Pride Fest activities begin Friday with Free Community BBQ; virtual activities continue through the weekend
Oct08

Pride Fest activities begin Friday with Free Community BBQ; virtual activities continue through the weekend

By Tom Travis A free community BBQ will be offered Friday, Oct. 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot behind Wellness Services, Inc. located at 311 E. Court St. as part of a weekend of activities for Flint Pride Fest 2020.   According to Rachel Strickland, prevention specialist at Wellness Services, the Flint Pride Fest was originally scheduled for June 20 and was postponed due to COVID-19.  Strickland said Flint Pride was...

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Mayor Neeley responds to Michigan Supreme Court ruling against Gov Whitmer
Oct05

Mayor Neeley responds to Michigan Supreme Court ruling against Gov Whitmer

By Tom Travis Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley Monday urged residents and businesses “to continue following all recommended precautions against the spread of COVID-19,” following a ruling by the Michigan Supreme Court to overturn Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s actions to attempt to control COVID-19. Whitmer’s executive order powers were slashed by the highest court in the State on Friday. The Michigan Supreme Court, which...

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Flint city clerk reports 15,000 absentee ballots mailed out; extended and weekend hours offered for voters
Oct03

Flint city clerk reports 15,000 absentee ballots mailed out; extended and weekend hours offered for voters

By Tom Travis Over fifteen thousand absentee ballot applications have been processed and ballots have been mailed out so far from the Flint City Clerk’s office, and extended weekly hours and Saturday and Sunday hours continue to be made available for voting,  according to a press release issued from the clerk’s office Friday. The clerk’s office also has hired additional staff in preparation for the first presidential...

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City Council beat:  City collected $31 million in property taxes and $2.9 million in income taxes in first months of fiscal year
Sep30

City Council beat: City collected $31 million in property taxes and $2.9 million in income taxes in first months of fiscal year

By Tom Travis The City of Flint has collected $2.9 million in income taxes and $31 million in property taxes only a few months into the FY 2021 budget year, according to Amanda Trujillo, City Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, in a report to the Flint City Council Monday. Trujillo added that the city is projecting to collect $56 million in property taxes by the end of the fiscal year. Trujillo went on to explain that $56 million...

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Sunday concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns
Sep21

St. Paul’s Episcopal Sunday concert cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns

The first concert scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church recently resurrected live music series has been called off, Rector Dan Scheid announced today. “I regret to inform  East Village Magazine readers that the recital scheduled for this Sunday, Sept. 27 is cancelled,”  Scheid posted on Facebook. “This is due to the continued response to Covid-19, taking into account the governor’s...

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Pipeline replacement deadline Sept. 18, FNU reminds residents;  census, blight, COVID testing, placemaking also discussed
Sep15

Pipeline replacement deadline Sept. 18, FNU reminds residents; census, blight, COVID testing, placemaking also discussed

By Coner Segren Reminders of the Sept. 18 pipeline replacement deadline, COVID-19 testing sites, the census, placemaking projects featuring porches, and ongoing efforts against blight were the main topics of discussion of the Sept. 12 meeting of Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) conducted via Zoom because of the pande The meeting was moderated by Theresa Roach, program director of the  Crim Foundation;  and Lucille James, FNU...

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