Greg Ballein says more parking is critical to sustaining businesses downtown. Erik Altmann says it’s time to stop “inducing” driving and parking. The debate at Thursday’s meeting of the East Lansing DDA was intense.
Lt. James Campbell of the East Lansing Police Department met with Glencairn homeowners who are concerned about what they feel is a recent increase in property break-ins. ELi’s Brad Minor brings us a report on what was said and what might be done to combat the problem.
The weather forecast this weekend calls for plenty of sunshine and numerous options to explore the outdoors in and around East Lansing. ELi's Jonathan Townley pinpoints places and events to consider as you plan your activities.
Kyle Smith's mid-career change in profession has led to greater satisfaction despite some on-the-job challenges. Ann Kammerer profiles an East Lansing High School alumnus who has found happiness in the classroom.
The Michigan State University Department of Theatre’s Summer Circle has delighted audiences for the past six decades. ELi reporter Jonathan Townley describes why this venue remains a special destination for performers and theatergoers alike.
Straight Ahead's blend of mainstream jazz, rhythm and blues, Brazilian funk, hard bop, pre-bop, and avant garde has attracted audiences for more than 30 years. The Detroit band brings its swing to the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival on Saturday. ELi's Chris Wardell writes about the band's recent reunion.
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.
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?
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.
East Lansing Deputy Police Chief Steve Gonzalez updates ELi regarding statistics that show a slight increase in theft, and explains how residents can take steps to deter criminal activity in their neighborhoods.