Commentary:  Civility in politics 2019?  Maybe, but don’t count on it
Feb02

Commentary: Civility in politics 2019? Maybe, but don’t count on it

By Paul Rozycki “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” -Yogi Berra With a newly elected Congress in Washington, a new administration in Lansing, and a mayoral election in Flint, this year will be anything but tranquil politically. As has been the case for the last few years, predictions are easy to make, but often wrong. Like so many things attributed to Yogi Berra, I don’t know if he actually said, “It’s tough...

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Flint River Watershed Coalition announces state trail designation, Mott Park paddlers’ landing
Feb01

Flint River Watershed Coalition announces state trail designation, Mott Park paddlers’ landing

By Jan Worth-Nelson About 200 supporters and sponsors of the Flint River Water Coalition braved sub-zero temperatures on the last day of January to attend “The Voice of the River,” an annual celebration to raise funds and highlight progress on Flint River clean-up, environmental education, and recreational access. Among the news was the recent announcement that the 72-mile-long Flint River Trail is one of the first eight...

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“Miracles and Glory Abound”:  Artwork of Vanessa German at FIA through April 20
Jan30

“Miracles and Glory Abound”: Artwork of Vanessa German at FIA through April 20

By Harold C. Ford Editor’s Note: EVM staff writer Harold C. Ford also is a provisional docent at the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and was present in a dual capacity during a walk-through of Vanessa German’s new exhibit at the FIA Jan. 25.  Miracles and Glory Abound opened to the general public Jan. 27. “The future belongs to the human beings who have the creativity and the courage to live inside the truth.” …Vanessa German, 2017...

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Flint City Hall closed for second day Thursday because of weather
Jan30

Flint City Hall closed for second day Thursday because of weather

This just in from Candice Mushatt, City of Flint public information officer: “FLINT, Mich. — Please be advised that due to extremely cold temperatures the Flint Municipal Center (City Hall) will be closed starting Thursday, Jan. 31 and will remain closed until 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. All essential employees should report to the office as usual. Residents are asked to stay off of the roads unless absolutely necessary and to...

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City Ethics and Accountability Board plods through formative stages:  no ombudsman yet
Jan30

City Ethics and Accountability Board plods through formative stages: no ombudsman yet

By Meghan Christian The Flint Ethics and Accountability Board (EAB) has passed another month since it was established by the new City Charter 18 months ago without hiring an ombudsman, one of the group’s main jobs. But the group did welcome a new member, addressed potential issues with accepting complaints, and discussed plans for 2019 during their brief meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Absent from the meeting were Fourth Ward appointee...

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