Land Bank aims to “make neighborhoods whole again,”  new director Michael Freeman says
May27

Land Bank aims to “make neighborhoods whole again,” new director Michael Freeman says

By Tom Travis The Land Bank of Genesee County owns, maintains and manages more than 15,000 properties in the City of Flint–a whopping 27 percent of the city’s land. Yet many in the community may not know what it is and how it has become a leading influence on the city’s landscape of abandonment and rehabilitation. Of those 15,000-plus properties, more than 9,000 are residential and nearly 300 are commercial....

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With masks, gloves, sanitizing in place,  Flint Farmers’ Market plans phased reopening June 2
May26

With masks, gloves, sanitizing in place, Flint Farmers’ Market plans phased reopening June 2

The Flint Farmers’ Market, closed to the public since March 28, today announced it is preparing to welcome back customers starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 2. At first the market will be open only Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the exception of Thursday, June 4 when it will be closed to allow the market to evaluate  the re-opening procedures from the first trial date. Curbside pickup will continue to be available 1 to 5...

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Commentary:  Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?
May25

Commentary: Mixed messages on COVID-19–whom should we believe?

By Paul Rozycki What’s your answer to any of these questions about the COVID-19 crisis? Should we wear a face mask or not?  If so when? Will the summer heat kill the virus? Will hydroxychloroquine get rid of it? Will there be a vaccine by the end of the year? When should the nation begin to ‘open up’? When will I be able to get a haircut? What is an ‘essential service’? Should I go to my dentist or doctor for routine exams? When will...

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Free COVID-19 testing for Flint draws 200 in first day at Shiloh Baptist
May24

Free COVID-19 testing for Flint draws 200 in first day at Shiloh Baptist

By Tom Travis Cars lined up in the blocks around Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Sunday for the first day of free COVID-19 drive-through testing sponsored by the Michigan National Guard, the State of Michigan, and the City of Flint. The testing continues tomorrow, Memorial Day, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the church, at 2120 N. Saginaw St. State Representative Cynthia Neeley proudly stood in the parking lot of Shiloh,...

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MTA gearing back up, with precautions, helped by $19 million CARES Act grant
May24

MTA gearing back up, with precautions, helped by $19 million CARES Act grant

By Madeleine Graham As COVID-19 took hold in Genesee County with three Mass Transportation Authority (MTA) drivers testing positive, MTA suspended operations April 2. The suspended vehicles were for Ride to Wellness and the bus system, which included fixed routes and regional routes.  This left many of the vulnerable in limbo to obtain rides elsewhere.  Fortunately, many volunteers were able to service senior apartments in a...

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Free COVID-19 tests for all Flint residents available Sunday, Monday
May23

Free COVID-19 tests for all Flint residents available Sunday, Monday

This just in from the City of Flint: For Immediate Release   To help get more City of Flint residents tested, the Michigan National Guard will operate a two-day, drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Flint. Testing will be available from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 24  and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 25  (Memorial Day) at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The testing is available to any...

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