Sports Beat:  Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines
Jul21

Sports Beat: Bucks booted From USL2 postseason playoffs by 1-0 loss to Des Moines

By Harold C. Ford “The reigning champions Flint City Bucks have been eliminated out of this year’s United States League Two.” —Ami Rabiai, game announcer, CISN (Central Iowa Sports Network) The hometown team was booted from the USL2 postseason playoffs by Des Moines 1-0, ending the Bucks’ chances for a repeat championship. A booming shot from the right foot of the Des Moines Menace’s Sivert Haugli evaded Flint goalkeeper Isaac...

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Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County
Jul14

Sports Beat:  Flint City Bucks secure playoff spot with 4-0 victory over Oakland County

By Harold Ford The Flint City Bucks rallied in the last one-third of the regular season with four straight wins to earn a spot in the United States League Two (USL2) post-season playoffs. The Bucks downed Oakland County FC (Football Club) 4-0 on Saturday, July 10 to secure a playoff spot and a chance to defend their 2019 USL2 national championship.  The Bucks finished the regular season with a record of 9-3-2 (wins-losses-ties) and 29...

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Nine foot sink hole catapults simple road project to fourteenth burst water main break
Jul12

Nine foot sink hole catapults simple road project to fourteenth burst water main break

By Tom Travis Monday morning, residents of Flint’s College Cultural neighborhood along Court Street were left shaking their heads and bemoaning the city’s infrastructure problems after a 13th water main break in 17 months early Sunday burst open a nine-foot sink hole in the center of the intersection at East Court and Maxine streets. According to an update from Spalding DeDecker engineering. at 3:40 a.m. Sunday a water...

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Flint’s Housing Crisis predates recent crises, according to report by UM – Flint professor
Jul12

Flint’s Housing Crisis predates recent crises, according to report by UM – Flint professor

By Madeleine Graham  The Flint water crisis had no discernable effect on Flint’s housing market, according to a recent report released by the University of Michigan – Flint’s Victoria Morckel and Bernadette Hanlon in the academic journal Housing and Society. According to the report, published in March 2020, income limitations, residential segregation, and past practices like redlining restricted some Flint residents’...

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Village Life:  Viral time revisited, 2021 — personal panic, wine, and the witching hour
Jul09

Village Life: Viral time revisited, 2021 — personal panic, wine, and the witching hour

By Teddy Robertson We were all so new at balancing mortal threat and daily life. Inept, but resourceful. That’s how it felt a year ago this May when East Village Magazine staff shared their first experiences of the COVID pandemic. That’s odder than you might think—reporters usually don’t want to be part of a story. I can hardly recall the details of Spring 2020 now; I had to look them up. Each new order blotted out  memory of...

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Berston Bicycle Club gears up to engage, challenge Flint teens
Jul06

Berston Bicycle Club gears up to engage, challenge Flint teens

By Tom Travis The Berston Bicycle Club is gearing up for another summer of activity around Flint. The next session begins July 12 and runs through Sept. 10. The nine-week course includes classroom clinic sessions on biking safety and maintenance as well as daily bike trips in all directions on the compass. At the end of it — aiming for a goal of riding 270 miles — participants get a new bike, helmet, and lots of extras....

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