“Miracles and Glory Abound”:  Artwork of Vanessa German at FIA through April 20
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“Miracles and Glory Abound”: Artwork of Vanessa German at FIA through April 20

By Harold C. Ford Editor’s Note: EVM staff writer Harold C. Ford also is a provisional docent at the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) and was present in a dual capacity during a walk-through of Vanessa German’s new exhibit at the FIA Jan. 25.  Miracles and Glory Abound opened to the general public Jan. 27. “The future belongs to the human beings who have the creativity and the courage to live inside the truth.” …Vanessa German, 2017...

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City Ethics and Accountability Board plods through formative stages:  no ombudsman yet
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City Ethics and Accountability Board plods through formative stages: no ombudsman yet

By Meghan Christian The Flint Ethics and Accountability Board (EAB) has passed another month since it was established by the new City Charter 18 months ago without hiring an ombudsman, one of the group’s main jobs. But the group did welcome a new member, addressed potential issues with accepting complaints, and discussed plans for 2019 during their brief meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Absent from the meeting were Fourth Ward appointee...

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Flint City Council January update:  Struggling for civility, council ousts Mays as finance committee chair
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Flint City Council January update: Struggling for civility, council ousts Mays as finance committee chair

By Meghan Christian As 2018 ended, some members of Flint City Council (FCC) expressed hope that the new year would bring a new attitude to the city’s governing body and that they would be able to leave many of their divisions behind. But it became clear by the conclusion of the first month of 2019 that this would be a difficult goal. Mays removed as finance chair Perhaps the most dramatic action of the council in January was the...

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No waste collection in Flint Wednesday, Thursday Jan. 30-31 due to frigid temps
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No waste collection in Flint Wednesday, Thursday Jan. 30-31 due to frigid temps

Just received from Candice Mushatt, City of Flint Communications Director Waste Collection Suspended for Wednesday Jan.30 and Thursday Jan. 31 Due to Inclement Weather Due to inclement weather conditions waste services for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 and Thursday, Jan, 31,  for the City of Flint will be delayed this week due to the National Weather Service wind chill warning regarding dangerously low, below-zero temperatures starting at...

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Feb. 23 “Unity in Diversity” celebration offers interfaith artistry to increase understanding
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Feb. 23 “Unity in Diversity” celebration offers interfaith artistry to increase understanding

“Unity In Diversity,” an interfaith and intercultural festival, will celebrate diversity in Flint beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, 4800 Saginaw St. The 4th annual event features local artists and performers. Co-founder Muna Jondy, Flint-based attorney and member of the Flint Islamic Center, said, “something artistic” is what the community needs in the midst of tension around...

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News Brief:  Gustin, Crawford to discuss “giants of Flint history” at rescheduled event Feb. 6
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News Brief: Gustin, Crawford to discuss “giants of Flint history” at rescheduled event Feb. 6

By Jan Worth-Nelson Two venerable former Flint Journal journalists, Lawrence Gustin and Kim Crawford, will join forces to talk about some of the giants of Flint history at 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at Totem Bookstore, 620 W. Court St. The free event was rescheduled from November, and then from Jan. 30, because of the weather. Crawford, a long-time police reporter, feature writer and historian, wrote the only book about Jacob Smith, thought to be...

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