Devoted environmentalist Sara McDonnell remembered with tree plantings in Flint
Jun15

Devoted environmentalist Sara McDonnell remembered with tree plantings in Flint

By Jan Worth-Nelson Many trees will grow in and around Flint because of Sara McDonnell’s tragic and unexpected death. McDonnell. 38, a program manager in the office of University Outreach at the University of Michigan – Flint, died suddenly in her home April 17, a death not believed to be related to COVID-19, according to her obituary. She “worked all her life for a healthy environment,”  according to her...

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Flint Neighborhoods United receives info on response to protests, Land Bank details, blight and beautification grants
Jun13

Flint Neighborhoods United receives info on response to protests, Land Bank details, blight and beautification grants

By Tammy Beckett Amid the pandemic and the outcries of the Black Lives Matter protests, Flint Neighborhoods United met via Zoom for its monthly meeting June 6, discussing how to tackle a wide range of problems, including systemic racism, blight and excessive force. More than 50 participants and community leaders from many Flint neighborhoods came together electronically, expressing through many comments and presentations the goal of...

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Water shutoff, boil water advisory coming to East Court street neighborhoods Monday June 15
Jun13

Water shutoff, boil water advisory coming to East Court street neighborhoods Monday June 15

NOTE: According to a notice from the City, this work was postponed. No residents lost water today and no boil water advisory is being issued. In response to a request from EVM, a city official said the work was postponed due to “a conflict with a storm sewer” and that no date has been set for the reschedule.   Water service to East Court Street neighborhoods is scheduled to be shut off for about four hours starting at...

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Two million face masks for Flint residents, nonprofits on the way from C.S. Mott donation
Jun12

Two million face masks for Flint residents, nonprofits on the way from C.S. Mott donation

Flint residents and Flint nonprofit organizations helping their staff, volunteers and clients stay safe as they reopen will have access soon to a donation of two million disposable face masks from the C.S. Mott Foundation. The supply of masks, costing about $1.2 million, will be delivered to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, according to a press release issued by the Foundation today. The Food Bank will work together with the City of...

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Trash talk:  City of Flint puts Republic on notice for “widespread service failures”
Jun10

Trash talk: City of Flint puts Republic on notice for “widespread service failures”

The following press release was issued Tuesday by the City of Flint: “The City of Flint today officially notified Republic Services that it is in breach of its contract for widespread service failures. The letter demands Republic restore all service throughout the City and fulfill its contractual obligations to provide trash, recycle, and yard waste pickup every week for every Flint household. “This is simply unacceptable. They...

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