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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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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,...

Education Beat: Uncertain leadership, uncertain infrastructure challenges roil Flint Community Schools board

By Harold C. Ford Flint schools superintendent Anita Steward files lawsuit...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Neighborhoods in Beecher site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines,...

The East Village Magazine – October 2021

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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Mobile COVID vaccination units available Saturday, Aug. 14 on Flint’s south side

Mobile COVID vaccination units sponsored by The Greater Flint Health...

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 – 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...

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...

The East Village Magazine – August 2021

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

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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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...