National environmental journalists coming to Flint, public invited
Jul08

National environmental journalists coming to Flint, public invited

By Robert Thomas and Jan Worth-Nelson A national association of environmental journalists is considering holding its annual conference in Flint, a representative of the group told the Flint Water Recovery Group partners at their regular meeting under the dome at City Hall last week. Board members of the Society of Environmental Journalists are scheduled to meet in Flint over the July 22-24 weekend to discuss a proposal for holding...

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Pipe replacements hitting stumbling blocks, water safety guarantees uncertain, city and state officials report
Jul08

Pipe replacements hitting stumbling blocks, water safety guarantees uncertain, city and state officials report

By Robert R. Thomas The Flint city administration’s goal of removing lead service lines paid for by $2 million in state money has been jeopardized by unexpectedly high contractor bids, Steve Branch, Mayor Karen Weaver’s chief of staff, explained to about 70 partners in the Flint Water Recovery Group meeting last week under the dome at City Hall. In the meantime, the process of attempting to provide safe water through the...

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East Village Magazine – July 2016
Jul08

East Village Magazine – July 2016

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

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The August primary:  not as much fun as a barrel of monkeys, but probably more important
Jul07

The August primary: not as much fun as a barrel of monkeys, but probably more important

Commentary by Paul Rozycki I planned on writing about the upcoming Republican national convention, the desperate attempts to block Donald Trump’s nomination, Trump’s latest outbursts and how it all promises to be more fun than a barrel of monkeys. However, I’ve since learned that the monkeys are deeply offended and resent the comparison to Trump. So out of deference to the apes, I’ll turn my attention to our upcoming primary election...

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New downtown gallery providing permanent home to Mott-Warsh collection
Jul06

New downtown gallery providing permanent home to Mott-Warsh collection

By Nic Custer A collection of more than 600 art works from the African diaspora, from Jacob Lawrence to Dawoud Bey, has a new permanent home in downtown Flint. A free gallery housing the Mott-Warsh art collection had its grand opening during June’s Art Walk. Works by about 185 artists, including Lawrence, Kara Walker, Nick Cave, Elizabeth Catlett, Kehinde Wiley and others were on display in the renovated single-story building at the...

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