Michigan Civil Rights Commission to deliver water crisis report Friday
Feb14

Michigan Civil Rights Commission to deliver water crisis report Friday

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will adopt and release their final report on the Flint water crisis at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at the Northbank Center in Flint, according to Lee Gonzales, legislative liaison for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. The presentation will be repeated at 6 p.m. for community members unable to attend the daytime event. The full report, executive summary and list of recommendations for action will...

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Weaver objects to state’s sudden water credit cutoff, asks “why now?”
Feb13

Weaver objects to state’s sudden water credit cutoff, asks “why now?”

By Robert. R. Thomas Mayor Karen Weaver held a press conference this morning in City Hall to address issues surrounding the suspension of state water credits for Flint residents. Referencing a letter she received from Governor Rick Snyder’s office last week, the mayor said she made contact with the governor to set up a meeting with him at the end of this week or early next week to voice concerns caused by the letter. The mayor...

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East Village Magazine – February 2017
Feb07

East Village Magazine – February 2017

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

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Essay: Protests carry forward spirits of two mothers and an old friend, still on the march
Feb07

Essay: Protests carry forward spirits of two mothers and an old friend, still on the march

By Teddy Robertson I haven’t seen Judy for fifty years, but here she is on Facebook, standing next to a sign that reads: “I can’t believe I’m still protesting this shit.” Her face is not really familiar to me but it triggers the memory of another face—her mother. Of course, I might not recognize Judy herself after so many decades and never seeing her as a grown up. But when we were kids our mothers were in their prime. I...

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Residents air concerns about Central High School demolition, replacement
Feb06

Residents air concerns about Central High School demolition, replacement

By Nic Custer and Jan Worth-Nelson Although an expected discussion on demolishing Flint Central High School and Whittier Middle School did not appear on the Flint Board of Education agenda Feb. 1, residents shared their concerns about the plan during public comment. Last year the board released renderings by THA Architects Engineers for constructing a new $78.5 million building proposed as the district’s only remaining high school, at...

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