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Digital Divide: The Michigan Times is a local news site. Or is it?

By Gordon Young Technically, the Michigan Times still exists, but it’s...

Education Beat: Ratification, relief, reflection follow Flint Schools teacher union settlement

By Harold C. Ford After months of labor unrest, Flint Community Schools...

Tough Times: The Death of a Student Newspaper in Flint

By Gordon Young The Michigan Times, the student newspaper at UM-Flint, is...

Passed over by state in December, Flint public schools seek debt relief

By Harold C. Ford  “Change must happen in Flint Community Schools, but we...

Kate Stockrahm joins East Village Magazine as new editor

By Jan Worth-Nelson Kate Stockrahm, an experienced journalist already...

“Building the Dream”: Mayor Neeley partners with Financial Plus to help Flint kids access bank accounts

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley is launching a new partnership with Financial...

MTA offers free fare MONDAY Jan. 15 in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Miriam Zayadi The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) in Flint is...

Commentary: 2024 ushers in “interesting” times — will it also bring a curse?

By Paul Rozycki As the 2024 election year begins it reminds one of the...

Flint Book Review: Phil’s Siren Song

By Jan Worth-Nelson Just to get it on the table right up front, I’m pretty...

A Review: Starry Messenger – Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization (2022) 

By Bob Thomas To gain a fresher perspective on the state of our current...

Totem Books hosts Carrie Walling’s “Human Rights and Justice for All” book launch

By Paul Rozycki Carrie Booth Walling introduced her new book “Human Rights...

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...

Commentary: The Tom Sumner Program leaves a history of civil conversation in an uncivil time

By Paul Rozycki After a decade and a half of giving Flint area listeners...

In praise of (good) politicians

By Paul Rozycki “Politics is more difficult than physics.” –Albert...

Commentary: How COVID has changed us, and what it means for East Village Magazine

By Paul Rozycki It’s been two years.   March 10, 2020. That was the day...

American democracy is facing serious threats. Let’s make sure it survives.

By Paul Rozycki  “The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms,...

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: A primer for the August primary

By Paul Rozycki While so much attention has been on the November election...

Commentary: Recall the Flint City Council? But at what cost?

By Paul Rozycki Within the last year, all but one elected Flint City Council...

Is Donald Trump a Marxist? Maybe, but which one?

By Paul Rozycki After several presidential primaries, it’s clear the...

Commentary: 2024 ushers in “interesting” times — will it also bring a curse?

By Paul Rozycki As the 2024 election year begins it reminds one of the...

Commentary: You can’t “right size” a district by only closing buildings

Guest commentary by Paul Jordan To survive in the long term, the Flint...

Commentary: The Flint water crisis criminal prosecution ends — landing another blow to the public trust

By Paul Rozycki What if the next winner of the Super Bowl was determined,...

Commentary: A Genesee County property sale could have a dire impact on Flint residents

By Patrick Hayes Editor’s note: East Village Magazine and...

Four indictments for “45.” What will it mean for 2024?

By Paul Rozycki Donald Trump is running for president next year. He’s also...

A new type of health care coming to Flint in January

By Tom Travis Harris Family Health, Flint’s first direct primary care...

“What’s next? What do we do with all this?” Tracee Glab, new FIA executive director, welcomes new era

By Tom Travis “The arts have meant a lot in terms of transforming my...

“Blight elimination” top priority in Mayor’s plan to allocate $94 million ARPA funds

By Tom Travis Mayor Sheldon Neeley and his administration outlined a...

Public speakers plead with council to approve updated zoning ordinance

By Tom Travis A passel of young people from across Flint attended the last...

I-475 corridor community input meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at FIM

By Tom Travis (This article has been updated to reflect a change of venue...

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: If a mouse could take a shower, what does a naked guy do?

By Tom Travis Both the mouse and I were upset with the positions we found...

What is a story worth? Gift from an only son brings back rich family history

By Teddy Robertson The elders in my young life were storytellers. The dinner...

My bug splattered windshield was a metaphor for life that can be tough

By Tom Travis It was one of the first warm summer weekends. The bugs 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....

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...

Flint City Bucks power into USL2 playoffs, host Fort Wayne in Central Conference semi tonight

By Harold C. Ford The Flint City Bucks will host Fort Wayne FC in the United...

MCC announces interim president Shaunda Richardson-Snell amid vocal opposition from faculty, community

In an East Village Magazine exclusive interview, incoming Mott Community...

Recall language filed against three Mott Community College trustees

By Kate Stockrahm Flint resident Patrick Hayes filed recall language against...

The East Village Magazine – July 2024

The July issue of #EastVillageMagazine hits newsstands this weekend! If you...

‘Imagine Flint’ Comprehensive Plan update is underway

By Kate Stockrahm With one month down in a roughly 18-month engagement...

Registration opens for week-long job skills training for Genesee County teens

By EVM Staff Registration is now open for TeenQuest’s summer session,...

Riley McLincha, local ‘drubbler,’ ‘runyaker,’ dead at 73

In honor of local runner, kayaker, musician, and friend Riley...

City of Flint issues update on latest spill in Flint River

By EVM Staff The City of Flint has shared updated information regarding a...

Vista gallery, drop-in center provide nurturing space for “healing and trust,” access to resources

By Madeleine Graham  Nestled into a corner of the J.C. Penney wing of the...

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...

Flint City Bucks power into USL2 playoffs, host Fort Wayne in Central Conference semi tonight

By Harold C. Ford The Flint City Bucks will host Fort Wayne FC in the United...

Recall language filed against three Mott Community College trustees

By Kate Stockrahm Flint resident Patrick Hayes filed recall language against...

‘Imagine Flint’ Comprehensive Plan update is underway

By Kate Stockrahm With one month down in a roughly 18-month engagement...

City of Flint issues update on latest spill in Flint River

By EVM Staff The City of Flint has shared updated information regarding a...

Flint MTA unveils two new hydrogen buses, six electric vehicles

By Madeleine Graham The Flint Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) announced...

Nominating petitions for Flint’s Third Ward City Councilmember now open

By EVM Staff Nominating petitions for the 3rd Ward Flint City Council Member...

Flint Public Art Project is ready to put paint to paper with new mural book series

By Madeleine Graham The Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) is launching a book...

Petitions for Flint Board of Education seat now open

By EVM Staff Petitions to become a member of Flint’s Board of...

Michigan Dental Association Foundation to offer free dental services in Flint over 2-day event

By Canisha Bell The Michigan Dental Association Foundation (MDA) plans to...

Flint Farmers’ Market pavilion to open this Saturday

By EVM Staff The Flint Farmers’ Market is ready to celebrate spring with...

City of Flint Service Center to host free estate planning event

By EVM Staff The City of Flint will host a free informational presentation...

Mott Community College to host Flint, Genesee County housing crisis summit

By EVM Staff Mott Community College (MCC) will host a day of discussion on...

Flint City Council now has ‘official’ YouTube channel

By Kate Stockrahm Flint City Clerk Davina Donahue has shared a new way to...

Nominating petitions now available for 1st Ward Flint City Council seat

By EVM Staff Nominating petitions for the 1st Ward Flint City Council...

Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise offers grants to support youth in Genesee County

By Kate Stockrahm The Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise plans to award...

Funeral arrangements announced for late Flint Councilman Eric Mays

Funeral plans for Flint City Councilman Eric Mays, who passed in late...

John Sinclair, Flint ‘poet/pot activist,’ dead at 82

In honor of Flint-born marijuana activist, poet, and music producer John...

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 – July 2024

The July issue of #EastVillageMagazine hits newsstands this weekend! If you...

At 136 years, Garland Street Literary Club returns to its origins

By Jan Worth-Nelson In 1888, seven upper-class women, all neighbors in what...

Five years later, Flint’s Every Nation Church remains committed to ‘racial reconciliation’

By Harold C. Ford Five years after the merger of two Flint congregations –...

The East Village Magazine – June 2024

The June issue of #EastVillageMagazine is hitting newsstands soon!...

The East Village Magazine – May, 2024

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

Meet the candidates running for the 9th Ward Flint City Council seat

By EVM Staff A recall election for Flint’s 9th Ward City Council seat will...

The East Village Magazine – April 2024

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

The East Village Magazine – March 2024

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

Marriage On the Rocks at The Rep: A Review of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

By Patsy Isenberg Two couples engage in a late night drinking fest — all...

‘Into the Side of a Hill’ brings step to The Rep

by Patsy Isenberg Though “Into the Side of a Hill” made its world...

Review: “Call Them by Their True Names” by Rebecca Solnit

By Robert Thomas Subtitled American Crises (and Essays), Call Them by Their...

Flint Repertory Theatre kicks off 2022-23 season with Death of a Salesman

By Patsy Isenberg Arthur Miller’s 1949 Death of a Salesman opened Sept. 23...

Review: Fantastic adaptation of “The Fantasticks” celebrates a new perspective

By Patsy Isenberg and Tom Travis A festive conclusion of The Rep’s final...

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...

Here’s where you can celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Flint

By Canisha Bell The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1,...

FIM Flint Repertory Theatre to host free New Works Festival

By EVM Staff The FIM Flint Repertory Theatre will put on its 2024 New Works...

Nancy Dash presents ‘The Centennial Prints’ show at Mott Community College

By Paul Rozycki Nancy Dash has worked at Mott Community College (MCC) for...

Totem Books offers Flint-area writers a Leap Day plan

By EVM Staff Totem Books will host its “second quadrennial” Leap...

Testing the bonds of brotherhood: ‘Into the Side of a Hill’ premieres at Flint Rep this weekend

By Canisha Bell “Into the Side of a Hill,” a play about the bonds and...

Emma’s Revolution Concert Friday to Support FEM Alliance Uganda

Emma’s Revolution Concert to Support FEM Alliance Uganda Emma’s...

Sports Beat: Steve Schmidt surpasses 1000 games in his 32nd season as Mott CC’s men’s basketball coach

By Harold C. Ford If successful sports coaches are measured by longevity,...

Village Life: It’s Hard to be Blue at Bluebell

By Kate Stockrahm With construction happening nearly everywhere one can walk...

Village Life: Let’s get to important things, again

By Kate Stockrahm In the first ever issue of East Village Magazine on July...

Village Life: If a mouse could take a shower, what does a naked guy do?

By Tom Travis Both the mouse and I were upset with the positions we found...

My bug splattered windshield was a metaphor for life that can be tough

By Tom Travis It was one of the first warm summer weekends. The bugs were...

Village Life: A comfy leather couch, a wide bay window and spilling my guts

By Tom Travis Twice a month I drive 20 minutes to sit on a long leather...

Village Life – Blissfully single in community

By Tom Travis It’s called “cuffing season.” I quite hate...

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A new type of health care coming to Flint in January

By Tom Travis Harris Family Health, Flint’s first direct primary care...

“What’s next? What do we do with all this?” Tracee Glab, new FIA executive director, welcomes new era

By Tom Travis “The arts have meant a lot in terms of transforming my...

“Blight elimination” top priority in Mayor’s plan to allocate $94 million ARPA funds

By Tom Travis Mayor Sheldon Neeley and his administration outlined a...

Public speakers plead with council to approve updated zoning ordinance

By Tom Travis A passel of young people from across Flint attended the last...

I-475 corridor community input meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 at FIM

By Tom Travis (This article has been updated to reflect a change of venue...

Michigan Dental Association Foundation to offer free dental services in Flint over 2-day event

By Canisha Bell The Michigan Dental Association Foundation (MDA) plans to...

Flint Farmers’ Market pavilion to open this Saturday

By EVM Staff The Flint Farmers’ Market is ready to celebrate spring with...

City of Flint Service Center to host free estate planning event

By EVM Staff The City of Flint will host a free informational presentation...

Mott Community College to host Flint, Genesee County housing crisis summit

By EVM Staff Mott Community College (MCC) will host a day of discussion on...

Flint City Council now has ‘official’ YouTube channel

By Kate Stockrahm Flint City Clerk Davina Donahue has shared a new way to...