Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?
Jul29

Commentary: After the water crisis and the pandemic, what’s next?

By Paul Rozycki It looked like the Flint water crisis was over…and it wasn’t. It looked like the pandemic was over…and it wasn’t. The water crisis In Flint, as July ended, nearly all of the lead pipes in the city had been replaced, a court settlement was on track, lead levels were at record lows, and it seemed that the seven years of the Flint water crisis might be behind us.  Then the newly installed pipes on Court Street began...

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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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Flint Neighborhoods United meeting hears about high-speed internet, lifting of pandemic restrictions and rodent control
Jun24

Flint Neighborhoods United meeting hears about high-speed internet, lifting of pandemic restrictions and rodent control

By Coner Segren At the most recent Flint Neighborhoods United monthly meeting, residents heard from Gary Jones, Flint community liaison for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Office of Community Outreach, about the state’s lifting of pandemic restrictions. They also heard about a new federal program to allow for high-speed internet for communities lacking access and got tips from  a local conservation group about how to control rodents....

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Flint City Council fails to adopt budget second time:  City’s ability to spend money ends June 30.
Jun10

Flint City Council fails to adopt budget second time: City’s ability to spend money ends June 30.

By Tom Travis This article has been updated to include a press release from Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley warning of a potential city government shutdown due to the city council’s failure to pass a budget. – EVM Editor For a second time in one week the city council failed to adopt a budget. At this time there is no other special council meeting scheduled. The resolution to adopt the budget was presented first through a...

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City Council fails to pass budget – Mayor Neeley delivers terse response
Jun08

City Council fails to pass budget – Mayor Neeley delivers terse response

By Tom Travis Despite a nine-hour meeting, the Flint City Council failed to adopt a budget Monday night, thereby violating the city charter which calls for the budget for the next fiscal year to be approved by the first Monday in June. The meeting began at 6:30 p.m. and stretched into the early morning hours of Tuesday, ending just after 3 a.m. In the face of no budget adoption by council, Mayor Sheldon Neeley released a terse...

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