“Knuckleheads” comment sparks rancor, debate among city council
Jan20

“Knuckleheads” comment sparks rancor, debate among city council

By Tom Travis No action was taken by design at Wednesday’s five-hour plus meeting of the Flint City Council . But the night was filled with verbal sparks flying and contentious moments as many council members sparred and jabbed each other with “point of order” and “point of information,” The epithet “knuckleheads,” directed from Council President Eric Mays to the rest of the council provoked...

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The East Village Magazine – December 2021 and January 2022
Jan18

The East Village Magazine – December 2021 and January 2022

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download here: View Fullscreen...

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Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network
Jan18

Family Flu and COVID Vaccination Day, Saturday, Jan. 22 – hosted by Hamilton Community Health Network

By Tom Travis On Saturday, Jan. 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hamilton Community Health Network will host a free COVID and flu vaccine event for families. The Family Vaccination Day will be held at 2900 N. Saginaw St. in Flint. No appointment is necessary, however, supplies may be limited, according to a press release. Local COVID hospitalizations have grown steadily to 571 daily admissions. Of those, 73 per cent are unvaccinated...

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Education Beat:     Leadership teams reshaped at Flint Community Schools — McIntosh out, Green in as board president,  Jones proposes new look for central administration team
Jan18

Education Beat: Leadership teams reshaped at Flint Community Schools — McIntosh out, Green in as board president, Jones proposes new look for central administration team

By Harold C. Ford The frequent makeover of board and administrative leadership teams at Flint Community Schools (FCS) was front and center at the board’s annual organization meeting Jan. 12. Danielle Green replaced Carol McIntosh as the school board’s president. Joyce Ellis-McNeal moved into the vice president position, replacing Green. Adrian Walker replaced Ellis-McNeal as the board’s new secretary. Chris Del Morone was chosen to...

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Writer Gary Gildner looks back on a Flint that “gave joy to my youth”
Jan14

Writer Gary Gildner looks back on a Flint that “gave joy to my youth”

By Jan Worth-Nelson To understand how writer Gary Gildner feels about his Flint childhood in the 1950s, some Latin is in order. Flint — specifically Flint’s legendary Holy Redeemer Catholic Church and school and its devoted diaspora —  is at the heart of the second essay and central to many of the others  in Gildner’s new collection, How I Married Michele and other journeys, just out from BkMk Press in Kansas...

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