Review:  One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”
Dec09

Review: One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”

By Patsy Isenberg “Into the Woods” is an outstanding blend of talents that came together just right. The musical opened at Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) Friday, Dec. 6 to a sold out audience. Rumor had it the rest of that weekend’s performances were also sold out. The blend of talents includes the direction of this Sondheim/Lapine collaboration by Michael Lluberes, The Rep’s producing artistic director, who does such a great job...

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Mayor to residents: help test water quality before crucial deadline
Dec09

Mayor to residents: help test water quality before crucial deadline

Flint residents, who once turned themselves into chemists by the thousands at the height of the water crisis, are being asked by Mayor Sheldon Neeley to urgently once again become scientists and test their water quality. In a press release issued this morning, City of Flint Communications Director Marjory Raymer said “The City of Flint is combining forces with the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the state of Michigan to...

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East Village Magazine – December 2019
Dec07

East Village Magazine – December 2019

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

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Neurodevelopmental Center for Excellence marks first year of helping Flint kids
Dec06

Neurodevelopmental Center for Excellence marks first year of helping Flint kids

 By Teddy Robertson January 2020 marks the first year of operation for Flint’s Neurodevelopmental Center for Excellence (NCE), a service of Genesee Health System (GHS) for neuropsychological assessment of children impacted by Flint’s water crisis. But while the Center may be just one year old, GHS visualized its need five years ago, said Dr. Lauren Tompkins, vice president of clinical operations.  As Genesee County’s public mental...

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“We knew about it,”  former Mayor Weaver says of $20 million water fund balance
Nov29

“We knew about it,” former Mayor Weaver says of $20 million water fund balance

By Jan Worth-Nelson Former Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said today that the $20 million “found” in the city’s water fund in a preliminary audit report from incoming Mayor Sheldon Neeley was well known to her administration. Though she has been largely silent as the Neeley administration took over, Weaver agreed to a phone interview, she said, because”I don’t want it to appear that this was money that had just...

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“More than $20 million” balance found in water fund audit, new city administration claims
Nov27

“More than $20 million” balance found in water fund audit, new city administration claims

By Jan Worth-Nelson The City of Flint’s water fund has a “fiscal year 2020 balance” of more than $20 million, according to a startling press release issued this afternoon from Communications Director Marjory Raymer. Municipal finance expert Eric Scorsone, hired by Mayor Sheldon Neeley in the first week of his administration, said it appears “budget estimates and forecasts have been used for years when assessing...

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