Village Life: Hoop house project seeds rebirth of community ed at Pierce School
Mar26

Village Life: Hoop house project seeds rebirth of community ed at Pierce School

By Jan Worth-Nelson Sometimes the news is good. As the country emerges from a bruising winter and Flint struggles out of a three-year water crisis,  some of the best neighborhood news this spring, like a little bunch of bright crocuses, is exquisitely quiet, small-scale, and promisingly local. And some of those small blooms are signs of a larger, cumulating bouquet of hopeful developments. Consider, for example, the hoop house at...

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CCNA continues tree campaign, debates pipe replacement bids process, laments Flint Journal “litter”
Mar18

CCNA continues tree campaign, debates pipe replacement bids process, laments Flint Journal “litter”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editor’s note:  this story has been corrected to reflect that the meeting at City Hall about the parkway trees is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Residents of the College Cultural Neighborhood Association (CCNA) heard news on a potpourri of local issues at their March meeting, including progress on a campaign to manage the neighborhood’s parkway trees. updates on the real estate market, bids on...

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Calling for “a season of civil disobedience,”  Barber says Flint is “the Selma of the 21st Century”
Mar14

Calling for “a season of civil disobedience,” Barber says Flint is “the Selma of the 21st Century”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Calling for “a season of civil disobedience,” North Carolina social justice icon and preacher the Rev. Dr. William Barber roused an emotional Flint crowd Monday night, saying the city’s water crisis is another in a centuries-long trail of American “poison.” He called for a surge of righteous indignation from the capacity crowd–diverse by black, white and brown and Christian, Jew...

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East Village Magazine – March 2017
Mar07

East Village Magazine – March 2017

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

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Commentary:  Flint Huddle, “nasty women” inspire hope
Mar07

Commentary: Flint Huddle, “nasty women” inspire hope

By Robert R. Thomas Fittingly, revelation occurred in the sanctuary of Woodside Church, where I was photographed grinning like a Michigan loon in the company of 60 or so “nasty women” and men of all ages, persuasions and races. But it was “nasty women” who had convened it. I had seen the light, and it was “nasty women.” The gathering was a Flint Huddle. Organized as an outgrowth of the Women’s March...

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