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Posted on: October 15, 2019

City Seeks Applicants for 2020 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for its 2020 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program.The application, available online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/emergingleaders, must be submitted by 11 p.m. on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Dedication Ceremony for New ELFD Fire Truck to Take Place this Thursday, Oct. 17

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to a dedication ceremony for the East Lansing Fire Department’s (ELFD) new 101-foot ladder truck this Thursday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at Fire Station 1, 1700 Abbot Road....

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News Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2019

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Poe: Dreams of Madness” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Poe: Dreams of Madness” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3.Friday shows w...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Cowley Avenue to be Closed at Michigan Avenue Beginning Monday, Oct. 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Cowley Avenue will be closed at Michigan Avenue beginning Monday, Oct. 14 to prepare for an upcoming utility installation at that intersection. The closure is expected to last for approxim...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

54B District Court to be closed Monday, Oct. 14 in Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Monday, Oct. 14 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.Court offices wi...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 3, 2019

City Announces 2020 Festival Dates, New Festival Leadership

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce the 2020 dates for the East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) and Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF).The 57th Annual ELAF will be taking place over the weekend of May 16-17, 2020 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2019

Closure of Westbound Michigan Avenue for Infrastructure Restructure Project this Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that westbound Michigan Avenue will be closed to through traffic west of Harrison Road this weekend to accommodate work associated with the ongoing Infrastructure Restructure project. Additiona...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

East Lansing Art Festival Ranked 64th in the Nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) is proud to announce that its 2018 event received a national ranking in the September 2019 edition of Sunshine Artist, America’s Premier Art and Craft Show Magazine. Among the list of the 200 best...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

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

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The popular annual Great Pumpkin Walk will bring trick-or-treat fun to downtown East Lansing on Sunday, Oct. 27.Community members should note that the event has changed from previous years and, for the first time this year,...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Highland Avenue to be Closed at Michigan Avenue Beginning Monday, Sept. 30

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Highland Avenue will be closed at Michigan Avenue beginning Monday, Sept. 30 to prepare for upcoming utility installation at that intersection. The closure is expected to last through Wedn...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

ELHS Homecoming Parade to Take Place on Friday, Oct. 4

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing High School (ELHS) Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, Oct. 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m.Motorists are advised that there will be temporary road closures along the parade route. Streets will be closed ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

East Lansing Fire Department Receives $462,500 FEMA Grant

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a $462,500 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant to the East Lansing Fire Department (ELF...

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Posted on: September 25, 2019

Deadline Extended for Community Members to Purchase Brick Pavers for Patriarche Park

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to an overwhelming response from the community, the City of East Lansing is extending the deadline to purchase brick pavers for Patriarche Park to Tuesday, Oct. 15. The personalized, engraved brick pavers will be instal...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2019

City of East Lansing to Host Community Deer Management Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will be hosting a Community Deer Management Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.The evening will include an opportunity for residents ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Portion of Albert Avenue to be Closed Beginning Monday, Sept. 23

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and Evergreen Avenue, will be closed beginning Monday, Sept. 23 to accommodate underground infrastructure work. This is expected to be a long-term closure...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2019

Electric Scooters Slated to be Deployed in East Lansing Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The electric scooter companies, Gotcha and Lime, have obtained full licenses from the East Lansing City Clerk’s office and are expected to deploy electric scooters in the East Lansing community next week.East Lans...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

East Lansing Farmers Market’s Autumn Fest to Take Place Sunday, Oct. 13

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to celebrate the splendor of fall at the annual Autumn Fest event at the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.Autumn ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 19, 2019

MSU Homecoming Parade Canceled Due to Weather

UPDATE (9/27/19 at 2 p.m.): In the interest of public safety, MSU Alumni has canceled the MSU Homecoming Parade due to forecasted severe weather.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2019 Michigan State University (MSU) Homecoming Parade will take place next Friday, ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

East Lansing’s Annual Flushing of Water Mains to Begin Monday, Sept. 23

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s annual flushing of water mains will begin Monday, Sept. 23. The flushing will occur between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each weekday for approximately two to three weeks.The 2019 program will t...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

East Lansing DPW Recycling Drop-Off Site to be Closed Friday Evening

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the drop-off recycling site at the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW), 1800 E. State Road, will be temporarily closed to the public this Friday, Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m.During tha...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2019

City Manager Announces New Director of Planning, Building & Development

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas announced today that Tom Fehrenbach has been selected to serve as the new Director of the East Lansing Department of Planning, Building & Development.Fehrenbach has served as the...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

East Lansing Community Photo Contest Deadline is One Month Away

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The deadline is less than a month away for the City of East Lansing’s 2019 Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by Meijer, the East Lansing Downtown Management Board (DMB) and the East Lansing Farmers Mar...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Community Members have Until Sept. 30 to Purchase Patriarche Park Brick Pavers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — To celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Playground in the Park “Re-Imagined” project, the City of East Lansing is giving community members a second chance to purchase personalized, engraved brick p...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Human Relations Commission’s Coffee & Conversation Series Continues with LGBTQIA+ Edition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Relations Commission (HRC) Coffee & Conversation series continues with an LGBTQIA+ edition on Sunday, Sept. 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Blue Owl Coffee, 213 Ann St., Ste. C. The series provides a monthly ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Single Southbound Lane Closure on Abbot Road to begin Monday, Sept. 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that southbound Abbot Road, in front of the Abbott Pointe Apartments, 204 E. Pointe Lane, will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, Sept. 16.The lane closure will accommodate the removal an...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2019

ELPD Responds to Threatening Statement Found at ELHS

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 10:30 a.m., today, Sept. 13, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to a threatening statement found written on a wall at East Lansing High School.The ELPD School Resource Officer coordinated responding ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

City of East Lansing Seeks Citizen Volunteers to Serve on Boards and Commissions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking citizen volunteers to serve on several of its advisory boards and commissions. Community members interested in serving their community through active civic engagement are encour...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2019

City of East Lansing Launches iCompass Meeting Portal

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce the launch of iCompass, a meeting and agenda management portal for local governments and citizens.The City of East Lansing is switching to this new, interactive platform to po...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

East Lansing Welcomes the World to Take Place Friday, Sept. 20

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 10th Annual East Lansing Welcomes the World event will be hosted at the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, on Friday, Sept. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.International students and families are invited to come ...

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News Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

East Lansing Arts Commission Now Accepting Applications for FY20 Cultural Arts Grant Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission is currently accepting applications for its Fiscal Year 2020 Cultural Arts Grant program.The Cultural Arts Grant program supports high-quality public art projects that encourage artistic awa...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2019

Traffic Signal Construction at Intersection of Coolidge and State Roads to begin Tuesday, Sept. 3

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Construction to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Coolidge and States road will begin Tuesday, Sept. 3.Construction is also expected to begin in mid-September to install a new traffic signal at the interse...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Portion of Harrison Road to be Closed Sept. 2-6 for Railroad Track Repair

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Harrison Road will be closed just south of Trowbridge Road next week, Sept. 2-6, to accommodate an emergency railroad track repair by Canadian National Railroad.Northbound Harrison Road tr...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

City Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 2 in Observance of Labor Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.The following offices/buildings will be closed: East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the East Lansing Public Lib...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

ELFM to Host Spartan Appreciation Day and UNITY Project Installation on Sunday, Sept. 8

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) will host Spartan Appreciation Day and the UNITY Project installation on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.For Spartan Appreciation Day, the first 150 co...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Community Members Invited to Purchase Brick Pavers for Patriarche Park

EAST LANSING, Mich. — To celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Playground in the Park “Re-Imagined” project, the City of East Lansing is giving community members a second chance to purchase personalized, engraved brick p...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Safety is Focus of New Protected Bicycle Path

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With more than 50,000 students returning to campus in just a few weeks, the safety of bicyclists is getting a big boost.Almost a half mile in one lane of southbound Bogue Street is now a two-way protected bicycle path separ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

City of East Lansing Launches New Public Engagement Platform

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce the launch of Polco, an innovative engagement platform where residents can have input in their local government’s decision-making process. This launch coincides with the City’s implemen...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

East Lansing Talks About....A Series of Conversations about Mental Health and Wellness

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Counties (CMHA-CEI); in partnership with the City of East Lansing, East Lansing Public Schools and Eaton RESA; is pleased to offer “East Lansing Talks Abou...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Department of Public Works to be Temporarily Closed Wednesday, Aug. 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Public Works offices, 1800 E. State Road, will be temporarily closed to the public beginning at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14 for parking lot maintenance. The recycling drop-off center will also be clos...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Downtown East Lansing’s Albert Avenue Garage Now Fully Open to the Public

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The new Albert Avenue Garage, located at 188 Albert Ave., is now fully open to the public, with 305 parking spaces available for public use.This new downtown East Lansing parking garage is located at the site of a former su...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Ribbon-Cutting Event for MSU’s First Protected Bicycle Path

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State University and City of East Lansing officials will celebrate the installation of the first protected bicycle path in mid Michigan this week.What: Join East Lansing and Michigan State University leaders for th...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Election Inspectors, Application Now Online

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to work as paid election inspectors during the November 5, 2019 General Election.“Election inspectors play an important role in ...

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Posted on: August 13, 2019

Human Relations Commission’s Coffee & Conversation Series Continues with Hate Crime Edition

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Last month, the East Lansing Human Relations Commission (HRC) launched a new Coffee & Conversation series aimed at providing a monthly forum for community discussions on topics of diversity and inclusion.The series was ...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2019

Portion of Harrison Road to be Closed on Monday, Aug. 12 for Pavement Repair

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Harrison Road, from Grand River Avenue to Saginaw Street, will be closed to through traffic on Monday, Aug. 12 to accommodate a pavement repair by City of East Lansing crews.The roadway will be open to local traffic between...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Pilot Project to Add Protected Bike Path to Bogue Street, Reduce One Vehicle Lane

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Later this week, MSU and East Lansing will convert one southbound lane of Bogue Street into a two-way protected bicycle and electric scooter path as a pilot project to study whether pedestrian and bicyclist safety is improv...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2019

ELPD Issues Advisory Regarding Neighborhood Curb Painting Fliers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has received several reports today, Aug. 5 of fliers being left attached to residents’ mailboxes regarding reflective curb painting services.The fliers have a header that reads “...

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News Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2019

Upcoming Closures for Infrastructure Restructure Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that there will be a number of upcoming road and lane closures to accommodate work associated with the ongoing Infrastructure Restructure Project next week/weekend.Harrison Road, north of Michi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Albert Avenue Closure on Friday, Aug. 2 for Tree Planting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Friday, Aug. 2, Albert Avenue will be closed to traffic between Grove Street and Abbot Road for the planting of trees on the north side of the roadway.The closure will begin at approximately 7 a.m. and the westbound lane...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Author Matthew Desmond to Visit East Lansing this August for 2019 One Book, One Community Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Matthew Desmond, author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” will visit the East Lansing-MSU community this August as a part of the 2019 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program.Community...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck Event to Take Place Tuesday, Aug. 6

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

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News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Closure of Eastbound Michigan Avenue for Infrastructure Restructure Project this Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that eastbound Michigan Avenue will be closed to traffic at Reniger Court this weekend to accommodate work associated with the ongoing Infrastructure Restructure project.The closure will begin ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2019

ELPD Accepting Applications for 2019 Citizens’ Police Academy

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently accepting applications for its 2019 Citizens’ Police Academy.Community members interested in learning more about the crimi...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Cooling Centers Open Thursday through Saturday in Response to Forecasted Heat Index

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Cooling centers throughout Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties will be open from Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 in response to the forecasted heat index over the next few days.With the heat index expected to pos...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center to Host 2019 Summer Splash

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to the 2019 Summer Splash – a poolside celebration that will come alive at the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC) on Wednesday, July 24.This popular community event will take ...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

East Lansing Human Relations Commission Announces New Coffee & Conversation Series

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Relations Commission (HRC) is excited to announce a new Coffee & Conversation series aimed at providing a monthly forum for community discussions on topics of diversity and inclusion.In response t...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

New Public Art Piece Installed at East Lansing City Hall

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the community are invited to stop by East Lansing City Hall, 410 Abbot Road, to check out the City of East Lansing’s newest public art installation: “Faces of the Community.”This com...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Community Members, Media Invited to Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies for Northern Tier Trail Bridges

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing will be hosting three upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies to commemorate the repair/replacement of six pedestrian bridges along the Northern Tier Trail. Community members and members of the local med...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

City of East Lansing Provides Income Tax Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — An update on East Lansing income tax revenue collection is scheduled to take place at the East Lansing City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in Courtroom 2 of the East Lansing 54B District Court, 101 Linden St....

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Mary Poppins Jr.” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Mary Poppins Jr.” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.Friday shows will ta...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2019

Starfarm to Kick Off East Lansing’s Summer Concert Series this Friday, July 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s 2019 Summer Concert Series will kick off with a free, live, family-friendly performance by Starfarm this Friday, July 12 from 7-9 p.m. in downtown East Lansing’s Ann Street Pla...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts to Host Open House at ELFM

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In celebration of National Park and Recreation month this July, the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) will be hosting an open house at the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) on Sunday, July 14 ...

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News Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Community Members Advised of Upcoming Road, Alley Closures in Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that there will be a number of upcoming road and alley closures in downtown East Lansing associated with the resurfacing of M.A.C. Avenue and the Center City District redevelopment project.Ther...

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

“LEMON GRASS” Public Art Sculpture to be Unveiled at this Sunday’s ELFM

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce that a new public art sculpture, entitled “LEMON GRASS,” will be unveiled at the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) this Sunday, July 7 at noon in Valley C...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Local Street, Water Main Construction to Begin Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — M.A.C. Avenue, from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue, will be closed to traffic July 10-19 for street resurfacing as a part of the City of East Lansing’s 2019 Local Streets Project.Eastbound Grand River Avenue ...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

East Lansing Parking Division Announces PassportParking® App Upgrade

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Parking Division has announced that PassportParking® has released a new, updated version of its mobile app for iOS and Android users.The app update features an improved user experience, including an...

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

Small Dog Park Opens in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce that a new 5,625-square-foot, fenced-in area for small dogs is now open to the public at the Northern Tail Dog Park, 6400 Abbot Road.The new area, located in the northeast sec...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

East Lansing Fireworks Ordinance Reminder for Community Members

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the Fourth of July just around the corner, East Lansing community members and visitors are reminded that recent changes were made to the City of East Lansing’s fireworks ordinance to be in accordance with the...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed July 4 in Observance of Independence Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Thursday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.Closures on Thursday, July 4 will include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing Department of Public Works, the East Lansing ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

East Lansing Announces 2019 Moonlight Film Festival Lineup

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s 2019 Moonlight Film Festival will kick off this July, featuring FREE movies shown on a big, outdoor screen in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.The 2019 Moonlight Film Festival will pl...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

East Lansing’s 2019 Summer Concert Series Kicks Off on Friday, July 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s 2019 Summer Concert Series will feature eight live performances by talented, local musical acts this summer in the heart of downtown East Lansing.This popular music series will take plac...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Play in the Park Brings Outdoor Fun to Valley Court Park this July

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing’s popular Play in the Park children’s entertainment series will take place on Tuesday evenings this July in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.The 2019 Play in the Park program will feature...

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

City of East Lansing Launches 2019 Community Photo Contest

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched its 2019 Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by Meijer, the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and the East Lansing Farmers Market. The contest deadline is Sunday, October...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Westbound Michigan Avenue to be Closed at Harrison Road this Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that westbound Michigan Avenue will be closed to traffic at Harrison Road this weekend to accommodate work associated with the ongoing Infrastructure Restructure project.The closure will be implemented a...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Free, Half-Hour Parking Offered to Downtown East Lansing Visitors this July

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a continued effort to support downtown East Lansing businesses during the ongoing construction projects, the City of East Lansing will be offering free, half-hour parking to downtown visitors in all gated garages and gat...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2019

Portion of M.A.C. Avenue to be Closed Tuesday, June 18 for Paving

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that M.A.C. Avenue, from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, June 18 to accommodate paving of the roadway. The road will be closed from approximately noon...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 14, 2019

Pilot On-Street Parking Changes Delayed to Allow for Additional Public Input and Consideration

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On-street parking regulation changes initially scheduled to be implemented this month in areas of East Lansing will be delayed until mid-July to allow for additional time for public input and consideration of potential chan...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Street and Parking Lot Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2019 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will bring local, regional and national jazz acts to the heart of downtown East Lansing for a two-day festival that is not to be missed. This year’s festival will take...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

East Lansing Public Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Challenge

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library’s (ELPL) “A Universe of Stories” 2019 Summer Reading Challenge will kick off on Monday, June 17 and run through Saturday, Aug. 10.The summer reading challenge is...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Water Main Work to Cause Closure on M.A.C. Avenue on Wednesday, June 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that M.A.C. Avenue, from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue, will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, June 12 to accommodate a water main connection associated with the Center City District wat...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

East Lansing Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested by ELPD

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 11:40 a.m. today, June 10, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to a reported bank robbery at the Flagstar Bank, located in the 1400 block of E. Lake Lansing Road.During the robbery, a male s...

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News Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Pilot On-Street Parking Changes to be Put into Place in Areas of East Lansing this Month

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that a pilot program will be implemented this month that will result in changes to on-street parking regulations in designated areas of some East Lansing neighborhoods.The purpose of the pilot ...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to Take Place June 21-22 in Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2019 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will bring local, regional and national jazz acts to the heart of downtown East Lansing for a free, two-day festival that is not to be missed. This year’s festival wil...

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News Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

D-Day Final Salute Program to Take Place at ELHCC on Sunday, June 9

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In observance of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the City of East Lansing will be hosting a Final Salute program on Sunday, June 9 at 2 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.The program will includ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Three Traffic Signals to be Temporarily Turned Off in Downtown East Lansing on Tuesday, May 28

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Tuesday, May 28, three traffic signals in downtown East Lansing will be temporarily turned off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate electrical work related to the Park District redevelopment project.The traffic signals a...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

13th Annual Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner to Take Place Wednesday, June 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor will be hosting the 13th Annual Mayors’ Ramadan Unity Dinner on Wednesday, June 12 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave. The f...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Water Main Replacement Project to Cause M.A.C. Avenue Lane Closures and Alley Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning Tuesday, May 28, phase two of a water main replacement project related to the Center City District redevelopment project will be taking place in the eastern half of the alley located behind the Grand River Avenue businesses...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

Grand River Avenue Sidewalk, Lane Closures for The Hub Redevelopment Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sidewalk and intermittent lane closures along Grand River Avenue will begin Thursday, May 23 to accommodate the removal of a covered pedestrian walkway and streetscape/sidewalk improvements for The Hub redevelopment project...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

East Lansing Family Aquatic Center to Open Saturday, June 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC), 6400 Abbot Road, will officially open its doors for the 2019 summer season on Saturday, June 1. The 2019 season will run through Monday, Sept. 2.ELFAC is an interactive outdoo...

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

ELPD Attempting to Locate Juvenile Runaway

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UPDATE (5/24/19): Alysse Imany Messieha, the juvenile runaway that the East Lansing Police Department was attempting to locate, has returned home safely.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently working to loc...

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival Artist Awards Announced

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) Artist Award Winners were announced this past weekend. They include:People’s Choice (City of East Lansing Purchase) Award – Darren Jones – 2D Mi...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Temporary Closure on Albert Avenue to Begin Monday, May 20

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Albert Avenue, from Division Street to Bailey Street, will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, May 20. The road will re-open to traffic on Wednesday, May 22.During this time, con...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

New Public Art Mural Project Currently Underway in Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA), with support from the East Lansing Arts Commission, has entered into a partnership with the MSU Department of Art, Art History and Design to bring a four-year public ar...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

Opening Day of East Lansing Farmers Market is Sunday, June 2

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Opening day of the 2019 East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) is just around the corner, taking place on Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.There will be a special ringing of the &ldq...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

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 27 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 10, 2019

Abbot Road Repairs to Cause Lane Closures on Monday, May 13

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the northbound lanes of Abbot Road, from Grand River Avenue to Albert Avenue, will be closed Monday, May 13. The lanes will re-open to traffic at the end of the day.During this time, const...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Take Place at ELHCC on Friday, May 24

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 Memorial and Veterans Monument on Friday, May 24 at noon i...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Recycle! East Lansing to Take Place Saturday, June 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2019 Recycle! East Lansing event will take place Saturday, June 1 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 7, 2019

56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival Street and Parking Lot Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring 178 artists and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing over the weekend of May 18-19. Festival hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 an...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Woodingham Pump Station Replacement Project to Begin Monday, May 6

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that construction to replace the Woodingham Pump Station will begin the week of Monday, May 6. The work is expected to continue through June 2020.During the work, Woodingham Drive will be perio...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

ELPD to Host 2019 Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 7

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be serving as the host agency for Ingham County’s 2019 Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Service, taking place on Tuesday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Ingham C...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival to Take Place in Downtown East Lansing May 18-19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 56th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring 178 artists and tens of thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing on the weekend of May 18-19. The festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, M...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Michigan-Harrison Intersection Closure to Begin Monday, May 6

Community members are advised that underground construction work associated with the Infrastructure Restructure project will begin in the Michigan-Harrison intersection on Monday, May 6.During the work, Harrison Road traffic (traveling in both directions)...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts Offering Summer High School Soccer League

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Starting this year, the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts will offer a summer high school soccer league that plays at the East Lansing Soccer Complex, 3700 Coleman Road. The league is available for all...

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Posted on: April 19, 2019

Crystal Awards Recipients Honored at 2019 Community Reception

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Three recipients were honored at last night’s 2019 Crystal Awards community reception for their contributions to community life in East Lansing.Crystal Awards nominations are submitted by community members and the...

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Posted on: April 16, 2019

Arbor Day Tree Planting to Take Place at Pinecrest Elementary on Friday, April 26

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s annual Arbor Day tree planting with Pinecrest Elementary School students will take place Friday, April 26 at 3 p.m. in Henry Fine Park.Henry Fine Park is located on Winchester Drive at C...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Removal of Construction Crane to Cause Bogue Street Lane Closures Starting Tuesday, April 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning Tuesday, April 16, the northbound lanes of Bogue Street, between Waters Edge Drive and Grand River Avenue, will be closed in order to remove a construction crane from The Hub at East Lansing development site. The ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

City of East Lansing, MSU Announce 2019 One Book, One Community Selection

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University have announced the book selection for the 2019 One Book, One Community (OBOC) program: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by author ...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre and Riverwalk Theatre Partner for “The Wizard of Oz” Production

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) and Riverwalk Theatre are partnering to bring “The Wizard of Oz” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, April 26-...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Media, Community Invited to Dedication Ceremony for Special Installation Honoring Sister Survivors

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to a dedication ceremony for a special installation honoring the sister survivors this Thursday, April 11 at 11:30 a.m. in downtown East Lansing’s Ann Street Plaza, c...

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Posted on: April 7, 2019

ELPD Responds to Civil Disturbance after Final Four Game

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Immediately following the Michigan State University men's NCAA Final Four basketball game on Saturday, April 6, a crowd gathered in the intersection of River Street and Waters Edge Drive in East Lansing.Approximately 30 min...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

Mayors Make Friendly Wager over NCAA Final Four Game

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing, Mich. Mayor Mark Meadows and Lubbock, Texas Mayor Dan Pope have made a friendly wager over this Saturday’s NCAA Final Four game between Michigan State University and Texas Tech. The defeated team&...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Campus, City Leaders Stress Celebrating Safely Ahead of Final Four

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Leaders from Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing are urging fans to celebrate safely this coming weekend as the Spartans take on Texas Tech on Saturday evening in the NCAA men’s basketball Final...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Crystal Awards Reception to Take Place Thursday, April 18

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council will host the 2019 Crystal Awards community reception on Thursday, April 18 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 2, 2019

Teal Prayer Flags to Line East Lansing’s Grand River Avenue in Support of Sexual Assault Survivors

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has partnered with the Parents of Sister Survivors Engage (POSSE) organization to install teal prayer flags along Grand River Avenue in support of sexual assault survivors. POSSE has been working si...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

ELPD Responds to Post Basketball Game Disturbance

Immediately following the Michigan State University men's NCAA Elite Eight basketball game on Sunday, March 31, a crowd gathered to celebrate the outcome of the game in East Lansing. The crowd assembled in the 200 block of Cedar Street and it is estimated...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

ELPD to Host “Raise a Ton, Put a Cop in Jail” Food Drive Event on Saturday, April 20

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) will be hosting a “Raise a Ton, Put a Cop in Jail” food drive event on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Patriarche Park (corner of Alton Road and Sagina...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

City of East Lansing to Implement Priority Based Budgeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its meeting on Tuesday, March 26, East Lansing City Council approved a contract with ResourceX for its Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) product.PBB is a form of strategic budgeting that determines the priority and value of...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

Consumers Energy Work to Begin along Michigan Avenue Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In preparation for the City of East Lansing’s Infrastructure Restructure sewer improvement project along Michigan Avenue, Consumers Energy will be replacing a gas main in the right-of-way on the north and south si...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

Pre-Construction Work to Take Place on Kedzie Street for Sidewalk Replacement Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 100 block of Kedzie Street will be closed to through traffic from March 26-31 for pre-construction tree removal to accommodate an upcoming sidewalk replacement project. During this work, street parking will be suspended...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts Shares Community Survey Results

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Earlier this year, community members were invited to share input on the City of East Lansing’s update to its Five-Year Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Greenways Plan by attending public input meetings and/or par...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Employers Reminded to Register with the East Lansing Income Tax Department

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing employers are reminded to register with the East Lansing Income Tax Department if they have not done so already.Businesses can register by filling out the EL-SS-4 registration form, available at https://www.cit...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

Community Invited to a Facilitated Panel and Community Conversation on Bans, Walls & Mass Shootings

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of recent hate acts that have occurred across the nation and world, the City of East Lansing, East Lansing Human Relations Commission, MSU College of Education and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan are ho...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

Water Main Replacement Project to Cause Abbot Road Lane Closures and Alley Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning Monday, March 25, a water main replacement project related to the Center City District redevelopment project will be taking place in the alley located behind the Grand River Avenue businesses between Abbot Road and M.A.C. A...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

East Lansing Public Library to Host 8th Annual Books, Bites & Bids on Friday, April 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, will host its annual Books, Bites & Bids fundraising event on Friday, April 12 from 5:30-9 p.m., with a presentation at 6:45 p.m.Each year the library hosts this p...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

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

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 parking at specific locations i...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts' Adult 4v4 Soccer League Starting in May

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to register for the East Lansing Parks, Recreation & Arts’ (ELPRA) 2019 spring/summer Adult 4v4 Soccer League. The registration deadline is Friday, May 3.The Adult 4v4 Soccer L...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

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 2019 spring/summer adult softball leagues. The registration deadline is March 29.ELPRA offers a wide asso...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

East Lansing Spring Road Weight Restrictions to be Posted On Friday, March 8

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing announced today that spring truck weight restrictions on City roads will be posted effective at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 8. The temporary weight restrictions help to reduce road damage caused by wint...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Tree Removal to Begin Thursday, March 7 along Michigan Avenue for Infrastructure Restructure Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that tree removal will begin on Thursday, March 7 along Michigan Avenue for the Infrastructure Restructure project.To accommodate the construction of new, much-needed underground sewers in the ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2019

Community Invited to Share Input on Update to Five-Year Parks & Recreation Plan at March 7 Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A second public input meeting will be hosted this Thursday, March 7 to provide the community with an additional opportunity to share input that will assist the City of East Lansing in updating its Five-Year Parks, Recreatio...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Motorists Advised of Michigan Avenue Lane Closure

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that the inside westbound lane of Michigan Avenue, immediately west of Harrison Road, is closed due to a road base failure. Motorists should prepare for a traffic shift to the right as they travel thro...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

New FOIA Log and Online Form Now Available on City of East Lansing Website

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to provide increased transparency, a new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) log and online form are now available to the public on the City of East Lansing’s website. These new online features can be f...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

Underground Utility Work to Require Closures on Abbot Road, Albert Avenue Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that underground utility work associated with the Center City District project will require the closure of a portion of Abbot Road and Albert Avenue next week, March 4-10.Abbot Road will be clo...

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Posted on: February 26, 2019

Major Construction Project to Begin along Michigan Avenue this Spring

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A major construction project, entitled Infrastructure Restructure, will begin this spring in East Lansing, bringing much needed underground sewer improvements to Michigan Avenue, the Michigan-Harrison intersection and local streets i...

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Posted on: February 23, 2019

Community Advised of Sunday’s Forecast; Damaging Winds Possible

EAST LANSING, Mich. — According to the National Weather Service, damaging wind gusts of more than 60 mph are possible this Sunday, Feb. 24.These wind gusts could cause power outages, downed electrical wires, downed limbs/trees and dangerous driv...

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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 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 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: 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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