COVID vaccine will go first to health care and essential workers, residents of long-term facilities and high risk population
Dec19

COVID vaccine will go first to health care and essential workers, residents of long-term facilities and high risk population

Health care personnel, residents of long-term facilities, workers in essential and critical infrastructure, and people at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness are recommended to be the first groups to get the COVID vaccine, according to interim guidelines issued Dec. 11 by the Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services (MDHHS). A Dec. 11 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) press release announced the interim...

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Local group hands out $20,000 to Flint teachers as 30-year tradition continues in pandemic
Dec17

Local group hands out $20,000 to Flint teachers as 30-year tradition continues in pandemic

By Tom Travis Flint teachers were awarded $20,000, in gifts of $100 each,  by the Flint Classroom Support Fund (FCSF) on Thursday. The contributions are given to each of the 200 Flint Community School (FCS) teachers from a COVID Rescue Grant to use towards their classroom needs. The annual event was hosted by the Flint Institute of Arts (FIA). In addition to the $100 grants, teachers also received a Family Membership from the Flint...

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Touting themes of “prayer, planning , and partnership” Mayor Neeley cites COVID response, census, racial justice efforts, pipeline progress in State of the City address
Dec09

Touting themes of “prayer, planning , and partnership” Mayor Neeley cites COVID response, census, racial justice efforts, pipeline progress in State of the City address

By Paul Rozycki It was just over a year ago that Flint’s Mayor Karen Weaver, gave the last state of the city address in a packed house at Flint’s Capitol Theater, shortly before the election. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic, Flint’s Mayor Sheldon Neeley, drew a contrast with the previous administration, and faced a dramatically different challenge.  He  gave his first State of the City address virtually, on both NBC 25, You...

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Land Bank survey and small business grants highlighted at Flint Neighborhoods United monthly meeting
Dec09

Land Bank survey and small business grants highlighted at Flint Neighborhoods United monthly meeting

By Coner Segren Residents’ concerns about Land Bank priorities for demolition and the availability of small business grants , updates on a water bill payment assistance program, and a proposed I-475 renovation plan were among topics discussed at the monthly Flint Neighborhoods United meeting.  Residents want demolitions prioritized next to occupied homes, Land Bank survey reveals The results of a month-long survey about...

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Flint Public Library at Courtland to reopen Wednesday, Dec. 9 with limited “lobby service”
Dec07

Flint Public Library at Courtland to reopen Wednesday, Dec. 9 with limited “lobby service”

The Flint Public Library at Courtland Center will reopen Dec. 9 through Dec. 23 with “lobby service.” Patrons will be able to enter the library lobby for a short visit to pick up books on hold or check out DVDs, music and books on CD, according to a press release issued by library staff. “This service minimizes contact between the public and library staff to keep everyone safe during this time of high risk from COVID. Patrons can...

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Mayor Neeley to deliver live-streamed State of the City address Dec 8
Dec04

Mayor Neeley to deliver live-streamed State of the City address Dec 8

Mayor Sheldon Neeley will deliver his first State of the City address at 7 p.m. Dec. 8.  The Mayor’s address will be broadcast on NBC 25 and livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page and YouTube channel, according to a press release. “This year’s State of the City is much different than we have seen in the past, but through all obstacles there is a path,” Neeley stated in the press release. Neeley will...

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