Review:  small turnout, big enthusiasms fill Meadow at Flint Jazz Festival
Aug16

Review: small turnout, big enthusiasms fill Meadow at Flint Jazz Festival

By Sherrema A. Bower “I’ll go where the jazz goes,” retiree Lamont Jones, 61, said during last weekend’s 36th Annual Flint Jazz Festival, Aug. 11-13. Jones was one of a small but enthusiastic crowd enjoying a fusion of jazz music, jazz lovers, and good food at The Meadow in the Flint Cultural Center.  The event was sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council (GFAC). While attendance was reportedly lower than in past years, varying...

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Democratic candidates for governor address Flint issues at UM-Flint forum
Aug13

Democratic candidates for governor address Flint issues at UM-Flint forum

By Paul Rozycki Flint may have just completed one election and is facing another this November, but that didn’t discourage the Progressive Caucus of Mid-Michigan, the Progressive Caucus of Flint, Michigan People’s Campaign and the UM-Flint College Democrats, from sponsoring the first forum for the 2018 governor’s nomination in Flint. The forum, held at the UM-Flint Kiva on Aug.12, drew an audience of about 200 and gave area voters a...

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Dispensary expansion, cell phone tower permits OK’d by Flint Planning Commission
Aug11

Dispensary expansion, cell phone tower permits OK’d by Flint Planning Commission

By Dylan Doherty Permits for an expansion of a medical marijuana facility and for construction of a 150-foot downtown wireless telephone tower were unanimously granted by the Flint Planning Commission at its Aug. 8 meeting. As a required part of the process, the planning commission held public hearings and site plan reviews for both Verizon Wireless to build the wireless tower and for GC Flint, LLC to change the layout of their...

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East Village Magazine – August 2017
Aug09

East Village Magazine – August 2017

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

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Two-to-one “yes” votes usher in new charter;  City Council incumbents face challengers
Aug09

Two-to-one “yes” votes usher in new charter; City Council incumbents face challengers

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Charter revision, developed after two years’ work by a nine-member elected commission and a multitude of community hearings and forums,  passed with a whopping 64% of the vote in the Tuesday election. The new charter, set to take effect in January, calls for broad provisions to buttress ethical accountability,  re-establish a long-dormant ombudsman’s office, set up new ethics standards and...

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