Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks open defense of USL2 championship  with convincing 3-1 win over Toledo
May27

Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks open defense of USL2 championship with convincing 3-1 win over Toledo

By Harold C. Ford “It’s hard defending a national championship; it’s harder winning one.” –Dan Duggan, chairman and CEO, Flint City Bucks The Flint City Bucks football [soccer] club opened the 2021 season with a convincing 3-1 win over Toledo Villa Football Club May 15 at Atwood Stadium before a reported 1700 fans.   The Bucks’ next home match [game] is set for Saturday, May 29 against the Dayton Dutch Lions.  Start time...

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$46 million in stimulus funds land in city’s coffers:  online survey asks Flint residents what to do with it
May26

$46 million in stimulus funds land in city’s coffers: online survey asks Flint residents what to do with it

By Tom Travis A check for $46 million was deposited into the City of Flint’s bank account last Wednesday, according to the city’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Shelbi Frayer. It is the first payment from the federal government’s American Rescue Plan stimulus money. Recently the U.S. Treasury updated the amount Flint would receive from $99 million to $94 million. Frayer said in a follow-up email that she expects...

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Redistricting, social equity and water costs among topics discussed at Flint Neighborhoods United monthly virtual session
May26

Redistricting, social equity and water costs among topics discussed at Flint Neighborhoods United monthly virtual session

By Coner Segren Potential Michigan redistricting losses based on Census-2020 numbers, establishment of a new urban institute dedicated to social equity at the UM – Flint,  a proposal  to study a flat rate for water in the City of Flint, and the Genesee County Land Bank’s Clean and Green program were among topics discussed at the latest Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) meeting.  FNU still holds its monthly meetings by Zoom....

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City Council members subpoena each other and six city officials in Monday’s finance committee meeting
May18

City Council members subpoena each other and six city officials in Monday’s finance committee meeting

By Tom Travis Monday’s city council finance committee meeting spiraled into a debacle ending with most of the council members, the mayor, and four administration directors being subpoenaed by various council members. The only council members not subpoenaed were Maurice Davis (2nd Ward), Herb Winfrey (6th Ward) and Monica Galloway (7th Ward). Subpoenaed City Officials Here is a list provided by the City Clerk’s office of...

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Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21
May13

Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21

Hamilton Community Health Network is partnering with the Lapeer County Senior Coalition to provide a community wide COVID-19 vaccination event. The event will be hosted at Mott Community College’s Lapeer Campus by providing COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, May 21 located at 550 Lake Dr., Lapeer, MI. There will be 100 Johnson & Johnson vaccines available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until they run out, according to a press release....

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