Aug15

Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. By the East Village Magazine Editorial Board To speak truth to power.  This...

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Tendaji forum highlights inequality, racism and why people don’t vote
Aug14

Tendaji forum highlights inequality, racism and why people don’t vote

By Paul Rozycki As part of the Tendaji Talks, the Flint Public Library hosted the first of a series of presentations sponsored by Neighborhoods Without Borders on “Racism and the Midterm Election.,” Tuesday evening. Two speakers highlighted the connection between the denial of voting rights, the loss of power, and economic inequality. Hubert Roberts, a mentor coordinator for Involved Dad, a community organization dedicated to...

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Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side
Aug12

Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side

By Jeffery L Carey Jr A new Lear Flint Seating Plant, the first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility constructed in Flint in more than 30 years, opened Saturday, Aug. 11 on a formerly overgrown Buick City brownfield. The project was funded with a $29.3 million capital investment by Lear and a $4.35-million Michigan Business Development Program grant. Lear, a global corporation doing business in 39 countries, does...

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Ethics Accountability Board’s slow start: no quorum at second meeting
Aug10

Ethics Accountability Board’s slow start: no quorum at second meeting

By Meghan Christian The second meeting of the Ethics and Accountability Board (EAB) was unable to convene on Aug. 9 due to lack of quorum. Only three of the new board’s eleven members were present.  While the meeting could not be officially called, Interim Chairperson John Daly briefly discussed meeting times moving forward with the two other members who were there: Members-at-Large Loyce Driskell and Art Evans.  Driskell and...

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Pickell, Kelly, Christenson, McNally top Circuit Court contest
Aug09

Pickell, Kelly, Christenson, McNally top Circuit Court contest

By Paul Rozycki After one of the most visible and competitive judicial campaigns in Genesee County, on election day voters chose the four candidates who will compete for two open Circuit Courts seats in November. The winning candidates were: Brian Pickell, Elizabeth Kelly, Chris Christenson and Richard McNally. In November, the voters will select two of the four to replace Judge Judith Fullerton and Geoffrey Neithercut, who were...

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