Memories of Jack Minore, Michigan, Flint, and East Village
Sep25

Memories of Jack Minore, Michigan, Flint, and East Village

By Paul Rozycki There have been many official obituaries, tributes, and memorials written about Jack Minore, the offices he held, the causes he championed, and the commitment he had to the state of Michigan and the Flint community. Most political leaders in the area have spoken about his commitment to Michigan, Flint and a long list of causes—civil rights, women’s rights, labor and the environment.  But beyond those, I’d like to share...

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Memories of Jack Minore, Michigan, Flint, and East Village
Sep25

Memories of Jack Minore, Michigan, Flint, and East Village

By Paul Rozycki There have been many official obituaries, tributes, and memorials written about Jack Minore, the offices he held, the causes he championed, and the commitment he had to the state of Michigan and the Flint community. Most political leaders in the area have spoken about his commitment to Michigan, Flint and a long list of causes—civil rights, women’s rights, labor and the environment.  But beyond those, I’d like to share...

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Max Brandon Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit visits:  free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday
Sep22

Max Brandon Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit visits: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch and COVID-19 vaccines available at Max Brandon Park noon to 3 p.m.  Thursday. Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 25. The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) has created a partnership with Genesee Community Health Center (GCHC), the Genesee County Community Action Resource...

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City council in a 5-4 vote drops a proposal allowing McLaren Hospital to reduce their Water Crisis Settlement amount from $20 million to $5 million
Sep14

City council in a 5-4 vote drops a proposal allowing McLaren Hospital to reduce their Water Crisis Settlement amount from $20 million to $5 million

By Tom Travis Grappling with the most recent development in the Flint Water Crisis Settlement the City Council had a heated discussion for over two hours of their nearly nine hour meeting on Monday. The discussion centered around a resolution to amend the Flint Water Litigation Settlement agreement. McLaren released a statement containing details of changes saying, “our hospital has modified its participation in the...

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Education Beat: Uncertain leadership, uncertain infrastructure challenges roil Flint Community Schools board
Sep12

Education Beat: Uncertain leadership, uncertain infrastructure challenges roil Flint Community Schools board

By Harold C. Ford Flint schools superintendent Anita Steward files lawsuit against board of education Kevelin Jones appointed interim superintendent Two board of education members abruptly resign Doyle-Ryder building closed due to presence of black mold; $440,000 roof repair plan approved by board Board president signals resumption of talks with Mott Foundation “We are at a very fragile state in this district.” –Carol McIntosh,...

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