Review: Connor Coyne’s serial Flint allegory “Urbantasm” continues with”ambitious, authentic” Book Two
Sep20

Review: Connor Coyne’s serial Flint allegory “Urbantasm” continues with”ambitious, authentic” Book Two

By Robert R. Thomas Flint author Connor Coyne’s Urbantasm is a serial novel composed of four books. Last year I read and reviewed Book One: The Dying City (EVM July 2, 2018). So surprised had I been by Coyne’s ambitious allegorical teen noir serial novel that I approached Book Two: The Empty Room with something akin to an elderly version of the unabashed exciting curiosity the Saturday matinee movie serials at the Roxy Theater brought...

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Briar Hill boil water advisory lifted
Sep20

Briar Hill boil water advisory lifted

The following has just been issued by Candice Mushatt, the City of Flint’s public information officer:  “The City of Flint Director of Public Works, Rob Bincsik, reported Friday that crews have completed repairs on a water main break that triggered a Boil Filtered Water Advisory Wednesday afternoon for water customers in the Briar Hill area. “The break has been fixed and we have received satisfactory results...

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Flint City Council committee meeting yields single vote, yelling, call to police
Sep19

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

By Tom Travis The  Flint City Council’s Legislative Committee was the only committee to meet on Wednesday night, the day of the week when the council meets, usually outside the council chamber in a side room,  to carry out various functions and consider resolutions in subcommittees. A single resolution about selling and growing recreational marijuana was discussed and voted on. However, a yelling match broke out among council...

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Attention Flint residents: City issues boil water advisory
Sep18

Attention Flint residents: City issues boil water advisory

Candice Mushatt just clarified this boil water advisory: THIS NOTICE IS FOR THE BRIAR HILL AREA (BETWEEN WESTWOOD PARKWAY AND PARKSIDE DRIVE) ONLY.  The City of Flint issued this communique this morning, from Public Information Officer Candice Mushatt.  Please see below for instructions provided by the City on how to manage your water use during and after the advisory, being prepared for water line breaks, and implications for water...

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Review: “Gamma Rays” captures troubled family at The Rep through Sept. 22
Sep17

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 health and medical problems and who are doomed financially are portrayed compellingly at The Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) in the play, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” The production continues through Sunday at the Elgood Theatre, 1220 E. Kearsley St. in the Flint Cultural Center. “Gamma Rays” was written by...

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