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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,...

Education Beat: Threat at ALA prompts backpack review; parliamentary woes continue to plague Flint school board

“Sunlight or prison walls: I’m going to go with sunlight and having...

African-American artwork celebrated in three galleries at FIA

By Tom Travis Three exhibits honoring and celebrating work by...

City of Flint allocates $15.6 million for Community Grants from ARPA funding; applications open now

By Tom Travis Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include...

Dysfunction and Democracy from Flint to Washington. Is Flint a model for the nation?

By Paul Rozycki For much of the 20th Century Flint was a leader for much of...

Education Beat: New leadership team for Flint Board of Education all first-timers

By Harold C. Ford “Sometimes you’ve got to pivot.” – Melody...

Early cancer detection to save lives highlighted at MLK Jr. Day Berston celebration

By Tom Travis “Dr. King once said that injustice in health was the...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

Dysfunction and Democracy from Flint to Washington. Is Flint a model for the nation?

By Paul Rozycki For much of the 20th Century Flint was a leader for much of...

Commentary: A tribute to “Master of the State Senate” Jim Ananich

By Michigan State Representative Jasper R. Martus “Thank God for...

Commentary: Looking back and looking ahead — Will 2022 set the stage for 2023?

By Paul Rozycki The combined December/January issue of the East Village...

Opinion: Let’s prosecute real criminals, not women and doctors

Letter to the Editor  By David Leyton, Genesee County Prosecutor As county...

Commentary: Facing enrollment and financial challenges, UM-Flint asks, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki “Academic politics makes me yearn for the simplicity of...

Commentary: What’s at stake on the Nov. 8 ballot? Here’s a preview

By Paul Rozycki It’s common to refer to every upcoming election as “the...

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...

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: 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...

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,...

The East Village Magazine – February 2023

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

Education Beat: Threat at ALA prompts backpack review; parliamentary woes continue to plague Flint school board

“Sunlight or prison walls: I’m going to go with sunlight and having...

African-American artwork celebrated in three galleries at FIA

By Tom Travis Three exhibits honoring and celebrating work by...

City of Flint allocates $15.6 million for Community Grants from ARPA funding; applications open now

By Tom Travis Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include...

Dysfunction and Democracy from Flint to Washington. Is Flint a model for the nation?

By Paul Rozycki For much of the 20th Century Flint was a leader for much of...

Education Beat: New leadership team for Flint Board of Education all first-timers

By Harold C. Ford “Sometimes you’ve got to pivot.” – Melody...

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...

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,...

Education Beat: Threat at ALA prompts backpack review; parliamentary woes continue to plague Flint school board

“Sunlight or prison walls: I’m going to go with sunlight and having...

African-American artwork celebrated in three galleries at FIA

By Tom Travis Three exhibits honoring and celebrating work by...

City of Flint allocates $15.6 million for Community Grants from ARPA funding; applications open now

By Tom Travis Editor’s note: This article has been updated to include...

Education Beat: New leadership team for Flint Board of Education all first-timers

By Harold C. Ford “Sometimes you’ve got to pivot.” – Melody...

Early cancer detection to save lives highlighted at MLK Jr. Day Berston celebration

By Tom Travis “Dr. King once said that injustice in health was the...

Michigan Speaker Rep. Joe Tate considers economic development with Flint business, housing leaders

By Tom Travis Housing was a key factor considered in an economic development...

Flint residents can apply for WRAP water bill assistance Thursdays at City Hall

By Tom Travis The City of Flint is encouraging Flint residents to apply for...

Flint’s “Gentle giant” – Commissioner Bryant “B.B” Nolden honored and remembered by Flint City Council

By Tom Travis As Flint reels from the sudden and untimely death of County...

City Clerk candidates – Guillen and Donohue – to be interviewed Dec. 5

By Tom Travis Out of 24 applicants, two will be interviewed next Monday,...

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...

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 – February 2023

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

East Village Magazine December 2022 – January 2023

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

The East Village Magazine – November 2022

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

The East Village Magazine – October 2022

The October 2022 edition of The East Village Magazine is available for...

The East Village Magazine – September 2022

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

The East Village Magazine – August 2022

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

The East Village Magazine – July 2022

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

The East Village Magazine – June 2022

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

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...

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...

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,...

Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks Power into Playoffs with 6-0 Romp over Midwest United

By Harold C. Ford * * * * * United States League Two Central Conference...

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...

A new type of health care coming to Flint in January

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

Village Life: Even Sadie’s puppy love didn’t convince me — I’m fine without a dog

By Tom Travis I don’t know what I was thinking when I agreed to take care...

Village Life: At 76, he’s run marathons in all 50 states and the Great Wall of China

By Tom Travis From the Great Wall of China to the Hoover Dam, Ortonville...

Memories of Woodrow Stanley: student, councilman, mayor, county commissioner, and state representative

By Paul Rozycki Many tributes to Woodrow Stanley have spoken of his...

Flint Water Warriors remember Tony Palladeno, silenced by COVID

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

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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...

Flint residents can apply for WRAP water bill assistance Thursdays at City Hall

By Tom Travis The City of Flint is encouraging Flint residents to apply for...

Flint’s “Gentle giant” – Commissioner Bryant “B.B” Nolden honored and remembered by Flint City Council

By Tom Travis As Flint reels from the sudden and untimely death of County...

City Clerk candidates – Guillen and Donohue – to be interviewed Dec. 5

By Tom Travis Out of 24 applicants, two will be interviewed next Monday,...