Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21
May13

Lapeer MCC campus hosts COVID-19 vaccination Spring Drive-Up event on Friday, May 21

Hamilton Community Health Network is partnering with the Lapeer County Senior Coalition to provide a community wide COVID-19 vaccination event. The event will be hosted at Mott Community College’s Lapeer Campus by providing COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, May 21 located at 550 Lake Dr., Lapeer, MI. There will be 100 Johnson & Johnson vaccines available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or until they run out, according to a press release....

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“Not a hand-out but a hand up,” officials say of new child tax credit announced by Rep. Kildee
May08

“Not a hand-out but a hand up,” officials say of new child tax credit announced by Rep. Kildee

By Tom Travis “This is not a hand-out, but an immediate hand-up to support families like mine. I encourage everyone, working or not, to file their taxes for 2020. Let’s take advantage of the resources we voted for,” said 2nd Ward Flint resident Ladel Lewis. Lewis, a single mother of a six-year-old boy attending Freeman Elementary said, “This child tax credit means so much to so many people, including me. I can...

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Area teens take the jab at MCC,  prepare to promote the COVID vaccine
May05

Area teens take the jab at MCC, prepare to promote the COVID vaccine

By Tom Travis “If you want Friday nights at football games then get the vaccine,” is what Jackson Langford, 16, of Grand Blanc High School plans to tell his friends about being vaccinated. “I was afraid it was going to hurt but after seeing all the other kids get it,  I was okay. And it didn’t hurt,” said Kearsley High School student Hannah Pollick, 16. Langford and Pollick were among five area teen...

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A new home in the heart of the city for Flint River Watershed Coalition and Kayak Flint
May03

A new home in the heart of the city for Flint River Watershed Coalition and Kayak Flint

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted $350,000 to support a Flint River revitalization project along Kearsley Street in Flint, according to a press release from the C.S. Mott Foundation issued this week. The grant will provide funding to the Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC), a supporting organization of the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, for the redevelopment of the former 1st Source Servall...

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Local forums tackle tough topics —  Flint Area Public Affairs Forum: “Racial Justice and Public Safety”  Tendaji Talk: “Racism and Public Health, Part 2”
Apr28

Local forums tackle tough topics — Flint Area Public Affairs Forum: “Racial Justice and Public Safety” Tendaji Talk: “Racism and Public Health, Part 2”

By Harold C. Ford “We can’t arrest our way out of this problem…but…every day I come to work, a citizen of this community is on my phone complaining about crime in their area where they live …What’s the answer for that citizen?” …Terence Green, chief of police, Flint Police Department “We will continue to see environmental injustices…in the Flints of this world.” …Pamela Pugh, vice president, Michigan Board of Education, commenting on...

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Seven years into water crisis, Flint’s “reputation for social justice” continues, as activists convene, declaring, “We don’t tolerate injustice and inhumanity.”
Apr26

Seven years into water crisis, Flint’s “reputation for social justice” continues, as activists convene, declaring, “We don’t tolerate injustice and inhumanity.”

By Tom Travis “We have a reputation in Flint for social justice. The home of the Sit Down Strike, the first major city to institute open housing: We don’t tolerate injustice and inhumanity.” So declared water warrior and local activist Claire McClinton to a fully masked crowd of about 50 on Sunday — some standing, some sitting in their cars — at the old Flint Farmers’ Market on E. Boulevard Drive....

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