Neeley says of the pandemic, “this is real, this is serious, people are dying” in a Monday afternoon video press conference
Mar30

Neeley says of the pandemic, “this is real, this is serious, people are dying” in a Monday afternoon video press conference

By Tom Travis  “This is real, this is serious, people are dying.” Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley said in an afternoon video conference press conference Monday. Neeley began by paying homage to his colleague in the Michigan State Legislature, Isaac Robinson, age 44, who died Sunday in Detroit from complications to the coronavirus. Robinson represented the 4th District in the Michigan State Legislature. Robinson’s mother,...

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“We are in a new normal,”  City Health Advisor Lawrence Reynolds asserts
Mar30

“We are in a new normal,” City Health Advisor Lawrence Reynolds asserts

By Tom Travis “We are in a new normal,” the City of Flint’s newly-appointed Health Advisor to the Mayor, Dr. Lawrence Reynolds, asserted in a wide-ranging phone interview Sunday. As numbers on the coronavirus pandemic skyrocket, both nationally and in the state and Genesee County,  “All the assumptions under which we operated in the past should be tested, questioned or thrown out the window and...

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Flint City Council, after a “social distance” livestream, will not meet again until May 10
Mar24

Flint City Council, after a “social distance” livestream, will not meet again until May 10

By Tom Travis The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to not meet again until the regularly scheduled city council meeting on May 10. All committee meetings and council meetings are cancelled until then. If there is an urgent need to meet, the council agreed to have an electronic meeting. With Governor Whitmer’s “stay in place” executive order less than 24 hours old, the city council met in Council Chambers. The...

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Mayor Neeley, “Dr. Bobby” offer coronavirus updates, reminders, symptom summary in podcast response from city
Mar20

Mayor Neeley, “Dr. Bobby” offer coronavirus updates, reminders, symptom summary in podcast response from city

By Tom Travis and Jan Worth-Nelson In a Facebook live chat from City Hall this morning, Mayor Neeley and Dr.Bobby Mukkamala presented updates and reminders about how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Sitting a safe distance apart with a deaf interpreter in the background, the two reviewed  chief symptoms of the disease and seemed to be informed in live time that there now are four cases of coronavirus in Genesee County confirmed by...

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Mayor, county public health official and school superintendent update Flint residents during pandemic
Mar18

Mayor, county public health official and school superintendent update Flint residents during pandemic

By Tom Travis In a press conference today, it was announced that essential city services will remain in place, that water is being distributed at Help Centers in the city, that residents can have their water reconnected and that locations, times and distribution sites have been set up for  learning packets and meals for school children. Speaking in the Dome auditorium behind City Hall, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley along with Dr....

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