Mayor calls for GLWA decision, touts water crisis progress, Lear and GM news in State of the City address
Oct18

Mayor calls for GLWA decision, touts water crisis progress, Lear and GM news in State of the City address

  By Meghan Christian Beginning with the water crisis, Mayor Karen Weaver acknowledged Tuesday night in her second State of the City address at City Hall that there is still work to be done, but said evidence suggests the city is moving in the right direction. She also repeated her recommendation that the city continue to use the Great Lakes Water Authority as its water source. According to Weaver, this recommendation would...

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Mayoral candidate David Meier’s claims of Medal of Honor status questioned
Oct17

Mayoral candidate David Meier’s claims of Medal of Honor status questioned

By Jan Worth-Nelson Claims by David Meier, 67, a candidate for mayor of Flint,  that he was a United States Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War are being questioned by area veterans and appear not to be true. Nor has East Village Magazine been able to verify that he was a brigadier general as he claimed. Victoria Kueck, director of operations at the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, a nonprofit organization chartered by...

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Review:  Excellent FYT “Wrinkle in Time” honors classic tale, offers relevant themes
Oct16

Review: Excellent FYT “Wrinkle in Time” honors classic tale, offers relevant themes

By Sherrema Bower When Madeleine L’Engle first wrote her timeless children’s classic, “A Wrinkle in Time,” in 1960, the book was rejected nearly 30 times before being accepted by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, who published it to acclaim in 1962. “Wrinkle” won L’Engle a Newberry Medal and is the first of her “Time Quintet,” a fantasy and science fiction series of five novels for young adults. It has appeared on both the New York Times...

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Commentary:  “Day Without Water” suggests “Flint Strong Stones” will not be silenced
Oct16

Commentary: “Day Without Water” suggests “Flint Strong Stones” will not be silenced

By Michael Mascarenhas Special to East Village Magazine  Oct. 12, 2017 marked the third annual “Imagine a Day Without Water,” a day dedicated to advocacy and awareness of water insecurity in the United States. Given the ongoing water crisis in Flint, the day provided an opportunity for Detroit and Flint activists to hold a press conference to draw attention to their efforts to ensure safe and affordable water in their communities. The...

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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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