Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only
May28

Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only

The following information was received today from the Michigan Secretary of State: “Secretary of State branch offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions not available online in order to continue to balance the need to provide critical services and protect public health. Beginning the week of June 1, all 131 branch offices in Michigan will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for...

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MTA announces rides for COVID testing; free testing at Shiloh returns this weekend
May28

MTA announces rides for COVID testing; free testing at Shiloh returns this weekend

The City of Flint released the following information today following a brief televideo press conference.  EVM Staff Writer Madeleine Graham contributed to this report.  The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) announced today it will offer rides for asymptomatic individuals seeking COVID-19 testing. In addition, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced drive-through testing will return for a second weekend, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday...

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Review:  Latest Flint book, “Poisoned Water” belongs in classrooms, libraries all over America
May27

Review: Latest Flint book, “Poisoned Water” belongs in classrooms, libraries all over America

By Harold C. Ford “Flint was an example of the nation at its worst but also its best.”             — Candy J. Cooper, Poisoned Water I’ve just added a fourth book to my personal collection of publications about Flint’s water crisis: Poisoned Water:  How the Citizens of Flint, Michigan, Fought for Their Lives and Warned the Nation, written by Candy J. Cooper, with Marc Aronson, released May 19 by Bloomsbury Publishing. Cooper is...

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With masks, gloves, sanitizing in place,  Flint Farmers’ Market plans phased reopening June 2
May26

With masks, gloves, sanitizing in place, Flint Farmers’ Market plans phased reopening June 2

The Flint Farmers’ Market, closed to the public since March 28,  is preparing to welcome back customers  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. At first the market will be open only Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the exception of Thursday, June 4 when it will be closed to allow the market to evaluate  the re-opening procedures from the first trial date. Curbside pickup will continue to be available 1 to 5  p.m. Saturdays through June,...

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More than 500 Flint residents get COVID-19 tested in two-day blitz
May25

More than 500 Flint residents get COVID-19 tested in two-day blitz

By Jan Worth-Nelson More than 500 Flint residents lined up their cars on the streets surrounding Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, moving slowly forward to get tested for COVID-19 on Sunday and today, Memorial Day. They were greeted by State Rep. Cynthia Neeley, a driving force in organizing the two-day event at her home church, and her husband, Mayor Sheldon Neeley.  Both in masks, they walked up and down the line of cars, chatting...

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