Pipeline replacement deadline Sept. 18, FNU reminds residents;  census, blight, COVID testing, placemaking also discussed
Sep15

Pipeline replacement deadline Sept. 18, FNU reminds residents; census, blight, COVID testing, placemaking also discussed

By Coner Segren Reminders of the Sept. 18 pipeline replacement deadline, COVID-19 testing sites, the census, placemaking projects featuring porches, and ongoing efforts against blight were the main topics of discussion of the Sept. 12 meeting of Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) conducted via Zoom because of the pande The meeting was moderated by Theresa Roach, program director of the  Crim Foundation;  and Lucille James, FNU...

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Neeley offers  “Conversations in the Courtyard” for Flint residents
Sep15

Neeley offers “Conversations in the Courtyard” for Flint residents

Starting Thursday, Sept. 17, Flint residents are invited to meet with Mayor Sheldon Neeley for what the city has announced will be “Conversations in the Courtyard.” Designed as scheduled one-on-one conversations between residents and the mayor, the sessions will take place in the court yard behind City Hall. No specific times are set.  Interested residents are asked to call the mayor’s office at (810) 766-7346  to make an...

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GCCARD director Matthew Purcell resigns, Stephanie Howard named interim director
Sep14

GCCARD director Matthew Purcell resigns, Stephanie Howard named interim director

By Madeleine Graham Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) director Matthew Purcell resigned suddenly effective Aug. 5, 2020. Purcell has been GCCARD director since November 2015. Stephanie Howard will act as the interim director of GCCARD.  Howard has served as deputy director of GCCARD prior to Purcell’s resignation. “We expect that she will continue to steer our ship in a positive direction so as...

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Review:  Flint native filmmaker’s latest production puts pandemic focus on frontline workers
Sep13

Review: Flint native filmmaker’s latest production puts pandemic focus on frontline workers

By Harold C. Ford “Private industry really stepped up.” –Erin Brennan, emergency room physician “On the Line” is a refreshing antidote to a steady stream of stories about a chief executive who mishandled a pandemic and lied to the nation about its worst health crisis in a hundred years. A short film, lasting less than nine minutes, its lens is squarely focused on frontliners who have gone above and beyond the call of duty during...

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Review:  Provocative “Black Matters” exhibit continues at FIA through Oct. 11
Sep12

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 bombarded with images of our death and after a while that does something to your psyche.  It’s literally saying, ‘Black people, you might be next.  You will be next.’ ”  …Matthew Wead, artist The black and white woodcut prints of Matthew Wead’s Black Matters collection focus on tragedy: grim images of black and brown victims of police violence in the...

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