Commentary:  Trees, transparency and trust in Flint
Feb26

Commentary: Trees, transparency and trust in Flint

By Paul Rozycki “Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.” –  George Bernard Shaw   “A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” –Adlai E. Stevenson “Peace and trust take years to build and seconds to shatter.” ― Mahogany SilverRain The problem with...

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Commentary:  When it comes to Trump, it may be time for Plan B
Feb26

Commentary: When it comes to Trump, it may be time for Plan B

By Paul Rozycki We’ve been doing it all wrong. For those of us who have greeted Donald Trump’s election with fear and loathing, we have spent the last year and half pointing out his egomania, his “alternate facts,”  his boorish attacks on almost every group under the sun, and his lack of understanding of the basics of American government and history. We have attacked his ties to Russia, his financial conflicts of interest,...

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View from the Coast:  “Indivisible” group well underway to resist, combat Trump
Feb26

View from the Coast: “Indivisible” group well underway to resist, combat Trump

By Teddy Robertson It’s Feb. 16 and a big rainstorm is predicted for California tonight. It is also Day 27 of the new administration of the 45th President of the United States. I’ve come out for the first meeting of San Pedro, California, residents interested in a movement to resist the Trump agenda called “Indivisible.” I live in nearby Torrance this time of the year, so I’ve turned up too. Indivisible emerged from the...

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CCNA neighbors act to save parkway trees;  city council president pledges help
Feb21

CCNA neighbors act to save parkway trees; city council president pledges help

By Jan Worth-Nelson This story has been modified from its original version to include further comment from Angela Warren, administrator of the Genesee Conservation District, and followup comments from CCNA president Mike Keeler — Ed. When Mike Keeler, president of the College Cultural Neighborhood Association, noticed a seeming increase in tree cutting in the Seventh Ward area known for its silver maple canopies last summer, he...

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Tendaji Talks finish season with “Alchemy of the Soul” by “Dr. P,” Joyce Piert
Feb20

Tendaji Talks finish season with “Alchemy of the Soul” by “Dr. P,” Joyce Piert

By Robert R. Thomas “Alchemy of the Soul: An African-Centered Education,” the title of the final Tendaji Talk of the current series, is also the title of a 2015 book by Joyce Piert. Dr. P, as she is affectionately called, was the evening’s principal speaker. Donna Ullrich, representing Neighborhoods Without Borders, sponsors of the Tendaji Talks, prefaced her introduction by announcing that that a new series of talks is very much in...

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Mayor welcomes 33 new firefighters-in-training;  Station #8 expected to reopen
Feb20

Mayor welcomes 33 new firefighters-in-training; Station #8 expected to reopen

By Jan Worth-Nelson Thirty-three firefighters-in-training  made a surprise stop at City Hall today as Mayor Karen Weaver conducted a press conference in the lobby about water credits. The prospective addition of the firefighters– thirty-one male, two female —  whose training is expected to be completed in June, offers good news to the city as the mayor and Governor Rick Snyder continue to wrangle over the potential end of...

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