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“Restoration” of sidewalks and lawns post-pipe replacement turns into labyrinth of delays

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Tom Travis When will the residents of Flint get...

MTA specialized programs “a blessing,” offering expanding services to Flint

By Madeleine Graham My life changed when my car broke, and I did not have...

Art Walk Scene: Hip-hop, pop-ups, ice cream, art–downtown’s alive

By Tom Travis Entering the Flint Art Walk Friday night at Third Street and...

Kildee, Mays and Johnson discuss Flint water crisis at WDET panel

By Paul Rozycki According to U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (5th District),...

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...

Education Beat: Admin shakeups, contracts highlight end of year for Flint Community Schools

By Harold C. Ford “Our buildings are not worthy of the children that enter...

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...

Book Review: David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car by Lawrence Gustin

by Harold C. Ford Get your name on 40 million cars and you’re bound to...

Luminous “JFK: The Last Speech” essay collection reverberates 55 years after one October day

By Robert R. Thomas On Oct, 26, 1963, President John F. Kennedy gave his...

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: Should the Lame Duck be a dead duck?

By Paul Rozycki In the past, the so-called “lame duck” session was a...

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...

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....

Commentary: Roads, schools, water, taxes–a short tour of Gov. Whitmer’ $60 billion budget

By Paul Rozycki In March Governor Gretchen Whitmer began a tour of the state...

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: 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...

Village Life: Wilbur the “Flint Strong” dog, tangled vines and a city’s fate

By Jan Worth-Nelson In a conference room at City Hall recently after a...

“Restoration” of sidewalks and lawns post-pipe replacement turns into labyrinth of delays

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Tom Travis When will the residents of Flint get...

Kildee, Mays and Johnson discuss Flint water crisis at WDET panel

By Paul Rozycki According to U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (5th District),...

This Month in the Village: July Events

July events, in and around Flint, feature sports, music, dance, and much...

East Village Magazine – July 2019

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

Education Beat: Admin shakeups, contracts highlight end of year for Flint Community Schools

By Harold C. Ford “Our buildings are not worthy of the children that enter...

Flint City Bucks are winning games–and the hearts of the “River Rats”

By Harold C. Ford “Our Father who art in Atwood, Soccer be thy name. Thy...

Water class action attorneys detail progress of civil cases; not everyone satisfied

By Jan Worth-Nelson Leading a call and response of “We won!  They...

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

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

“Restoration” of sidewalks and lawns post-pipe replacement turns into labyrinth of delays

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Tom Travis When will the residents of Flint get...

MTA specialized programs “a blessing,” offering expanding services to Flint

By Madeleine Graham My life changed when my car broke, and I did not have...

Art Walk Scene: Hip-hop, pop-ups, ice cream, art–downtown’s alive

By Tom Travis Entering the Flint Art Walk Friday night at Third Street and...

Kildee, Mays and Johnson discuss Flint water crisis at WDET panel

By Paul Rozycki According to U.S. Congressman Dan Kildee (5th District),...

News Brief: McCree founder returns, conducts free theater arts workshop Saturday

One of the founders of the New McCree Theater, Anderson Johnson, returns to...

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...

Education Beat: Admin shakeups, contracts highlight end of year for Flint Community Schools

By Harold C. Ford “Our buildings are not worthy of the children that enter...

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: 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...

Review: The Rep’s “Glass Menagerie” honorably recreates the classic’s poignant memory-scape

By Patsy Isenberg “The play is memory. Being a memory play, it is dimly...

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

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

Review: Katie Stanley Band interlaces themes of love and loss in polished “Lake Superior”

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. Very few local bands are as polished and...

Flint Repertory Theatre presents “The Wolves,” for teens and adults, through Feb.17

By Patsy Isenberg On Feb.8, a Pulitzer Prize drama finalist for 2017, “The...

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

Flint Pride Festival TODAY (Saturday) in downtown Flint

Two events happening today (Saturday) in observance and celebration of Pride...

News Brief: water prosecution team sets community meeting in Flint June 28

Two members of the  State of Michigan’s Flint water prosecution team...

News Brief: 18th Annual Unity March set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday

 The 18th Annual Unity March Against Violence is scheduled for 11:30...

News Brief: Dental health summit Friday to explore water crisis impact, other oral health topics

Maternal and infant oral health, water fluoridation, health conditions cause...

News Brief: Genesee Health Plan to offer bus passes, Your Ride vouchers through Rotary grant

A $1,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise can go a long...