City expands water bill assistance up to $350 for one-time match
May26

City expands water bill assistance up to $350 for one-time match

By Meghan Christian A program to provide one-time “match payments” of up to $350 for water bills has been approved by Flint city officials. Along with some community partners and a donation from the United Way of Genesee County, officials have expanded the Water Bill Assistance program so that more Flint residents impacted by the water crisis would be able to qualify. The program offers either a 1:1 or 2:1 match payment...

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EVM welcomes new managing editor, Meghan Christian
May25

EVM welcomes new managing editor, Meghan Christian

Meghan Christian has joined East Village Magazine as managing editor. Her responsibilities will include developing story ideas, coordinating assignments, working one-to-one with reporters, and managing the magazine’s social media interfaces. Christian, 23, who graduated this spring from the University of Michigan – Flint with a bachelor’s degree in English, was editor-in-chief of The Michigan Times, UM-Flint’s student-run...

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Review: From “Flint coney” to “Chevy in the Hole,” Flintstones, Michiganders have unique lingo
May16

Review: From “Flint coney” to “Chevy in the Hole,” Flintstones, Michiganders have unique lingo

By Jan Worth-Nelson Ted McClellan, author of the regionally hot-selling How to Speak Midwestern from Belt Publishing can utter accents from Buffalo to Minneapolis and dissect how those accents came to be.  He can also spell out origins of dozens of beloved and often sarcastic, often hilarious local phrases, from “Ooey Pooey” to “Bloomingulch” to “Naptown,” — and that’s just three...

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Immigration officer describes ICE processes, but offers few local details
May11

Immigration officer describes ICE processes, but offers few local details

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editors’ Note:  This story has been modified to include information offered by Valentina Seeley about ICE enforcement actions at “sensitive locations.” If an undocumented person is accused of a crime in Flint or elsewhere,  he or she likely would be deported soon thereafter, even if he or she is found not guilty. In other words, simply being accused of a crime is enough to get an undocumented...

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East Village Magazine – May 2017
May09

East Village Magazine – May 2017

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

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