Boil water advisory lifted
Aug09

Boil water advisory lifted

The following press release was just issued by the City of Flint: Precautionary City Wide Boil Water Advisory LIFTED Flint, Mich. – The City of Flint Director of Public Works, Rob Bincsik, reported Friday that crews have completed repairs on a water main break that triggered a Precautionary Boil Filtered Water Advisory Thursday morning for water customers in Flint. “The break has been fixed and we have received satisfactory...

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City Council update: another week, another five-hour squabbling session
Aug09

City Council update: another week, another five-hour squabbling session

By Tom Travis The air conditioning was running full blast but tempers were hot and emotions on edge as the Flint City Council met as the Finance Committee of the Whole Wednesday night. In a context in which council squabbling among themselves and with city officials has been an every-week occurrence, subjects of the turmoil this time included alleged inappropriate social media behavior by Eighth Ward Councilperson Allen Griggs,...

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East Village Magazine – August 2019
Aug08

East Village Magazine – August 2019

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here:

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What’s your story?  Tell it to StoryCorps, at the FIA through Sept. 4
Aug07

What’s your story? Tell it to StoryCorps, at the FIA through Sept. 4

By Tom Travis Let the stories begin:  StoryCorps has arrived in Flint. As part of a year-long nationwide tour with stops in 10 cities and a plan to record more than 1,000 conversations,  the recording studio on wheels is parked at the Flint Institute of Arts until Sept. 4. What is StoryCorps? StoryCorps is a non-profit organization that has been recording people having meaningful conversations since 2003. They are now on their 2019...

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Weaver, Neeley come out on top in mayoral primary;  turnout 12 percent
Aug07

Weaver, Neeley come out on top in mayoral primary; turnout 12 percent

By Paul Rozycki Flint’s first mayoral primary election under its new charter delivered victories to incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver and State Representative Sheldon Neeley (34th District). In Tuesday’s vote, Mayor Weaver came out ahead with 42 percent of the vote, and challenger Neeley came close with just under 40 percent. Weaver had 3815 votes, and Neeley had 3586 votes. They defeated two other challengers, businessman Don Pfeiffer,...

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