Meet the Candidates for Mayor of Flint–and Vote Nov. 7!
Oct09

Meet the Candidates for Mayor of Flint–and Vote Nov. 7!

Meet the Candidates for Mayor, City of Flint In one of the most complicated local election cycles in recent Flint history, an East Village Magazine team attempted to assemble information for our readers about all of the candidates whose names will appear on the Nov. 7  ballot. All nine city council seats are up for grabs. One incumbent, Vicki Van Buren, was ousted by one vote in the Aug. 5 primary; seven of the others are facing...

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Meet the Candidates:  City Council–Vote Nov. 7!
Oct09

Meet the Candidates: City Council–Vote Nov. 7!

Meet the Candidates:  City Council List of candidates: (Two top vote getters per ward from the Aug. 5 primary) Ward One:  Anita Brown and Eric Mays Ward Two:  Maurice D. Davis and Jackie Poplar Ward Three: Santino Guerra and Kerry L. Nelson Ward Four:  Michael Doan and Kate Fields Ward Five:  Wantwaz Davis and Jerri Winfrey-Carter Ward Six:  Chia Morgan and Herbert Winfrey Ward Seven:  Monica Galloway and Heather Morolla Kale Ward...

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East Village Magazine – October 2017
Oct04

East Village Magazine – October 2017

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

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City Council still says no to GLWA:  “I’d rather go to jail,” Van Buren declares
Sep29

City Council still says no to GLWA: “I’d rather go to jail,” Van Buren declares

By Jan Worth-Nelson As the court-appointed mediator and two attorneys for the city council sat quietly in the back of the room, eight of nine Flint City Council members today vociferously declared they “will not be bullied” into agreeing  to a water supply contract they are not ready to sign. The special session in city hall chambers was called as an update following a week of reportedly intense mediation efforts in the...

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“Where are the journalists?” Part One:  threats to local news persist as Flint Journal dwindles
Sep26

“Where are the journalists?” Part One: threats to local news persist as Flint Journal dwindles

“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom…of the press…” First Amendment, United States Constitution “Journalism is the only profession explicitly protected by the U.S. Constitution, because journalists are supposed to be the check and balance on government. We’re supposed to be holding those in power accountable. We’re not supposed to be their megaphone. That’s what the corporate media have become.” Amy Goodman, Democracy...

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Expanded LadyFest returns to Flint with more art, more empowerment
Sep26

Expanded LadyFest returns to Flint with more art, more empowerment

By Dylan Doherty Flint is not a stereotypical artists’ scene, but “is not bereft of art,” according to Janice McCoy, art coordinator of LadyFest, a Flint event that returned for the second year Sept. 15-17 in four downtown locations. “There are jazz nights, art walks, and film showings at the Flint Institute of Art,” she noted.   “Arts and culture play a very vital role– “something we cling to very strongly.” Still, organizers...

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