Posted on: May 26, 2017

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed in Observance of Memorial Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. – City of East Lansing offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.Buildings that will be closed include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the East Lansing Department of P...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

East Lansing Selected to Take Part in AARP Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Phone Survey

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has been selected by national non-profit agency AARP to take part in a phone survey project as part of the Age-Friendly Cities and Communities Program.The phone survey will take place June 5-July 17...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Meditative Labyrinth to be Dedicated at Patriarche Park

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Members of the community and media are invited to a special dedication ceremony for a new meditative labyrinth at Patriarche Park, created by Kenneth Hunter and supported by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.The dedicatio...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center to Open Saturday, June 3

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC), 6400 Abbot Road, will officially open its doors for the 2017 summer season on Saturday, June 3. The 2017 season will run through Monday, Sept. 4.ELFAC is an interactive outdo...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

East Lansing Lifeguard Team Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award

EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the third year in a row, the Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts lifeguard team has received Jeff Ellis & Associates’ prestigious Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award.Based on four unannounc...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Wreath Laying Ceremony to Take Place at ELHCC this Saturday, May 27

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In honor of Memorial Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a brief wreath laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Monument this Saturday, May 27 at 9 a.m.The City of East L...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival Artist Awards Announced

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) 2017 Artist Award Winners have been announced. They include:

  • Conrad Kaufman – Painting – MSU Student Book Store
  • William Ortman – Glass – Warmels &am...
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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Opening Day of East Lansing Farmer’s Market is Sunday, June 4

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Opening day of the 2017 East Lansing Farmer’s Market (ELFM) is just around the corner, taking place on Sunday, June 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.There will be a special ringing of t...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Recycle! East Lansing to Take Place Saturday, June 3

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The 2017 Recycle! East Lansing event will take place Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Abbott Center, 1400-1500 Abbot Road. It is a rain-or-shine event.Recycle! East Lansing is a community recycling event geared to...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

All of us Express Children’s Theatre to Host “Shrek the Musical Jr.” Auditions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will be hosting open auditions for the upcoming production of “Shrek the Musical Jr.” at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot ...

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival Street and Parking Lot Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring 174 artists and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing this weekend, May 20-21.To accommodate the festival, there will be a number of street and pa...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

All of us Express Children’s Theatre to Host Spring Gala

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will be hosting its first-ever Spring Gala on Thursday, May 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road.The event will featur...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

ELPL Raising Funds to Bring Pop-Up Library to East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is continuing to raise funds to bring a Pop-Up Library to East Lansing.Pop-Up Libraries are low-speed, electric vehicles specially customized to transport and display library materials...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

East Lansing Police Chief Jeff Murphy to Retire Following More Than 30 Years of Dedicated Service

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing Police Chief Jeff Murphy has announced that he will be retiring from the City of East Lansing following more than 30 years of dedicated service. His last day with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be Friday,...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival to Take Place in Downtown East Lansing May 20-21

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 54th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring more than 170 artists and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing on the weekend of May 20-21. The festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on S...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

City of East Lansing Announces 2017 Crystal Awards Recipients

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Four deserving recipients were honored at last night’s 30th Annual Crystal Awards at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.

The Crystal Awards honor the extraordinary accomplishments of individuals, groups, organization...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

ELPD Investigates Attempted Bank Robbery

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Just after 4 p.m. today, April 27, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to an attempted bank robbery at the Bank of America in the 1300 block of W. Lake Lansing Road.The suspect entered the business and appro...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

All of us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring 3rd Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will present the 3rd Annual Young Playwrights’ Festival (YPF) on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road.T...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Arbor Day Tree Planting to Take Place at Pinecrest Elementary on Friday, April 28

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing’s annual Arbor Day tree planting with Pinecrest Elementary School students will take place Friday, April 28 at 3 p.m. in Henry Fine Park.Henry Fine Park is located on Winchester Drive at ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

City of East Lansing, MSU Announce 2017 One Book, One Community Selection

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University announce the book selection for the 2017 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program: “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose.“...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office Open Saturday to Issue, Receive Absentee Voter Ballots

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Clerk’s office, 410 Abbot Road, will have special hours this Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. to issue and receive absentee voter ballots for the May 2, 2017 Election.  

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

City Manager Announces New East Lansing Finance Director

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has announced that Jill Feldpausch will serve as the City of East Lansing’s new finance director effective immediately.Feldpausch previously served as the City’s ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

CRC to Host Earth Day Event this Saturday, April 22

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Community Relations Coalition (CRC) is excited to host The Big Green Gig – a special Peace and Earth Day celebration – on Saturday, April 22 from 3-6 p.m. at Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court. East...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Crystal Awards Reception to Take Place Thursday, April 27

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council will host the 2017 Crystal Awards community reception on Thursday, April 27 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The reception is free and open to all communit...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Prime Time to Host Pets for Seniors Fair on Tuesday, April 18

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Prime Time Seniors’ Program will host its second Pets for Seniors Fair on Tuesday, April 18 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.This event is offered in pa...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Sidewalk Improvements Currently Underway in the City of East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of a carryover from the City of East Lansing’s 2016 hazardous sidewalk contract, a number of sidewalk improvements will be taking place around the community over the next few months, with all work slated...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

East Lansing is Flagship City for Nation-Wide Life is a Cycle Bike Event

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce that it is a flagship city for the nation-wide Life is a Cycle bike event.My City Bikes has teamed up with 18 cities nation-wide, including the City of East Lansing, to host t...

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Posted on: April 13, 2017

Harrison Road Sewer Repair Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning this Friday, April 14, Harrison Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Kalamazoo Street and Michigan Avenue.Traffic shifts will be in place to accommodate the lane reductions and, at this point...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Target Announces Plans to Open New Store in Proposed Center City District Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Target Corporation announced today its plans to open a new store in the Center City District mixed-use redevelopment project recently proposed for downtown East Lansing.The downtown East Lansing location would be one of a n...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

Sewer Repair to Cause Lane Closures on Harrison Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning today, April 11, the two northbound lanes of Harrison Road will be reduced to one lane and shifted to the center left turn lane between Kalamazoo Street and Michigan Avenue.The lane closures will accommodate the r...

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

ELPL to Host an Evening with Sam J. Striker, PhD

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Join the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) this Wednesday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. for An Evening with Sam J. Striker, PhD: Decoding Afghanistan through the Lens of Social Science.For more than sixteen years, Afghanistan has occupied...

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

ELPL to Host 6th Annual Books, Bites & Bids Fundraising Event on Friday, April 21

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to the East Lansing Public Library’s (ELPL) 6th Annual Books, Bites & Bids fundraising event, which will be taking place on Friday, April 21 from 5:30-9 p.m. With the library&...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Portion of Northern Tier Trail to be Closed Intermittently for Tree Trimming

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Community members are advised that a portion of the Northern Tier Trail will be closed intermittently this week to accommodate tree trimming by Ayles Tree Service.The work will be taking place along the trail between the Ha...

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Posted on: March 31, 2017

BWL to Perform Overhead Power Line Maintenance Work along Saginaw Street this April

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing has been notified by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) that overhead power line maintenance work will be performed on Saginaw Street this April.The Lansing Board of Water and Light (B...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Pinocchio” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Pinocchio” to the Riverwalk Theatre stage, 228 Museum Drive in Lansing, April 21-23 and April 28-30.Friday shows will take place at 7 p.m...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

East Lansing Receives Additional $469,000 in Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage Funding

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has been awarded an additional $469,000 in Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage funding to construct an extension of the Northern Tier Trail through Albert A. White Memorial Park and infill gaps i...

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

ELPD Investigating Incident Involving a Suspected Police Impersonator

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently investigating an incident that occurred in the City of East Lansing involving a suspected police impersonator.On March 27, 2017, an individual reported to ELPD that, while walkin...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

ELPD to Host First-Ever Open House for Community

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD), 409 Park Lane, will be hosting its first-ever Open House on Thursday, April 6 from 5-8 p.m. This event is free and open to all community members. The event will feature demonstrati...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

ELPL Seeking Local Businesses, Organizations to Participate in Upcoming Teen Job Fair

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is looking to connect young people in the East Lansing area with businesses and organizations offering employment and job training opportunities for teens.ELPL will be hosting its firs...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Downtown East Lansing Chili Cook-Off to Take Place Saturday, April 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars and prepare their taste buds for the Downtown Chili Cook-Off, taking place Saturday, April 1 from noon-4 p.m. in downtown East Lansing. The event is free and open to ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

ELPD, MSUPD to Increase Drunk Driving Patrols during Saint Patrick’s Day, NCAA Tournament

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Police Department and Michigan State University Police Department will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign from March 16-29.During this time frame, extra patrols will be out in t...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Free Overnight Parking Offered at Specific Downtown East Lansing Locations on Saint Patrick’s Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In an effort to encourage safe rides home on Saint Patrick’s Day, the City of East Lansing’s Parking Division has partnered with the East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) to provide free overnight...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

East Lansing Suspends Spring Weight Restrictions

The City of East Lansing has announced that spring truck weight restrictions have been suspended as of 6 a.m. today, March 13.

Posted on: March 13, 2017

Registration Now Open for Spring/Summer Adult Softball Leagues

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) is currently accepting team registrations for its 2017 spring/summer adult softball leagues. The registration deadline is March 24.ELPRA offers a wide asso...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

City to Offer Curbside Storm Debris Collection to East Lansing Residents

UPDATE (3/20/17): DPW crews are continuing to collect residents' storm debris at the curb and expect to have the first pass-through of the City completed by tomorrow, March 21. Residents are asked to have all storm debris to the curb by no later ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Drain Maintenance Work to Cause Intermittent Closures on Northern Tier Trail

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing will be performing drain maintenance work along the Friegal and Taylor Drains within the city limits over the next few weeks. View map (PDF). Work is expected to begin as early as this Friday, March 10....

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

East Lansing Police Department Posts Departmental Policies Online

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In response to feedback gathered at the East Lansing Police Department’s (ELPD) Police Community Forum last October, all of ELPD’s departmental policies have been posted online.“ELPD’...

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Posted on: February 28, 2017

City Receives Community Forestry Funds for Street Tree Inventory, Canopy Assessment

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing has received $17,000 in Community Forestry Grant funds to be used towards a street tree inventory update and Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) assessment. The City received the funds through a competitive gra...

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Posted on: February 20, 2017

Cities of Lansing, East Lansing to Request Fire Authority Feasibility Study

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Cities of Lansing and East Lansing plan to request that Plante Moran conduct a study of the feasibility of creating a fire authority for the leadership and administration of the two municipal fire departments.The cities...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 20 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A number of City of East Lansing offices/facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents’ Day.Closures will include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the East Lansi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

East Lansing Spring Road Weight Limits to be Re-Posted this Friday

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing announced this week that spring truck weight limits on City roads will be re-posted, effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. The temporary weight restrictions help to reduce road damage caused by wi...

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Sewer Repair to Cause Intermittent Lane Closure on Harrison Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Beginning today, Feb. 15, the outside lane of northbound Harrison Road, between Kalamazoo Street and Michigan Avenue, will be closed intermittently to facilitate the repair of a sewer line. The repairs are expected to take ...

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Posted on: February 9, 2017

New Social Justice Reading Group for Children to Explore Racial Justice this February at ELPL

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to join the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), Michigan State University (MSU) and the Greater Lansing Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. for the second Social Justice Reading Group for...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

City Council Adopts Resolution Affirming East Lansing’s Commitment to Civil Liberties for all People

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing City Council adopted a resolution at its meeting yesterday affirming the City of East Lansing’s commitment to the preservation of civil liberties for all people within its borders.The resolution recog...

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Posted on: February 1, 2017

Media Invited to ELFD Ice Rescue Training Today

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the local media are invited to an East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) ice rescue training today, Feb. 1 from 2-2:30 p.m.The training will be taking place on a frozen lake located on the grounds of the MSU Federal...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Delayed Opening for East Lansing’s Pop-Up Ice Skating Rink

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The opening of East Lansing’s pop-up ice skating rink will be delayed as additional time is needed for the ice to fully freeze.The rink will be closed to the public tomorrow, Feb. 1 and community members are encouraged to...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

East Lansing Temporarily Suspends Spring Road Weight Limits

The City of East Lansing announced today that spring truck weight limits on City roads will be temporarily suspended beginning at  6 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Pop-Up Ice Skating Rink Returns to Valley Court Park this February

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing’s pop-up ice skating rink will make its return to Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court, this February.The rink will be free and open to the general public Feb. 1-28, weather permitting. Skate hours will b...

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Posted on: January 24, 2017

East Lansing 54B District Court to be Closed Friday, Jan. 27

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the court will be closed to the public on Friday, January 27, 2017.  The court will be conducting a Physical Case Inventory, which is...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

First Phase of East Lansing WRRF Improvement Project Wraps Up

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing City Councilmembers and City staff participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the East Lansing Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) on Tuesday, Jan. 17 in celebration of the completion of the firs...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

East Lansing Spring Road Weight Limits to Take Effect Wednesday, Jan. 18

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing announced today that spring truck weight limits on City roads will take effect at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The temporary weight restrictions help to reduce road damage caused by winter thaw and...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

M.A.C. Avenue Garage to be Closed Jan. 23-Aug. 25 for Renovation

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The M.A.C. Avenue Garage, located under the East Lansing Marriott at University Place at 310 M.A.C. Ave. in downtown East Lansing, will be closed to all traffic for a renovation project beginning Monday, Jan. 23. The projec...

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Sweetheart Ball to Take Place Feb. 7 & 8 at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Sweetheart Ball will take place Feb 7 and Feb. 8 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.Children and one or more of their favorite adults are invited to enjoy a night of music, danc...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 16 in Observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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. 16 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will be cl...

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

ELPL Partners with MSU to Launch New Social Justice Reading Group for Children

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A new reading group for children is launching on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL).ELPL is partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) to offer a monthly Social Justice Reading Group aimed at c...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2017 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking community nominations for the 2017 Crystal Awards.

Community members are encouraged to help honor East Lansing’s unsung heroes by submitting nominations for deserving candi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Media Invited to Special Check Presentation for MLK Commission

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to a special check presentation for the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission on Friday, Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abb...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

East Lansing Basketball Club Donates $6,250 to Middle School Interscholastic Sports Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Basketball Club’s “Let the Tradition Continue” Committee recently made a generous $6,250 donation to the City of East Lansing’s Middle School Interscholastic Sports P...

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Posted on: January 3, 2017

East Lansing Children’s Concert Series to Feature Live Music on Three Saturdays this January

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Children’s Concert Series returns this January, featuring three Saturdays of live musical entertainment for children of all ages.  The concerts are free and open to all.The concerts will ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2016

Water Main Break Causes Lane Closure on Grand River Avenue

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Crews are currently working to repair a water main break on Grand River Avenue, west of Hagadorn Road.

Westbound Grand River Avenue will be reduced to one lane in the area for most of the day while crews make the necessary repai...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Brody Complex Sewer Work Could Cause Discolored Water

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing's contractor is continuing the lining of the 36" interceptor sewer through MSU’s Brody Complex, from Michigan Avenue to the Red Cedar River.The work consists of cleaning the ...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

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 Public Wo...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Finance Director Mary Haskell Retires After 17 Years of Dedicated Service

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EAST LANSING, Mich. –Finance Director Mary Haskell is retiring this month after 17 years of dedicated service to the City of East Lansing.Haskell began working for the City in November 1999 as the deputy treasurer and was soon promoted to budget...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Suspect Charged with CSC in Incident Outside of Downtown East Lansing Business

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Grant Anthony-Williams Perry, a 19-year-old from Royal Oak, was arraigned yesterday in the East Lansing 54B District Court in connection to a sexual assault case the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has been investigat...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

City Seeks Applicants for 2017 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing is now accepting applications for its 2017 Emerging Leaders Program.The application, available online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/emergingleaders, must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 201...

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

Mayor Mark Meadows Appointed to the NLC Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Committee

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2017 Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (EENR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC...

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Posted on: December 20, 2016

Tickets for the 32nd Annual MLK Luncheon Now Available

LANSING, Mich. — Tickets are now available for the Greater Lansing Area Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission’s 32nd Annual Luncheon. The luncheon, held each year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

East Lansing City Council and School Board to Jointly Adopt Resolution Affirming Inclusion

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In light of a number of recent incidents, including the mailing of a photocopied hate letter to the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing, the City of East Lansing and East Lansing Public School District are joining forces to ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2016

Delayed Opening for City of East Lansing Offices on Monday, Dec. 12

 EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to the inclement weather and hazardous road conditions, several City of East Lansing offices will have delayed openings tomorrow, Dec. 12.

  • The East Lansing Hannah Community Center will be opening at 9 a.m.
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Posted on: December 7, 2016

East Lansing 54B District Court to Close Early this Friday, Dec. 9

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin announces that the court will be closed to the public this Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3-4:30 p.m.Court offices will not be open for walk-in arraignments o...

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Posted on: December 6, 2016

City to Offer Special Holiday Recycling & Refuse Collection Programs

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing will offer extra recycling days, no-fee holiday refuse collection and Christmas tree recycling to residents this holiday season.Extra Recycling Days East Lansing residents are encouraged to take ad...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

City of East Lansing Now Accepting Applications for FY 2017-2018 Grant Programs

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Applications are now available for funding under the City of East Lansing’s 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, 2017-2018 Human Services Grant Program and new 2017-2018 Mini Grant Program.T...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Ingham County’s 2016 Shop with a Cop to Take Place Saturday, Dec. 3

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Approximately 100 area children, 100 area police officers and 100 civilian volunteers will participate in Ingham County’s 2016 Shop with a Cop program, taking place Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Pavement Restoration Work to Cause Lane Reduction on Lake Lansing Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Pavement restoration work will cause eastbound Lake Lansing Road, between Coolidge Road and Marfitt Road, to be reduced to one lane beginning tomorrow Dec. 1.

During the work, eastbound traffic will be shifted to the inside medi...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

ELFD Responds to Residential Fire on Groton Way

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) responded to a fire at an East Lansing residence, 1985 Groton Way, this morning. The two occupants of the home were able to evacuate with no injuries.

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Remembering Pearl Harbor - 75th Anniversary Event to Take Place Sunday, Dec. 11 in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing and East Lansing Rotary Club will be co-hosting a Remembering Pearl Harbor – 75th Anniversary event on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Ab...

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Register for Shaping the Avenue 101: Form-based Code Informational Kick-off Meetings

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing in partnership with the City of Lansing, Meridian Township, Lansing Township, and the Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) would like to invite community members to attend Shaping the Avenue...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

City Offices Closed in Observance of Thanksgiving

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, the...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Green Friday (& Saturday too!) to Take Place in Downtown East Lansing Dec. 2-3

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Green Friday (& Saturday too!) – downtown East Lansing’s special version of the popular day-after-Thanksgiving Black Friday sales – will take place December 2-3, 2016.

Holiday shoppers will enjoy a variety of sales and specia...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Winter Glow to Bring Seasonal Fun to Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — There is something for everyone at the popular, annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival.

This winter-inspired tradition will take place on Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown East Lansing and will feature...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

East Lansing Named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized the City of East Lansing with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) award.

East Lansing was part of the largest application round in the BFC program’s 13-year history. In to...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Construction Work to Take Place on Delta Street Tomorrow, Nov. 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Delta Street, between Grand River Avenue and Valley Court (including the Delta-Valley Court intersection), will be under construction throughout the day on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Work will include milling and repaving of the roadway...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Fall Bulk Leaf Collection Extended on City’s West Side

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended fall bulk leaf collection on the City of East Lansing’s west side, with a fourth week of collection scheduled for the week of Nov. 28.

The west side includes the west...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Prime Time Director Elected President of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers Board

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Kelly Arndt, director of the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors’ Program, has been elected president of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers Board of Directors.

The association is comprised of 126 senior centers across the sta...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

East Lansing Financial Health Review Team to Hold Final Two Citizen Engagement Meetings

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to attend the final two Citizen Engagement Meetings hosted by the East Lansing Financial Health Review Team prior to their final recommendations to the East Lansing City Council.

The meetings will tak...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2016

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

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, which will be open during regular hours.

City offices closed on Veterans Day will i...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

ELPL Offers Generation E Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Middle and High School Students

East Lansing, MI – November 7, 2016 – The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and the Generation E Institute (GenEI) will be offering a free, two-day youth entrepreneurship Bootcamp on Wednesday, Nov. 9 and Thursday, Nov. 10 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at ELPL, 95...Read on...

Posted on: November 7, 2016

Fall Bulk Leaf Collection Extended on City’s East Side

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) has extended fall bulk leaf collection on the City of East Lansing’s east side, with a fourth week of collection scheduled for the week of Nov. 21.

The east side includes the east...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

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

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “A Little Princess” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center stage, 819 Abbot Road, Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12.

Friday shows will take place at 7 p.m. and Saturday shows will...Read on...

Posted on: November 4, 2016

Fire, Police Extremely Busy During Weekend of MSU vs. Michigan Game, Halloween Celebrations

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Last weekend’s MSU vs. Michigan football game and Halloween celebrations resulted in an extremely busy weekend for the East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD).

According to ELFD, there were a...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Veterans Day Program to Take Place Nov. 10 at ELHCC

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In an effort to honor those who have bravely served in the United States Armed Forces, the City of East Lansing will be hosting a brief Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 8:30 a.m. in front of the East Lansing Hannah Commun...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Families Invited to Join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program at ELPL

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Families are invited to join the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program is a nationwide challenge that encourages paren...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

ELPD Seeks Public’s Help with Sexual Assault Investigation

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is asking for the public’s help with a current sexual assault investigation.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 (MSU Homecoming weekend), ELPD responded to a reported assaul...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

East Lansing Earns Perfect Municipal Equality Index Score

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation; the educational arm of the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization; in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute, has given...Read on...

Posted on: October 31, 2016

System Upgrade to Cause Intermittent Lane Closures at Saginaw-Harrison Intersection on Nov. 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The vehicle detection system for the traffic signal at the Saginaw-Harrison intersection will be upgraded on Tuesday, Nov. 1, causing intermittent lane closures in each leg of the intersection.

Work is anticipated to begin at 9 a....Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

ELPD Responds to Three Gun-Related Incidents over the Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to three gun-related incidents in the East Lansing community this past weekend.

ELPD units were dispatched to the Hillcrest-Elm intersection at 2:57 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 on ...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2016

East Lansing Art Festival, All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre Receive MCACA Grants

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) and All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) have been awarded Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) grants this year totaling $33,500.

The grants were awarded through the ...Read on...

Posted on: October 21, 2016

City Announces 2016 East Lansing Community Photo Contest Winners

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The winners of the 2016 East Lansing Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by Meijer and Velvet A Candy Store, have been announced. Of the 326 photographs submitted, 13 were selected as winners:

- 1st Place – Dane Robison,...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Community Invited to Fire Safety Open House at Eastwood Towne Center

EAST LANSING, Mich. – As part of National Fire Prevention Month, the Lansing Metro Fire Departments will be hosting a Fire Safety Open House this Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Eastwood Towne Center.

Participating fire departments will inclu...Read on...

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Downtown East Lansing’s Great Pumpkin Walk to Take Place Oct. 27

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The popular annual Great Pumpkin Walk will bring trick-or-treat fun to downtown East Lansing on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m.

Families are invited to bring their children to downtown in full costume to receive free door-to-door...Read on...

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

54B District Court Implements Drug Court to Service Ingham County

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The East Lansing 54B District Court will be implementing an adult drug court as its third problem-solving court. The court already operates a sobriety court and a veterans treatment court.

Due in large part to the collaborative ef...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

MSU Homecoming Parade and Street Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The 2016 MSU Homecoming Parade will take place this Friday, Oct. 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

This year’s MSU Homecoming Grand Marshals are Tom and Lupe Izzo. This year’s theme is “Spartans For Life.”

The parade will begin at the A...Read on...

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Posted on: October 10, 2016

East Lansing Joins Communities across the Country in Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. – At its Sept. 27 meeting, East Lansing City Council approved a resolution recognizing the celebration of Indigenous People’s Day on the second Monday of October each year. In past years, the date had been recognized as Columbus Day.
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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Two ELPD Officers Honored with MADD Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Two officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) were honored at the Mothers Against Drunk Driving® (MADD) 2016 Lifesavers Award Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 29 in the City of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

ELPD Officer Dave Dekort...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Exterior Cleaning and Painting of Water Tower at Patriarche Park

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Public Works would like to make residents aware of the upcoming exterior cleaning and painting of the water tower on the south end of Patriarche Park off Alton Road, scheduled to begin the week of Oct. ...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

City, East Lansing Rotary Club Partner to Raise Funds for Veterans Monument

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and East Lansing Rotary Club have partnered to raise community funds for a Veterans Monument, which will honor all veterans from the East Lansing community who have bravely served in the United Stat...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

City Manager Announces New ELPD Chief

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has announced that Jeff Murphy will serve as the new chief of the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD).

Chief Murphy has been serving as the interim chief of ELPD for the past six months ...Read on...