Public Works

City Fires Health and Safety Whistleblower

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The City of East Lansing has fired the wastewater treatment plant worker who blew the whistle on a major mercury spill and asbestos dangers at the plant. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

One More Day of Extraordinary Measures

Thursday, January 31, 2019

With temperatures set to remain bitterly cold for one more day, extraordinary measures are being extended in East Lansing. ELi brings you info on warming shelters, trash pick-up, closures, and more.

Parking Rules on Your Street May Change

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Responding to citizen concerns about whether emergency vehicles can get through heavily-parked, relatively narrow streets, the City of East Lansing is gearing up to change on-street parking rules. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Extraordinary Measures Taken in Face of Extraordinary Temps - UPDATED

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

MSU has cancelled classes for Wednesday, ELPS is closed, and the City's offices and 54B District Court will also be closed. DPW is changing trash/recycling pick-up schedules. The sidewalk-clearance rules are suspended. The library will open as a warming shelter.

Park Place Redevelopment Proposal Is Full of Surprises

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Park Place proposal as submitted by the developers for downtown East Lansing is full of surprises. ELi's Alice Dreger unpacks it, answers reader questions about the proposal, and tells you what's coming in the review process.

Volunteers Sought for Group to Examine Hannah’s Future

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Volunteers with expertise in relevant fields (architecture, construction, recreation, real estate development) are being sought for a committee that will examine how to better use Hannah Community Center.

Blighted Corner Redevelopment Begins With More Closures

Friday, December 28, 2018

Redevelopment on the long-blighted corner where Abbot Road meets Grand River Avenue is beginning this week. The Park District construction means more road and sidewalk closures ahead. What can you expect short- and long-term?

Do These City Workers Have a Pipe Dream?

Sunday, December 2, 2018

City workers need homeowners' help for a major local public health project, one now required by the State. Do you own a house in East Lansing? ELi's Jessy Gregg explains what you should do and know.

Infamous Trail Entrance Near Abbot Road Now Fixed

Friday, November 30, 2018

Workers were able to complete all of the planned asphalt improvements to East Lansing’s Northern Tier Trail system before the winter weather hit, including fixing a dramatic drop-off where the trail meets Abbot Road. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

You Want to Know What's Coming?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We have news, so much news, and we don't want to wait until after Thanksgiving break to let you in on it.

Ask ELi: Burcham Solar Park Finally Happening?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Solar panels? A sculpture? A reader wrote to ask us about what's happening at the long-awaited Burcham solar park. We bring you a fresh photo and the story as reported by ELi's Paige Filice.

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