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Posted on: April 20, 2018

City Releases Results of Phone Survey Regarding Potential Ballot Proposals

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing announced today the release of results of a phone survey commissioned in an effort to gather additional research and community feedback on City services and potential future ballot proposals that wo...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Crystal Awards Recipients Honored at 2018 Community Reception

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Four recipients were honored at last night’s 2018 Crystal Awards community reception for their contributions to community life in East Lansing.Crystal Awards nominations are submitted by community members and then...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Construction to Cause Lane, Sidewalk Closures on Trowbridge Road

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Beginning Monday, April 23, there will be a westbound lane closure on Trowbridge Road in the area of the 1100 Trowbridge Road redevelopment project site.The north lane will be closed to westbound traffic as well as the side...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

City to Host a Facilitated Panel and Community Conversation about Race

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and East Lansing Human Relations Commission are hosting a facilitated panel and community conversation about race on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Northern Tail Dog Park Closure Extended

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Northern Tail Dog Park closure will be extended for an additional month to allow extra time for the grass to grow in this spring. The park is now expected to re-open to the public on T...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

MLK Commission to Unveil New Portrait at the “Remembering Martin” Exhibit this Wednesday, April 11

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and public are invited to a special unveiling of a new portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the East Lansing Public Art Gallery’s “Remembering Martin” exhibit on Wedn...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Crystal Awards Reception to Take Place Thursday, April 19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing City Council will host the 2018 Crystal Awards community reception on Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The reception is free and open to all community members....

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

ELPL to Host Special Children’s Book Program featuring “The Hyena Scientist”

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) is excited to host children's author Sy Montgomery and Michigan State University zoologist and professor, Dr. Kay Holekamp, on Thursday, April 26 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. for a special, f...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

The Hub Redevelopment Project to Cause Temporary Road, Lane Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Temporary road and lane closures will be put into place today, April 2 to accommodate construction of The Hub redevelopment project, located at the southeast corner of Grand River Avenue and Bogue Street in East Lansing.The...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

ELPL to Host 7th Annual Books, Bites & Bids Fundraising Event on Friday, April 13

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to the East Lansing Public Library’s (ELPL) 7th Annual Books, Bites & Bids fundraising event, which will be taking place on Friday, April 13 from 5:30-9 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Ro...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Election Inspectors for Upcoming 2018 Elections

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is currently seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to work as paid election inspectors during one or more of the City of East Lansing’s upcoming 2018 elections on Tuesda...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

City Responds to HUD Determination Regarding Abbot Road Sidewalk Reconstruction Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are currently reviewing and considering next steps in regard to a determination made by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as it relates to a sidewalk and retaining wal...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

City of East Lansing, MSU Announce 2018 One Book, One Community Selection

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing and Michigan State University announce the book selection for the 2018 One Book, One Community program: “My Beloved World,” a memoir by Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

54B District Court to be Closed Tuesday, March 27; 1-4:30 p.m.

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 Tuesday, March 27 from 1-4:30 p.m. for a staff training.Court offices will not be open for walk-...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Moving Forward: An MSU, East Lansing Community Healing Conversation at ELPL

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Saturday, March 24, the Community Relations Coalition (CRC) and the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will host a community healing event in the wake of the community’s recent experiences with sexual assault, trauma and survival....

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

MSU Museum, City Issue Joint Statement Regarding Great Lakes Folk Festival

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The MSU Museum and City of East Lansing are issuing the following joint statement in response to media inquiries regarding the one-year hiatus of the Great Lakes Folk Festival:"The MSU Museum has determined that the Gr...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

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 12, 2018

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 2018 spring/summer adult softball leagues. The registration deadline is March 25.ELPRA offers a wide asso...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

54B District Court to Conduct Public Satisfaction Survey

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the court will conduct a public satisfaction survey March 19-23. The State Court Administrative Office provides the Trial Court Public Sat...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

Childhood Literacy Event to Take Place this Sunday, March 18 at ELHCC

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) will be one of many organizations celebrating childhood literacy at a free special event on Sunday, March 18, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2018

Find the Bee, Eat for Free Giveaway Launching in Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to encourage community members to continue supporting downtown East Lansing businesses during the Center City District construction, the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and East Lansing Downtown Developm...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

City’s Pension Plan Triggers Preliminary Review of Underfunded Status

EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Thursday, March 1, the Michigan Department of Treasury provided notification that the City of East Lansing’s pension plan has triggered a preliminary review of underfunded status. This notification, which was e...

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

“Remembering Martin” Exhibit to Open at the East Lansing Public Art Gallery this Sunday, March 4

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Greater Lansing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission will open the exhibit “Remembering Martin” this Sunday, March 4 from 1-2 p.m. at the East Lansing Public Art Gallery, located on the seco...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Celebration of Diversity Festival to Take Place Monday, March 5

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is proud to support the Celebration of Diversity Festival, taking place on Monday, March 5 from 4-7 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 800 Abbot Road.“This celebration will recognize our...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

Grand Opening of East Lansing Polystyrene Recycling Station to Take Place Thursday, March 8

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to the grand opening of the City of East Lansing’s new polystyrene (commonly referred to as STYROFOAM™) recycling station on Thursday, March 8 at 10 a.m. at...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

FLOOD UPDATE: Red Cedar River Level is Dropping

EAST LANSING, Mich. — According to projected models from the National Weather Service and United States Geological Survey as well as survey stakes installed in the community, the Red Cedar River’s level has crested and is now dropping....

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Final Report on Budget Priorities Community Survey Now Online

EAST LANSING, Mich. — There was a great community turnout at the Feb. 22 follow-up community engagement meeting on the City of East Lansing’s budget priorities.PSC Final Report on Budget Priority FindingsDuring the meeting, Public Sect...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Officials Continue to Monitor Flooding in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to monitor flooding in the East Lansing community.Based on projected models from the National Weather Service, the Red Cedar River remains in the Moderate Flood Stage at 10.24 f...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Officials Monitoring Flooding in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Red Cedar River has reached the Moderate Flood Stage. The water levels have increased to a point that it has impacted some homes in East Lansing’s Red Cedar neighborhood.City officials are monitoring the situa...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

Portion of Kalamazoo Street Closed to Traffic Due to Flooding

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Kalamazoo Street, from Marigold Avenue to Clippert Street, is currently closed to traffic due to water over the roadway.Barricades are in place and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.C...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Community Members Advised of Potential Flooding in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that there is the potential for minor flooding in East Lansing due to the melting snow and continuing rainfall, which is expected to extend into tomorrow, Feb. 21 and reach up to 2.5 inches.As ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2018

City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 19 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A number of City of East Lansing offices/facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 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, 2018

East Lansing Continues its Work to Achieve Age-Friendly Community Designation

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is continuing its work to achieve an Age-Friendly Community designation and is calling on citizens to be a part of that effort.In January 2017, East Lansing’s Age-Friendly Community Commit...

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Follow-Up Community Engagement Meeting on East Lansing's Budget Priorities to Take Place Feb. 22

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing City Council will be hosting a third community engagement meeting on the City of East Lansing’s budget priorities on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6:30- 8 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 81...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Hamiltunes: An American Singalong Coming to the East Lansing Public Library

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Hamiltunes: An American Singalong is coming to the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), 950 Abbot Road, this Sunday, Feb. 18 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.Hamiltunes is an officially licensed s...

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Posted on: February 11, 2018

On-Street Parking Temporarily Prohibited in East Lansing to Aid in Snow Plowing Operations

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In the interest of public safety, East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas, with consent from East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows, has determined that East Lansing streets will be closed for on-street parking from 4 p.m. on Sun...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

City of East Lansing Offices Closing Early due to Winter Storm

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), will be closing early today, Feb. 9 at noon due to the winter storm.Off...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

East Lansing City Council’s Financial Retreat Rescheduled

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Council’s annual financial retreat, originally scheduled to take place this Saturday, Feb. 10, has been canceled and rescheduled to allow additional time for staff to gather information and revie...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

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

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Bridge to Terabithia” to the Riverwalk Theatre stage, 228 Museum Drive in Lansing, Feb. 9-11 and Feb. 16-18.Friday shows will take place ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

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.Weather permitting; the rink will likely open to the public sometime this weekend. A notice will be...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

ELPD Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) hosted its annual awards ceremony last Thursday, Jan. 25 to recognize the outstanding achievements of officers and civilians in 2017.

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Greater Lansing Metro Fire Departments to Bring Active Shooter Response Training to East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to attend the Greater Lansing Metro Fire Departments’ Active Shooter Response Training on Tuesday, Jan. 30 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC), 819 Abbot Road.Medi...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

New Revenue Option Public Hearings Set for Feb. 27; Deadline Extended for Budget Priorities Survey

EAST LANSING, Mich. – At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, five resolutions addressing potential new revenue options for the City of East Lansing were introduced and set for public hearings on Tuesday, Feb. 27.The extende...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

East Lansing 54B District Court to be Closed Jan. 25-26

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 Thursday, Jan. 25 and Friday, Jan. 26.The court will be conducting a Physical Case Inventory, wh...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

City to Host Public Input Open Houses for Draft Master Plan

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The City of East Lansing will be hosting public input open houses for The Bigger Picture East Lansing Draft Master Plan this February 2018.Four open houses will be held to provide residents with an opportunity to review the...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

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, 2018

Council to Introduce New Revenue Options at Tonight’s Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. – At tonight’s East Lansing City Council meeting, five resolutions addressing new revenue options for the City of East Lansing will be introduced and potentially set for public hearings on Tuesday, Jan. 30.The resol...

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Posted on: January 22, 2018

Community Invited to a Night Out with Dueling Pianos

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Prime Time Seniors’ Program and its sponsorship partners will be hosting a Night Out with Dueling Pianos on Thursday, February 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Eagle Eye Golf Club, 15500 Chandler Road...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2018

Northern Tier Trail Improvements to Begin Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following a minor delay in the start of the 2018 Northern Tier Trail Improvement Project, work is now scheduled to begin next week.On Monday, Jan. 22, work will begin to remove and replace the bridge east of the pond in Alb...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

Important Feedback Shared at Community Engagement Meetings on Budget Priorities, Survey Now Online

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In the face of significant financial challenges, East Lansing City Council hosted two successful Community Engagement Meetings to gather public feedback on the City of East Lansing’s budget priorities this January...

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Posted on: January 18, 2018

Black History 101 Mobile Museum Coming to the East Lansing Public Library

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL), MSU Black Student Alliance, East Lansing Arts Commission and East Lansing Basketball Club are thrilled to host the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in honor of Bl...

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Posted on: January 17, 2018

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2018 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking community nominations for the 2018 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 16, 2018

East Lansing City Council to Host Second Community Engagement Meeting on Budget Priorities

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing City Council will be hosting its second community engagement meeting to gather public input on the City of East Lansing’s budget priorities this Thursday, Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m. at the East Lansing Han...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 15 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. 15 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will b...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

East Lansing City Clerk Moves on to New Job Opportunity, New City Clerk Appointed

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas announced today the appointment of new East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster.Shuster will be stepping into the role of City Clerk Marie Wicks, who will be moving on to a new job o...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

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. 12 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abb...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

East Lansing City Council to Host Community Engagement Meetings to Gather Input on Budget Priorities

EAST LANSING, Mich. – In the face of ongoing, significant financial challenges, East Lansing City Council will be hosting community engagement meetings to gather public input on the City of East Lansing’s budget priorities this January...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

Northern Tier Trail Improvements to Begin in January 2018

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELPRA) has been awarded $1,526,089 from the Ingham County Trails and Parks Millage to repair/replace six pedestrian bridges and make surface improvements along th...

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Posted on: December 19, 2017

City of East Lansing Holiday Closures & Collections

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Center City District Update: Funding Secured for City Infrastructure Improvements, Parking Garage

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The closing on $25,265,000 in Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) revenue bonds for the Center City District’s public infrastructure improvements and parking garage took place on Wednesday, Dec. 13.The debt r...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

City Launches Outreach Tools for Center City District Construction Information

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched a website and additional outreach tools in an effort to ensure the most current Center City District construction information is accessible to businesses, community members and downtown...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

City Announces 2017 East Lansing Community Photo Contest Winners

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The winners of the 2017 East Lansing Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by Meijer and Gigi’s Cupcakes, have been announced. Of the 346 photographs submitted, 13 were selected as winners:1st Place – Dane Robison, Spartan St...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

New Student-Created Mural to be Dedicated in Downtown East Lansing this Friday

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Members of the media and community are invited to the dedication ceremony for a new, student-created public art mural in downtown East Lansing’s Grove Street Alley this Friday, Nov. 3 at 3:30 p.m.The mural, entitl...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

East Lansing Mayor Signs Master Development Agreement for Center City District Project

EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows has signed the Master Development Agreement for the Center City District redevelopment project and demolition staging is scheduled to begin in downtown East Lansing next week.The Development ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

East Lansing Earns Perfect Score on Municipal Equality Index

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,...

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