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Three "Unsung Heroes" Recognized with Crystal Awards

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

On April 18 the City of East Lansing recognized three residents for their contributions to community life. ELi's Noa Kuszai reports on who the recipients are, and how each has worked to improve the city we live in.

Council Mandates EV Charging Stations on Some Private Properties

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

At the suggestion of Mayor Pro Tem Erik Altmann, Council has voted unanimously to require private property owners to install electric vehicle charging stations in some parking lots. The decision comes not without controversy. ELi’s Brad Minor reports.

Jolly Pumpkin to Open East Lansing Location

Monday, March 25, 2019

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, a Michigan-based Northern United Brewing Co. brand, announced today its plan to open an East Lansing location in the Center City District Development along Albert Avenue. ELi's Sarah Spohn reports that Jolly Pumpkin anticipates a fall 2019 opening.

Think You Can’t Park Downtown? Think Again.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Construction projects will continue for several months to come but the good news is that there is still plenty of free public parking available within blocks of downtown. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells us where to look.

Downtown Businesses to Citizens: Now Is the Time

Friday, March 22, 2019

Owners and managers of downtown shops, restaurants, and services have a clear message for the people of East Lansing: We want you! ELi talked with them to bring you their view of the scene downtown as big construction continues.

Council Debates Options for Video Recordings of Meetings

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Should East Lansing continue paying about $150,000 per year for a local company to record audio and video of City Council and Planning Commission meetings? The City Manager believes the service is critical to government transparency. ELi's Brad Minor reports.

Blue Owl Coffee Opens Downtown Friday

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Blue Owl Coffee plans to bring not just a coffee shop, but Hip Hop open mic nights featuring middle and high school students, readers' nights with Curious Book Shop, and collaborations with the Summer Solstice Jazz and Arts Festivals. Sarah Spohn reports for ELi.

Elderly Instruments and Ten Pound Fiddle Reunite This Friday

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Elderly Instruments and the Ten Pound Fiddle Concert Series get together this Friday for a night of roots, blues, and Americana music. ELi's Christopher Wardell tells you what makes this a blow-out night not to miss.

Should the City Favor Itself in the Marijuana Real Estate Game?

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Tonight, East Lansing’s Planning Commission will take up a draft zoning ordinance that, if passed, will favor the City over some private property owners in marijuana provisioning center real estate deals. Jessy Gregg reports for ELi.

Husband-Wife Team Provides Specialty Care, Focuses on Access for All

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The founders of an East Lansing Rheumatology practice are devoted to helping arthritis sufferers lead better lives, even if they don't have access to traditional (or any) health insurance. Ann Kammerer explains how dreams and a passion for service contributed to the business.

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