Weaver, Neeley face off in their only mayoral debate
Oct17

Weaver, Neeley face off in their only mayoral debate

By Paul Rozycki With less than three weeks to go before the election, incumbent Mayor Karen Weaver and her challenger Rep. Sheldon Neeley, squared off in a debate on WJRT-TV12 on Thursday, Oct. 17. It was the only scheduled debate between the candidates, who are running to be Flint’s next mayor on Nov. 5. Moderated by anchors Angie Hendershot and Matt Franklin, the two candidates responded to each other, and to viewers’...

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Analysis: Medicaid work requirements take effect Jan. 1:  difficulties likely for the poor
Oct17

Analysis: Medicaid work requirements take effect Jan. 1: difficulties likely for the poor

by Madeleine Graham A law establishing work requirements for about 270,000 Medicaid recipients in Michigan takes effect Jan. 1, 2020–sending state officials and recipients scrambling to understand how they will be affected. “At this time what we have to do is prepare to implement the law as it is written currently,” according to Bob Wheaton, public information officer of the Michigan Department of Health and Human...

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Council fails to pass recreational pot ordinance;  has till Nov. 1 to act
Oct16

Council fails to pass recreational pot ordinance; has till Nov. 1 to act

By Luther Houle An uncharacteristic turnout of about 60 Flint residents appeared at the Oct. 14 City Council meeting to voice their opinions and observe the city’s legislative process. Their reason for coming: a proposed “opt-out” ordinance that would limit which businesses would be able to get recreational marijuana licenses. After a public hearing and council discussion, the ordinance failed to pass on a 4-4 split vote, with the...

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William S. White, scion of C.S. Mott Foundation, dies at 82
Oct09

William S. White, scion of C.S. Mott Foundation, dies at 82

By Jan Worth-Nelson Much has already has been written,  and will be written in the coming days about the life and death today of William S. White, longtime executive at the top of the C.S. Mott Foundation, at 82.  He was the grandson-in-law who ran the multi-billion dollar foundation that has played a huge role in the fate and shape of the city of Flint–and his son, Ridgway White, is now C.E.O. and president. We offer just the...

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East Village Magazine – October 2019
Oct09

East Village Magazine – October 2019

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

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“Free City” mural festival kicks off Tuesday for week-long street art extravaganza
Oct07

“Free City” mural festival kicks off Tuesday for week-long street art extravaganza

By Jan Worth-Nelson More than 20 artists from around the world are arriving in Flint this week, joining with a busy cadre of local muralists and Flint Public Art Project officials for a weeklong celebration of public art–the Free City Mural Festival at various locations downtown Tuesday through Saturday. Events include a kickoff party at the Ferris Wheel from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, an artists’ panel and reception at the...

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