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Five years later, Flint’s Every Nation Church remains committed to ‘racial reconciliation’

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Five years later, Flint’s Every Nation Church remains committed to ‘racial reconciliation’

By Harold C. Ford Five years after the merger of two Flint congregations – one predominantly white and located in the center of Flint, the other a Black congregation that left its church home near Flint’s north side – the co-pastors of Every Nation Assembly of God Church remain committed to the union.   “We never look back,” said Every Nation Co-Pastor Michael Stone, who led his congregation’s departure from its former Beecher, Mich. house of worship, Power of God Ministries, to their new home at Every Nation. “Racial reconciliation has been...

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Nominating petitions for Flint’s Third Ward City Councilmember now open

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Nominating petitions for Flint’s Third Ward City Councilmember now open

By EVM Staff Nominating petitions for the 3rd Ward Flint City Council Member Recall Election are now available in the Flint City Clerk’s Office. According to a press release June 13, 2o24, the deadline for filing nominating petitions with the Clerk’s Office will be Saturday, June 22, by 4 p.m. and the subsequent recall election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The recall election was announced on Wednesday, when Genesee County Clerk-Register Domonique Clemons confirmed that his office had validated 533 signatures for Third Ward...

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Commentary: A primer for the August primary

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Commentary: A primer for the August primary

By Paul Rozycki While so much attention has been on the November election between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, Michigan’s August primary may be just as critical to determining who will govern us in the next few years.  Because our primary takes place in August — when many are thinking of SPF rather than GDP — the turnout for primary elections is usually much lower than for fall’s general election. That’s unfortunate because in many areas of the state where one party is dominant, the winners of the primary election...

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Flint Public Art Project is ready to put paint to paper with new mural book series

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Flint Public Art Project is ready to put paint to paper with new mural book series

By Madeleine Graham The Flint Public Art Project (FPAP) is launching a book series to showcase the hundreds of murals artists have painted on structures across the city since its founding over a decade ago. “People have been requesting books of the murals,” Joe Schipani, former FPAP executive director, told East Village Magazine of why the nonprofit is pursuing the series. While Schipani stepped down from his executive director role last year, he continues to be active on the FPAP board and works on some special projects, like the upcoming...

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Village Life: It’s Hard to be Blue at Bluebell

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Village Life: It’s Hard to be Blue at Bluebell

By Kate Stockrahm With construction happening nearly everywhere one can walk downtown this summer, I decided to spend a recent afternoon break at a place that always feels light-years away from the noise and dust of the city: Bluebell Beach. Google describes Bluebell as a “lakeside park along the Flint River Bike Path featuring a sandy beach, a splash pad & shade kites,” but as I was walking past a couple on the way from the park’s mostly-empty car lot, the gentleman turned to his companion and said “I bet there’s a ton of seagull shit in...

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The East Village Magazine – June 2024

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The East Village Magazine – June 2024

The June issue of #EastVillageMagazine is hitting newsstands soon! Can’t wait for your issue? Click below for a digital copy now. Happy reading! View...

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City of Flint to update Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan, asks for resident feedback

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City of Flint to update Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan, asks for resident feedback

EVM Staff During the month of June, the City of Flint Department of Business and Community Services will host community meetings in each ward to kick off the Imagine Flint Comprehensive Plan Update. The plan, formerly known as the “Imagine Flint Master Plan,” helps determine land use and other planning policy throughout the city, and the goal is adoption of an updated plan by December 2025. The City of Flint’s former plan was adopted more than 10 years ago, before the Flint Water Crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the end of...

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Petitions for Flint Board of Education seat now open

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Petitions for Flint Board of Education seat now open

By EVM Staff Petitions to become a member of Flint’s Board of Education are now available through the Flint City Clerk’s Office. According to a Clerk’s Office press release on May 31, 2024, one seat will be open for the upcoming Nov. 5 election: that of current Flint Community Schools Board of Education President Michael Clack. Clack’s term term expires on Dec. 31 of this year, and he is currently competing against incumbent Representative Cynthia R. Neeley for the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 70th...

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Here’s where you can celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Flint

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Here’s where you can celebrate Juneteenth 2024 in Flint

By Canisha Bell The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect on January 1, 1863 with the intent to free enslaved African Americans. However, not all enslaved African Americans were freed, nor even informed of their freedom, that day.  In fact, over two years later on June 19, 1865 — when 2,000 Union troops arrived announcing the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas — there were still over 250,000 enslaved African Americans in the state. Freedom for those still enslaved came by executive decree delivered by general order No. 3: “The people are...

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State Senator Cherry to host next ‘Community Conversation’ event in Flint

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State Senator Cherry to host next ‘Community Conversation’ event in Flint

Michigan State Senator John Cherry will host a “Community Conversation” event in Flint from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2024. According to a press release sent by the senator’s office on May 24, Cherry plans to host the June conversation at The New McCree Theatre, located at 4601 Clio Road, where guests will have “an opportunity to ask questions and hear updates from Lansing.” Cherry’s district director, Qiana Towns Williams, encouraged interested Flint residents to call her office at 810-233-9788...

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Mott Community College calls for interim president applications

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Mott Community College calls for interim president applications

By EVM Staff Mott Community College (MCC) has opened the application for its Interim President position. In a press release on May 22, 2024, the college states that “the person selected for this position will serve as the Interim President of Mott Community College until the position of the President is filled as otherwise determined by the Board of Trustees.” The release also notes that the college’s search for a permanent president will likely begin “in the summer of 2024.” As East Village Magazine previously...

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Michigan Dental Association Foundation to offer free dental services in Flint over 2-day event

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Michigan Dental Association Foundation to offer free dental services in Flint over 2-day event

By Canisha Bell The Michigan Dental Association Foundation (MDA) plans to bring hundreds of dentists and dental staff volunteers together on June 14 and 15 to provide free services to thousands of patients at Flint’s Dort Financial Center. The program, known as Mission of Mercy, is a collaborative effort to offer free dental care to all, regardless of income or residency status, and organizers are expecting to provide an estimated $1.8 million in services to as many as 2,000 people at the coming event. Dr. Denise Polk, the local chair...

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Committee to bring recommended timeline, process for selecting MCC’s next president before Board

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Committee to bring recommended timeline, process for selecting MCC’s next president before Board

By Kate Stockrahm Mott Community College’s presidential search is on, with an ad hoc committee set to make timeline and process recommendations to the college’s full Board of Trustees this week. Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, who has helmed the college for a decade, is stepping down on May 24, 2024, and the race has begun to find both an interim president as well as her permanent replacement. During an ad hoc committee meeting to discuss that process on May 16, 2024, MCC Board president Andy Everman, Treasurer Jeffrey Swanson, and Trustee John...

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Education Beat: Could-be Flint students take $100+ million in state aid to other school options each year

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Education Beat: Could-be Flint students take $100+ million in state aid to other school options each year

By Harold C. Ford Flint Community Schools (FCS) enrolls just 20 percent of the school-age students that reside within the district’s boundaries, resulting in a loss of $100 million annually as the other 80 percent of its possible students take state funding elsewhere. Other educational options for those students include: Schools of Choice, wherein public-school students can attend other public schools outside of the district they live in; nonprofit and for-profit charter schools; private schools, such as those offered by the Roman Catholic...

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An update on downtown Flint’s ‘LiveWell’ development

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An update on downtown Flint’s ‘LiveWell’ development

By Kate Stockrahm At the one year mark since its groundbreaking, “LiveWell on Harrison,” a mixed-use development that will relocate the YMCA and Crim Fitness Foundation and boast 50 new apartments, is taking shape amid the downtown Flint skyline. The development is helmed by HWD Harrison, Inc. which Joe Martin, Director of Development at Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC), described as “an affiliate” of URC that “also includes membership from the YMCA.” The housing component of the building is five stories tall and includes studio,...

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Flint Book Review: Phil’s Siren Song

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Flint Book Review: Phil’s Siren Song

By Jan Worth-Nelson Just to get it on the table right up front, I’m pretty crazy about Flint native Tim Lane’s new novel, “Phil’s Siren Song.”   I know, I know: another book about a tribe of 20-something blue-collar Flint underachievers — this time in the 80s — straggling from one beloved downtown hangout to another, coming and going from attempted romances and the halls of academe, getting drunk and sometimes drugged up on Flint’s east side? No thanks.  Regardless of what resistance you might have toward another Flint quasi-memoir, you...

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Flint City Bucks receive warm welcome from organization, community at downtown reception

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Flint City Bucks receive warm welcome from organization, community at downtown reception

By Kate Stockrahm Though the Flint City Bucks’ season opener isn’t until May 25, the semi-professional soccer team’s founder, Dan Duggan, is already predicting a winning season ahead. “Moving this team to Flint was an absolute home run,” Duggan said from the podium at a Bucks welcome reception on May 13, 2024. “We’ll have our own conversations about what we’re going to do on the field, [but] I can tell you one thing ladies and gentlemen: we’re going to win.” The Bucks have been around for nearly 30 years, starting out in...

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Will third parties and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. decide the 2024 election?

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Will third parties and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. decide the 2024 election?

By Paul Rozycki Unhappy with the Republican and Democratic candidates for president this year? You have many third party options, but making those choices could have consequences you don’t like. Third parties have never elected a president of the United States. We’ve had Democrats, Republicans, Whigs, and Federalists as presidents, but we’ve never elected a Libertarian, Socialist, Green Party, Prohibitionist, or Communist party member to the White House.  But that doesn’t mean that third parties haven’t played a major role in who gets elected...

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The East Village Magazine – May, 2024

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The East Village Magazine – May, 2024

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

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Flint Farmers’ Market pavilion to open this Saturday

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Flint Farmers’ Market pavilion to open this Saturday

By EVM Staff The Flint Farmers’ Market is ready to celebrate spring with the opening of its outdoor pavilion this weekend. Market Manager Karianne Martus said the pavilion’s opening day on Saturday, May 11, promises over a dozen vendors offering flowers, vintage clothing, baked goods, and produce, with additional vendors joining the outdoor ranks as spring turns to summer. “More will be coming by mid-June,” she explained, citing growing seasons and vendor availability for the pavilion’s ramp-up period. Martus added that the pavilion will be...

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Flint’s 9th Ward residents elect Jonathan Jarrett to City Council

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Flint’s 9th Ward residents elect Jonathan Jarrett to City Council

By Kate Stockrahm Jonathan Jarrett will soon take his seat as the new 9th Ward Flint City Councilperson, according to early election results from the Genesee County Clerk’s Office. Jarrett received 247 votes, nearly 52% of votes cast, in a recall election on May 7, 2024. His opponents, Page Brousseau and Kathryn Irwin, received roughly 30% and 18% of the remaining votes, respectively. “I’m certainly thankful to God and to all of those that supported me — family, friends, voters alike — particularly the voters that have...

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The New McCree Theatre does doo-wop for its May musical

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The New McCree Theatre does doo-wop for its May musical

By Kate Stockrahm The New McCree Theatre is reprising its signature musical, “Sincerely: the Musical Odyssey of an Original Moonglow,” from May 9 to May 25, 2024. The show originally opened to sell-out audiences nearly two decades ago in 2006, which its writer, the theatre’s executive director Charles Winfrey, told East Village Magazine he hopes to see again. “Actually, it was one of our most well received productions,” Winfrey said. “In our 20 year history, we haven’t done anything yet to surpass the audience response to ‘Sincerely.’”...

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James Avery named new executive director of Berston Field House

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James Avery named new executive director of Berston Field House

By EVM Staff James Avery, a Flint native and current Genesee County Commissioner, has been selected as the new executive director of Berston Field House. He will start on May 13, 2024. Avery will be succeeding Valorie Horton, who has served as Berston’s interim executive director since the unexpected passing of Bryant “BB” Nolden in December 2022. He is joining Berston after six years with the Flint and Genesee Group, most recently as Director of Education and Talent. According to a May 1 press release from Berston, Avery “brings...

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City of Flint Service Center to host free estate planning event

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City of Flint Service Center to host free estate planning event

By EVM Staff The City of Flint will host a free informational presentation for residents on estate planning, wills, and end-of-life planning at the city’s new service center at 2 p.m. on May 1, 2024. The free three-hour presentation, happening in partnership with the Mallory, VanDyne & Scott (MVS) Bar Association, will cover topics such as selecting beneficiaries and a personal representative, powers of attorney, selecting guardians for minors, important documents to keep safe, burial wishes, and the differences between a will and a...

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UM-Flint welcomes new tenure-track faculty union

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UM-Flint welcomes new tenure-track faculty union

By Paul Rozycki It was a cool, breezy day for an outdoor rally, but the gathered University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint) faculty had the wind at their backs as they welcomed a new tenure-track faculty union on April 23, 2024. The faculty had gathered at McKinnon Plaza to announce the University of Michigan-Flint American Federation of Teachers-American Association of University Professors Local 5671, their newly formed union. The union is made up of over 150 tenure-track faculty at UM-Flint, and many organizers, other union leaders and...

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Digital Divide: The Michigan Times is a local news site. Or is it?

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Digital Divide: The Michigan Times is a local news site. Or is it?

By Gordon Young Technically, the Michigan Times still exists, but it’s probably not what you think it is. When the University of Michigan – Flint student newspaper let its domain name lapse last year, it was a clear sign that the Michigan Times was in trouble. The publication that covered the downtown campus for more than 60 years is now officially “sunsetting” and will shut down completely at the end of the academic year, a victim of declining student interest and, some argue, university budget cuts. The domain...

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Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College, to retire in May

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Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College, to retire in May

By EVM Staff Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, President of Mott Community College (MCC), is set to retire at semester’s end, as confirmed during a MCC Board of Trustees meeting on April 22, 2024. At the conclusion of that meeting, Trustee Michael Freeman read aloud the following statement: MCC Employees, Students, and Friends: This evening the Board of Trustees has been presented with an agreement for the retirement of our seventh Mott Community College president, Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea. We appreciate her ten years of service to the...

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FIM Flint Repertory Theatre to host free New Works Festival

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FIM Flint Repertory Theatre to host free New Works Festival

By EVM Staff The FIM Flint Repertory Theatre will put on its 2024 New Works Festival from April 26-28, 2024. The Rep’s annual New Works Festival is a three-day event presenting staged readings of new plays, during which audience members get a chance to experience new work before anyone else and “meet the artists working to bring the future of American theatre to life,” according to an April 18 press release. This year’s lineup includes new plays by Lilly Camp, Bernardo Cubría, Elise Kibler and a musical by Michael Koomand and...

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Commentary: Recall the Flint City Council? But at what cost?

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Commentary: Recall the Flint City Council? But at what cost?

By Paul Rozycki Within the last year, all but one elected Flint City Council member has faced the possibility of a recall. The late Councilman Eric Mays (Ward 1) saw two recall petitions approved for circulation before he died in February, Council President Ladel Lewis (Ward 2) is currently navigating a fourth recall attempt in a little over six months, and Councilmembers Quincy Murphy (Ward 3), Judy Priestley (Ward 4), Jerri Winfrey-Carter (Ward 5), former Council President Allie Herkenroder (Ward 7), Dennis Pfeiffer (Ward 8) and Eva...

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Education Beat: Details of Flint schools-teacher union settlement revealed

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Education Beat: Details of Flint schools-teacher union settlement revealed

By Harold C. Ford Details of a sweeping settlement of grievances and other issues that divided Flint Community Schools (FCS) and the United Teachers of Flint (UTF) in recent months are now public. The specifics were revealed in April 11, 2024 press statements and posts to the district’s website, in which the two sides pledged “to amicably resolve grievances and other litigation” as well as “rectify, restore, and make whole teachers in the Flint Community Schools for all past concessions made.”   At the heart of the settlement agreement...

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Looking to create an underground broadband system, Genesee County asks for residents’ help

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Looking to create an underground broadband system, Genesee County asks for residents’ help

By Kate Stockrahm Genesee County officials aim to expand broadband access across the county through federal funding, but first they need residents’ and business owners’ help. “It’s kind of a once in a lifetime opportunity where bipartisanship has worked in Washington,” said Dr. Beverly Brown, Genesee County Commissioner for District 4, of the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Program. Funding for BEAD passed as part of President Joe Biden’s massive 2021 infrastructure bill, which allotted $42 billion to make...

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Meet the candidates running for the 9th Ward Flint City Council seat

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Meet the candidates running for the 9th Ward Flint City Council seat

By EVM Staff A recall election for Flint’s 9th Ward City Council seat will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.  With incumbent Councilwoman Eva Worthing electing not to run in the recall, three candidates are vying for 9th Ward residents’ votes next month: Page Brousseau, Kathryn Irwin, and Jonathan Jarrett. To get to know each candidate a bit better, East Village Magazine (EVM) asked all three the same five questions. Here’s what they had to say about the needs of the ward they call home and why they’re the best person for the council job. What...

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The East Village Magazine – April 2024

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The East Village Magazine – April 2024

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available fore download and viewing here: View...

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Mott Community College to host Flint, Genesee County housing crisis summit

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Mott Community College to host Flint, Genesee County housing crisis summit

By EVM Staff Mott Community College (MCC) will host a day of discussion on Flint and Genesee County’s housing crisis with a “Housing Summit 2.0” event Thursday, April 18, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The summit will take place in college’s event center on its main campus in Flint, Mich. The conference comes at a time when Genesee County is 7,000 units short of its needed affordable housing, or housing available to residents making zero to 30% of area median income (AMI). According to MCC’s April 9 press...

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Crossover Outreach reopens in new building in Flint’s Grand Traverse District

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Crossover Outreach reopens in new building in Flint’s Grand Traverse District

By Canisha Bell After eight years of planning and four months of construction, Crossover Outreach opened the doors to its new building on April 8, 2024.  The day’s open house event kicked off at 414 W. Court St. with speeches from Crossover’s board president Lionel Wernette and executive director Denise Diller.  “Most of you know we work with other agencies in the community who refer their clients to us,” Diller said from the new building’s large warehouse area, filled with shelves of kitchenware, children’s toys, and plastic tubs of...

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Flint City Council now has ‘official’ YouTube channel

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Flint City Council now has ‘official’ YouTube channel

By Kate Stockrahm Flint City Clerk Davina Donahue has shared a new way to watch Flint City Council meetings: an official YouTube channel. “I am happy to announce the formal launch of the Flint City Council’s YouTube Channel: Official Flint City Council,” Donahue said in a press release on April 3, 2024. “All meetings of the City Council will be broadcast live on this channel.” When reached for further comment, Donahue told East Village Magazine that she decided to launch the channel after learning of public “confusion” following the end of a...

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City of Flint, EGLE respond to spill on the Flint River

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City of Flint, EGLE respond to spill on the Flint River

By EVM Staff The Genesee County Health Department is recommending no contact with the Flint River, including fishing and recreational activities, from Dort Highway to Riverbank Park, after a spill was reported around 10 p.m. on April 3, 2024. According to a City of Flint press release on April 4, the city’s sewer department was notified of an “oil spill” into the Flint River at Whaley Park and Dort Highway, with outfalls on the east side of the river. The city said it “immediately responded,” and Michigan Spill...

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Education Beat: Ratification, relief, reflection follow Flint Schools teacher union settlement

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Education Beat: Ratification, relief, reflection follow Flint Schools teacher union settlement

By Harold C. Ford After months of labor unrest, Flint Community Schools (FCS) and the United Teachers of Flint (UTF) have arrived at a settlement of issues, though details of the new agreement have not yet been made public. The agreement follows a “sick-out” and near-unanimous strike vote by teachers last month, and it was arrived at, according to Flint Superintendent Kevelin Jones, after 16 hours of bargaining during the district’s spring break, March 25 to 29, 2024. The issues that divided the two sides – negotiated during...

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Marriage On the Rocks at The Rep: A Review of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

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Marriage On the Rocks at The Rep: A Review of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

By Patsy Isenberg Two couples engage in a late night drinking fest — all the while dangerously dissecting their marriages — in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” now playing at the Flint Repertory Theatre. The play opens on the hosts of the evening’s festivities, George and Martha, who have just returned home from a faculty party given by the president of the university where George teaches history. Already pretty boozed up, the doorbell rings and a younger couple that Martha invited over for (even more!) drinks saunters in....

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John Sinclair, Flint ‘poet/pot activist,’ dead at 82

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John Sinclair, Flint ‘poet/pot activist,’ dead at 82

In honor of Flint-born marijuana activist, poet, and music producer John Sinclair’s passing, we’re republishing one of our favorite stories on the incredibly storied man: ‘Poet/pot activist John Sinclair comes briefly home, still paying dues in ‘Trumpville,” by Jan Worth-Nelson — originally published on April 3, 2017. Sinclair died of congestive heart failure on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, in Detroit, Mich. He was 82.   Of course, the reading at Totem Books was scheduled to start at 4:20, cannabis lovers’...

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Tough Times: The Death of a Student Newspaper in Flint

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Tough Times: The Death of a Student Newspaper in Flint

By Gordon Young The Michigan Times, the student newspaper at UM-Flint, is officially “sunsetting.” That’s the sort of euphemism a good editor would slash and replace with something more clearcut. It’s a nice way of saying the publication that has been covering the downtown campus since 1959 is all but dead. The Times hasn’t published a print edition this year. Its website and online archive have disappeared. All of its social media feeds are dormant. Confusingly, another publication calling itself The Michigan...

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Nominating petitions now available for 1st Ward Flint City Council seat

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Nominating petitions now available for 1st Ward Flint City Council seat

By EVM Staff Nominating petitions for the 1st Ward Flint City Council election are now available, Flint City Clerk Davina Donahue announced in a press release on March 27, 2024. The petitions can be picked up from the City Clerk’s Office from Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the exception of March 29, when City Hall will be closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in observance of Easter. Petitions are due back to the clerk by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. “Per the Flint City Charter, candidates for this position are required to...

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UM-Flint student highlights Urban Renaissance Center for graduation project

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UM-Flint student highlights Urban Renaissance Center for graduation project

By Linkin Carlson University of Michigan-Flint social work student Bryce Aguilar is teaming up with the Urban Renaissance Center (URC) for his graduation project, and residents are encouraged to come see the outcome on Saturday, March 30, 2024 from noon to 4 p.m. Aguilar said he grew up in and out of Flint, and after visiting the URC he wanted to use his project “to show people what they have in their own backyard.” The event will be onsite at URC and will feature all of the equipment and knowledge available to the public, for free, at the...

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Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise offers grants to support youth in Genesee County

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Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise offers grants to support youth in Genesee County

By Kate Stockrahm The Rotary Club of Greater Flint Sunrise plans to award around a dozen grants to groups and organizations committed to helping Genesee County’s historically underserved children and their parents or caregivers facing challenges in their homes, schools and communities. The grants will range from $500 to $1,000 according to the grant application, which is already open and due by Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5 p.m. Allen Tucker, Club Secretary, told East Village Magazine that while the rotary club’s priority is to...

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Flint Clerk’s Office announces updated list of 1st Ward City Council applicants

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Flint Clerk’s Office announces updated list of 1st Ward City Council applicants

By EVM Staff Flint’s Office of the City Clerk has released an updated list of applicants to fill the 1st Ward vacancy left by the death of Councilman Eric Mays in late February. In a press release the evening of March 20, 2024, the office listed nine “qualified applicants,” in alphabetical order: 1. Linda Anthony; 2. Leon El-Alamin; 3. Liberty Bell; 4. Cynthia Haynes; 5. Torrell Dewayne King; 6. Freddie Eugene McCoy; 7. Rosemary Morrow; 8. Nadine Roberts; and 9. D. Eric Walker. Bell, Haynes, King and Roberts are all new to...

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The East Village Magazine – March 2024

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The East Village Magazine – March 2024

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

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Village Life: Let’s get to important things, again

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Village Life: Let’s get to important things, again

By Kate Stockrahm In the first ever issue of East Village Magazine on July 3, 1976, our late founder Gary Custer got straight to the point. “It’s customary for a new publication to justify its existence by running a long list of idealistic goals in its premier issue,” he wrote. “We’ll pass up that tradition.” In that early editorial, entitled “Let’s get to important things,” Custer said EVM wouldn’t waste precious space on expounding journalistic concepts. Instead, he wrote, “we suggest that you read East Village Magazine and form your ideas...

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University of Michigan – Flint faculty union wins recognition by university administration

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University of Michigan – Flint faculty union wins recognition by university administration

By Jan Worth-Nelson A union for University of Michigan – Flint tenured and tenure-track faculty has come one step closer, with university administration agreeing March 13, 2024, to recognize the bargaining unit.  Union organizers from the nascent UM – Flint AFT-AAUP, AFT Local 5671, notified members via email on March 14 of the administration’s decision. “We are so happy to be able to send this message today,” the email read. “Last night we were informed that the University has agreed to recognize our bargaining unit. This is...

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Is Donald Trump a Marxist? Maybe, but which one?

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Is Donald Trump a Marxist? Maybe, but which one?

By Paul Rozycki After several presidential primaries, it’s clear the 2024 election will be a rerun of the 2020 contest between Democratic President Joe Biden and former Republican President Donald Trump. But while the candidates are familiar, their campaign rhetoric seems even more intense this time around. One of Trump’s common attacks is to claim that his opponents are Marxists or Communists. The charge resonates with his most avid supporters as he slams Democrats, liberals, social activists, establishment Republicans and many others...

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Funeral arrangements announced for late Flint Councilman Eric Mays

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Funeral arrangements announced for late Flint Councilman Eric Mays

Funeral plans for Flint City Councilman Eric Mays, who passed in late February, were announced today via a press release from Lento Law Group, the law team for Mays’ son, Eric HaKeem Deontaye Mays. The following details were shared in the March 14 release: Friday, March 22 Viewing – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. House of Prayer Missionary Church 1851 W. Carpenter Road Flint, Mich. 48505 Saturday, March 23 Funeral service – 11 a.m. House of Prayer Missionary Church 1851 W. Carpenter Road Flint, Mich. 48505 The law firm’s...

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