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Posted on: January 24, 2020

ELPD Investigating Early Morning Armed Robbery, Sexual Assault

UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in connection to this case.EAST LANSING, Mich. — On Friday, Jan. 24 just after 6 a.m., East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) officers responded to a report of an armed robbery and sexual assault at an apartmen...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre to Bring “Robin Hood” to the Stage

EAST LANSING, Mich. — All-of-us Express Children’s Theatre (AECT) will bring “Robin Hood” to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center (ELHCC) stage, 819 Abbot Road, Feb. 7-9 and Feb. 14-16.Friday shows will take pla...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City of East Lansing Launches Priority Based Budgeting Community-Facing Data Dashboard

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Following several months of implementation, the City of East Lansing has launched its Priority Based Budgeting (PBB) community-facing data dashboard: https://openpbbdata.net/EastLansing/.The dashboard provides community mem...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Single Lane Closure on Mt. Hope Road for Storm Sewer Replacement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that Michigan State University will have a single lane closure in place on Mt. Hope Road from Jan. 22-Feb. 3 to replace a section of the 12-inch storm sewer located under the roadway.The single lane cl...

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Posted on: January 22, 2020

Council Approves Change to City’s Dog Leash Ordinance, ELPD to Increase Enforcement

EAST LANSING, Mich. — During last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, City Council unanimously approved Ordinance No. 1481, which no longer permits the use of electronic dog leashes in the East Lansing community. The newly appro...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

East Lansing 54B District Court to be Closed Jan. 23-24 for Physical Case Inventory

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing 54B District Court Chief Judge Andrea Andrews Larkin has announced that the East Lansing 54B District Court will be closed to the public on Thursday, Jan. 23 and Friday, Jan. 24. The court will be conducting a ...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

ELPD Holds Annual Awards Ceremony

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) hosted its annual awards ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 15 to recognize the outstanding achievements of ELPD officers and civilians in 2019.

  • Sgt. Erich Vedder, Officer Andy Stephenson, Off...
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Posted on: January 16, 2020

City Offices to be Closed Monday, Jan. 20 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. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.Offices and facilities that will be cl...

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Posted on: January 16, 2020

MLK Commission Prepares for 2020 Day of Celebration

UPDATE (1/17/20): Andrew Aydin, an award-winning author and top aide to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, will be the featured speaker at the 2020 MLK Day of Celebration.  A New York Times bestselling author, Aydin is the creator/co-author of the three-volum...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Prime Time Seniors’ Program to Host Free Showing of “Screenagers” Documentary

EAST LANSING, Mich. — As part of its commitment to intergenerational programming, the East Lansing Prime Time Seniors’ Program and its sponsors and partners will host a free showing of the award-winning documentary, “Screenag...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

RFQ/P Released for Marketing of City-Owned Property at Coleman and West Roads

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) has been released for the marketing of the City of East Lansing’s 26.83 acres of mostly vacant and unimproved land (unimproved except for two billboards) at the south...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Special Check Presentation for MLK Commission to Take Place Friday, Jan. 17

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media are invited to a special check presentation for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan on Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road.Cinnai...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials are continuing to closely monitor the winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region overnight.While City officials have decided that an emergency weather declaration will not be mad...

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Posted on: January 11, 2020

City of East Lansing Issues Winter Storm Update

EAST LANSING, Mich. — City of East Lansing officials and crews are continuing to closely monitor and respond to today’s winter storm as it moves through the mid-Michigan region.East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) crews worked...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

City of East Lansing’s Winter Weather Closures and Cancellations

UPDATE (1/11/20): The decision has been made to close the East Lansing Hannah Community Center for the remainder of the day on Saturday, Jan. 11.  

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are encouraged to take note of the City of East L...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

Residents Encouraged to be Prepared for this Weekend’s Winter Storm

EAST LANSING, Mich. — With a significant winter storm expected to make its way to Michigan this weekend, East Lansing residents are encouraged to be prepared for the potential of power outages, dangerous travel conditions and downed power lines ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2020

MLK Commission’s MLK Holiday Art Contest Unveiling to Take Place Tuesday, Jan. 14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Members of the media and community are invited to a special event hosted by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan next week.The MLK Commission, in partnership with Delta Dental of Michigan and the Eli &a...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

East Lansing Children’s Concert Series to Feature Live Music on Three Saturdays this February

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Children’s Concert Series returns this February, featuring three Saturdays of live musical entertainment for children of all ages. The concerts are free and open to all.The concerts will take plac...

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Posted on: January 7, 2020

City of East Lansing Seeks Nominations for 2020 Crystal Awards

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is currently seeking nominations for the 2020 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, 2020

Community Program of Support for Congressman John Lewis to Take Place Tomorrow, Jan. 7

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan, Michigan legislators and regional ecumenical leaders are calling the community together to offer support for Congressman John Lewis, who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 p...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

East Lansing City Clerk Seeks Election Inspectors

EAST LANSING, Mich. — East Lansing City Clerk Jennifer Shuster is seeking civic-minded, qualified citizens to work as paid election inspectors during the Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.“As we are entering the 202...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Congressman John Lewis to Serve as Keynote Speaker at 35th Annual Day of Celebration

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Tickets are now available for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan’s 35th Annual Day of Celebration, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan ...

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Portion of Southbound Bailey Street to be Closed to Accommodate Work at 565 E. Grand River Ave.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that southbound Bailey Street, between the Grand River Avenue alleyway and Grand River Avenue, will be closed to traffic during daytime hours on Dec. 20, Dec. 21 and Dec. 23.The closure will be...

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Posted on: December 18, 2019

Council Approves Price Reduction for City Yard Waste Bags/Stickers, Sale of Bags to be Discontinued

EAST LANSING, Mich. — At last night’s East Lansing City Council meeting, changes to the City of East Lansing’s fee schedule were approved that will result in a price reduction for City yard waste bags and stickers purchased b...

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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Free Holiday Parking in Downtown East Lansing on Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The East Lansing Parking Division will be offering free parking in downtown East Lansing once again this holiday season.Community members can park for free in all downtown East Lansing gated parking lots/garages on Tuesday,...

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

Removal of Protected Bike Path to Cause Bogue Street Lane Closures Next Monday, Dec. 16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Bogue Street protected bike path pilot project is coming to an end this week, with plans to remove the lane markers, signage and concrete bollards next Monday, Dec. 16 between the hours of 5 a.m. and 3 p.m.Both southbou...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

ELPD Advises Community of Recent Series of Catalytic Converter Thefts in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised that earlier this week the East Lansing Police Department received five reports of catalytic converter thefts from Honda CR-Vs in the East Lansing community.ELPD encourages community members wi...

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Posted on: December 10, 2019

East Lansing Department of Public Works Offers Holiday Collections

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: December 6, 2019

City of East Lansing Receives SolSmart Gold Designation for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has received a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.This designation recognizes the City of East ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Motorists Advised of Eastbound Lane Closure on Trowbridge Road Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Motorists are advised that there will be an eastbound lane closure on Trowbridge Road, just west of Harrison Road, beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4.The lane closure will accommodate construction for the development at 947 Trowbr...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

City Statement on HUB Violation Notice

In early November, City of East Lansing officials were notified of a violation notice sent to Core Spaces/Core Campus Lansing LLC (Core Campus), developers of the Hub East Lansing, by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)....

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

Request for Qualifications/Proposals Released for Evergreen Avenue Properties

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) for the Downtown Development Authority’s Evergreen Avenue properties was released today. The properties are located at 314, 328, 334, 340 and 344 Evergreen Ave. in East Lansing, Mich.The...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

City Releases Request for Qualifications/Proposals to Conduct a Housing Study

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Request for Qualifications/Proposals (RFQ/P) to conduct a housing study in the City of East Lansing was released today.The City is seeking information about its current housing market and the impacts of recent developments on the...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Council to Consider Ballot Proposal for Potential Sale of City Land for MSUFCU Commercial Building

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At its Dec. 3 meeting, East Lansing City Council will be considering a ballot proposal for the potential sale of City-owned land to Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) for construction of a five- to eigh...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

East Lansing City Council Special Meeting Additions & Time/Location Changes for Nov. 19

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Community members are advised of two special meetings of the East Lansing City Council scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 19 and a time and location change for City Council’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19.All three...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Winter Glow to Bring Seasonal Fun to Downtown East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The popular, annual Winter Glow event – East Lansing’s free, outdoor winter festival – will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2-5 p.m. in downtown East Lansing. The majority of activities are...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

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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