City Council Beat: Leadership change brings on Fields, Davis:  no city business voted on during five-hour meeting
Nov09

City Council Beat: Leadership change brings on Fields, Davis: no city business voted on during five-hour meeting

By Tom Travis After a contentious five-hour meeting and acting only on two pieces of city business, the Flint City Council  voted to recess until Thursday at 5:30 p.m. The meeting did result in an upending of council leadership, with Kate Fields (4th Ward) elected president of the council by a 5-4 vote, replacing Monica Galloway (7th Ward). Voting for Fields were councilpersons Maurice Davis (2nd Ward), Santino Guerra (3rd Ward),...

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Kildee calls GOP “11th hour” Coney Barrett confirmation process “disgraceful,” warns of peril to health care
Oct26

Kildee calls GOP “11th hour” Coney Barrett confirmation process “disgraceful,” warns of peril to health care

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on the Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court FLINT—Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate, on a 52-48 party line vote, confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court: “Shame on Senate Republicans for ramming through a Supreme Court nominee that will...

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The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition
Oct24

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election Candidates and their views, is available for download here: 10 23 20 EVM Special Section...

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Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools
Oct22

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be ready.” —Anita Steward, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Oct. 13, 2020 Anita Steward, superintendent of Flint Community Schools (FCS), presented a multi-pronged plan for the possible reopening of schools on a face-to-face/brick-and-mortar basis to the FCS Board of Education’s Governance Subcommittee on Oct. 13. The FCS team that included Eileen Tomasi,...

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Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns
Oct20

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been cancelled due to COVID concerns, Director of Music Holly Richardson announced today. The concert, second of the 2020-2021 “Music in the Heart of the City” series, was to have featured  “Soprano and Flute in Song,” with Townes Osborn, Brittnee Siemon, and artist-in-residence Carl Angelo on organ.  The September concert also was cancelled,...

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