With masks, gloves, sanitizing in place,  Flint Farmers’ Market plans phased reopening June 2
May26

With masks, gloves, sanitizing in place, Flint Farmers’ Market plans phased reopening June 2

The Flint Farmers’ Market, closed to the public since March 28, today announced it is preparing to welcome back customers starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. At first the market will be open only Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the exception of Thursday, June 4 when it will be closed to allow the market to evaluate  the re-opening procedures from the first trial date. Curbside pickup will continue to be available 1 to 5...

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City Council to discuss budget, contracts in public tele/video session tonight at 5:30 p.m.
May26

City Council to discuss budget, contracts in public tele/video session tonight at 5:30 p.m.

The City Council will meet by telephone and video conference tonight in a regular meeting. The City Council has been meeting by telephone/video conference since March when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer put in place a Stay Safe, Stay Home  order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Chief on the agenda will be a return to discussion of the proposed city budget, which is supposed to be adopted by the council by the first Monday in June. How the...

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More than 500 Flint residents get COVID-19 tested in two-day blitz
May25

More than 500 Flint residents get COVID-19 tested in two-day blitz

By Jan Worth-Nelson More than 500 Flint residents lined up their cars on the streets surrounding Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, moving slowly forward to get tested for COVID-19 on Sunday and today, Memorial Day. They were greeted by State Rep. Cynthia Neeley, a driving force in organizing the two-day event at her home church, and her husband, Mayor Sheldon Neeley.  Both in masks, they walked up and down the line of cars, chatting...

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Commentary:  Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?
May25

Commentary: Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?

By Paul Rozycki What’s your answer to any of these questions about the COVID-19 crisis? Should we wear a face mask or not?  If so when? Will the summer heat kill the virus? Will hydroxychloroquine get rid of it? Will there be a vaccine by the end of the year? When should the nation begin to ‘open up’? When will I be able to get a haircut? What is an ‘essential service’? Should I go to my dentist or doctor for routine exams? When will...

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MTA gearing back up, with precautions, helped by $19 million CARES Act grant
May24

MTA gearing back up, with precautions, helped by $19 million CARES Act grant

By Madeleine Graham As COVID-19 took hold in Genesee County with three Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) drivers testing positive, MTA suspended operations April 2. The suspended vehicles were for Ride to Wellness and the bus system, which included fixed routes and regional routes.  This left many of the vulnerable in limbo to obtain rides elsewhere.  Fortunately, many volunteers were able to service senior apartments in a...

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Free COVID-19 tests for all Flint residents available Sunday, Monday
May23

Free COVID-19 tests for all Flint residents available Sunday, Monday

This just in from the City of Flint: For Immediate Release   To help get more City of Flint residents tested, the Michigan National Guard will operate a two-day, drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Flint. Testing will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24  and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 25  (Memorial Day) at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The testing is available to any...

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