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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Snow & Ice Removal Requirements in East Lansing

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East Lansing property owners are encouraged to keep the City's sidewalk snow and ice removal requirements in mind during the cold months.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Community Advised of Public Meeting Location Changes

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the City of East Lansing transitioning back to in-person public meetings this August, community members are advised that some public meeting locations have changed to allow for enhanced physical distancing.These public meeting l...

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

Basement Flooding & Sewer Backup Information

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Find resources and information related to basement flooding and sewer backups.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

COVID-19 Resources & Updates from the City of East Lansing

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Find links to COVID-19 resources and updates from the City of East Lansing.

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

East Lansing Road Construction Updates

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Keep up-to-date on current and upcoming road construction projects in the City of East Lansing.

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Residents

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There are several financial assistance programs available to income eligible residents during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

ELFD Live Burn Training to Take Place this Sunday, Dec. 5

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the community and media are advised that the East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) will be conducting a live burn training this Sunday, Dec. 5 at 6350 Abbot Road in East Lansing.ELFD has obtained permission from th...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Winter Glow, Green Friday Coming Up This Weekend in Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the community are reminded that the popular, annual Winter Glow and Green Friday events are coming up this weekend in downtown East Lansing.Additional details about each event are provided below:

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

Abbot-Albert Intersection to be Closed Dec. 6-10 for Traffic Signal Work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that traffic signal work will require the closure of the Abbot-Albert intersection next week, Dec. 6-10.Work will begin the morning of Monday, Dec. 6 and is anticipated to be completed by 5 p.m. on Fri...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

East Lansing Department of Public Works Offers Holiday Collections

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) will, once again, be offering extra recycling days, no-fee holiday refuse collection and Christmas tree recycling to residents this holiday season. Extra Recycling DaysEast L...

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Downtown East Lansing eGift Card Buy One, Get One Offer to Launch this Friday, Nov. 26

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to keep an eye out for a Downtown East Lansing eGift Card Buy One, Get One (BOGO) offer that will be kicking off this Friday, Nov. 26.The BOGO offer will provide community members with a fun...

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Posted on: November 20, 2021

ELPD Investigating MSU Student Death

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 2 a.m. today, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to the 400 block of Stoddard Avenue on a medical assist call where four individuals had been found passed out, one of which was unresponsive...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Citizen Volunteers to Serve on Boards and Commissions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking citizen volunteers to serve on several of its advisory boards and commissions. Community members interested in serving their community through active civic engagement are encour...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Winter Glow, Green Friday to Bring Seasonal Fun to Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce it will be hosting its popular, annual Winter Glow and Green Friday events in downtown East Lansing this December.Additional details about each event are provided below:Winter...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Citizen Input on Use of American Rescue Plan Act Funds

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has been allocated close to $12.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds and is currently seeking input from East Lansing citizens on how that funding should be used.ARPA is a $1.9 trillion economic...

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Fall Bulk Leaf Collection Extended on City’s West and East Sides

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to the late leaf drop this year, the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) is extending fall bulk leaf collection on the City of East Lansing’s east side, with a fourth week of collection scheduled for the week of Nov. 29...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed Nov. 25-26 in Observance of Thanksgiving

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving.  City offices closed Nov. 25-26 will include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing Department of Pu...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Fall Bulk Leaf Collection Extended on City’s West Side

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to the late leaf drop this year, the East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) is extending fall bulk leaf collection on the City of East Lansing’s west side, with a fourth week of collection scheduled for...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Abbot-Albert Intersection to be Closed Nov. 16-19 for Traffic Signal Work

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that traffic signal work will require the closure of the Abbot-Albert intersection next week, Nov. 16-19.Work will begin the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 16 and is anticipated to be completed by 5 p.m. on ...

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Posted on: November 9, 2021

Ron Bacon, Jessy Gregg Elected Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem of the City of East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At the Tuesday, Nov. 9 East Lansing City Council meeting, the administration of the oath of office for the newly elected East Lansing City Councilmembers took place and East Lansing’s new mayor and mayor pro tem w...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

East Lansing City Council Oaths of Office to Take Place on Tuesday, Nov. 9

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing’s November 2, 2021 General Election results have been certified by the Ingham County Board of Canvassers and the administration of the oath of office for the newly-elected East Lansing City Councilmembers wil...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

City Offices to be Closed Thursday, Nov. 11 in Observance of Veterans Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. This excludes the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, which will be open during regular business hours.City offices closed on Veterans Day...

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Posted on: November 4, 2021

ELPD Death Investigation Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) has officially identified the deceased from the ongoing death investigation in the 3900 block of Halter Lane in East Lansing.They are Jamie Antcliff, 44, of Owosso, Mich. and William Antcliff...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Northern Tail Dog Park to be Closed for the 2021-2022 Winter Season

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park, located at 6400 Abbot Road, will be closed over the 2021-2022 winter season. The park is scheduled to close on November 29, 20...

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

City Seeks Applicants for 2022 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for its 2022 East Lansing Emerging Leaders Program.The application, available online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/emergingleaders, must be submitted by Monday, De...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

City of East Lansing to Host Sewer Infrastructure Webinar for Residents on Nov. 18

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing residents are invited to participate in a sewer infrastructure webinar that the City of East Lansing will be hosting on Thursday, Nov. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m.

During the webinar, East Lansing Department of Public Works Acting...

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Posted on: November 2, 2021

Community, Media Invited to Veterans Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 8

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Veterans Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a brief wreath-laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument on Monday, Nov. 8 at 11:30 a.m.The City of East...

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Posted on: November 1, 2021

City of East Lansing Addresses Illegal, Dangerous Conduct Following MSU vs. Michigan Game

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following the Michigan State University versus University of Michigan football game this past Saturday, Oct. 30, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) and East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) responded to multiple calls ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2021

City of East Lansing Encourages Safe Celebrations During Upcoming Game Day, Halloween

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — With both the Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan football game and Halloween taking place this weekend, the City of East Lansing encourages all East Lansing community members and out-of-town Spartan and Wo...

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Posted on: October 26, 2021

City Announces 2021 East Lansing Community Photo Contest Winners

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The winners of the 2021 East Lansing Community Photo Contest; officially sponsored by the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime.” Place Project (Place Project); have been announced. Of the 263 photographs submitt...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

East Lansing City Clerk’s Office Extended Hours and Election Day Reminders

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As the November 2, 2021 General Election approaches, East Lansing voters are reminded that extended hours and Election Day hours will be offered at the East Lansing City Clerk’s main office, 410 Abbot Road, and satellite office, 241 ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Trick-or-Treating in East Lansing on Halloween Night

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UPDATE 10/20/21: In addition to the safety tips released by the City of East Lansing, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has released its guidance on best practices to safely celebrate Halloween

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Posted on: October 15, 2021

City of East Lansing Issues Electric Scooter Reminders

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With community safety and accessibility in mind, the City of East Lansing is issuing some reminders regarding the use of electric scooters in the community. Scooter users are reminded of the following:

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Great Pumpkin Walk to Bring Trick-or-Treat Fun to Downtown East Lansing on Sunday, Oct. 24

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The popular annual Great Pumpkin Walk will bring trick-or-treat fun to downtown East Lansing on Sunday, Oct. 24.

 Families are invited to bring their children to downtown East Lansing in full costume to receive free...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

East Lansing Farmers Market’s Autumn Fest to Take Place Sunday, Oct. 17

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to celebrate the splendor of fall at the annual Autumn Fest event at the East Lansing Farmers Market (ELFM) on Sunday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court.This year’s Autum...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

54B District Court to be closed Monday, Oct. 11 in Observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Richard D. Ball has announced that the 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Monday, Oct. 11 in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.Court offices will not...

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

East Lansing City Clerk’s Satellite Office Now Open at Brody Hall

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to better serve voters leading up to the November 2, 2021 General Election, the East Lansing City Clerk’s office has opened a satellite office at Brody Hall, 241 Brody Service Road, on the Michigan State University campu...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

MSU Homecoming Parade to Take Place this Friday, Oct. 1

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2021 Michigan State University (MSU) Homecoming Parade will take place this Friday, Oct.1, beginning at 6 p.m. This year’s MSU Homecoming theme is “Spartans Journey Together,” and the Grand Marshal is Dr. Barbara Ross-Le...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Community Reminded of Dr. Robert L. Green Events Taking Place this Friday, Sept. 24

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members and members of the media are reminded that a series of special events will be taking place this Friday, Sept. 24 in honor of Dr. Robert L. Green. Dr. Green was a civil rights leader who fought against racial discrim...

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Posted on: September 21, 2021

City of East Lansing Provides Tips for Homeowners Ahead of Rain Events this Week

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — With rain expected in the forecast over the next couple days and Ingham County currently in a flood watch, the City of East Lansing is providing the following tips for homeowners to help prevent or reduce the chance for basement floo...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

East Lansing Community Photo Contest Deadline is One Month Away

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The deadline is less than one month away for the City of East Lansing’s 2021 Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project” (Place Project).Co...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

ELHS Homecoming Parade to Take Place on Friday, Sept. 24

UPDATE (9/23/21): The East Lansing High School Homecoming Parade will still take place despite the football game's cancellation. A pep rally will be held in the football stadium following the parade.

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Special Events to be Hosted on Friday, Sept. 24 in Honor of Dr. Robert L. Green

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members and members of the media are invited to attend a series of special events taking place on Friday, Sept. 24 in honor of Dr. Robert L. Green. Dr. Green was a civil rights leader who fought against racial dis...

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

City of East Lansing Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annu...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas Announces New East Lansing Fire Chief

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has announced the selection of Dawn Carson to serve as the new chief of the East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD), effective Monday, Sept. 20. ELFD Chief Carson has served with ELFD si...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

Community Invited to Provide Input on Attainable Housing for Creatives at Upcoming Open House

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Residents from East Lansing and surrounding communities are invited to an upcoming open house to provide feedback for a potential housing/workspace project that would target artists and other creatives.Because college towns tend to h...

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Posted on: September 6, 2021

Sewer Lining Work Along Northern Tier Trail to Begin Tuesday, Sept. 7

UPDATE (9/7/21): The start of this work has been postponed until Wednesday, Sept. 8 due to rain in the forecast for later today.  

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that a sewer lining contractor working on behalf of th...

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Posted on: September 2, 2021

City Offices Closed Monday, Sept. 6 in Observance of Labor Day

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day.The following offices/buildings will be closed: East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the East Lansing Public Library, the ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2021

ELPD Responds to Report of Alleged Assault, Gun Shots Fired at Residence on Beechlawn Court

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28, the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) responded to a 911 call in the 800 block of Beechlawn Court.The caller reported an alleged assault and shots being fired within a residence. U...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Moonlight ExtravaGRANDza to Take Place Monday, Aug. 30 in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — With more than 9,200 first-year students starting at MSU this fall and many students living for the first time off campus, a new event is set to be hosted in downtown East Lansing this year during MSU Fall Welcome: Moonlight ExtravaG...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

East Lansing Parking Division Announces Discount Multi-Use Voucher Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Parking Division has announced a new option for hourly parking in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.The Discount Multi-Use Voucher program offers customers the ability to purchase p...

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

East Lansing City Council Special Meeting to Take Place on Thursday, Aug. 19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A special meeting of the East Lansing City Council will take place on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.During the meeting, East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster will...

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Motorists Advised of Westbound Albert Avenue Closure Beginning Monday, Aug. 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that westbound Albert Avenue, between Grove Street and Abbot Road, will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 16 for utility repairs at the Abbot-Albert intersection.It is anticipated that northbound and so...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

City Officials Continuing to Monitor Flooding, Free Trash Collection Offered to Impacted Residents

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to monitor flooding in the East Lansing community.Community members are advised that the National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service is currently forecasting that East...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Portion of Harrison Road to be Closed Beginning Friday, Aug. 13

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Harrison Road, at Southlawn Avenue, will be closed beginning Friday, Aug. 13 to accommodate the installation of a water main as part of the East Glencairn Neighborhood Improvement Project.The intersection w...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

City of East Lansing Storm Response Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to a major rain event last night, there is flooding in localized areas of the City of East Lansing as well as some power outages.  Police officers and firefighter/paramedics with the East Lansing Police Departm...

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Posted on: August 11, 2021

East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas Announces New ELPRA Director

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following an open and competitive hiring process, East Lansing City Manager George Lahanas has announced the selection of Cathy DeShambo to serve as the new director of the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts (ELP...

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Posted on: August 10, 2021

Masks Required in City of East Lansing Buildings and at Public Meetings

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the latest mask recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the City of East Lansing will be resuming indoor mask requirements th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

58th Annual East Lansing Art Festival to Take Place this Weekend in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the 58th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will be taking place this weekend in downtown East Lansing. Festival hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, August 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunda...

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Posted on: August 3, 2021

National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck Event to Take Place Today, Aug. 3 at ELPL

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that the East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are partnering to host the City of East Lansing’s 2021 National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event t...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Motorists Advised of Northbound Abbot Road Closure Taking Place Tuesday, Aug. 3

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that northbound Abbot Road will be closed on the north side of the Abbot-Albert intersection on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from approximately 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for construction. 

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Posted on: July 31, 2021

ELPD Investigating Overnight Shooting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently investigating a shooting that took place overnight in the downtown East Lansing area. 

The shooting occurred at approximately 2:40 a.m. this morning following a...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Community Advised of East Lansing Public Meeting Location Changes

UPDATE 8/10/21: Please note that masks will be required at all in-person meetings beginning Wednesday, Aug. 11 and they are strongly recommended for East Lansing City Council's meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 10. Learn more.

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

ELPD Chief Issues Statement on New Policy from Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In response to several media inquiries, East Lansing Police Chief Kim Johnson is issuing the following statement regarding Ingham County Prosecutor Carol Siemon’s announcement this week that the Ingham County Pros...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Application Deadline for Independent Police Oversight Commission Extended to Friday, Aug. 6

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The application deadline for the City of East Lansing’s newly established, 11-member Independent Police Oversight Commission has been extended to Friday, Aug. 6. Community members interested in serving on the Commission can find an o...

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Posted on: July 28, 2021

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Alice in Wonderland” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) is excited to bring “Alice in Wonderland” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, July 30-Aug.1 and Aug. 6-8.Frida...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings. Currently, there is one electronic meeting...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck Event to Take Place on Tuesday, Aug. 3

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) are partnering to host the City of East Lansing’s 2021 National Night Out, Touch-a-Truck event on Tuesday, Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m. at ELPL, 950 Abbot Road....

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

58th Annual East Lansing Art Festival to Take Place Aug. 7-8 in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 58th Annual East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) will bring more than 80 artists and thousands of visitors to downtown East Lansing on the weekend of August 7-8, 2021. The festival will take place from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sat...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

Electronic, In-Person Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings. Currently, there are five electronic meetings and o...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Applicants for Upcoming Vacancy on the East Lansing City Council

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently accepting applications for an upcoming vacancy on the East Lansing City Council.The appointed individual will serve temporarily for approximately two months, from the time of appointment to when ...

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Applicants for Independent Police Oversight Commission

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — This past Tuesday, East Lansing City Council unanimously approved the adoption of Ordinance No. 1503 to establish an 11-member Independent Police Oversight Commission for the City of East Lansing.The City of East Lansing is...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

City of East Lansing to Transition Back to In-Person Public Meetings this August

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the City of East Lansing will be transitioning from electronic public meetings back to in-person public meetings beginning this August.

This transition back to in-person meetings will include all Eas...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to COVID-19. Currently, there are four ...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

DDA Partners with MSU Broad Art Museum to Bring Museum Experience Outdoors in Downtown East Lansing

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority’s (DDA) “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project” (Place Project), the DDA and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad Art Museum) have p...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Citizen Volunteers to Serve on Boards and Commissions

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking citizen volunteers to serve on several of its advisory boards and commissions. Community members interested in serving their community through active civic engagement are encour...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

East Lansing Human Rights Commission Resumes Coffee & Conversation Series

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Human Rights Commission is resuming its Coffee & Conversation series, which serves as a monthly forum for community discussions on topics of diversity and inclusion. The conversations are open to all co...

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Posted on: July 6, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to COVID-19.Currently, there are three electroni...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

ELPD Chief Kim Johnson to Kick Off Coffee with the Chief Series this Summer

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to enhance the East Lansing Police Department’s (ELPD) community outreach efforts, East Lansing Police Chief Kim Johnson is kicking off a Coffee with the Chief series this summer.

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Downtown East Lansing’s Albert EL Fresco Closure Extended Through Aug. 15

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its meeting on June 22, the East Lansing City Council approved an extension of the Albert EL Fresco placemaking project’s road closure in downtown East Lansing through Aug. 15.Both lanes of Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and M....

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

East Lansing Arts Commission Now Accepting Applications for FY22 Cultural Arts Grant Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission is currently accepting applications for its Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Cultural Arts Grant program.The Cultural Arts Grant program supports high-quality public art projects that encourage artis...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Successful Mid-Michigan Virtual Expungement Clinic Hosted on Saturday, June 19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court, in partnership with Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM), hosted a successful Mid-Michigan Virtual Expungement Clinic on Saturday, June 19.More than 20 attorneys volunteered ...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

City of East Lansing Fourth of July Office Closures and Fireworks Ordinance Reminders

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the Fourth of July just around the corner, community members are encouraged to take note of upcoming City of East Lansing office closures and are reminded of the City’s fireworks ordinance. Additional details...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

East Lansing City Council Honors 2021 Crystal Awards Recipients

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Four recipients were honored by the East Lansing City Council yesterday at the 2021 Crystal Awards community reception, which was hosted at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center.The Crystal Awards program is hosted annua...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

City of East Lansing Announces 2021 Summer Community Events Lineup

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce it will be hosting its popular community events this summer, including the Summer Concert Series, Moonlight Film Festival and Play in the Park children’s entertainme...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

East Lansing DDA Launches Outdoor Area Expansion and Beautification Grant Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has allocated $43,000 to launch an Outdoor Area Expansion and Beautification Grant Program in support of downtown East Lansing businesses.The purpose of the program is to provide ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Residents Reminded of Financial Assistance and Payment Plan Options for Water and Sewer Bills

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As COVID-19 epidemic orders continue to be lifted and the state continues to open back up, East Lansing community members are reminded that the moratorium on water shutoffs extended by the East Lansing City Council...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

PLEASE NOTE (6/21/21): The electronic meeting of the East Lansing Brownfield Redevelopment Authority that was scheduled to take place Thursday, June 24 at 1 p.m. has been CANCELED. Learn more at www.cityofeastlansing.com/electronicmeetings.

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Lineup and Viewing, Listening Options Announced

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2021 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will be presented to the community in a virtual/hybrid format* from June 25-27.In partnership with the MSU College of Music, 18 bands will perform live sets at Murray Hall in MSU’s Billma...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

2021 Crystal Awards Reception to Take Place on Thursday, June 24

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2021 Crystal Awards community reception will take place on Thursday, June 24 at 5 p.m. in the East Lansing Hannah Community Center’s Banquet Hall, 819 Abbot Road. Community members and members of the media who...

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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, ther...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

East Lansing City Council Approves $10,000 to Support Mid-Michigan Expungement Clinic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At East Lansing City Council’s virtual meeting this past Tuesday, June 8, City Council approved an allocation of up to $10,000 to support the Mid-Michigan Expungement Clinic that is being hosted by the East Lansin...

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Posted on: June 9, 2021

East Lansing Fire Chief Randy Talifarro Retires After 20 Years of Dedicated Service

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Fire Chief Randy Talifarro is retiring this month following 20 years of dedicated service to the East Lansing Fire Department (ELFD) and a 35-year career in fire service.Talifarro was appointed to serve as East Lansing’s...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

East Lansing Parks and Recreation Director Tim McCaffrey Retires After 22 Years of Dedicated Service

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing Parks and Recreation Director Tim McCaffrey is retiring this month after 22 years of dedicated service to the City of East Lansing.McCaffrey was hired as the City’s Parks and Recreation director in Ma...

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

PLEASE NOTE (6/8/21): The electronic meeting of the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority Public Policy and Market Development Committee that was scheduled to take place Wednesday, June 9 at 1:30 p.m. has been CANCELED. Learn more at www.cityofeastl...

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Posted on: June 3, 2021

Community Members Advised of Abbot Road Closure Beginning Tuesday, June 8

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that Abbot Road, at Northlawn Avenue, will be closed to through traffic beginning Tuesday, June 8.The road closure will be in place for approximately one week to accommodate the installation of...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Community Members Advised of Upcoming Abbot Road Lane Closures

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that northbound and southbound Abbot Road, north of Lake Lansing Road, will be reduced to one lane beginning Monday, June 7.The lane closures are to accommodate work on the existing median as p...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Opening Day of the East Lansing Farmers Market is Sunday, June 6

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are reminded that opening day of the East Lansing Farmers Market’s (ELFM) 2021 season will be taking place on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Park, 280 Valley Court. The 2021 m...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

City of East Lansing Offices to Re-Open to the Public on Monday, June 7

UPDATE (7/22/20): Please note that masks are no longer required (regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status) inside East Lansing City Hall and the East Lansing Department of Public Works following the rescission of several emergency orders by the Michigan ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, ther...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission Finalizes Report and Recommendations

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following seven months of discussion, research and community outreach, the East Lansing Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission (Study Committee) has finalized its “Report on East Lansing Pol...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

Albert Avenue Closure in Downtown East Lansing to Accommodate New Pedestrian Area

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that both lanes of Albert Avenue, between Abbot Road and M.A.C. Avenue, will be closed to traffic this June to accommodate a pilot pedestrian-friendly area in downtown East Lansing.The closure will begin on Thur...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

East Lansing 54B District Court Announces Mid-Michigan Virtual Expungement Clinic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court has partnered with Legal Services of South Central Michigan (LSSCM) to host the Mid-Michigan Virtual Expungement Clinic, which will assist up to 100 eligible participants with convictions...

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Posted on: May 26, 2021

City of East Lansing Offices to be Closed Monday, May 31 in Observance of Memorial Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that City of East Lansing offices will be closed on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.Offices and facilities that will be closed* include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Deadline for Filing 2020 City of East Lansing Income Tax Returns is June 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The deadline for filing 2020 City of East Lansing income tax returns is June 1, 2021. 

This deadline applies to all residents and non-resident individuals along with any calendar year businesses. All businesses oper...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, ther...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Community, Media Invited to Memorial Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony on Thursday, May 27

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In honor of Memorial Day, community members and members of the media are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument on Thursday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m.T...

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Posted on: May 20, 2021

City of East Lansing Launches 2021 Community Photo Contest

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is excited to announce the launch of the 2021 East Lansing Community Photo Contest.To participate in the contest, community members of all ages are invited to show off their photographic talent by s...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

UPDATE: Missing Person Located

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UPDATE: Shirley Baughan, the missing person out of East Lansing, has been located and is being attended to by medical staff. Thank you to everyone who helped with the search.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) continu...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Citizen Volunteers to Serve on Building Board of Appeals

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking citizen volunteers to serve on the East Lansing Building Board of Appeals (BBA). Currently, there are three vacancies on the commission.The purpose of the BBA is to determine th...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, ther...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Summer Solstice Jazz Festival to be Presented in a Virtual/Hybrid Format June 25-27

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The 2021 Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) will be presented to the community in a virtual/hybrid format* from June 25-27.In partnership with the MSU College of Music, 18 bands will perform live sets at Murray Hall in MSU’s Billma...

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Posted on: May 16, 2021

ELPD Investigating Shooting at Apartment Complex

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is currently investigating a shooting that occurred just after midnight on Sunday, May 16 at an East Lansing apartment complex.ELPD officers responded to numerous calls of a shootin...

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Emergency Rental, Mortgage & Utilities Assistance Program Serves to Support East Lansing Residents

EAST LANSING, Mich. — To further assist income-eligible East Lansing residents experiencing financial hardships as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of East Lansing has allocated additional funds to its Emergency Rental & Mortgage Ass...

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

Mask Requirement in Outdoor Public Spaces in Downtown East Lansing to End on May 12

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At tonight’s East Lansing City Council meeting, a policy resolution was approved by the East Lansing City Council to end the requirement to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces within the boundaries of the...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Opening Day of the East Lansing Farmers Market is Sunday, June 6

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to mark their calendars for opening day of the East Lansing Farmers Market’s (ELFM) 2021 season, which will be taking place on Sunday, June 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Valley Court Pa...

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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, ther...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Abbot Road Improvement Project to Begin Monday, May 10

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that an Abbot Road improvement project is slated to begin on Monday, May 10, weather permitting. 

The improvement project will take place on Abbot Road, between West Saginaw Highway and...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, ther...

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Posted on: April 30, 2021

City of East Lansing Waives Business and Entertainment License Fees due to COVID-19 Pandemic

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to assist businesses that are continuing to suffer financial hardships due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the East Lansing City Council approved a resolution during its virtual meeting on Thursday, April 27 ...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

Community Members Advised of Upcoming Road Closures Beginning Monday, May 3

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that there will be two road closures in East Lansing beginning Monday, May 3 to accommodate construction work. Additional details are provided below:Abbot Road ClosureA section of Abbot Road, b...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

“Greetings from East Lansing” Mural to be Completed this May at the Roadhouse Pub

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The south-facing wall at the Roadhouse Pub, 122 N. Harrison Road, will soon be home to a new “Greetings from East Lansing” public art mural created by Greetings Tour traveling muralist Victor Ving and ph...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are two ...

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

East Lansing Downtown Underground Markets Canceled due to COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to continued high rates of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the area, City of East Lansing staff have made the difficult decision to cancel the final two East Lansing Downtown Underground Markets scheduled to take...

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Posted on: April 20, 2021

New Material Recovery Facility Opens in the Mid-Michigan Region

(LANSING, MICH.) – The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announced today that Emterra Environmental opened a new Material Recovery Facility (MRF), the first of its kind in mid-Michigan, in the City of Lansing. A MRF is the collection point wher...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

East Lansing DDA to Host Third Community Art Exhibit in Downtown East Lansing Businesses

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project,” the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host a community art exhibit, titled “ELHS & MMS,” at parti...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are seve...

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Currently, there are ei...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

East Lansing 54B District Court Returns to Phase One Operations

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the East Lansing 54B District Court has been approved to return to phase one of the State Court Administrative Office’s four-phase system for court operations. This means the cou...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

East Lansing Downtown Underground Market Canceled this Weekend

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the area and out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been made to cancel the East Lansing Downtown Underground Market scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 11 as a part of th...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, there are f...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park to Re-Open this Friday, April 2

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the City of East Lansing’s Northern Tail Dog Park will re-open to the public for the 2021 spring, summer and fall seasons on Friday, April 2 at 8 a.m.The park is located at 6400 ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

S&P Global Ratings Affirms City of East Lansing’s ‘AA+’ Bond Rating

EAST LANSING, Mich. — S&P Global Ratings has assigned its ‘AA+’ long-term rating to the City of East Lansing’s series 2021 limited-tax general obligation refunding bonds and has affirmed its ‘AA+&r...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin Announces Retirement

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced her retirement from the East Lansing 54B District Court, effective June 1, 2021. 

Larkin was first elected to her position in 2012 and was re-elected in 2018. For most...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, there are thr...

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Posted on: March 26, 2021

East Lansing City Council Approves Resolution to Continue Holding Electronic Meetings

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At East Lansing City Council’s meeting this past Tuesday, March 23, City Council approved a policy resolution to continue holding electronic public meetings during the City State of Emergency declared by ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

City of East Lansing’s 2020 Income Tax Filing Due Date Extended to June 1, 2021

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced that the 2020 federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.The City of East Lansing will be f...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

Community Invited to Participate in the “Mask Madness” Bracket Challenge

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has partnered with Michigan State University’s Integrated Campaigns (ADV 486) class to launch a bracket challenge, titled “Mask Madness,” to coincide with the NCAA bask...

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Posted on: March 22, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are seve...

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Posted on: March 19, 2021

Aquatic Center to be Closed for 2021 Season, Improvements to be Made at the Facility

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the need for facility improvements, the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center will be closed for the 2021 season. 

“The safety and wellbeing of our ...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

East Lansing DDA Launches “Show Us Your Pot of Gold in EL” TikTok Challenge

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has launched its third downtown East Lansing TikTok Challenge, titled “Show Us Your Pot of Gold in EL,” just in time for Saint Patrick’s Da...

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Posted on: March 15, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are nine...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2021 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Crystal Awards – an annual event hosted by the East Lansing City Council that serves to honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofi...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Community Invited to Participate in “You Are Special to Me” Photo Contest

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to sponsor a photo contest leading up to Mother’s Day, titled “You Are Special to Me,” to recognize and celebrate mothers and ca...

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Posted on: March 12, 2021

New Order Limits Gatherings, Restricts Lines in Downtown East Lansing on Saint Patrick's Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At East Lansing City Council’s meeting this past Tuesday, March 9, City Council approved a policy resolution consenting to a new order from East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens that temporarily limits social...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

COVID-19 Safety Reminders for the East Lansing-MSU Community from Community Leaders

EAST LANSING – With the Big Ten Tournament beginning today and Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, community leaders from the City of East Lansing, Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) and Michigan State University (MSU) are ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2021

Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission to Host Community Input Meeting

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Study Committee on an Independent Police Oversight Commission will be hosting a community input meeting on Monday, March 29 at 6 p.m. to gather community feedback and perspectives on policing in East Lansin...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are sev...

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Outdoor Gathering Restriction Set to No More Than 15 People in Some Parts of East Lansing

*UPDATE: Please note that this order has been rescinded by the Ingham County Health Department and is no longer in place.

EAST LANSING, Mich. – No more than 15 people may gather outdoors in parts of East Lansing, including the downtown area, per ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

Request for Qualifications Released for East Lansing Public Mural

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Arts Commission (ELAC) has released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified artists for a public mural in downtown East Lansing.The selected artist will create a public mural that is representativ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

East Lansing DDA to Host Second Community Art Exhibit in Downtown East Lansing Businesses

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project,” the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will host its second community art exhibit at participating downtown East Lansing busine...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are fiv...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

City of East Lansing’s State of Emergency and Downtown Mask Order Extended

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At the East Lansing City Council meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 23, the City Council approved a policy resolution extending East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens’ declaration of a City State of Emergency and the&...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

East Lansing Residents Advised of Upcoming Telephone Survey on Police-Community Relations

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing residents are advised that a police-community relations telephone survey will be conducted for the City of East Lansing over the next two weeks, March 1-14. The survey will be administered by EPIC-MRA, a Lansin...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Downtown East Lansing TikTok Challenge Winner Announced

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce the winner of the downtown East Lansing TikTok Challenge.The TikTok Challenge was hosted by the DDA as part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are fiv...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

City of East Lansing Holding 2021 Assessor’s Review

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing's 2021 assessment notices are expected to be received by East Lansing property owners during the last week of February.Assessed and taxable values for real property parcels are available now at https://bsaonl...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

East Lansing Rotary Club, City of East Lansing to Launch Downtown Weekend Warrior Program

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project,” the East Lansing Rotary Club will be partnering with the City of East Lansing to launch the Downtown Weekend Warrior Program this Saturday, ...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

City of East Lansing Recognizes Supporters of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project”

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing would like to recognize and extend its appreciation to the supporters of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project.”A crowdfunding campaign was launched for the project thr...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

One Book, One Community to Host Live Virtual Event Featuring Professor Loretta J. Ross

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, the East Lansing-MSU One Book, One Community program will host a live virtual event on Tuesday, March 2 from 7-8 p.m. featuring Professor Lorett...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Evergreen Avenue Utility Improvements and Albert Avenue Extension Project to Begin Monday, Feb. 22

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that the Evergreen Avenue Utility Improvements and Albert Avenue Extension Project is slated to begin on Monday, Feb. 22.

The project will begin with mobilization at the site and the closure of...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are nin...

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Posted on: February 14, 2021

East Lansing DDA Launches “Show EL Your Love” TikTok Challenge

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has launched a second downtown East Lansing TikTok Challenge, titled “Show EL Your Love,” as part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Plac...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

Community Invited to Celebrate Black Heritage at Children’s Cultural Concert Series

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are invited to celebrate Black heritage with the City of East Lansing at the Children’s Cultural Concert Series, which will feature three Saturdays of live musical entertainment for children of a...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

ELPD Responds to Bomb Threat at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) is actively investigating a bomb threat received via phone by St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School today, Feb. 12 at 10:43 a.m. 

ELPD and the East Lansing Fire Department were d...

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Posted on: February 12, 2021

City Offices Closed Monday, Feb. 15 in Observance of Presidents’ Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A number of City of East Lansing offices/facilities will be closed Monday, Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.Offices and facilities that will be closed* include East Lansing City Hall, the East Lansing 54B District Court, the ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2021

“Why I Wear A Mask” Photo Contest Winners Announced

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is excited to announce the winners of this past January’s “Why I Wear A Mask” Photo Contest.The photo contest was hosted by the DDA as a pa...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

City of East Lansing Launches “Explore Downtown East Lansing” Web Application

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project,” the City of East Lansing has launched the “Explore Downtown East Lansing” web application to support downtown businesses d...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are sev...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

East Lansing Downtown Underground Market Coming to the M.A.C. Avenue Garage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As a part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project,” an East Lansing Downtown Underground Market will be coming to the lowest level (level P1) of the M.A.C. Avenue Garage, 310 M.A.C. Ave., this...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

East Lansing Winter Property Taxes Due on Feb. 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing property owners are reminded that winter property taxes are due on Tuesday, Feb. 16. While East Lansing City Hall remains closed to the public for in-person transactions until further notice due to the COVID-19...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are fou...

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Posted on: January 29, 2021

East Lansing City Council Adopts Emergency Ordinance Requiring Compliance with Public Health Orders

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At yesterday’s East Lansing City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved the adoption of Ordinance No. 1497 - an emergency ordinance requiring compliance with public health orders. 

Under the ordinance, any person who v...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

2021 East Lansing Art Festival Postponed Until August

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination rollout, City of East Lansing leadership and staff have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2021 East Lansing Art Festival (ELAF) until the weekend o...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

East Lansing DDA Launches Downtown East Lansing TikTok Challenge

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of the “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project,” the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has launched a TikTok Challenge to help promote downtown East Lansing businesses.The Tik...

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Posted on: January 25, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are six...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

City of East Lansing’s State of Emergency and Downtown Mask Order Extended

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At the East Lansing City Council meeting this past Tuesday, Jan. 19, the City Council approved a policy resolution extending East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens’ declaration of a City State of Emergency and...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

Deer Removal Operations Completed in East Lansing’s Parks

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members are advised that the deer removal operations scheduled to take place this winter in several of East Lansing’s parks have been completed.With the completion of these operations, there...

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Posted on: January 22, 2021

East Lansing Income Tax Office Provides Important Information, Reminders for Income Taxpayers

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Having completed the first year of income tax returns for the City of East Lansing, the East Lansing Income Tax Office has compiled some important information and reminders for East Lansing income taxpayers.

  • The mailing addr...
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Posted on: January 15, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place Next Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis. Currently, the...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

East Lansing, MSU and ICHD Remind Community of Measures in Place to Protect Area from COVID-19

EAST LANSING – With the start of Michigan State University’s (MSU) spring semester, the City of East Lansing, Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) and MSU are joining together once more to urge the greater East Lansing community to c...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 18 in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing offices and facilities, with the exception of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, will be closed Monday, Jan. 18 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will be cl...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

City of East Lansing Office Closures Extended due to COVID-19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 in the community, the City of East Lansing’s current office closures will be extended beyond mid-January in the interest of community and employee health.While the majo...

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News Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Electronic Meetings Scheduled to Take Place this Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, there are five electronic meeting...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Community Art Exhibits to be Displayed in Downtown East Lansing Businesses this Winter and Spring

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In an effort to support local businesses and unify the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority will be hosting three community art exhibits at participating downtown E...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2021 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2021 Crystal Awards – an annual event hosted by the East Lansing City Council that serves to honor individuals, businesses, professionals, nonprofi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for “Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project” in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing (City) will activate several public spaces in downtown East Lansing and provide the community with more opportunities to socialize safely and support local businesses through a new crowdfunding camp...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Community Advised of Intermittent Park Closures this Winter for Wildlife Damage Management

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing community members are advised that there will be intermittent park closures in the City of East Lansing this winter for the purposes of conducting wildlife damage management.Beginning January 11, 2021 through M...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Community Invited to Participate in “Why I Wear A Mask” Photo Contest

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Downtown Development Authority is excited to sponsor a “Why I Wear A Mask” Photo Contest this January. Community members can participate by submitting a digital photo of themselves weari...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Validations Available for Downtown Parking Customers Impacted by Christmas Eve Programming Issue

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Due to a programming issue with the City of East Lansing’s downtown parking access controls, free parking was not available as originally planned in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities for a...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Special Meetings Scheduled to be Held Electronically This Week

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The majority of the City of East Lansing’s regularly scheduled, in-person public meetings are currently either being canceled or converted to special, electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 crisis.Currently, ther...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Income Tax Office Provides Employers with 2020 Year-End Reporting Reminders & 2021 Withholding Hints

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With the start of a new year, the East Lansing Income Tax Office has issued some 2020 year-end reporting reminders and helpful hints for 2021 withholding for employers.Year-End Reporting RemindersEmployers must provide all ...

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Posted on: December 17, 2020

Second Round of Bonus Gift Cards Now Available for Early Buyers of Downtown East Lansing eGift Cards

UPDATE 12/23/20: The second round of the buy one, get one promotion for Downtown East Lansing egift cards has sold out, but you can still buy gift cards: https://app.yiftee.com/gift-card/east-lansing.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: EAST LANSING, Mich. — A second round ...

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Posted on: December 16, 2020

City of East Lansing’s State of Emergency and Downtown Mask Order Extended

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, the City Council approved a policy resolution extending East Lansing Mayor Aaron Stephens’ declaration of a City State of Emergency and the requirement to wear a face mask in all out...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Give the Gift of Shopping and Dining Local in Downtown East Lansing this Holiday Season

UPDATE (12/12/20 at noon): The promotional funds for the Downtown East Lansing bonus gift cards are expected to run out soon. Thank you to all of the early buyers for helping successfully kick off this program. Community members are encouraged to keep buy...

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Posted on: December 8, 2020

City of East Lansing Office Closures Extended due to COVID-19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 in the community, the City of East Lansing’s current office closures will be extended beyond Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the interest of community and employee health. ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Outdoor Gathering Restriction Tightened to No More than Ten People in Some Parts of East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. – No more than ten people may gather outdoors in parts of East Lansing, including the downtown area, per an emergency order issued today by Ingham County Health Officer Linda S. Vail. The order (Ingham2020-25), effective imme...

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Posted on: October 22, 2020

East Lansing, MSU, Ingham County Health Remind Community of COVID-19 Safety Measures in Place

EAST LANSING - The City of East Lansing, Ingham County Health Department (ICHD) and Michigan State University (MSU) are banding together once more to urge the greater East Lansing community to continue safety measures as Big Ten football returns to Sparta...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Letter Sent to Big Ten Conference from Mayors in 11 Big Ten College Communities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Last week, a group of mayors from several Big Ten college and university communities met to discuss plans for the upcoming football season as well as to share ideas on what has and hasn’t worked in their respective communities for sl...

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Posted on: October 14, 2020

East Lansing City Council Adopts Emergency Ordinance Requiring Compliance with Public Health Orders

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, Council unanimously approved the adoption of a new emergency ordinance requiring compliance with public health orders.

Under the new ordinance, any person who viol...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Preliminary Re-Opening Plan for the East Lansing Hannah Community Center

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-175 and 2020-176 from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts (ELPRA) has announced its preliminary plan to partially re-open the East Lansing Hannah Communit...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Small Business Relief Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched a Small Business Relief Program that focuses on job retention throughout the East Lansing community.East Lansing businesses with income-eligible employees can apply to receive up to $10,000 in gr...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

East Lansing 54B District Court Launches Virtual Counter to Increase Public Access

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing 54B District Court is excited to announce the implementation of its new Virtual Counter.The Virtual Counter operates as a live chat session and is offered in addition to the court’s phone, email and in-person service...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

15-Minute Grace Period to Begin Aug. 17 in Downtown East Lansing’s Gated Parking Facilities

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 15-minute grace period will begin on Monday, Aug. 17 in downtown East Lansing’s gated parking facilities.The grace period is for parking customers who enter and exit the gated parking facilities within 15 minutes. Customers will pu...

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Live Parking Availability in Downtown East Lansing

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Find a real-time count of available parking spaces in downtown East Lansing's gated garages and lots.

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

Downtown East Lansing eGift Card Program

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UPDATE 12/23/20: The second round of the buy one, get one promotion for Downtown East Lansing egift cards has sold out, but you can still buy gift cards: https://app.yiftee.com/gift-card/east-lansing.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: EAST LANSING, Mich. — A second round ...

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Posted on: December 28, 2020

NEW! Downtown East Lansing Web App Launches

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The City of East Lansing has launched Explore Downtown East Lansing, a new web app that allows community members to find the location, business name, address, block number and website for each business in downtown East Lansing using an interactive map. Th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Parking Validation in Downtown East Lansing

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Did you know that more than 55 businesses in downtown East Lansing validate parking? Community members are encouraged to take advantage of parking validation opportunities while shopping and dining local! View a list of the current businesses in downtown ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Parking Options in Downtown East Lansing

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Convenient, ample and affordable parking is located throughout downtown East Lansing. Garages and surface lots are just steps from the shops, eateries and other businesses that make downtown East Lansing a unique destination. Parking is also located just ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Resources for Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic

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To help downtown East Lansing businesses during this difficult time, a webpage with a list of known resources has been created. The webpage will continue to be updated as City staff becomes aware of additional resources.View the Resources for Businesses D...

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Posted on: September 4, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Small Business Relief Program

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched a Small Business Relief Program that focuses on job retention throughout the East Lansing community.East Lansing businesses with income-eligible employees can apply to receive up to $10,000 in gr...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 17, 2021

2022 Winter/Spring Connect Magazine

2022 Winter and Spring Connect Front Page

Community members can browse the Connect Magazine to learn about programs, classes and activities being offered by the East Lansing Department of Parks, Recreation and Arts this winter and spring.

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Enjoy East Lansing's Parks, Trails and Facilities

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There are a number of community and neighborhood parks, trails and recreational facilities in the City of East Lansing. The City is committed to the maintenance and preservation of its green spaces and the City’s many beautiful parks are a testament to th...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program

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The East Lansing Environmental Stewardship Program involves the community in the restoration of the City of East Lansing’s park biotic communities by removing problematic invasive plant species and replacing them with native species. The program also serv...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

All-of-us Express Children's Theatre

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All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) offers youth the opportunity to take part in every aspect of theatre production from acting, technical production and costume design to set construction. AECT brings four major productions to the Greater Lansing...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Sports Offerings (Youth and Adult)

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The Department of Parks, Recreation & Arts offers sports leagues and programs for adults and youth. In addition, there are opportunities to get involved in a number of sports clubs and programs, including the East Lansing Soccer Club, Track Club, Bask...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission Develops Online Parks and Trails Viewer

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Community members looking to get outside and exercise can find several parks and trails in the area by viewing the Tri-County Planning Commission’s online parks and trail viewer. When using the parks and trails, community members should practice...

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