Passed over by state in December, Flint public schools seek debt relief
Feb12

Passed over by state in December, Flint public schools seek debt relief

By Harold C. Ford  “Change must happen in Flint Community Schools, but we cannot do it alone.” – Kevelin Jones, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Jan. 26, 2024 press statement Six financially distressed school systems in Michigan stand to benefit from debt relief legislation passed by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Gretchen Whitmer in December 2023, but Flint Community Schools (FCS) is not among them. ...

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Kate Stockrahm joins East Village Magazine as new editor
Feb01

Kate Stockrahm joins East Village Magazine as new editor

By Jan Worth-Nelson Kate Stockrahm, an experienced journalist already well-attuned to issues in the Flint community, has joined East Village Magazine (EVM) as editor, the publication’s board of trustees have announced. Stockrahm, 32, a Dearborn, Mich. native, came to Flint in 2021 as a reporter at Flint Beat, part of the national Report for America program.  In that role she developed the newsroom’s economic development...

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“Building the Dream”: Mayor Neeley partners with Financial Plus to help Flint kids access bank accounts
Jan15

“Building the Dream”: Mayor Neeley partners with Financial Plus to help Flint kids access bank accounts

Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley is launching a new partnership with Financial Plus Credit Union to expand a youth financial literacy program for Flint kids. The “Building the Dream” program began with Mayor Neeley challenging Flint schoolchildren to fill up piggy banks, with the promise to help them open a bank account and will contribute $5 to their accounts. Financial Plus Credit Union is building on that promise by offering...

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MTA offers free fare MONDAY Jan. 15 in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan14

MTA offers free fare MONDAY Jan. 15 in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

By Miriam Zayadi The Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) in Flint is providing free fare for local Fixed Route and Your Ride services Monday,  tomorrow, Jan.15, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, according to a press release from the MTA. The Free Fare Day offer only applies to the Fixed Route and Your Ride services effective during normal business hours. Certain limitations can apply as transportation guidelines and eligibility...

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Commentary:  2024 ushers in “interesting” times — will it also bring a curse?
Jan14

Commentary: 2024 ushers in “interesting” times — will it also bring a curse?

By Paul Rozycki As the 2024 election year begins it reminds one of the ancient curse, often attributed to the Chinese, which says “May you live in interesting times”, suggesting that those interesting times will arise from much conflict and turmoil. There is little doubt that 2024 will be an “interesting” one politically. Whether it is a curse or not remains to be seen, but the threat will be there on the national, state,...

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“Shadows of the 60s Motown Holiday Tribute”: Motown Magic coming to Flint
Dec14

“Shadows of the 60s Motown Holiday Tribute”: Motown Magic coming to Flint

By Linkin Carlson and Miriam Zayadi The “Shadows of the 60s Motown Holiday Tribute,” led by Motown legacy and visionary Dave Revels, is poised to ignite the spirit of holiday cheer in Flint on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. at the Flint Institute of Music Capitol Theatre. Revels and his team are building the anticipation and setting the stage not only for a fully interactive performance but what he calls “a grand celebration...

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