Women’s Center of Greater Lansing to host “517 Day” fundraiser while continuing to help navigate and support the community 

To help get connected with those who aren’t familiar, The Women’s Center of Greater Lansing hosts events to gain support and spread awareness. They are set to host an upcoming fundraiser on May 17 or “517 Day” called “Over the Edge”. Those who raise their goal will be able to rappel down Boji Tower in downtown Lansing. 

Since its opening in 2005, the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing has provided support for over 10,000 women. Being a non-profit and community driven agency, the center relies on grants rather than government funds and has no religious ties. The non-profit thrives off of aiming to help everyone feel connected to those around them and recognize their potential.

East Lansing community discusses solutions for “the most dangerous intersection” in Ingham County

The East Lansing community is discussing a plan introduced by the East Lansing Transportation Commission to improve safety at the most dangerous intersection in Ingham County, located on Hagadorn Road from Grand River Avenue to Burcham Drive. The plan proposed consideration of a four to three-lane conversion, a bike lane, and two pedestrian crossings. 

This intersection has seen 176 crashes from 2017 to 2019 alone. Due to its overflowing traffic and not enough room for bikers and pedestrian travel, citizens have raised concerns on the area. Community resident John Wilkerson said, “We’re realizing that it’s not as safe as it was intended to be since there’s no refuge for pedestrians when crossing.” 

On Jan. 23, citizens gathered at East Lansing Community Center to hear multiple topics before the city council including a revisitation of a plan introduced by the East Lansing Transportation Commission in a meeting held on Dec.