Month: October 2011

Debate about Property Tax Millage Continues

By Katie Harrington Old Town Times staff writer Feelings about the property tax millage varied at the Lansing City Council meeting on Oct. 17.  While council members supported the millage, citizens argued against it. The millage, which consists of 1.5…

Old Town Boundaries Cause Conflict

By Katie Harrington Old Town Times staff writer Old Town may be a Lansing treasure, full of art and entertainment and growing in popularity each day.  But to some, Old Town has extended its boundaries too far into neighboring residential…

Have Crime Rates Decreased in Old Town?

Captain Mike Yankowski, of the Lansing Police Department, said crime rates have gone down in Old Town. “I do not have specific crime stats, but [crime] has [decreased],” he said. “Occasionally, we will have a breaking and entering, larceny, or robbery.”…

New Mural Program for Old Town

A new mural will decorate the walls of the alley on the corner of Turner Street and E. Grand River Ave. The program called Art Spot allowed residents and visitors to choose from more than 10 sketches of prospective murals…