park Children’s Entertainment Series to Kick Off on Tuesday, July 12

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce that the 2022 Play in the Park children’s entertainment series will kick off next week, featuring free, family friendly entertainment on three Tuesday evenings in Ju...

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Posted on: July 7, 2022

Northern Tier Trail Improvements to Begin this July, Community Advised of Trail Closures

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that portions of the Northern Tier Trail located in Ingham County will be intermittently closed next week, July 11-12, to accommodate crack sealing along the trail.During the intermittent closures, barri...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

East Lansing Summer Concert Series to Kick Off this Friday, July 8

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce that the 2022 East Lansing Summer Concert Series will kick off this Friday, July 8 with a free, live performance by the Keynote Sisters from 7-9 p.m. in downtown East Lansing’s Ann Stre...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

City of East Lansing Fourth of July Office Closures and Fireworks Ordinance Reminders

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, community members are encouraged to take note of upcoming City of East Lansing office and building closures and are reminded of the City’s fireworks ordinance.

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Meridian Township Boil Water Advisory in Effect, Three Properties in East Lansing Impacted

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UPDATE (6/25/22): The boil water advisory has been lifted. Learn more.

UPDATE (6/24/22): The boil water advisory for several properties in Meridian Township and three properties in East Lansing has been extended to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 25. Learn mor...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Spartan Housing Cooperative to Host Pride Event in Albert EL Fresco

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that the Spartan Housing Cooperative will be hosting an East Lansing Pride event this Saturday, June 25 from 4-7 p.m. in downtown East Lansing’s Albert EL Fresco. 

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Greater Lansing Area Moms to Host GLAM JAM Summer Kickoff at Albert EL Fresco

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Greater Lansing Area Moms will be hosting the GLAM JAM Summer Kickoff at Albert EL Fresco this Thursday, June 23 from 4-7 p.m. in the Albert EL Fresco, located along Albert Avenue between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue in ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Motorists Advised of Upcoming Albert-Milford Intersection Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that the Albert-Milford intersection will be closed beginning Thursday, June 23 to accommodate roadway construction as a part of the Albert Avenue Sidewalk Improvements Project.

The intersectio...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

ELPD Sector 4 Officer Meet & Greet to be Held at Henry Fine Park on Wednesday, June 29

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be hosting a Sector 4 Officer Meet & Greet for community members on Wednesday, June 29 from 3-5 p.m. at Henry Fine Park, located on Winchester Drive at Crown Boulevard.All community ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

East Lansing City Council Honors 2022 Crystal Awards Recipients

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three recipients were honored by the East Lansing City Council yesterday at the 2022 Crystal Awards community reception, which was hosted at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Absentee Ballots Available Beginning Tuesday, June 21 for August 2, 2022 State Primary Election

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing voters are advised that absentee ballots for the August 2, 2022 State Primary Election will be available beginning Tuesday, June 21 in the East Lansing City Clerk’s Office, 410 Abbot Road, for issuing over the counter an...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

DMB Welcomes Playa Bowls™ to Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) is pleased to welcome Playa Bowls™ to downtown East Lansing. 

This new downtown East Lansing business, located at 225 E. Grand River Ave., uses fresh, high-quality ingredients ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

East Lansing Hannah Community Center to Host Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 18

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to a Family Fun Day at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road, on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.The Family Fun Day will cap off the ELHCC’s 20th Anniversary celebration a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

ELPL Available as Cooling Center for Community Members this Week

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, will be operating as a cooling center this week in response to the forecasted heat over the coming days.Community members in need of a place t...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Juneteenth Celebration Planned for ELFM on June 19, City Offices to be Closed June 20

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its June 7, 2022 meeting, the East Lansing City Council approved a resolution acknowledging the history of Juneteenth and declaring Juneteenth a holiday in the City of East Lansing. The resolution can be viewed here.&...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Motorists Advised of Upcoming Albert Avenue Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Albert Avenue, from M.A.C. Avenue to the pedestrian skywalk in downtown East Lansing, will be closed on Monday, June 13 from approximately 7-10 a.m.The closure is to accommodate a construction cra...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

ELPD Warns Community Members of Phone Scam

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has heard from several community members today who have received scam calls from someone claiming to be with ELPD.Community members have reported that the scam caller or callers are...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

ELPD Sector 2 Officer Meet & Greet to be Held at Patriarche Park on Sunday, June 12

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be hosting a Sector 2 Officer Meet & Greet for community members on Sunday, June 12 from 3-5 p.m. at Patriarche Park, 960 Alton Road.All community members are invited to stop by to m...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Contest Winners Announced, Exhibition to Open June 21 at ELHCC

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid Michigan (MLK Commission), in partnership with Delta Dental of Michigan and the MSU Broad Art Lab, has officially announced the winners of the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Art Conte...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

2022 Crystal Awards Reception to Take Place on Thursday, June 16

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Council will host the 2022 Crystal Awards community reception on Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m. in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center’s Banquet Hall, 819 Abbot Road.This year, three recipients will be honored for...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to Take Place June 17-18 in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will be returning to downtown East Lansing June 17-18 with an amazing lineup of jazz musicians scheduled to perform on two outdoor stages.The festival is free and festival hours will be 3:30-1...

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Posted on: June 3, 2022

54B District Court to be Closed June 9-10 for Physical Case Inventory

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Richard D. Ball has announced that the 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10. The court will be conducting a physical case invent...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

East Lansing’s Annual Flushing of Water Mains to Begin Monday, June 6

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s annual flushing of water mains will begin Monday, June 6. The flushing will take place between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately three weeks.  The 2022 flushing program w...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Human Rights Commission to Host a Coffee & Conversation Session in Recognition of Pride Month

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Rights Commission is resuming its Coffee & Conversation series this month in recognition of Pride Month.The upcoming Pride Month session will take place on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. at Foster Coffee Company,...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

City of East Lansing Announces 2022 Summer Community Events Lineup

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce it will be hosting a number of community events this summer, including the Summer Concert Series, Play in the Park children’s entertainment series and a new, outdoor film series in part...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Portion of Harrison Road to be Closed Beginning Monday, June 6

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Harrison Road, at Northlawn Avenue, will be closed beginning Monday, June 6 to accommodate the installation of utilities as part of the East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project.The interse...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

City of East Lansing Launches 2022 Community Photo Contest

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce the launch of the 2022 East Lansing Community Photo Contest. 

To participate in the contest, community members of all ages are invited to show off their photographic talent by s...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Host Benefit Concert on Thursday, June 9

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will be hosting a benefit concert on Thursday, June 9 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.The benefit concert will feature a p...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Opening Day of East Lansing Farmers Market is Sunday, June 5

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars for opening day of the East Lansing Farmers Market’s (ELFM) 2022 season, which will be taking place on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

ELPD Releases Additional Footage from April 25 Officer-Involved Shooting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Today and later this week, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is releasing additional video footage from the April 25 officer-involved shooting at 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing.“As a part of our commitment to trans...

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed Monday, May 30 in Observance of Memorial Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices will be closed on Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day.Offices and facilities that will be closed include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District C...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Community, Media Invited to Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Thursday, May 26

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Memorial Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument on Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 a.m.The City of East Lan...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

59th Annual East Lansing Art Festival is this Weekend in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 59th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring more than 170 artists and thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing this weekend, May 21-22, 2022. The festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Motorists Advised of Upcoming Albert Avenue Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Albert Avenue, between Charles Street and M.A.C. Avenue, will be closed May 23-25.The closure will be in place each day from approximately 8 a.m.-5 p.m. to accommodate the installation of two bann...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

ELPD Releases Interior Meijer Video Footage from April 25 Officer-Involved Shooting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Today, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) released all interior video footage obtained from the Meijer store related to the April 25 officer-involved shooting at 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing.“This video footage is...

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

City of East Lansing to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Patriarche Park Improvement Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of an improvement project at Patriarche Park on Monday, May 23 at 11 a.m. Patriarche Park is located at 960 Alton Road.The Patriarche Pa...

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Artist Ndubisi Okoye to Begin Painting Mural Honoring Dr. Robert L. Green in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. —Artist and multidisciplinary creative Ndubisi Okoye will begin painting “First Class,” a mural honoring the legacy of legendary civil rights leader Dr. Robert L. Green, in downtown East Lansing next week. 

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Third Installment of “Life is a Groovy Opportunity” Mural Underway in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The third installment of the “Life is a Groovy Opportunity” mural project is currently being painted on the north-facing wall of the Division Street Garage in downtown East Lansing. 

This multi-year mural project began in 201...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

City of East Lansing to Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for White Park Trail Extension Project

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the White Park Trail Extension Project on Monday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Albert A. White Memorial Park, 3283 E. Lake Lansing Road.The W...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Albert EL Fresco Grand Reopening to Take Place Thursday, May 12

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the grand reopening of the Albert EL Fresco pedestrian-friendly area will take place on Thursday, May 12, beginning at 4 p.m. in the heart of downtown East Lansing.The Albert EL Fresco area will be...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

City of East Lansing, ELPD Release Video from April 25 Officer-Involved Shooting

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EAST LANSING, Mich. —  During a press conference on Thursday, May 5, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) released video footage from an officer-involved shooting that took place on Monday, April 25 at the Meijer store at 1350 W. Lake Lansin...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

City, ELPD to Release Video Footage from April 25 Officer-Involved Shooting

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be holding a press conference to release video footage from the April 25 officer-involved shooting on Thursday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the East ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

DMB Welcomes More Than Vintage to Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) is pleased to welcome More Than Vintage (MTV) to downtown East Lansing.This new downtown East Lansing business, located at 108 Division St., is owned and operated by Michigan State Uni...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

54B District Court to Offer Parking Fee Reduction Program this May

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court, 101 Linden Street, will be offering a Parking Fee Reduction Program throughout the month of May.The Parking Fee Reduction Program provides vehicle owners with unpaid parking tickets an o...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission to Hold Special Meeting Tonight

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission (ELIPOC) will be holding a special meeting tonight, April 28 to hear a briefing from East Lansing Police Chief Kim Johnson on an officer-involved shooting that occurr...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “The Little Mermaid” to the Stage

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is excited to bring “The Little Mermaid” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, April 29-May1 and May 6-8.Friday shows will take place at 7 p.m. and Satu...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

ELPD Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting at 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 6:36 p.m. on Monday, April 25, officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) were dispatched to the Meijer store at 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing in response to a weapons complaint.The caller in...

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Posted on: April 21, 2022

K-12 Art Show to be Featured in Downtown East Lansing Businesses from April 23-June 4

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Students and teachers from area East Lansing Schools, in partnership with the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA), are bringing a K-12 Art Show to participating downtown East Lansing businesses beginning Saturday, April...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Deadline for Filing 2021 City of East Lansing Income Tax Returns is May 2

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The deadline for filing 2021 City of East Lansing income tax returns is May 2, 2022.This deadline applies to all residents and non-resident individuals along with any calendar year businesses. All businesses operating within the City...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

59th Annual East Lansing Art Festival to Take Place May 21-22 in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 59th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring 174 artists and thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing on the weekend of May 21-22, 2022. The festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 and 10...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Mental Health Awareness Murals Installed in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — A series of mental health awareness murals were installed last week in downtown East Lansing, brought to the community by the Associated Students of Michigan State University’s (ASMSU) Mental Health Awareness Initiative. &am...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll Street Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Izzo Legacy Run/Walk/Roll will take place this Saturday, April 16, beginning at 9 a.m. To accommodate the race, there will be some street closures in East Lansing.Both northbound lanes...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

ELPL to Host Books, Basket & Bids Online Fundraiser April 18-25

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In lieu of the annual in-person Books, Bites & Bids event, the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will be hosting an online fundraiser, titled Books, Baskets & Bids, from April 18-25.Books, Baskets and Bids invites ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

Albert EL Fresco to Make its Return to Downtown East Lansing this May

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the popular Albert EL Fresco pedestrian-friendly area will be making its return to downtown East Lansing’s Albert Avenue this May.Both lanes of Albert Avenue, from just east of the Albert Avenue Gar...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Updating Masking Requirements for East Lansing Public Meetings

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Effective Tuesday, April 5, face masks will no longer be required at City of East Lansing public meetings, including meetings of the East Lansing City Council and East Lansing’s boards and commissions. People may choose to mask at an...

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

East Lansing Arts Commission Announces FY22 Cultural Arts Grant Program Recipients

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission has announced the recipients of its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Cultural Arts Grant Program.The Cultural Arts Grant Program supports high-quality public art projects that encourage artistic expr...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park to Re-Open this Friday, April 1

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park will re-open to the public for the 2022 spring, summer and fall seasons on Friday, April 1.The park is located at 6400 Abbot Road, adjacent to the E...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project to Resume Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvements Project will resume the week of March 28, 2022 in East Lansing.

The project is continuing from 2021 and includes utility upgrades (water main re...

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Burcham Drive Water Valve Replacement Project Begins this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Burcham Drive Water Valve Replacement Project has begun in East Lansing.

This construction project will involve spot water main valve replacement that will require intermittent...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

ELPD to Host Meet & Greets for Residents and Neighborhood Sector Officers

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be hosting a series of Meet & Greets on a quarterly basis to provide community members with an opportunity to meet with their neighborhood sector officers in an informal setting.As a...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

Updated Masking Requirements in City of East Lansing Buildings

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Effective Monday, March 14, face masks will be optional for visitors and employees inside City of East Lansing buildings, with some exceptions. The face mask requirement will remain in place in congregate settings where peop...

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

DMB Welcomes Risky Studios to Downtown East Lansing, Grand Opening is Feb. 26

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) is pleased to welcome Risky Studios to downtown East Lansing. 

This new downtown East Lansing business is a multimedia production studio and creative co-working space located a...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

Community Invited to Celebrate Diversity at Children’s Cultural Concert Series

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to celebrate diversity with the City of East Lansing at the Children’s Cultural Concert Series, which will feature three Saturdays of live musical entertainment for children of all ages.The concerts will...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Feb. 21 in Observance of Presidents Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Several City of East Lansing offices/facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 21 in observance of Presidents Day.Offices and facilities that will be closed include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the East L...

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Posted on: February 14, 2022

Community Art Project Brings Pop of Color to MSUFCU Construction Site in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The construction site for Michigan State University Federal Credit Union’s (MSU Federal Credit Union) new seven-story office building in downtown East Lansing is getting a pop of color today with the installation of new, vibrant fenc...

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Posted on: February 11, 2022

Public Meetings for Boards and Commissions to Resume, Meeting Locations Subject to Change

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that public meetings for the City of East Lansing’s boards and commissions will be resuming the week of Feb. 14.

Community members are also advised that some public meeting locations are subject to change...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Update on City of East Lansing Office Closures, Snow Removal Operations

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that East Lansing City Hall and the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will be closing early today, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. due to the winter storm.Community members are also reminded of these closur...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Update on City of East Lansing Closures due to Winter Storm

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised of several City of East Lansing office and facility closures due to today’s winter storm.

  • The East Lansing Public Library and East Lansing Prime Time are closed today, Feb. 2.
  • The East Lansing Hannah Commu...
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Posted on: February 1, 2022

East Lansing City Manager Declares Snow Emergency, On-Street Parking Temporarily Prohibited

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas, with consent from East Lansing Mayor Ron Bacon, has declared a snow emergency in East Lansing ahead of a winter storm forecasted to result in significant accumulations in the mid-Michigan reg...

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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Winter Property Taxes Due on Feb. 14

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing property owners are reminded that winter property taxes are due on Monday, Feb. 14. Property owners have several options for making payments:

  • Credit card and e-check payments can be made online by visiting www.ci...
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Posted on: February 1, 2022

Deer Removal Operations Completed in East Lansing’s Parks

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members are advised that the professional deer removal scheduled to take place this winter in several of East Lansing’s parks has been completed.With the completion of these operations, there will no longer be ...

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2022 Crystal Awards

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2022 Crystal Awards – an annual event hosted by the East Lansing City Council that serves to honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofi...

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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Update on ELPD Investigation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 5:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to a Check Subject/Subject in the Roadway call on West Road near Abbey Road.  A driver of a motor vehicle trav...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

East Lansing Hannah Community Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to stop by the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road, next Tuesday, Jan. 25 to help in celebrating ELHCC’s 20th Anniversary.There will be grab-and-go individually wrapped treats an...

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Public Meetings for City of East Lansing’s Boards & Commissions Canceled through Feb. 11

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Due to the continued, significant spread of COVID-19 in Ingham County, the decision has been made to extend the cancellation of public meetings for the City of East Lansing’s boards and commissions through Friday, Feb. 11. Previously, these public meeting...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

East Lansing Residents, Businesses Invited to Share Feedback on Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is seeking feedback from residents and businesses on a proposed ordinance change and related policy resolution that would expand the locations and number of licensed food trucks (mobile food vending units) au...

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Posted on: January 18, 2022

ELPD Investigating Early Morning Incident

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 5:15 a.m. today, officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to a Check Subject/Subject in the Roadway call on West Road near Abbey Road. Upon initial investigation, officers determined...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

East Lansing City Council Approves Ordinance to Regulate Moped Use and Parking within City Limits

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At the East Lansing City Council meeting this past Tuesday, Jan. 11, City Council approved the adoption of Ordinance No. 1511 – an ordinance to regulate moped use and parking within the City.The ordinance...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

Property Owner Assistance Program for Basement Backup Protection

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has officially launched its Property Owner Assistance Program for Basement Backup Protection, which is designed to financially assist East Lansing property owners in reducing the potential for sewer backups i...

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Posted on: January 10, 2022

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 17 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will be closed Monday, Jan. 17 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will be closed inclu...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Majority of Public Meetings for East Lansing’s Boards & Commissions Canceled for Month of January

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning January 5, 2022, the majority of public meetings for the City of East Lansing’s boards and commissions will be canceled through the end of the month due to the significant spread of COVID-19 in the community.East Lansing Ci...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

East Lansing Public Library Limiting Capacity Due to COVID-19, Additional COVID-19 Updates

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UPDATE (2/14/22): Capacity limits have been lifted at the library.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will be resuming capacity limits in the library building due to the significant spr...

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Posted on: December 22, 2021

Community Advised of Intermittent Park Closures this Winter for Second Round of Deer Removal

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members are advised that there will be intermittent park closures in the City of East Lansing this winter for the purposes of conducting a second round of deer removal.Beginning January 3, 2022 through March 31...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Masks Required in City of East Lansing Buildings and at Public Meetings

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the latest mask recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the City of East Lansing will be resuming indoor mask requirements th...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

DDA Partners with MSU Broad Art Museum to Bring Museum Experience Outdoors in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project” (Place Project), the DDA and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad Art Museum) have p...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

East Lansing DDA Launches Outdoor Area Expansion and Beautification Grant Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has allocated $43,000 to launch an Outdoor Area Expansion and Beautification Grant Program in support of downtown East Lansing businesses.The purpose of the program is to provide ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Downtown East Lansing eGift Card Program

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Community members can give the gift of shopping and dining local with the purchase of Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Live Parking Availability in Downtown East Lansing

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Find a real-time count of available parking spaces in downtown East Lansing's gated garages and lots.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Parking Validation in Downtown East Lansing

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Find a list of the businesses in downtown East Lansing that validate parking for their customers.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Parking Options in Downtown East Lansing

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Convenient, ample and affordable parking is located throughout downtown East Lansing. Garages and surface lots are just steps from the shops, eateries and other businesses that make downtown East Lansing a unique destination. Parking is also located just ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

NEW! Downtown East Lansing Web App Launches

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The City of East Lansing has launched Explore Downtown East Lansing, a new web app that allows community members to find the location, business name, address, block number and website for each business in downtown East Lansing using an interactive map. Th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

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To help downtown East Lansing businesses during this difficult time, a webpage with a list of known resources has been created. The webpage will continue to be updated as City staff becomes aware of additional resources.View the Resources for Businesses D...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Small Business Relief Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched a Small Business Relief Program that focuses on job retention throughout the East Lansing community.East Lansing businesses with income-eligible employees can apply to receive up to $10,000 in gr...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

2022 Fall Connect Magazine

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Community members can browse the Connect Magazine to learn about programs, classes and activities being offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts this fall.

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Posted on: February 22, 2022

Scholarships Available for ELPRA Activities

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Youth and adult scholarships are available for eligible East Lansing residents seeking to participate in activities offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Enjoy East Lansing's Parks, Trails and Facilities

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There are a number of community and neighborhood parks, trails and recreational facilities in the City of East Lansing. The City is committed to the maintenance and preservation of its green spaces and the City’s many beautiful parks are a testament to th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program

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The East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City of East Lansing’s park biotic communities by removing problematic invasive plant species and replacing them with native species. The program also serv...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

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All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) offers youth the opportunity to take part in every aspect of theatre production from acting, technical production and costume design to set construction. AECT brings four major productions to the Greater Lansing...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Sports Offerings (Youth and Adult)

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The Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts offers sports leagues and programs for adults and youth. In addition, there are opportunities to get involved in a number of sports clubs and programs, including the East Lansing Soccer Club, Track Club, Bask...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Develops Online Parks and Trails Viewer

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Community members looking to get outside and exercise can find several parks and trails in the area by viewing the Tri-County Planning Commission’s online parks and trail viewer. When using the parks and trails, community members should practice...

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Posted on: March 30, 2022

About the Commission

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Learn more about the East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission and its purpose. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Upcoming Commission Meetings

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Commission meetings take place on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. View the meeting calendar. View the public meeting portal for posted agendas and minutes.

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Like ELIPOC on Facebook

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Community members are encouraged to connect with the East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission on Facebook for regular updates on meetings, news and more.

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission's Annual Report Coming Soon

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The East Lansing Independent Police Oversight Commission's 2022 Annual Report will be published on the ELIPOC website in early 2023. Community members are encouraged to check back at that time to view the document. 

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

East Lansing Police Department's Webpage

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Community members seeking to learn more about the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are encouraged to check out the ELPD webpage.

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