East Village Magazine – August 2020
Aug06

East Village Magazine – August 2020

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here: EVM 08.20_web

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Incumbents Swanson, Neeley and Gleason defeat challengers in competitive primary
Aug05

Incumbents Swanson, Neeley and Gleason defeat challengers in competitive primary

By Paul Rozycki THIS STORY WAS UPDATED at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 5 In an election where mail-in votes were dominant, Genesee County voters turned out in larger than expected numbers and set the stage for the November election. With all the votes counted more than 29 percent of voters turned out for the August primary, significantly higher than the typical 20 percent turnout. Though there was a concern that the large number of...

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City of Flint and Crime Stoppers Offer $1,000 for information leading to arrests of illegal dumpers
Aug03

City of Flint and Crime Stoppers Offer $1,000 for information leading to arrests of illegal dumpers

By Tom Travis A reward of up to a $1,000 is being offered to those who provide information that helps lead to the arrest of anyone illegally dumping in the City of Flint,  Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced today, He made the announcement side by side with director of Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County, Julie Lopez in a video press conference. Mayor Neeley said that the program will be funded in part as part of a larger grant to...

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“We will no longer auction off guns,” Mayor Neeley announces.  “It’s just not worth it.” Chief Hart says
Jul30

“We will no longer auction off guns,” Mayor Neeley announces. “It’s just not worth it.” Chief Hart says

By Tom Travis  The City of Flint will no longer auction off confiscated guns, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced at a press conference at police headquarters Wednesday. Since 2017, when the City began that practice,  4,539 guns have been auctioned generating $200,000. The revenue generated was put back into the police budget, Neeley said. However, Chief of Police Phil Hart, reiterating Neeley’s words, said, “We will no...

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Review:  “Begin Again” blends James Baldwin’s urgent lessons and a call to face “the American Lie”
Jul30

Review: “Begin Again” blends James Baldwin’s urgent lessons and a call to face “the American Lie”

By Robert R. Thomas BEGIN AGAIN by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is a clear example of a historical genre I call living history, i.e., history being written in real time by living historians.  Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton, where he is also the chair of the Center for African American Studies and the chair of the Department of African American Studies. Glaude’s...

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FACES of Flint available now
Jul28

FACES of Flint available now

Following Tuesday night’s premiere of the two new videos “FACES OF FLINT: a message from the anvil of America’s democracy,” both are available here: Video One (six minute version) Video Two:  

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