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Flint Home Improvement Fund offers low- and no-interest loans up to $20,000 to homeowners of all income levels

Flint residents of all income levels can now apply for low- or no-interest...

Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it...

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...

Sports Beat: Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines

By Harold C. Ford “The reigning champions Flint City Bucks have been...

Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County

By Harold Ford The Flint City Bucks rallied in the last one-third of the...

Nine foot sink hole catapults simple road project to fourteenth burst water main break

By Tom Travis Monday morning, residents of Flint’s College Cultural...

Flint’s Housing Crisis predates recent crises, according to report by UM – Flint professor

By Madeleine Graham  The Flint water crisis had no discernable effect on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Village Life: A reclaimed piano reclaims grace in a time of plague

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some days, no matter how hard you try to stay sane,...

Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it...

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...

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...

Commentary: The right to vote — It’s not just about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about democracy.

By Paul Rozycki Guess what?  There was cheating in the 2020 election.  And...

Commentary: A visionary plan to revive Flint Community Schools — “Let’s make this work.”

By Paul Rozycki Are you ready for some good news for Flint and its...

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

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

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...

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...

Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it...

Sports Beat: Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines

By Harold C. Ford “The reigning champions Flint City Bucks have been...

Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County

By Harold Ford The Flint City Bucks rallied in the last one-third of the...

Flint City Council fails to adopt budget second time: City’s ability to spend money ends June 30.

By Tom Travis This article has been updated to include a press release from...

City Council fails to pass budget – Mayor Neeley delivers terse response

By Tom Travis Despite a nine-hour meeting, the Flint City Council failed to...

Commentary: The right to vote — It’s not just about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about democracy.

By Paul Rozycki Guess what?  There was cheating in the 2020 election.  And...

Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks open defense of USL2 championship with convincing 3-1 win over Toledo

By Harold C. Ford “It’s hard defending a national championship; it’s...

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...

Is restoring trust as easy as turning a faucet?

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

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...

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...

Flint Home Improvement Fund offers low- and no-interest loans up to $20,000 to homeowners of all income levels

Flint residents of all income levels can now apply for low- or no-interest...

Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it...

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...

Sports Beat: Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines

By Harold C. Ford “The reigning champions Flint City Bucks have been...

Metro Community Development combats homelessness and housing affordability crises

By Madeleine Graham  Metro Community Development (MCD) kicks off its...

Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County

By Harold Ford The Flint City Bucks rallied in the last one-third of the...

Nine foot sink hole catapults simple road project to fourteenth burst water main break

By Tom Travis Monday morning, residents of Flint’s College Cultural...

Flint Home Improvement Fund offers low- and no-interest loans up to $20,000 to homeowners of all income levels

Flint residents of all income levels can now apply for low- or no-interest...

Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it...

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...

Sports Beat: Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines

By Harold C. Ford “The reigning champions Flint City Bucks have been...

Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County

By Harold Ford The Flint City Bucks rallied in the last one-third of the...

Nine foot sink hole catapults simple road project to fourteenth burst water main break

By Tom Travis Monday morning, residents of Flint’s College Cultural...

Flint’s Housing Crisis predates recent crises, according to report by UM – Flint professor

By Madeleine Graham  The Flint water crisis had no discernable effect on...

Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21

Hamilton Community Health Network is partnering with the Lapeer County...

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

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

Rides to Wellness services resume May 17 after temporary COVID disruption

By Madeleine Graham  Rides to Wellness will resume service May 17 after a...

A new home in the heart of the city for Flint River Watershed Coalition and Kayak Flint

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted $350,000 to support a Flint...

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 2021

The East Village Magazine for July 2021 is available here: View...

The East Village Magazine – June 2021

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

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...

The East Village Magazine – May 2021

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

The East Village Magazine – April 2021

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

City of Flint to receive $99.33 million in federal stimulus from American Rescue Plan

By Tom Travis As part of federal coronavirus stimulus bill, The American...

The East Village Magazine – March 2021

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

The East Village Magazine – February 2021

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Village Life: A reclaimed piano reclaims grace in a time of plague

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some days, no matter how hard you try to stay sane,...

Village Life: 26 miles on foot in Flint, Connor Coyne’s walk is both ancient and intimate

By Connor Coyne On a Sunday at the end of June, my alarm goes off at three...

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...

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Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it...

Sports Beat: Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines

By Harold C. Ford “The reigning champions Flint City Bucks have been...

Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County

By Harold Ford The Flint City Bucks rallied in the last one-third of the...

Flint City Council fails to adopt budget second time: City’s ability to spend money ends June 30.

By Tom Travis This article has been updated to include a press release from...