New skateboard park plan for Swartz Creek Golf Course announced by Flint’s “SK810” group
Apr24

New skateboard park plan for Swartz Creek Golf Course announced by Flint’s “SK810” group

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. Under threat of rain, more than 75 people were in attendance April 20 for the announcement of plans to build a new skate park for the city of Flint. The announcement came during this year’s Easter egg hunt and skateboard jam at the existing skate park at the Swartz Creek Golf Course, 1902 Hammerberg Rd. The new skate park would be built on the same site, on the old tennis courts visible from the westbound side...

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Town Hall Forum: to “restore the public trust” voters have to get involved
Apr24

Town Hall Forum: to “restore the public trust” voters have to get involved

By Paul Rozycki Perhaps the most important highlight one could draw from the “Restore the Public Trust” Town Hall, held at the Flint Public Library Tuesday night, was emphasized by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Of the 100 precincts in Michigan with the lowest voter turnout, she said, 20 of them were in Flint. They averaged about 15 percent turnout. By contrast, Benson said many precincts in Bloomfield Hills...

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Five candidates file for Flint’s first mayoral election under new charter
Apr23

Five candidates file for Flint’s first mayoral election under new charter

By Paul Rozycki Flint’s first mayoral election under its new charter got off to a robust start as five candidates filed to run for mayor this year.  They are Incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver, Tonya Burns, Greg Eason, Sheldon Neeley, and Don Pfeiffer. The filing deadline was 4 p.m. Tuesday April 23, and several of the candidates filed their petitions with the city clerk just before the final hour. They have until Friday April 26 to have...

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International and U.S. residents invited to socialize, mingle at May 2 coffee hour
Apr20

International and U.S. residents invited to socialize, mingle at May 2 coffee hour

The International Center of Greater Flint (ICGF) has scheduled an “international coffee hour” for international and U.S. residents to socialize and mingle. The free event, open to the community, is set for 5-7 p.m. May 2 at Totem Books, 620 W. Court St. More information is available at ICGFlint.org. –EVM Staff  

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“Graffiti artist at heart” Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint
Apr18

“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 crime” in the name of art. But Boike, 35, who has been described as an “urban graffiti artist at heart,” definitely has not given up his life of art. Now a practicing attorney with a wife and baby daughter, the Fenton artist has been for years creating high energy, vibrantly colorful murals all over Flint, from Buckham Alley to Totem Books to the...

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