City council in a 5-4 vote drops a proposal allowing McLaren Hospital to reduce their Water Crisis Settlement amount from $20 million to $5 million
Sep14

City council in a 5-4 vote drops a proposal allowing McLaren Hospital to reduce their Water Crisis Settlement amount from $20 million to $5 million

By Tom Travis Grappling with the most recent development in the Flint Water Crisis Settlement the City Council had a heated discussion for over two hours of their nearly nine hour meeting on Monday. The discussion centered around a resolution to amend the Flint Water Litigation Settlement agreement. McLaren released a statement containing details of changes saying, “our hospital has modified its participation in the...

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Education Beat: Uncertain leadership, uncertain infrastructure challenges roil Flint Community Schools board
Sep12

Education Beat: Uncertain leadership, uncertain infrastructure challenges roil Flint Community Schools board

By Harold C. Ford Flint schools superintendent Anita Steward files lawsuit against board of education Kevelin Jones appointed interim superintendent Two board of education members abruptly resign Doyle-Ryder building closed due to presence of black mold; $440,000 roof repair plan approved by board Board president signals resumption of talks with Mott Foundation “We are at a very fragile state in this district.” –Carol McIntosh,...

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Mobile Vaccination Units continue through summer in greater Flint area  – water and free meals included
Sep09

Mobile Vaccination Units continue through summer in greater Flint area – water and free meals included

By Tom Travis A new community collaboration is bringing Covid vaccines, water, meals and other resources to Flint neighborhoods. The Greater Flint Health Coalition (GFHC) has created a partnership with Genesee Community Health Center (GCHC), the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department’s (GCCARD) Meet Up and Eat Up program, and the United Way of Genesee County (UWGC) to provide neighborhood-based COVID-19 vaccine...

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The East Village Magazine – September 2021
Sep02

The East Village Magazine – September 2021

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download here: View...

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Commentary: Flint loses 20,000 residents. What does it mean for the city?
Aug26

Commentary: Flint loses 20,000 residents. What does it mean for the city?

By Paul Rozycki With the current census, the city of Flint has lost Grand Blanc, Davison, Swartz Creek, and Montrose. I don’t mean that those places are gone. They are still here in Genesee County and doing fine. But the City of Flint has lost enough population to fill those cities, and that has powerful implications for Flint and those living here.   Based on the current census data just released, Grand Blanc has 8091 residents,...

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“This is a message from the residents of the City of Flint” – Activists deliver two petitions to the City Clerk
Aug25

“This is a message from the residents of the City of Flint” – Activists deliver two petitions to the City Clerk

By Tom Travis A group of seven Flint residents gathered in front of City Hall on Tuesday to announce they had collected more than 1,000 signatures on two separate petitions. The group was led by activist and Flint water warrior, Claire McClinton, who said she was going to deliver the signed petitions to the City Clerk. “This is a message from the residents of the City of Flint,” McClinton said to members of the media. The...

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