Sports Beat:    Flint City Bucks power into playoffs, Central Conference Championship match vs. Des Moines Menace July 29
Jul26

Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks power into playoffs, Central Conference Championship match vs. Des Moines Menace July 29

By Harold C. Ford * * * * * United States League Two Central Conference Championship Flint City Bucks at Des Moines Menace Friday, July 29, 8:15 p.m. EDT Valley Stadium, 4400 Mills Civic Pkwy, West Des Moines, IA 50265 Online video transmission at uslleaguetwo.com * * * * *   The Flint City Bucks football club (soccer team) gained momentum in a late-regular season surge to reach the United States Two League (USL2) Central...

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Education Beat     Flint Board of Education: Some same old stories and some good news stories
Jul25

Education Beat Flint Board of Education: Some same old stories and some good news stories

By Harold C. Ford [Editors’ Note: The Flint Board of Education (FBOE) meeting witnessed on July 20 was troubling to cover for Harold C. Ford, East Village Magazine’s (EVM) education reporter. For purposes of readability and thematic tidiness, EVM is dividing this month’s Education Beat report into two parts: “same old stories” and “good news stories.” Both pieces are available at the EVM website.] “We have met the enemy and he is us.”...

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In praise of (good) politicians
Jul21

In praise of (good) politicians

By Paul Rozycki “Politics is more difficult than physics.” -Albert Einstein Last month’s East Village Magazine was devoted to the idea of good governance and the problems with dysfunctional government in Genesee County, as we took a look at the Flint City Council, the Flint Community School Board, and the many problems they have faced. Some of those problems have been blamed on “politics” or “politicians.”  Sometimes, it seems...

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Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks Power into Playoffs with 6-0 Romp over Midwest United
Jul21

Sports Beat: Flint City Bucks Power into Playoffs with 6-0 Romp over Midwest United

By Harold C. Ford * * * * * United States League Two Central Conference Quarterfinals Friday, July 22, 2022; 4 and 7 p.m.; Atwood Stadium, Flint Chicago FC United vs. Peoria City, 4 p.m. Flint City Bucks vs. South Bend Lions, 7 p.m. General admission tickets: $10 for children; $15 for adults * * * * *   The Flint City Bucks football club (soccer team) powered a path into the United States League Two (USL2) postseason playoffs...

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Legendary Golden Leaf club receives new mural as part of Flint City Mural Festival
Jun30

Legendary Golden Leaf club receives new mural as part of Flint City Mural Festival

By Tom Travis Finishing a vividly bright mural at Flint’s famed Golden Leaf Club, Florida visual artist Zulu Painter declared, “Hopefully I can pay homage to all the legendary acts here and the energy itself that’s here that’s gone on for over 100 years. It’s an honor to be one of the artists to get to paint on this building.” “It’s an honor to paint the mural for the festival. And...

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