Tendaji forum highlights inequality, racism and why people don’t vote
Aug14

Tendaji forum highlights inequality, racism and why people don’t vote

By Paul Rozycki As part of the Tendaji Talks, the Flint Public Library hosted the first of a series of presentations sponsored by Neighborhoods Without Borders on “Racism and the Midterm Election.,” Tuesday evening. Two speakers highlighted the connection between the denial of voting rights, the loss of power, and economic inequality. Hubert Roberts, a mentor coordinator for Involved Dad, a community organization dedicated to...

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Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side
Aug12

Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side

By Jeffery L Carey Jr A new Lear Flint Seating Plant, the first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility constructed in Flint in more than 30 years, opened Saturday, Aug. 11 on a formerly overgrown Buick City brownfield. The project was funded with a $29.3 million capital investment by Lear and a $4.35-million Michigan Business Development Program grant. Lear, a global corporation doing business in 39 countries, does...

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Ethics Accountability Board’s slow start: no quorum at second meeting
Aug10

Ethics Accountability Board’s slow start: no quorum at second meeting

By Meghan Christian The second meeting of the Ethics and Accountability Board (EAB) was unable to convene on Aug. 9 due to lack of quorum. Only three of the new board’s eleven members were present.  While the meeting could not be officially called, Interim Chairperson John Daly briefly discussed meeting times moving forward with the two other members who were there: Members-at-Large Loyce Driskell and Art Evans.  Driskell and...

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Pickell, Kelly, Christenson, McNally top Circuit Court contest
Aug09

Pickell, Kelly, Christenson, McNally top Circuit Court contest

By Paul Rozycki After one of the most visible and competitive judicial campaigns in Genesee County, on election day voters chose the four candidates who will compete for two open Circuit Courts seats in November. The winning candidates were: Brian Pickell, Elizabeth Kelly, Chris Christenson and Richard McNally. In November, the voters will select two of the four to replace Judge Judith Fullerton and Geoffrey Neithercut, who were...

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Arts millage passes, Cherry defeats Walling, voter turnout 27 percent, benefits kick in today
Aug08

Arts millage passes, Cherry defeats Walling, voter turnout 27 percent, benefits kick in today

By Jan Worth-Nelson In two of the  most watched contests of Tuesday’s election, the contentious Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage passed, 47 percent “yes” to 43 percent “no”;  and in the 49th District Democratic primary race for state representative,  John Cherry, son of a Genesee County political dynasty, defeated former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, 43 percent to 29 percent. In the November...

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Flint’s new Ethics and Accountability Board convenes, gets organized at first meeting
Aug07

Flint’s new Ethics and Accountability Board convenes, gets organized at first meeting

By Meghan Christian The new Ethics and Accountability Board (EAB), an overseeing body required by the City of Flint’s new charter, held its first meeting Aug. 2. Board members began with organizational tasks, appointing John Daly from the Eighth Ward as interim chairperson and Pastor Allen Gilbert of the Seventh Ward as vice-chairperson.  They also  opened up discussion on the  position of ombudsperson, another element required...

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