Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint,  waking up “permissible walls”
Apr18

Charles Boike bringing street art vitality to Flint, waking up “permissible walls”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Charles Boike long ago gave up his life of crime in the name of art. But Boike, 35, who describes himself as an “urban graffiti artist at heart,” definitely has not given up his life of art. Now a practicing attorney with a wife and baby daughter, the Fenton artist has been for years creating high energy, vibrantly colorful murals all over Flint, from Buckham Alley to Totem Books to the Farmers’...

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East Village Magazine – April 2019
Apr08

East Village Magazine – April 2019

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here: East Village Magazine – April – 2019

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This Month in the Village:  April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes
Apr02

This Month in the Village: April features hockey documentary, tea party, black holes

Compiled by Meghan Christian  “This Month” highlights a selection of events available to our readers—It is not an exhaustive list, rather a sampling of opportunities in the city. To submit events for May, email your event to Managing Editor Meghan Christian at meghan.christian22@gmail.com by April 23.   Wellness at the Wheel  Mon – Sat. Various times The Ferris Wheel, 615 S. Saginaw St., 6th floor Admission: $12 810-213-4710...

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Where will Flint middle school students be in August?  After dodges and feints from FCS, Baker campus seems likely
Apr01

Where will Flint middle school students be in August? After dodges and feints from FCS, Baker campus seems likely

By Harold C. Ford “When parents are looking at where to send their kids (to school), there’s an awful lot of faith involved in the sense that, you may not have any money, but you’re investing your kid in a school district.  It’s the job of the school district, the challenge of the school district, to be worthy of that faith.”- Paul Jordan, member Flint Board of Education, 2005-2009 In a widely reported March 20 press release, the...

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March Flint City Council update: raises go through, pipeline management changes, CFO quits, cliques collide
Mar29

March Flint City Council update: raises go through, pipeline management changes, CFO quits, cliques collide

By Meghan Christian The month of March continued Flint City Council chaos—all delaying or complicating major matters of city business and exasperating some of the public in attendance, one of whom commented the city needed an ombudsman to oversee matters more than the city council. First, even though a 5-4 majority of  council members voted to reject proposed raises for Mayor Karen Weaver and themselves, a rule requiring a two-thirds...

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Court Street Methodists take stand after LGBTQ vote:   “God loves all people–all means all”
Mar26

Court Street Methodists take stand after LGBTQ vote: “God loves all people–all means all”

By Jan Worth-Nelson On Sunday, March 3, the week after the international governing body of the  United Methodist Church voted to retain language excluding LGBTQ people, Rev. Jeremy Peters took to the pulpit at Court Street United Methodist Church and preached a sermon titled “God Loves All People:  Bruised and Dimly Burning.” Outside, on the church’s sign, were the words “God Loves All People–All Means...

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