Activists’ letter aims grievances at Marc Edwards;  he calls it “science anarchy”
Jun02

Activists’ letter aims grievances at Marc Edwards; he calls it “science anarchy”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Note:  This piece was updated Saturday evening, June 2, to add several paragraphs from flintwaterstudy.com’s response to the flintcomplaints.com letter, received after the article was originally written. A Virginia Polytechnic Institute professor who emerged in 2015 as one of the heroes of the Flint Water Crisis, Marc Edwards, is now being bitterly called to account by a Who’s Who of activists in the...

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Citizens  to Hurley board:  “lead-exposed” word change “preposterous,” and devastating to trust
May31

Citizens to Hurley board: “lead-exposed” word change “preposterous,” and devastating to trust

By Jan Worth-Nelson Six Flint residents, all of whom described searing effects from the Flint water crisis, spoke up at the meeting of the Hurley Medical Center Board of Managers Wednesday night to say, “Words matter.”  They asserted that a recent statement by a group of Hurley doctors has dealt a major blow to the community’s already decimated trust and is based on “preposterous” claims. The Flint...

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A look at the city’s new economic team: the “director” is his company,  Rodrick Miller explains
May28

A look at the city’s new economic team: the “director” is his company, Rodrick Miller explains

By Jeffery L Carey Jr. Does the City of Flint have a director of economic development or not? And is the position, financed as part of a $2.9 million Kellogg Foundation grant, being filled by a person or a company?  Is there a conflict of interest built into the way the grant is being administered? And does this all matter, as Rodrick Miller and the team assembled to work with him attempt to bring more jobs to Flint? Or is it just a...

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Boil water advisory lifted
May26

Boil water advisory lifted

BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED BY THE CITY OF FLINT The City of Flint has lifted its precautionary boil water advisory. This information has been received through a memo from the University of Michigan – Flint.

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JFK documentary with Flint/East Village Magazine connection airing on PBS June 2
May25

JFK documentary with Flint/East Village Magazine connection airing on PBS June 2

By Jan Worth-Nelson A documentary about John F. Kennedy’s last major speech, which spotlights, among others, a Flint man present at the speech and the effect it had on his life, will be aired on two local PBS stations at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 2. In the interest of full disclosure, that man, Ted Nelson, is my husband. Last July a three-person film crew from Northern Light Productions in Boston came to Flint for three days to...

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Local Grocer part of network striving to end “food apartheid” and address lead toxicity
May23

Local Grocer part of network striving to end “food apartheid” and address lead toxicity

By Darlene C. Carey Erin Caudell, co-owner of The Local Grocer on Martin Luther King Boulevard and a longtime farmer and food activist, chafes when she hears the term “food desert” to describe Flint’s food availability challenges. “A desert is a diverse, thriving ecosystem,” Caudell says. “Lack of food in a community is not.” “Food apartheid” is a more descriptive term for what has happened in the city, she says.  She defines it as...

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