John Cherry makes 49th District State House run official; kicks off campaign
Feb10

John Cherry makes 49th District State House run official; kicks off campaign

By Paul Rozycki Saying “We need leaders that show a genuine dedication to the public, whether or not it is easy or convenient for them,” John Cherry became the third Democrat to declare his candidacy to replace term-limited Phil Phelps in Michigan’s 49th state House district. On a snowy Saturday morning,  he greeted a crowd of several dozen supporters at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 370 with his formal announcement. Though he...

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42 percent vacant:  Forum explores Flint’s “everyday remaking of place” after abandonments
Feb08

42 percent vacant: Forum explores Flint’s “everyday remaking of place” after abandonments

By Jan Worth-Nelson Forty-two percent of Flint’s properties are vacant — 24,000 of them –and their presence, appearing to some like tombstones, to others like hopeful patches of gardens or clover, to others annoyances swamped by unmowed grass or decaying trash–has become one of the uneasy visual realities of a city in transition. A panel of experts grappling literally at the grassroots level talked about those...

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Whitmer introduces herself to Flint, challenges Detroit Dems’ reported doubts
Feb07

Whitmer introduces herself to Flint, challenges Detroit Dems’ reported doubts

By Jan Worth-Nelson Declaring  “Michigan deserves better” than a GOP-led regime she said has created a state which “hardly resembles the Michigan I think of when I talk about my Michigan pride,”  Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer introduced herself to about 25 Flint students, retirees, educators, activists and assorted Democrats Tuesday afternoon in the East Village home of Flint entrepreneur...

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Review: Sloan exhibit captures persistent intertwining threads of race and housing in Flint history
Feb03

Review: Sloan exhibit captures persistent intertwining threads of race and housing in Flint history

By Dylan Doherty “An Equal Opportunity Lie,” a new exhibit highlighting the intertwining influences of race and housing in the history of Flint, opened at the Sloan Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 15 and runs until May 28. The title is a quote from Floyd McCree, Flint’s first black mayor, who resigned in 1967 after the Flint City Commission voted down an embattled proposed fair housing ordinance.  As the exhibit...

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East Village Magazine – February 2018
Feb01

East Village Magazine – February 2018

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

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Former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling announces 49th District state house run
Jan29

Former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling announces 49th District state house run

By Jan Worth-Nelson Stating that he has a “unique perspective” about state and local issues honed by what he learned from the Flint water crisis, former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling has announced he is running as a Democrat for state representative in the 49th District and expected to file paperwork with the Secretary of State for his campaign committee this week. The election is set for Nov. 6. Walling, a Rhodes Scholar who became...

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