EPA water use handout project aims at hard-to-reach residents, faces funding needs
Apr06

EPA water use handout project aims at hard-to-reach residents, faces funding needs

By Jan Worth-Nelson Note:  This is an updated version of a story appearing in the April hard copy of East Village Magazine  based on information available when the hard copy went to press.  More information has since become available.              A two-sided color handout from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed explicitly for Flint details what residents need to know about the city’s “new normal” until the water can...

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East Village Magazine – April 2016
Apr06

East Village Magazine – April 2016

The latest issue of East Village Magazine is available for download here:  ...

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Column: While we were dealing with the water crisis…

By Paul Rozycki As Flint works its way through its water crisis, the range of problems seem overwhelming. Every time it looks like we’ve solved one problem, another rears its head. At first it seemed that all we needed to do was replace the old lead pipes in the homes that had them, as difficult and expensive as that might be. But getting the lead out of the water may be more complex than simply replacing lead pipes—some of the homes...

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Flint Public Art Project evolving to local leadership, “Motion in Play”
Apr04

Flint Public Art Project evolving to local leadership, “Motion in Play”

By Stacie Scherman Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) is now under new local leadership as a result of recent changes to its organizational structure. Former director and FPAP founder Stephen Zacks stepped down into the newly created creative director position. He is succeeded by FPAP’s new interim director, Joe Schipani. Zacks has been commuting to Flint from his home in New York since founding FPAP in 2011 and said that it has been a...

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Marijuana dispensaries focus of planning commission discussion
Apr04

Marijuana dispensaries focus of planning commission discussion

  By Nic Custer Proposals for medical marijuana dispensaries at three Flint locations were the main topic discussed at the March 8 Flint Planning Commission meeting, which drew more than 60 people to the city hall’s Dome Auditorium. Many audience members were College Cultural neighborhood residents who came for a public hearing about Bio-Med LLC’s application to establish a medical marijuana dispensary in the former Family Video,...

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