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Briar Hill boil water advisory lifted

The following has just been issued by Candice Mushatt, the City of...

Flint City Council committee meeting yields single vote, yelling, call to police

By Tom Travis The  Flint City Council’s Legislative Committee was the...

Review: “Gamma Rays” captures troubled family at The Rep through Sept. 22

By Patsy Isenberg Events in the lives of a dysfunctional family with mental...

Immigrants’ contributions to Genesee County celebrated in Welcoming Week

By Jan Worth-Nelson Immigrants are helping offset population decline and...

Carriage Town housing proposal draws protest; Fifth Ward residents speak out

By Tom Travis At its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 9, the Flint City Council...

Motion to prevent hiring ombudsperson denied; process moving forward

By Melodee Mabbitt Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge F. Kay Behm denied a...

Public hearing on Flint’s alleged failures to follow charter 10 a.m. Tuesday

TRO denied:  see followup story here:   By Melodee Mabbitt A hearing...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

Review: “Poisoned democracy, poisoned water,” activists’ impact — themes of new Flint book

By Harold C. Ford “The lesson learned from the battle over the river was...

Central American turmoil and revolution highlight Flint author’s first novel

By Paul Rozycki It may have been St. Paddy’s Day March 17, but that...

“America: The Farewell Tour” by Chris Hedges: a review

Reviewed by Robert R. Thomas An unsettling childhood memory is that things...

Review: “A $500 House in Detroit” a familiar, complex story for Flint readers

By Harold C. Ford “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part...

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...

Village Life: The Flint River dumped us, but we got a story (or two)

  By Jan Worth-Nelson I told Sarah Carson the river would give us...

Village Life: A raptor crash heralded my life with birds

By Teddy Robertson Smack! The front legs of my chair leave the floor, my...

Commentary: A funny thing happened on the way to the election

By Paul Rozycki Note:  This column has been updated for a correction via...

Commentary: Fix the roads? Who gets the money?

By Paul Rozycki Gov. Whitmer is continuing her statewide campaign to garner...

Commentary: Fix the “damn roads”? But how do we pay for the “damn roads”?

By Paul Rozycki Are you ready to “fix the damn roads?”  It was Gov....

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

A number of numbers to watch in 2019

By Paul Rozycki I once knew a math professor who argued that everything in...

Commentary: Are Flint foundations replacing city government? Does it matter?

By Paul Rozycki Editor’s Note:  This story was updated Sept. 3 to...

Commentary: Flint City Council meetings a long day’s journey into night

By Paul Rozycki On a recent Monday evening, of the approximately 96,448...

Village Life: A raptor crash heralded my life with birds

By Teddy Robertson Smack! The front legs of my chair leave the floor, my...

Commentary: A funny thing happened on the way to the election

By Paul Rozycki Note:  This column has been updated for a correction via...

Review: “Poisoned democracy, poisoned water,” activists’ impact — themes of new Flint book

By Harold C. Ford “The lesson learned from the battle over the river was...

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...

Village Life: The Flint River dumped us, but we got a story (or two)

  By Jan Worth-Nelson I told Sarah Carson the river would give us...

Village Life: A raptor crash heralded my life with birds

By Teddy Robertson Smack! The front legs of my chair leave the floor, my...

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

I love Flint: Baker’s dozen reasons why my town is NOT the 11th “Worst City to Live In”

By Harold C. Ford I’m an unabashed, unashamed, scream-it-from-the-rooftops...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Thanksgiving memoir: Temple of the City — a story of Atwood Stadium

By Gary L. Fisher NOTE:  Gary Fisher, a local historian, spoke on the...

Commentary: Bent but not broken–remember Flint’s history of fighting back

By Ted Nelson This is a lightly edited transcript of Ted Nelson’s...

For a Las Vegas native, difference between virtual and real hit home

By Dylan Doherty I was hesitant when my fiancée, Kelsey Ronan, suggested I...

Attention Flint residents: City issues boil water advisory

Candice Mushatt just clarified this boil water advisory: THIS NOTICE IS FOR...

Eight women and the natural world featured in Buckham Gallery “Field Work” show

By Jeffery L Carey, Jr. Buckham Gallery’s latest show, Field...

Carriage Town housing proposal draws protest; Fifth Ward residents speak out

By Tom Travis At its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 9, the Flint City Council...

East Village Magazine – September 2019

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download...

Education Beat: Flint schools test scores show modest gain, still lag behind area, state averages

By Harold C. Ford Test scores for students in Flint Community Schools...

This Month in the Village: September Features

In the Village, the month of September features a car show, Bikes on the...

99 years of women’s right to vote celebrated at Crossroads Village

By Paul Rozycki It’s been almost a century since women won the right to...

Commentary: Are Flint foundations replacing city government? Does it matter?

By Paul Rozycki Editor’s Note:  This story was updated Sept. 3 to...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

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

Briar Hill boil water advisory lifted

The following has just been issued by Candice Mushatt, the City of...

Flint City Council committee meeting yields single vote, yelling, call to police

By Tom Travis The  Flint City Council’s Legislative Committee was the...

Review: “Gamma Rays” captures troubled family at The Rep through Sept. 22

By Patsy Isenberg Events in the lives of a dysfunctional family with mental...

Immigrants’ contributions to Genesee County celebrated in Welcoming Week

By Jan Worth-Nelson Immigrants are helping offset population decline and...

Carriage Town housing proposal draws protest; Fifth Ward residents speak out

By Tom Travis At its regular meeting Monday, Sept. 9, the Flint City Council...

Motion to prevent hiring ombudsperson denied; process moving forward

By Melodee Mabbitt Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Judge F. Kay Behm denied a...

Public hearing on Flint’s alleged failures to follow charter 10 a.m. Tuesday

TRO denied:  see followup story here:   By Melodee Mabbitt A hearing...

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...

Review: “Gamma Rays” captures troubled family at The Rep through Sept. 22

By Patsy Isenberg Events in the lives of a dysfunctional family with mental...

Review: Riveting Semaj Brown “bleeds fire” at Mott Warsh Gallery performance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Facing lies, atrocities and daily affronts to self-love...

Review: Paper recreations of historical fashion “amazing” at FIA through Sept. 8

By Patsy Isenberg Is fashion art? Designer Isaac Mizrahi said on the CBS...

Love, goodness, and Flint’s musical heart echoed as Jazz Fest turned up the heat

By Tom Travis Mother Nature turned up the heat and local and regional and...

Review: June Art Walk offered many pleasures for Saginaw Street strollers

  By Patsy Isenberg It was  a perfect late spring day for the June Art...

Review: Energetic “Songs About Stuff” premiere explores the 90s with music, humor

By Patsy Isenberg “I was walking down Haight Street in San Francisco when...

“Graffiti artist at heart” Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charles Boike long ago gave up his “life of...

Village Life: The Flint River dumped us, but we got a story (or two)

  By Jan Worth-Nelson I told Sarah Carson the river would give us...

Village Life: In LA or Flint, tai chi yields gifts of challenge, elation, peace

By Teddy Robertson “Breathe from the diaphragm,” says Beverly, my tai...

Village Life: A tale of two signs on the “Eastside” of Flint

By Gary Fisher They’re just metal street signs. Been there for years,...

Village Life: 85 tubas and a corny sing-a-long one secret to holiday cheer

By Jan Worth-Nelson Let’s face it–you can’t not smile when...

Village Life: Of elusive joy, lamentations and “wanton love”

By Jan Worth-Nelson   Sometimes you have to fight for joy. At a recent...

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

By Ted Nelson I thought I was losing my mind.  Two sleepless nights in a...

Village Life: Why I moved to Flint

    By Ted Nelson My first experience of Flint was Bishop...

Village Life: in Flint, there’s always more than one story; there’s always more to come

By Jan Worth-Nelson Some time in the middle of February – by far the...

  • News Briefs

News Brief: City Hall closed Monday; trash delayed one day next week

  Flint City Hall will be closed Monday, Sept. 2 for the Labor Day...

Zero Mass Water/Pierce Park proposal presentation cancelled for tonight

Sherry Hayden, vice president of the College Cultural Neighborhood...

CCNA is 100: pizza party to celebrate the century Saturday at MCC

The College Cultural Neighborhood Association will celebrate its 100th...

Boil water advisory lifted

The following press release was just issued by the City of...

What’s your story? Tell it to StoryCorps, at the FIA through Sept. 4

By Tom Travis Let the stories begin:  StoryCorps has arrived in Flint. As...