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Education Beat: Audits point to short-term relief, long-term challenges for Flint Community Schools

By Harold C. Ford ‘You’re definitely not going to be in excellent...

“Knuckleheads” comment sparks rancor, debate among city council

By Tom Travis No action was taken by design at Wednesday’s five-hour...

Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network

By Tom Travis On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamilton...

Writer Gary Gildner looks back on a Flint that “gave joy to my youth”

By Jan Worth-Nelson To understand how writer Gary Gildner feels about his...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

By Ben Pauli Contributing Flint Water Warriors include Joelena Freeman,...

City Council approves one year contract for ARPA compliance firm

By Tom Travis In an 8-0 vote the City Council Monday approved a one-year...

Remembering and Honoring Oaklin Mixon

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editor’s note: East Village Magazine (EVM), along...

Book Review: Connor Coyne’s mighty opus compels in URBANTASM: Book Three — The Darkest Road

By Robert Thomas Urbantasm is categorized as a magical teen noir serial...

Book Review: “Standpipe–Delivering Water to Flint” an ode to one man’s witness of troubled times

By Jan Worth-Nelson I was prepared to dislike and resent David Hardin’s...

Review: Caste is “the bones,” race “the skin” in America’s body of discontents

By Robert Thomas Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel...

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...

Behind the Walls: Inside the criminal justice system to hold town hall meeting

By Tom Travis The Behind the Walls: Inside the Criminal Justice System...

Public meeting on city ward redistricting set for 1 p.m. Wed Dec. 8 by Flint Election Commission

By Tom Travis The Flint Election Commission will hold a public meeting...

Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care

By Tom Travis Genesee Health Plan (GHP) has received a three-year federal...

Flint Repertory Theatre returns to the stage Oct. 8 with Beckett absurdist comedy

By Patsy Isenberg After eighteen months of no live theatre indoors in Flint,...

Commentary: Secure MI Vote petition won’t secure your vote — or democracy 

By Paul Rozycki  A few years ago I was asked to give a presentation on the...

Commentary: Flint loses 20,000 residents. What does it mean for the city?

By Paul Rozycki With the current census, the city of Flint has lost Grand...

Commentary: For the Aug, 3 city council primary, take the time to learn about your candidates, and vote!

By Paul Rozycki They typically have eight- or ten-hour meetings that often...

Is it time to get back to “normal”?  Maybe, but not yet.

By Paul Rozycki “It ain’t over till it’s over” -Yogi Berra There is...

Village Life: Pierce Preschool connected us to our “Pandemic Village”

By Melodee Mabbitt Before the pandemic hit, I was the kind of...

Commentary: Civility workshops for City Council? Good intentions, but keep the Jack Daniel’s handy

By Paul Rozycki Can workshops bring “civility and decorum” to City...

Fifteen days in January: The nation faces insurrection, impeachment, and inauguration.

By Paul Rozycki In the early 1960s, at the height of the cold war, there was...

Guest Commentary: Thanks for the early Christmas gift – air pollutants and toxins

By Ted Zahrfeld Thank you for the early Christmas “gift,” Governor,...

Opinion: A new offense – water settlement objections denied by federal judge

By Rev. Deborah D Conrad A new offense has insulted Flint this week, in the...

Commentary: Looking back and looking ahead — Will 2022 be better than 2021?

By Paul Rozycki Looking back This past year was supposed to be the year when...

Commentary: “We all have to do better” when it comes to Flint and Genesee County government

By Paul Rozycki Last Monday, the new members of the Flint City Council were...

Village Life: Memories burned into Washington School’s demise: “This one hurts the most”

By Gary Fisher She was nearly half a century old by the time I showed up....

Commentary: Secure MI Vote petition won’t secure your vote — or democracy 

By Paul Rozycki  A few years ago I was asked to give a presentation on the...

Commentary: Flint loses 20,000 residents. What does it mean for the city?

By Paul Rozycki With the current census, the city of Flint has lost Grand...

Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network

By Tom Travis On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamilton...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

By Ben Pauli Contributing Flint Water Warriors include Joelena Freeman,...

City Council approves one year contract for ARPA compliance firm

By Tom Travis In an 8-0 vote the City Council Monday approved a one-year...

COVID, public safety, finances highlight Mayor Neeley’s State of the City Address

By Paul Rozycki Beginning by saying that he was “a simple guy born and...

Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care

By Tom Travis Genesee Health Plan (GHP) has received a three-year federal...

Council aims to hold “community listening meetings” for ARP funds, as rules for use emerge

By Tom Travis In a 5-0 vote Wednesday city council voted to hold four...

Guest Commentary: Thanks for the early Christmas gift – air pollutants and toxins

By Ted Zahrfeld Thank you for the early Christmas “gift,” Governor,...

Education Beat Op-Ed: Put Flint kids first — say YES now to Flint Education Continuum

By Harold C. Ford ‘”Noli equi dentes inspicere donate.”...

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...

Village Life: Memories burned into Washington School’s demise: “This one hurts the most”

By Gary Fisher She was nearly half a century old by the time I showed up....

Memories of Jack Minore, Michigan, Flint, and East Village

By Paul Rozycki There have been many official obituaries, tributes, and...

The East Village Magazine – August 2021

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

From San Francisco to Chevy-in-the-hole – the Chevy Coupe helped to move America

By Teddy Robertson “Je-zus Christ!” Stress on the first syllable and...

Village Life: Viral time revisited, 2021 — personal panic, wine, and the witching hour

By Teddy Robertson We were all so new at balancing mortal threat and daily...

He changed my life: A remembrance of John Lewis

By Harold C. Ford “When you see something that is not right, not just, not...

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...

Education Beat: Audits point to short-term relief, long-term challenges for Flint Community Schools

By Harold C. Ford ‘You’re definitely not going to be in excellent...

“Knuckleheads” comment sparks rancor, debate among city council

By Tom Travis No action was taken by design at Wednesday’s five-hour...

The East Village Magazine – December 2021 and January 2022

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

Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network

By Tom Travis On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamilton...

Writer Gary Gildner looks back on a Flint that “gave joy to my youth”

By Jan Worth-Nelson To understand how writer Gary Gildner feels about his...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

By Ben Pauli Contributing Flint Water Warriors include Joelena Freeman,...

City Council approves one year contract for ARPA compliance firm

By Tom Travis In an 8-0 vote the City Council Monday approved a one-year...

Council votes to establish a Revenue Estimation Commission

By Tom Travis The Flint City Council passed a resolution, on a 8-0 vote...

Commission aims to give residents a voice – no more gerrymandering as voting districts are redrawn

By Tom Travis Residents stood up and spoke up Tuesday at a public hearing at...

Commentary: Secure MI Vote petition won’t secure your vote — or democracy 

By Paul Rozycki  A few years ago I was asked to give a presentation on the...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

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

Education Beat: Audits point to short-term relief, long-term challenges for Flint Community Schools

By Harold C. Ford ‘You’re definitely not going to be in excellent...

“Knuckleheads” comment sparks rancor, debate among city council

By Tom Travis No action was taken by design at Wednesday’s five-hour...

Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network

By Tom Travis On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamilton...

Writer Gary Gildner looks back on a Flint that “gave joy to my youth”

By Jan Worth-Nelson To understand how writer Gary Gildner feels about his...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

By Ben Pauli Contributing Flint Water Warriors include Joelena Freeman,...

City Council approves one year contract for ARPA compliance firm

By Tom Travis In an 8-0 vote the City Council Monday approved a one-year...

Remembering and Honoring Oaklin Mixon

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editor’s note: East Village Magazine (EVM), along...

Behind the Walls: Inside the criminal justice system to hold town hall meeting

By Tom Travis The Behind the Walls: Inside the Criminal Justice System...

Genesee Health Plan receives grant for $219,492 to help people enroll in health care

By Tom Travis Genesee Health Plan (GHP) has received a three-year federal...

Dale Kildee, Flint’s Congressman for 36 years, dies at age 92

By Paul Rozycki Dale Kildee, who served as Flint’s congressman for 36...

Priority Waste contracted for $19.7 million through 2024 for residential waste collection

By Tom Travis The City Council passed a new waste service provider contract...

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...

The East Village Magazine – December 2021 and January 2022

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

The East Village Magazine – November 2021

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

The East Village Magazine – October 2021

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

Flint Repertory Theatre returns to the stage Oct. 8 with Beckett absurdist comedy

By Patsy Isenberg After eighteen months of no live theatre indoors in Flint,...

MDOT earmarks $300 million to rebuild I-475 through Flint – Public comments invited for next 12 months

By Tom Travis The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced...

The East Village Magazine – September 2021

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

Writer Gary Gildner looks back on a Flint that “gave joy to my youth”

By Jan Worth-Nelson To understand how writer Gary Gildner feels about his...

Book Review: Connor Coyne’s mighty opus compels in URBANTASM: Book Three — The Darkest Road

By Robert Thomas Urbantasm is categorized as a magical teen noir serial...

Review: Flint native filmmaker’s latest production puts pandemic focus on frontline workers

By Harold C. Ford “Private industry really stepped up.” –Erin...

Review: Provocative “Black Matters” exhibit continues at FIA through Oct. 11

By Harold C. Ford “On a daily basis, every moment, black folks are being...

Neighborhood Engagement Hub seeking volunteers for citywide cleanup – Saturday, May 15

The Neighborhood Engagement Hub is seeking volunteers to participate in...

The Rep of Flint presents virtual theatrical production of The Breath Project

By Patsy Isenberg The Flint Repertory Theatre is joining 22 other theaters...

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election...

Review: McCree Theatre vocal contest highlights local talent even in the pandemic

By Patsy Isenberg Through the magic of technology The New McCree Theatre...

FACES of Flint available now

Following Tuesday night’s premiere of the two new videos “FACES...

Genesee Earth Week set to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day,  the Genesee Conservation...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

By Ben Pauli Contributing Flint Water Warriors include Joelena Freeman,...

Remembering and Honoring Oaklin Mixon

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editor’s note: East Village Magazine (EVM), along...

Village Life: Memories burned into Washington School’s demise: “This one hurts the most”

By Gary Fisher She was nearly half a century old by the time I showed up....

Memories of Jack Minore, Michigan, Flint, and East Village

By Paul Rozycki There have been many official obituaries, tributes, and...

From San Francisco to Chevy-in-the-hole – the Chevy Coupe helped to move America

By Teddy Robertson “Je-zus Christ!” Stress on the first syllable and...

Village Life: Viral time revisited, 2021 — personal panic, wine, and the witching hour

By Teddy Robertson We were all so new at balancing mortal threat and daily...

Village Life: Pierce Preschool connected us to our “Pandemic Village”

By Melodee Mabbitt Before the pandemic hit, I was the kind of...

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Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network

By Tom Travis On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamilton...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

By Ben Pauli Contributing Flint Water Warriors include Joelena Freeman,...

City Council approves one year contract for ARPA compliance firm

By Tom Travis In an 8-0 vote the City Council Monday approved a one-year...

COVID, public safety, finances highlight Mayor Neeley’s State of the City Address

By Paul Rozycki Beginning by saying that he was “a simple guy born and...