Village Life:  Remembering a Flint walk when far away–my secret of self-care
Nov08

Village Life: Remembering a Flint walk when far away–my secret of self-care

By Jan Worth-Nelson I swear, by the time I stride onto the south end of Kensington, just a few hundred yards from my house, the endorphins already are kicking in.  My breathing evens out, and there’s often a cardinal or two darting around in the brush bending over Gilkey Creek. I don’t know what most of those plants are—mostly “weeds,” I guess, but I don’t care.  They’re green and they’re wild and they belong there as much as I do....

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Let’s “come together and move on as one,”  outgoing Mayor Weaver exhorts in open letter to the city
Nov08

Let’s “come together and move on as one,” outgoing Mayor Weaver exhorts in open letter to the city

The following arrived today from Mayor Karen Weaver, defeated by 205 votes Tuesday by State Rep. Sheldon Neeley.  It was sent by her public information officer, Candice Mushatt. Dear Residents: The last four years of my life have been some of the best. I had an opportunity to serve as Mayor of the greatest city in the world. When I stepped into office we were in a crisis, we needed answers we weren’t getting and we needed help that...

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Neeley resigns as state rep, effective Monday,  to become Flint’s new mayor
Nov08

Neeley resigns as state rep, effective Monday, to become Flint’s new mayor

The following press release just landed from the office of state Rep. Sheldon Neeley, Flint’s mayor-elect:  “FLINT — On Monday, state Rep. Sheldon Neeley will officially resign his seat in the state House of Representatives and be sworn into his next chapter of public service as Mayor of the city of Flint. Neeley served as the state representative of the 34th House District for five years. “When I came to Lansing, my city...

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This Month in the Village: November features

“This Month” highlights a selection of events available to our readers—beginning after our publication date of Nov. 5. It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. To submit events for our December issue, email your event to us by Nov. 24 to pisenber@gmail.com....

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East Village Magazine – November 2019
Nov07

East Village Magazine – November 2019

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here:

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Neeley ousts Weaver in tight mayor’s race;  library funding sweeps in with 2-1 support
Nov06

Neeley ousts Weaver in tight mayor’s race; library funding sweeps in with 2-1 support

By Paul Rozycki This year nearly everyone expected a close race to elect the Flint mayor, and that’s what they got.  After a hard fought campaign, State Rep. Sheldon Neeley emerged as the victor with just over 50 percent of the vote, edging out incumbent mayor Karen Weaver by 205 votes, 7082 to 6877. At her election night gathering, Weaver said she has not conceded, and “hasn’t ruled out a recount.” Countywide, including all...

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