Education Beat:  Flint Community Schools reopening plans starting Jan. 18 announced;  board elects new officers
Jan14

Education Beat: Flint Community Schools reopening plans starting Jan. 18 announced; board elects new officers

By Harold C. Ford Flint Community Schools (FCS) Superintendent Anita Steward announced she will present a plan for reopening schools to staff and students for face-to-face/brick-and-mortar instruction at the FCS school board’s next regular meeting Jan. 20. She said FCS staff members would be called back to the buildings the week of Jan. 18 while students will be given the opportunity to return to buildings starting the week of Feb....

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“Change the guidelines for compensation” – Community members and water warriors plead with Judge Levy
Jan12

“Change the guidelines for compensation” – Community members and water warriors plead with Judge Levy

By Tom Travis “Flint, tell Judge Levy to change the guidelines for compensation in the water settlement. All citizens should be compensated,” read a statement offered by concerned citizens, pastors, community leaders and Flint water warriors. The group gathered Monday at Flint’s water plant on Dort Highway. The statement, read by Pastor John McClane of Greater Destiny Ministries, will be delivered to Federal Judge...

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“The Rep” productions win many Wilde awards even in the pandemic year
Jan12

“The Rep” productions win many Wilde awards even in the pandemic year

By Patsy Isenberg The pandemic of 2020 caused all theaters to cut their seasons short. But the few shows Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) here in Flint managed to stage  in the 2019-2020 season won numerous awards — in fact, more Wilde Awards than any other theatre in Michigan. The Wilde Awards are presented from theatre critics on staff at EncoreMichigan magazine, each year.  The magazine is a web-based publication focused on...

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January 6 siege a “well planned attack on the United States of America…led by and encouraged by the President,”  Kildee says
Jan11

January 6 siege a “well planned attack on the United States of America…led by and encouraged by the President,” Kildee says

By Tom Travis “This was not a sort of national version of a march on City Hall. This was clearly a well planned attack on the United States of America and sadly led by and encouraged by the President of The United States,” U.S. Representative Dan Kildee said Monday morning in a press conference  in the lobby of the Ferris Wheel building in downtown Flint. “I’ve never been so angry in my life” ...

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Folk duo Mustard’s Retreat to stage live-streaming musical benefit for East Village Magazine
Dec29

Folk duo Mustard’s Retreat to stage live-streaming musical benefit for East Village Magazine

A reviewer once called the folk group Mustard’s Retreat “music to cure what ails you.”  Now  they are dedicating that cure to Flint, a community like so many others wracked by COVID,  in a virtual performance to benefit  East Village Magazine.  The popular duo featuring David Tamulevich and Flint native Libby Glover, plan to stage a virtual concert to benefit EVM at 7 p.m. Jan..23. The concert is  part of the...

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Council approves $20 million insurance portion for $641 million water crisis settlement
Dec23

Council approves $20 million insurance portion for $641 million water crisis settlement

By Tom Travis Flint City Council in a 6-1-2 vote approved a $20 million portion of the $641 million water crisis settlement (WCS) at a video conference meeting Monday. The council vote was required on the $20 million portion because it is being offered from the City’s insurance company and the City of Flint is named as a defendant in the settlement case. The Council’s yes votes came from Council Vice President Maurice Davis (2nd...

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