If it’s Monday, there must be trash:  dual pickups possible as council/mayoral dispute continues
Sep26

If it’s Monday, there must be trash: dual pickups possible as council/mayoral dispute continues

By Jan Worth-Nelson 11 a.m. update:  Kristin Moore, Mayor Karen Weaver’s public relations director, has just released the following statement: “Mayor Weaver is waiting on a decision from the appeals court regarding the waste collection situation. She did send a termination letter to Republic Services stating the company should stop collecting trash in Flint as of Friday, September 23, 2016. Weaver had issued a temporary...

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Flint trash decision kicked to curb again in council/mayoral fight

By Jan Worth-Nelson Flint’s trash pickup is once again in limbo due to ongoing disagreement between the City Council and Mayor Karen Weaver.  The focus of disagreement is which of two competing potential contractors, the current contractor, Republic Services, Inc. and the one favored by the mayor,  Rizzo Environmental Services, has provided the “lowest responsible bid.” Weaver issued a statement early today saying...

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Dismantling “structural racism” not easy but necessary, Tendaji Talk speaker asserts
Sep23

Dismantling “structural racism” not easy but necessary, Tendaji Talk speaker asserts

By Robert R. Thomas Carlton Evans opened his presentation as the featured speaker for the recent Tendaji Talk at the Flint Public Library by posing two questions: How do we dismantle structural racism? How do we eliminate white supremacy? “The short answer is I don’t know,” he said to his questions. “The long answer is I have an opinion, but I don’t know if it’s gonna make a difference. I want to leave you with a call to action,...

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East Village Magazine’s 40th birthday celebration a success:  THANK YOU
Sep19

East Village Magazine’s 40th birthday celebration a success: THANK YOU

A crowd of 120 helped East Village Magazine celebrate its 40th anniversary with a party and fundraiser from 4-9 p.m. last Saturday in the Ramsdell Room of the Flint Farmers’ Market.  The Greg Ellis Blues Band performed, and, according to EVM Editor Jan Worth-Nelson, donations and sales of “swag” sporting EVM’s iconic logo created by EVM photographer and president of the board Edwin D. Custer were brisk....

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Community Commentary:  Why I quit singing the Star Spangled Banner
Sep17

Community Commentary: Why I quit singing the Star Spangled Banner

Editor’s Note:  This is an excerpt of a column reprinted with permission from Woodside World, a newsletter issued to the congregation of Woodside Church of Flint, where Rev. Conrad is senior pastor.  She wrote it partly  in response to NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s recent national anthem protests. This is not offered as the editorial position of East Village Magazine but rather as an opportunity to read and consider the view...

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