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Posted on: February 21, 2019

City of East Lansing Officials and Staff to Participate in 29th Annual Walk for Warmth

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A group of City of East Lansing officials and staff are proud to be participating in the Capital Area Community Services (CACS) 29th Annual Walk for Warmth on Saturday, February 23.Those participating include East Lansing M...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

ELPD Accepting Applications for 2019 Citizens’ Police Academy

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Citizens’ Police Academy.Community members interested in learning more about the criminal justice system and the role of E...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 18 in Observance of Presidents' Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A number of City of East Lansing offices/facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 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 5, 2019

Community Advised of Overnight, Early Morning Weather Forecast

EAST LANSING, Mich. — According to the National Weather Service, a wintry mix and possible ice accumulation is in the forecast for southern and mid-Michigan tonight and into Wednesday morning.This weather event is expected to begin at 10 p.m. to...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Community Invited to Participate in One Book, One Community Selection Process

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing-MSU One Book, One Community (OBOC) Committee is in the process of selecting the book for the 2019 OBOC program and wants to hear from the community.Three books are on the Committee’s short list an...

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Posted on: January 30, 2019

City of East Lansing Offices Closed Thursday, Jan. 31 due to Weather Conditions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 31 due to the continuing emergency weather conditions impacting the State of Michigan. Non-essential staff have been advised not to...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

City of East Lansing Offices Closed Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to Weather Conditions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30 due to the emergency weather conditions impacting the State of Michigan. Non-essential staff have been advised not to...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

East Lansing 54B District Court Closed Wednesday, Jan. 30

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 Wednesday, January 30, 2019 due to the inclement weather conditions.Court offices will ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Public Information Meeting Scheduled for Coleman Road Extension Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. —The Clinton County Road Commission, in partnership with the City of East Lansing, will hold a public information meeting for the upcoming Coleman Road Extension Project.The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the E...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Trash, Recycling Collection Delayed in East Lansing due to Cold Weather Conditions

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Due to the predicted cold weather conditions, the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will be delaying trash and recycling collection on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in order to reduce resident and staff time outdoors.Begin...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Sidewalk Snow Removal Enforcement Suspended Until Friday Evening in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With cold temperatures in the forecast over the next couple days, City of East Lansing officials are suspending the enforcement of sidewalk snow and ice removal until 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1.This will allow additional time...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

East Lansing City Manager Declares Snow Emergency, City Facilities Closing Early at 12:30 p.m.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — After consultation with the East Lansing Mayor, East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has declared a snow emergency. City of East Lansing offices will be closing early at 12:30 p.m. today, Jan. 28 and all evening meeting...

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Posted on: January 28, 2019

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring Two Productions to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “My Name is Rumpelstiltskin” and “The Twelve Dancing Princess” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, Feb. 8-10 and Feb. 15-17.Friday shows wi...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

East Lansing Warming Centers to be Available this Week in Response to Extreme Cold

UPDATE (1/29/18): The East Lansing Hannah Community Center will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30; however, the East Lansing Public Library will remain open to serve as a warming center for the day.EAST LANSING, Mich. — With extremely cold tempera...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

East Lansing Solar Park Becomes Operational

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Board of Water & Light, in partnership with Michigan Energy Options and Pivot Energy, celebrated the opening of East Lansing Solar Park today, located on Burcham Drive in East Lansing. The park, which became...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival’s Artist Application Deadline is Jan. 31

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The artist application deadline for the 56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is just around the corner. This year’s festival will take place on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 in downtown East Lansing.Artist and emerging ...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

East Lansing 54B District Court to be closed Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 for Physical Case Inventory

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 1. The court will be conducting a p...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Community Members Invited to Share Input on Update to Five-Year Parks & Recreation Plan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing community members are invited to share input that will assist the City of East Lansing in updating its Five-Year Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan.The updated plan will be adopted in 2020 and wil...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 21 in Observance of Dr. 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. 21 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. DayOffices and facilities that will be...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2019 Crystal Awards

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

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2018

City Seeks Applicants for 2019 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

East Lansing Finance Department Provides Explanation of Winter Tax Bills

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

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

City of East Lansing Welcomes New Income Tax Administrator

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

ELPD Investigates Fatal Shooting

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

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