East Lansing has residents that live in apartment complexes which could see issues in coming years with rent control and foreclosures because of the amount of other apartment complexes that are opening up. East Lansing has an estimated total population of 48,365 as of the Census estimations of 2016. The United States Census estimations has the population from 15 to 24 years being 64.1 percent of the cities population. East Lansing is a college town and in college towns you tend to see a lot of certain types of businesses fast food places tanning salons and apartment complexes are among these, said Charles Ballard, a professor of economics at Michigan State University. East Lansing is an example of a student driven economy where businesses appear to cater to the needs of the students as well as the residents of the city.
“The more we can offer families, the more choice they have, the better chances they’re going to find something that works well for them,” said Weihl. Anna Montgomery said the library program s is an opportunity to spend time with her children that she usually doesn’t have because of school.
April is the focal point of social media campaigns and organized campus events recognizing Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The Michigan State University Federal Credit Union is helping increase awareness and healing for those affected by sexual violence in the “It All Adds Up” campaign.
Puzzle pieces clicking together and dice clattering on tables were drowned out by the sound of children’s chatter. East Lansing Public Library created an alternative to vacationing this spring break for kids in the area. Youth services librarian Eva Weihl has been with the library for three years. She said this weeklong spring break program has existed for as long as she has worked there. “All of these events are self-directed and drop-in,” said Weihl.
LANSING – Uber has taken its freelance-driver service a step further by helping hungry customers receive food from over 50 area restaurants. Customers can now use the same Uber account they use to hail rides to customize food delivery and track their orders. Uber Eats in Lansing is offering delivery to neighborhoods including East Lansing, Waverly, Southside, MSU and Okemos.
The app is free to download and is user-friendly just like the ride portion of Uber’s business. Customers pick a participating restaurant, choose their meal, type in the delivery address, pay with a card on file, and receive their meal within the time provided.
Communication between a publicly elected government and the people that it is representing is crucial to residents understanding and supporting their local government, from meetings between city officials to emergency warnings, East Lansing’s government is trying very hard to keep its public well informed. “I think that it’s important that we improve communication in the community I’m not sure that we are doing an adequate job I think we’re doing the job that we can do given the resources that we have at this point and time,” said Mark Meadows mayor of East Lansing. East Lansing has has its own television channel that it uses to communicate with the community around it. “We have a public access well government channel. It’s Channel 22 and that is something that we use to televise our council meetings and our planning commission meetings.
The high school band battled giant speakers that were blasting music. The gym was full of students and parents watching in anticipation, cheering for their favorite teams. It was the championship game of the 50th floor hockey season at East Lansing High School. ELHS finished its annual, six-week floor hockey season March 26. Tom Cleary said that floor hockey is a long-standing tradition that has lasted more than 50 years. He has been involved in the annual event for the last 30 years.
The team fought through the playoffs and survived a few bumps in the road, including an accident with their charter bus before heading to Grand Ledge for the district semi-final. This didn’t stop the fight in the team and they were able to reach the championship.