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On the last day of the month, Mayor Neeley officially recognizes June as Pride Month for City of Flint

The following press release was issued today, June 30,  by the City of...

Education Beat: Flint school board nixes new administration’s plan to reopen schools

By Harold C. Ford On June 29, with barely five weeks remaining until the...

Education Beat: Lopez fired, Steward hired as Flint Community Schools staff challenges continue

By Harold C. Ford “I’m just overwhelmed how we were left in March and...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Undeterred by COVID, Flint Youth Film Festival goes on; will “make magic” online

  By Patsy Isenberg Faced with an unexpected pandemic shutdown and...

Education Beat: Northwestern needs $4 million in upgrades; where will junior high students go?

By Harold C. Ford “We should’ve never moved in that [Northwestern]...

Education Beat: FCS moves on $95 million budget; grapples with pandemic, closures, contracts

By Harold C. Ford As an eventful 2019-2020 educational year came to an...

Review: Latest Flint book, “Poisoned Water” belongs in classrooms, libraries all over America

By Harold C. Ford “Flint was an example of the nation at its worst but...

Review: Need some pandemic reading? These two books offer pertinent context on the plague we’re in

By Harold C. Ford Two recent reads provide some historical context for the...

Review: “Daring Trader” captures profound role of Joseph Smith on how Flint became Flint

By Harold C. Ford “In the signing of the 1819 treaty by the Chippewa...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

This Month in the Village: September Features

In the Village, the month of September features a car show, Bikes on the...

This Month in the Village: July Events

July events, in and around Flint, feature sports, music, dance, and much...

This Month in the Village: May features live music, story time, Jersey Boys, Flint City Bucks and more

Compiled and selected by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a...

This Month in the Village: April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes

Compiled by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of...

This Month in the Village, January: open skate, yoga, films, art, ballet

 Compiled by Meghan Christian, Managing Editor  “This...

CALENDAR: This month in The Village offers films, music, Flint Pride and more

Compiled and selected by EVM Managing Editor Meghan Christian “This...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Commentary: Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?

By Paul Rozycki What’s your answer to any of these questions about the...

Commentary: As the lockdowns end, the responsibility lies with us

By Dick Ramsdell Whether we call ourselves Children of God. lost souls, homo...

Village Life: one day of coronavirus means milk and bread, MiracleGro, Jesus and a cello

By Jan Worth-Nelson Not surprisingly these days, I’d had a restless...

Village Life: New life as community journalist opens up hard realities about Flint

                      By Tom Travis I have attempted to dissect...

Commentary: An open letter to my Republican friends

By Paul Rozycki To my Republican friends: While we may disagree on many...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

Commentary: Vote by mail is an idea whose time has come

By Paul Rozycki How do you want to vote this year?  No, I don’t mean...

Commentary: Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?

By Paul Rozycki What’s your answer to any of these questions about the...

Commentary: We are NOT equally at risk for COVID-19. Racism makes all the difference

Editor’s Note:  This essay is a response to a recent commentary...

Commentary: As the lockdowns end, the responsibility lies with us

By Dick Ramsdell Whether we call ourselves Children of God. lost souls, homo...

Commentary: Kent State at 50–no redemption for a failing America

By Jan Worth-Nelson I didn’t want to write this.  I didn’t want...

Commentary: A beloved neighbor and nurse humanizes the COVID-19 crisis

By Paul Rozycki With the 24/7 news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, there...

Commentary: Maybe music helped Flint in 1918 — and arts and culture can do it for us now

By Rodney Lontine Arts and culture offer much-needed healing in difficult...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Crim races cancelled for 2020; virtual “10 Days of Crim” offered instead

By Zach Neithercut For the first time in its 44-year history, thousands of...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

Commentary: Vote by mail is an idea whose time has come

By Paul Rozycki How do you want to vote this year?  No, I don’t mean...

Ruth Mott Foundation adds $100K to “Restart” fund for Black-owned businesses; deadline June 7

The Ruth Mott Foundation announced today it is contributing $100,000 to a...

Mayor Neeley creates Black Lives Matter Advisory Council, announces other city actions

Below is the full text of a press release issued by the City of Flint...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Jacky King laid to rest: Flint loses a genuine hero

by Harold C. Ford “Get out there and make a damn difference.”...

Commentary: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

By Paul Rozycki In the past, the so-called “lame duck” session was a...

Village Life: It’s been a little hard to write about nuthatches

By Jan Worth-Nelson I’d really like to go back to writing about...

Local news still matters, even as the “how” changes

By Jan Worth-Nelson I just lost my temper.  The trigger was an early...

Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?

By Paul Rozycki Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

Commentary: Vote by mail is an idea whose time has come

By Paul Rozycki How do you want to vote this year?  No, I don’t mean...

Commentary: We are NOT equally at risk for COVID-19. Racism makes all the difference

Editor’s Note:  This essay is a response to a recent commentary...

Commentary: As the lockdowns end, the responsibility lies with us

By Dick Ramsdell Whether we call ourselves Children of God. lost souls, homo...

Commentary: Kent State at 50–no redemption for a failing America

By Jan Worth-Nelson I didn’t want to write this.  I didn’t want...

Coronavirus Diaries: Seven EVM writers report from their own lives

Editor’s Note: Like everyone else, all of East Village...

Commentary: Maybe music helped Flint in 1918 — and arts and culture can do it for us now

By Rodney Lontine Arts and culture offer much-needed healing in difficult...

On the last day of the month, Mayor Neeley officially recognizes June as Pride Month for City of Flint

The following press release was issued today, June 30,  by the City of...

Education Beat: Flint school board nixes new administration’s plan to reopen schools

By Harold C. Ford On June 29, with barely five weeks remaining until the...

Education Beat: Lopez fired, Steward hired as Flint Community Schools staff challenges continue

By Harold C. Ford “I’m just overwhelmed how we were left in March and...

Last piece of Flint River-Genesee Valley trail acquired; links Flint to statewide Iron Belle trail

A new three-mile-long paved trail in the City of Flint is one step closer to...

City Council considers contracts, appointments, Juneteenth, property purchase, and $800K in water treatment chemicals

By Tom Travis At the June 22 City Council meeting, disputes between council...

Undeterred by COVID, Flint Youth Film Festival goes on; will “make magic” online

  By Patsy Isenberg Faced with an unexpected pandemic shutdown and...

Education Beat: Northwestern needs $4 million in upgrades; where will junior high students go?

By Harold C. Ford “We should’ve never moved in that [Northwestern]...

Education Beat: FCS moves on $95 million budget; grapples with pandemic, closures, contracts

By Harold C. Ford As an eventful 2019-2020 educational year came to an...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Congress shall make no law...

On the last day of the month, Mayor Neeley officially recognizes June as Pride Month for City of Flint

The following press release was issued today, June 30,  by the City of...

Education Beat: Flint school board nixes new administration’s plan to reopen schools

By Harold C. Ford On June 29, with barely five weeks remaining until the...

Education Beat: Lopez fired, Steward hired as Flint Community Schools staff challenges continue

By Harold C. Ford “I’m just overwhelmed how we were left in March and...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Undeterred by COVID, Flint Youth Film Festival goes on; will “make magic” online

  By Patsy Isenberg Faced with an unexpected pandemic shutdown and...

Education Beat: Northwestern needs $4 million in upgrades; where will junior high students go?

By Harold C. Ford “We should’ve never moved in that [Northwestern]...

Education Beat: FCS moves on $95 million budget; grapples with pandemic, closures, contracts

By Harold C. Ford As an eventful 2019-2020 educational year came to an...

Water shutoff, boil water advisory coming to East Court street neighborhoods Monday June 15

NOTE: According to a notice from the City, this work was postponed. No...

Water pipeline replacement resumes as coronavirus restrictions ease

By Jan Worth-Nelson The City of Flint announced Tuesday that water...

Land Bank seeks seasonal/temporary workers for $11/hour 40 hour work week on mowing and trash abatement crews

The Genesee County Land Bank (GCLB) is seeking Seasonal/Temporary employees...

City of Flint Customer Service still closed Monday, May 18

Notice from the City of Flint, announced today (Sunday) For Immediate...

Democracy rolls on: Election/voter deadlines today/tomorrow for May 5 election

As the nation, state, county and city attempt to cope with the Covid-19...

Mott Foundation grants $200K to Food Bank of Eastern Michigan for coronavirus needs

An emergency grant that will provide approximately 1.2 million meals to...

Covid-19 grief and support group Zoom meetings for Flint residents begin April 16

A Covid-19 grief and support group is being launched on Zoom at 11:30...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

EVM staffer, poet Jeffery L Carey Jr launches new book Saturday at Totem

By Jan Worth-Nelson Jeffery L Carey Jr, a poet, artist, and staff writer at...

Poem: Lexicon for a Tyrant

Lexicon for a Tyrant By Teddy Robertson   You may wonder why I need a...

Restoring a duck decoy

Restoring a duck decoy By Grayce Scholt I touch acrylic paint to neck, to...

East Village Magazine – June 2020

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download...

East Village Magazine – May 2020

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download...

Review: Latest Flint book, “Poisoned Water” belongs in classrooms, libraries all over America

By Harold C. Ford “Flint was an example of the nation at its worst but...

Review: For coronavirus “Cuckoo’s Nest,” the uneasily relevant show went on — and then got cancelled

By Patsy Isenberg It’s ironic how in sync “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s...

Charles Winfrey’s “Saints of St. John Street” runs at McCree through Feb. 29

By Patsy Isenberg “The now demolished St. John Street neighborhood is...

Review: Buckham show shines light on primal obsessions of love and death

By Jeffery L Carey, Jr. “Besides Eros, then, there was a death...

Review: MCC’s Fine Arts Gallery presents “Japan Rediscovered: Photographs by Hideki Kihata.

By Paul Rozycki This past month the Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery...

Hearing difficulties give young Flint artist a vision of inclusion

By Paul Rozycki Art historians say that Pablo Picasso began drawing at age...

Russ Dotson turns abandoned wood into Flint’s “found beauty”

By Jan Worth-Nelson After 22 years in the Navy, including tours of duty in...

Village Life: Flint’s newest journalists are eight years old and raring to write

By Jan Worth-Nelson Paxon Laube-Clary’s head hurt.  Stuck at home in...

Village Life: Of a big green chair, two bad haircuts and the Ministry of Silly Walks

By Jan Worth-Nelson I seem to have been sitting too long. Day after day of...

Village Life: one day of coronavirus means milk and bread, MiracleGro, Jesus and a cello

By Jan Worth-Nelson Not surprisingly these days, I’d had a restless...

Village Life: “Tree City” a sweet place to tap for syrup–here’s how

By Jeffery L Carey Jr. This year marks the fifth year my family has been...

Village Life: New life as community journalist opens up hard realities about Flint

                      By Tom Travis I have attempted to dissect...

Village Life: Every day, I dream of Down Time

By Jan Worth-Nelson Every day I keep dreaming of Down Time. I used to crave...

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Water shutoff, boil water advisory coming to East Court street neighborhoods Monday June 15

NOTE: According to a notice from the City, this work was postponed. No...

Water pipeline replacement resumes as coronavirus restrictions ease

By Jan Worth-Nelson The City of Flint announced Tuesday that water...

Land Bank seeks seasonal/temporary workers for $11/hour 40 hour work week on mowing and trash abatement crews

The Genesee County Land Bank (GCLB) is seeking Seasonal/Temporary employees...

City of Flint Customer Service still closed Monday, May 18

Notice from the City of Flint, announced today (Sunday) For Immediate...