Flint City Council kicks off 2020 with chaos, yelling, members stalking out early, no work done
Jan10

Flint City Council kicks off 2020 with chaos, yelling, members stalking out early, no work done

By Tom Travis and Melodee Mabbitt Returning from the season of “Peace On Earth and Good Will To All” the City of Flint’s legislative body disintegrated into chaos and utter dysfunction at its first meeting of 2020. The City Council’s meeting Wednesday was a finance committee meeting with a 16-page agenda. The committee room was overflowing with community members, a full team of City attorneys, and nearly a dozen members of the mayor’s...

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Cynthia Neeley wins nomination over nine Dems in 34th District primary; turnout 6.7 percent
Jan08

Cynthia Neeley wins nomination over nine Dems in 34th District primary; turnout 6.7 percent

By Paul Rozycki The last two months have been very good for the Neeley family. In November Sheldon Neeley was elected mayor of Flint. And in a short campaign, conducted during the holiday season, Cynthia Neeley outpolled nine other candidates in the primary election Tuesday to win the Democratic nomination for the 34th state House district. Neeley is the wife of Sheldon Neeley, who defeated Karen Weaver to win the mayor’s office two...

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Eight of ten Democrats in 34th district primary race face off in forum
Jan04

Eight of ten Democrats in 34th district primary race face off in forum

By Paul Rozycki Eight of the ten Democrats competing to fill Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley’s seat in the State House for the 34th district faced each other in a forum at Joy Tabernacle Church in Civic Park on Jan. 3, only four days before the Democratic primary. On the panel were 3rd Ward Councilman Santino Guerra, Flint City Council President Monica Galloway, Candice Mushatt, Michael Clack, Charis Lee, Claudia Perkins-Milton, Sherwood...

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East Village Magazine – January 2020
Jan03

East Village Magazine – January 2020

The latest issue of the East Village Magazine is available for download here: EVM_Jan_2020

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Flint city government year ends noisily amidst council v. mayoral counterattacks as audit rolls in on time
Jan01

Flint city government year ends noisily amidst council v. mayoral counterattacks as audit rolls in on time

By Tom Travis The last week of the year in Flint city government, normally a quiet time at City Hall,  included a flurry of contentious events, including a special city council meeting called two days after Christmas, a statement from the Mayor Sheldon Neeley’s administration blasting the council, a sudden press conference by city council members, and more statements from the city as the administration completed its required...

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Education Beat: Flint schools to put up millage request, proposed closures considered
Dec26

Education Beat: Flint schools to put up millage request, proposed closures considered

Highlights:   Flint Schools bringing millage to voters Paraprofessionals ink new contract, attrition slows Wright to step down as board president Distraught stakeholders plead with board District to decide on proposed closures                                                                       By Harold C. Ford Following four meetings of its board of education in December, Flint Community Schools (FCS) will ask Flint voters to...

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