The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition
Oct24

The East Village Magazine – October 2020 – Special Edition

A special edition, covering the Flint Community Schools Board Election Candidates and their views, is available for download here: 10 23 20 EVM Special Section...

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Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools
Oct22

Mixed signals from state lead to multi-pronged plan for reopening Flint schools

By Harold C. Ford “If we have to go back to school next week, we’ll be ready.” —Anita Steward, superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Oct. 13, 2020 Anita Steward, superintendent of Flint Community Schools (FCS), presented a multi-pronged plan for the possible reopening of schools on a face-to-face/brick-and-mortar basis to the FCS Board of Education’s Governance Subcommittee on Oct. 13. The FCS team that included Eileen Tomasi,...

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Future of I-475 through downtown Flint topic of Mayor’s online community discussion tonight
Oct21

Future of I-475 through downtown Flint topic of Mayor’s online community discussion tonight

A community visioning and input session regarding the future of I-475 at 6:30 p.m. tonight will be hosted by Mayor Sheldon Neeley and Chief of Staff Brian Larkin. With new available state funds, the city expects to resurface a portion of I-475 going through downtown. Neeley is soliciting community input on a proposal to remove a portion of the expressway by filling it in. This would level the landscape and allow for creation of a...

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New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma
Oct20

New absentee ballot drop boxes donated by L.A. Lakers forward Flint native Kyle Kuzma

By Tom Travis Four additional ballot drop boxes for Flint have been donated by Los Angeles Lakers basketball forward and Flint native, Kyle Kuzma,  according to a press release from the City Clerk’s office. The newest drop boxes are located at four Flint fire stations:  Fire Station 3, 1525 Martin Luther King Ave.  Fire Station 5, 3402 Western Rd. Fire Station 6, 716 W. Pierson Rd. Fire Station 8, 202 E. Atherton Rd.  Kuzma, 25,...

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Flint Board of Education election: twelve candidates for three six-year positions
Oct19

Flint Board of Education election: twelve candidates for three six-year positions

By Harold Ford Assisted by EVM Editorial staff Tom Travis, Jan Worth-Nelson and Ted Nelson SCROLL DOWN FOR CANDIDATE PROFILES AT THE END OF THIS STORY “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...

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Kildee visits Flint Public Library to discuss $2 billion Library Stabilization Act and announces grant money for local libraries
Oct17

Kildee visits Flint Public Library to discuss $2 billion Library Stabilization Act and announces grant money for local libraries

By Tom Travis Federal grants totalling $28,914 will help Michigan libraries address operational challenges during the pandemic. U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D) announced the new grants during a visit to the Flint Public Library (FPL) on Friday, where he received an update on the Kearsley Street Flint Public Library building renovation project by Kay Schwartz FPL director. “I am proud to announce these federal grants to...

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