Neighborhoods surrounding N. Saginaw and E. Pierson Roads and Whaley Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday
Oct05

Neighborhoods surrounding N. Saginaw and E. Pierson Roads and Whaley Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch and COVID-19 vaccines available in the neighborhoods surrounding Saginaw Street. and E. Pierson Road on Thursday, Oct. 7 and in the neighborhoods surrounding Whaley Park on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. both days. Genesee County’s rate of full vaccination stood...

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Education Beat: busy Flint Community Schools board settles teachers’ contract, fills board vacancies, addresses bats and black mold as teacher attrition continues, enrollment dips below 3,000
Sep30

Education Beat: busy Flint Community Schools board settles teachers’ contract, fills board vacancies, addresses bats and black mold as teacher attrition continues, enrollment dips below 3,000

By Harold C. Ford It took more than four hours, but the remaining five members of the Flint Board of Education (FBOE) got work done at their Sept. 29 meeting, including settling a contract with the teachers’ union, filling the two board vacancies created by recent resignations, electing officers, reviewing efforts to sell vacant schools, and approving action to eliminate bats and black mold in elementary schools. Teacher...

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Commentary: City Council election crucial to Flint’s future — Vote Nov. 2! Don’t put it off!
Sep29

Commentary: City Council election crucial to Flint’s future — Vote Nov. 2! Don’t put it off!

By Paul Rozycki Update: EVM has learned that Chris Del Morone is a write-in candidate in Ward 6. We have added his name below and apologize for this omission.  Recently a scheduled forum hosted by write-in candidates Tanya Rison (1st Ward), and Lakeisha Tureaud (7th Ward), presented a worrisome portent for the Nov. 2 city council election. The meeting, where voters could have a chance to meet write-in candidates for the Flint City...

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Priority Waste contracted for $19.7 million through 2024 for residential waste collection
Sep29

Priority Waste contracted for $19.7 million through 2024 for residential waste collection

By Tom Travis The City Council passed a new waste service provider contract that will begin Oct. 1, 2021 with Priority Waste that will include waste collection every week for trash, recycling and yard waste. The contract is for $19.7 million for waste pick-up through June 30, 2024. The resolution allows for the option of a two-year extension to that contract. The $19.7 million breakdown per budget year are as follows: $4.7 million for...

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Flint Repertory Theatre returns to the stage Oct.  8 with Beckett absurdist comedy
Sep29

Flint Repertory Theatre returns to the stage Oct. 8 with Beckett absurdist comedy

By Patsy Isenberg After eighteen months of no live theatre indoors in Flint, the Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) begins its 2021-2022 season with a production of the absurdist comedy “Happy Days.” The play opens with an 8 p.m. Oct. 8 performance, with a run of eight more performances through Oct. 17.  All audience members will be required to wear masks and present either proof of vaccination or negative results of a COVID test....

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Max Brandon Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit visits:  free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday
Sep22

Max Brandon Park site of this week’s mobile vaccination unit visits: free lunch, shots offered Thursday and Saturday

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods again this week, with free lunch and COVID-19 vaccines available at Max Brandon Park noon to 3 p.m.  Thursday. Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 25. The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) has created a partnership with Genesee Community Health Center (GCHC), the Genesee County Community Action Resource...

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