PFAS in Buick City site so far not detected in nearby drinking water, RACER Trust reps report
Nov02

PFAS in Buick City site so far not detected in nearby drinking water, RACER Trust reps report

By Coner Segren Despite the findings of PFAS contamination at the former Buick City site in northeast Flint, so far the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has not found any red flags for any specific substances in the drinking water in the neighborhoods around the site, representatives from RACER Trust reported at a public meeting held via Zoom Oct. 22. RACER Trust, an environmental cleanup and redevelopment...

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“I’m running as a proud Democrat but I’ll govern as an American,” Biden tells drive-in Flint audience
Nov01

“I’m running as a proud Democrat but I’ll govern as an American,” Biden tells drive-in Flint audience

By Tom Travis Drawing sharp contrasts between the last four years of the Trump presidency and eight years of President Barack Obama and Joe Biden’s administration, candidate for president Joe Biden addressed a drive-in rally today at Flint’s Northwestern High School parking lot by declaring, “I’m running as a proud Democrat, but I’ll govern as an American.” On a bright sunny cold Halloween day, Rev....

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Blues singer votes red this year:   Councilperson Davis makes waves with Trump endorsement
Oct30

Blues singer votes red this year: Councilperson Davis makes waves with Trump endorsement

By Tom Travis In the days ahead of one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in recent memory, local blues musician turned politician, 2nd Ward Councilperson Maurice Davis, is making waves with his endorsement of President Donald Trump. Democrats “the party of hate” Davis asserts In a phone interview with EVM,  Davis said, “I’ve found out that the Republicans is not the party of hate, it’s the...

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Education Beat:  As pandemic numbers surge, student return to Flint schools not likely, officials say
Oct30

Education Beat: As pandemic numbers surge, student return to Flint schools not likely, officials say

By Harold C. Ford “I don’t think that students will be returning to school in the 2020 school year.” –Anita Steward, Flint Community Schools superintendent, Oct. 21, 2020 As pandemic numbers surge in Flint, Anita Steward, Flint Community Schools (FCS) superintendent, told the FCS Board of Education Oct. 21 that students will not likely return to school buildings for face-to-face/brick-and-mortar instruction in 2020. Conversely, FCS...

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Mayor warns against door-to-door trick-or-treating as Coronavirus cases and deaths surge, alternative trick-or-treating venues offered
Oct29

Mayor warns against door-to-door trick-or-treating as Coronavirus cases and deaths surge, alternative trick-or-treating venues offered

By Tom Travis The City of Flint warned residents against door-to-door trick-or-treating due to the continuing spread and rise of coronavirus cases and deaths. In a press release Thursday Mayor Sheldon Neeley and city officials recommend children in the Flint community attend alternative trick-or-treating venues to celebrate Halloween rather than going door to door. There are five venues trick-or-treaters can celebrate Halloween at:...

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