Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools
Oct22

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be ready.” —Anita Steward, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Oct. 13, 2020 Anita Steward, superintendent of Flint Community Schools (FCS), presented a multi-pronged plan for the possible reopening of schools on a face-to-face/brick-and-mortar basis to the FCS Board of Education’s Governance Subcommittee on Oct. 13. The FCS team that included Eileen Tomasi,...

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Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns
Oct20

Second St. Paul’s concert Oct. 25 cancelled due to COVID concerns

The Sunday, Oct. 25 concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has been cancelled due to COVID concerns, Director of Music Holly Richardson announced today. The concert, second of the 2020-2021 “Music in the Heart of the City” series, was to have featured  “Soprano and Flute in Song,” with Townes Osborn, Brittnee Siemon, and artist-in-residence Carl Angelo on organ.  The September concert also was cancelled,...

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New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma
Oct20

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated by Los Angeles Lakers basketball forward and Flint native, Kyle Kuzma,  according to a press release from the City Clerk’s office. The newest drop boxes are located at four Flint fire stations:  Fire Station 3, 1525 Martin Luther King Ave.  Fire Station 5, 3402 Western Rd. Fire Station 6, 716 W. Pierson Rd. Fire Station 8, 202 E. Atherton Rd.  Kuzma, 25,...

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GOP leaders’ words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism in Michigan, Kildee says
Oct17

GOP leaders’ words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism in Michigan, Kildee says

By Tom Travis “Self-indulgent” Michigan GOP leaders try to “twist” the Whitmer kidnapping into a story about themselves, and by their words “fan the flames” of domestic terrorism, U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (5th District) said in comments made while visiting the Flint Public Library (FPL) Friday. Kildee spoke to EVM about the kidnapping plot against Whitmer, the use of the term “militia,” the...

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Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.
Oct12

Public electronic meetings nixed by Supreme Court action; City Council, EAB cancel.

By Tom Travis Moments before the Flint City Council was to hold their bi-monthly Monday evening meeting a public notice was sent out from the City Clerk’s staff notifying the public that the meeting was cancelled. The notice was signed by Council President Monica Galloway (7th Ward) and Council Vice-president Maurice Davis (2nd Ward). Also, Monday evening Tane Dorsey, Flint’s Ombudsperson, sent out a public notice that the...

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Pandemic Alters Halloween Plans for Flint; Four Neighborhoods offer Community Buildings for Trick-or-Treaters
Oct09

Pandemic Alters Halloween Plans for Flint; Four Neighborhoods offer Community Buildings for Trick-or-Treaters

Community groups for four neighborhood-based options will offer an alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating method this Halloween. The community events will be held, with all standard safety precautions, at the following four locations on Saturday, Oct. 31: Berston Field House, 3300 N. Saginaw St., 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Latinx Technology and Community Center,  2101 Lewis St., 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Bethel United...

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