Last night, East Lansing Police Chief told the Council of Neighborhood Presidents some of what residents need to know about crime in East Lansing. He also took neighborhood leaders' questions and special requests. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Further investigation by ELi finds the City Manager has misrepresented the City’s code on fire safety, and the Fire Marshal isn't following the City's code. Now the City is demanding $1200 before it will release any fire review documentation on Center City.
FEMA has awarded $220K to ELFD for the purchase of firefighting breathing apparatus. The news was announced by U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, who represent Michigan. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
ELFD tells ELi there has been no Fire Marshal review of plans for the 12-story building now under construction on Grand River Avenue. It appears plans for the rest of the $132 million Center City District redevelopment project have also never undergone Fire Marshal review.
The City of East Lansing may significantly alter parking rules, particularly in campus-adjacent neighborhoods. Safe passage of emergency vehicles is the number-one concern, but the plan may not make everyone happy. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.
This summer, ELi was lucky to have journalism student Andrew Graham home on break (and reporting for us). He spent his last night in town riding with an ELPD officer, and seeing East Lansing from a perspective he hadn't even imagined.
The ELPD is investigating shots fired in the Grove Street ramp over the weekend. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports on the state of that investigation, and on what ELPD is doing to address downtown safety in general.
Construction zones are driving some pedestrians and bicyclists into unsafe territory. On assignment for ELi, Andrew Barsom talked to the City's Wendy Wilmers-Longpre to learn what's being done to try to keep people safe, and to ascertain what you can do to help.