A group of homeowners in Shaw Estates said they did not want the "essence" of their neighborhood marred by having even one house rented. Three members of City Council approved their request. ELi's Mark Meyer explains why the other two voted against.
The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival will fill downtown East Lansing with smooth sounds throughout the evening Friday and Saturday. ELi's Chris Wardell features one of the Friday performers, jazz drummer Jeff Shoup.
A big win for City Attorney Tom Yeadon last night at East Lansing's City Council, as a 3-2 majority approved a new $650,000 contract never released to the public. Who was interviewed, who voted which way, and why?
Developers say they want to minimize negative impact to neighbors with the Merritt Road project, which would include a Holiday Inn Express, a “high quality” marijuana operation, and a small strip mall. Dan Totzkay reports for ELi.
Residents of the Glencairn and Oakwood neighborhoods objected to potential changes to street parking at two separate meetings last week with DPW Director Scott House. ELi’s Andrew Graham reports on the delay of a pilot program to reduce street parking in the city.
Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?
City Council has an important decision to make next week, but thus far has shared little information in their process of naming the next City Attorney. ELi's Alice Dreger sheds some light on Council's actions.
Seams' owner Jessy Gregg seeks to provide not only new and vintage fabrics to experienced customers, but also to help people learn to make their own clothes, so they can feel good about who they are. ELi's Brad Minor reports.
East Lansing's Income Tax Administrator DaMar Boyd is working to set up rules and regulations for the City's newest tax. Taxpayers will be able to donate refunds to one of three special City funds and have appeals heard by a review board. ELi's Andrew Graham reports.
To say that John Duley has lived a full life might be the understatement of the year. At 98, the former campus minister and MSU faculty member shows no sign of slowing down. ELi's Ann Kammerer captures the spirit of a man who continues to inspire.
Mayor Mark Meadows says that he's going to observe "my own little moratorium" on new building projects downtown. But the rest of East Lansing's Council has decided they won't go along. ELi brings you the latest.