Tribalism, bankruptcy, a city “tithe” to the homeless emerge as proposals at first mayoral candidate forum
Oct19

Tribalism, bankruptcy, a city “tithe” to the homeless emerge as proposals at first mayoral candidate forum

By Jan Worth-Nelson A Flint audience of about 6o got a closer look at five of the 18 candidates for mayor of the city at the Flint Public Library Thursday night in the first of two candidate forums. Their decidedly mixed comments ranged from proposing a city “tithe,” to establishing a tribal government that makes its own license plates to resisting the pending contract for the city’s water source. The forum featured...

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Mayoral candidate David Meier doubles down on claims;  Congressional Medal office disagrees
Oct19

Mayoral candidate David Meier doubles down on claims; Congressional Medal office disagrees

By Jan Worth-Nelson The East Village Magazine website was briefly taken down this afternoon by a source unknown to the magazine after David Meier, a Flint candidate for mayor whose claims that he was a Medal of Honor recipient have been challenged, doubled down to EVM on his claims. ┬áHere is the email he sent: “I am so upset that I feel like I am in the middle of a divorce and I can’t sleep. The FBI told me not to talk...

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Poem:  Lexicon for a Tyrant
Oct18

Poem: Lexicon for a Tyrant

Lexicon for a Tyrant By Teddy Robertson   You may wonder why I need a phrase book he travels to us, after all— unbidden on the screen. He comes with simple words, monosyllables from happy times with little ones huge great bad good win smart weak tough Soon come the chants— paroxytones of schoolyard taunts stupid crazy moron loser And last the epithets, engravers of memory (as bards knew well) He tests each smear,...

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Mayor calls for GLWA decision, touts water crisis progress, Lear and GM news in State of the City address
Oct18

Mayor calls for GLWA decision, touts water crisis progress, Lear and GM news in State of the City address

  By Meghan Christian Beginning with the water crisis, Mayor Karen Weaver acknowledged Tuesday night in her second State of the City address at City Hall that there is still work to be done, but said evidence suggests the city is moving in the right direction. She also repeated her recommendation that the city continue to use the Great Lakes Water Authority as its water source. According to Weaver, this recommendation would...

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Mayoral candidate David Meier’s claims of Medal of Honor status questioned
Oct17

Mayoral candidate David Meier’s claims of Medal of Honor status questioned

By Jan Worth-Nelson Claims by David Meier, 67, a candidate for mayor of Flint,  that he was a United States Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War are being questioned by area veterans and appear not to be true. Nor has East Village Magazine been able to verify that he was a brigadier general as he claimed. Victoria Kueck, director of operations at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a nonprofit organization chartered by...

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