City Council update: another week, another five-hour squabbling session
Aug09

City Council update: another week, another five-hour squabbling session

By Tom Travis The air conditioning was running full blast but tempers were hot and emotions on edge as the Flint City Council met as the Finance Committee of the Whole Wednesday night. In a context in which council squabbling among themselves and with city officials has been an every-week occurrence, subjects of the turmoil this time included alleged inappropriate social media behavior by Eighth Ward Councilperson Allen Griggs,...

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What’s your story?  Tell it to StoryCorps, at the FIA through Sept. 4
Aug07

What’s your story? Tell it to StoryCorps, at the FIA through Sept. 4

By Tom Travis Let the stories begin:  StoryCorps has arrived in Flint. As part of a year-long nationwide tour with stops in 10 cities and a plan to record more than 1,000 conversations,  the recording studio on wheels is parked at the Flint Institute of Arts until Sept. 4. What is StoryCorps? StoryCorps is a non-profit organization that has been recording people having meaningful conversations since 2003. They are now on their 2019...

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Weaver, Neeley come out on top in mayoral primary;  turnout 12 percent
Aug07

Weaver, Neeley come out on top in mayoral primary; turnout 12 percent

By Paul Rozycki Flint’s first mayoral primary election under its new charter delivered victories to incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver and State Representative Sheldon Neeley (34th District). In Tuesday’s vote, Mayor Weaver came out ahead with 42 percent of the vote, and challenger Neeley came close with just under 40 percent. Weaver had 3815 votes, and Neeley had 3586 votes. They defeated two other challengers, businessman Don Pfeiffer,...

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Tambe’s PK goal nets league championship for Flint City Bucks in ecstatic Atwood Stadium night
Aug06

Tambe’s PK goal nets league championship for Flint City Bucks in ecstatic Atwood Stadium night

  By Harold C. Ford The Flint City Bucks soccer club captured the championship trophy of the United States League Two (USL2) Aug. 3 with a 1-0 victory over Reading United AC at Flint’s Atwood Stadium in front of a joyous crowd of 7,200. The win by the Bucks,  a recent but already much-loved arrival on the Flint sports scene,  is the 15th team championship in Flint’s storied sports history. The winning goal came during...

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Nestle to continue Ice Mountain water delivery, mayor’s office announces
Aug05

Nestle to continue Ice Mountain water delivery, mayor’s office announces

The following press release was issued today from City Hall:  FLINT, Mich. — Mayor Karen Weaver and the City’s Chief Recovery Officer, Jameca Patrick-Singleton, announced today that Nestlé Waters North America will continue supplying Ice Mountain®Brand 100% Natural Spring Water to Flint residents. “We appreciate that Nestlé Waters has agreed to extend supplying bottled water beyond the August end date,” said Mayor Weaver. “Since the...

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Flint River Flotilla draws 300 paddlers,  “gazillions of beautiful kayaks”
Aug03

Flint River Flotilla draws 300 paddlers, “gazillions of beautiful kayaks”

By Jan Worth-Nelson  A giant flamingo, a raft made of recycled water bottles, dozens of multi-colored canoes, paddle boards and kayaks, and a man suspended in his own specially designed wetsuit floated down the Flint River Saturday afternoon at the fifth annual Flint River Flotilla. It was what Flotilla planners hoped would be “the best river party of the year,” offering a generous dose of “endless summer.”...

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