Dr. Mona charms SRO audience, calls for “radical reckoning” on nation’s child-care values
Jun23

Dr. Mona charms SRO audience, calls for “radical reckoning” on nation’s child-care values

By Jan Worth-Nelson Hurley Medical Center pediatrician Mona Hanna-Attisha, for the past three years regarded as one of the stand-out whistleblowers and heroes of the Flint water crisis, turned the tables on the hometown standing-room-only crowd who came to celebrate her Thursday night. Speaking at the Flint Public Library launch of her book What The Eyes Don’t See:  A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City,...

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Three years after devastating fire, Whaley House re-opens with top-to-bottom restoration
Jun22

Three years after devastating fire, Whaley House re-opens with top-to-bottom restoration

By Jan Worth-Nelson For staff and historians of the only Victorian home left from the row of mansions that once graced  Kearsley Street, the fire of 2015 was a crushing blow.  One November day, a welding torch left by roofers working on copper gutters at the Whaley Historic House Museum ignited a blaze that, along with smoke and water damage, ruined every room. Following a settlement and fundraising campaign, restoration work began....

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Animal groups aim to abate dog, cat problems with spay/neuter clinics at Franklin Ave Mission
Jun18

Animal groups aim to abate dog, cat problems with spay/neuter clinics at Franklin Ave Mission

By Jan Worth-Nelson The East Side of Flint may have fewer unwanted kittens and puppies to contend with soon, following a free spaying and neutering clinic from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Thursday at the Franklin Avenue Mission, 2210 N. Franklin Ave. A mobile surgical unit provided by All About Animals, a nonprofit rescue clinic, will be staffed with 10 veterinary technicians supervised by a veterinarian, according to Edith...

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Proposal cuts gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change, NAACP from public school standards:  hearing Monday
Jun16

Proposal cuts gay rights, Roe v. Wade, climate change, NAACP from public school standards: hearing Monday

by Harold C. Ford EVM staff writer Ford, a 44-year veteran of public education, now retired, surveyed the 138-page draft proposal described below and which is available for perusal in full here.   The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is holding a series of nine meetings across the state seeking the public’s input about proposed revisions to the state’s social studies standards.  Five hearings have already been held. The next...

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Flint declared “Tree City USA”–300 seedlings planted
Jun14

Flint declared “Tree City USA”–300 seedlings planted

By Jan Worth-Nelson Flint is one of 3,400 city nationwide to be named a 2018 “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation. It was the 18th year in a row for the city to receive the designation. To celebrate, staff of  the Genesee Conservation District, managers of the city’s urban treescape, planted 300 seedlings this spring, distributed in four locations:  Longway Park, Atherton Park, Cronin Park and the Haskell...

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Five-day “Freedom Festival” honoring Juneteenth kicks off June 15
Jun10

Five-day “Freedom Festival” honoring Juneteenth kicks off June 15

By Jan Worth-Nelson A five-day long Juneteenth “Freedom Festival” in north Flint starting Friday aims to honor the June 19, 1865 freeing of the slaves in Texas. But that’s not all.  Organizer April Cook-Hawkins says after a bruising four years of the water crisis, it’s time to have some fun.  That means parades, cookouts, rallies, concerts and more. The “Freedom Festival” extravaganza will start at...

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