The East Village Magazine – January 2021
Jan07

The East Village Magazine – January 2021

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“God can turn things around” Pastor Chris Martin asserts at prayer event response to recent murders
Dec29

“God can turn things around” Pastor Chris Martin asserts at prayer event response to recent murders

By Tom Travis Residents, pastors, and politicians gathered on Flint’s north side today to pray. The prayer event came in the wake of a recent wave of homicides in Flint. “We’re here today to cover the neighborhood in prayer, and encourage the community to look back to God,” said Pastor Chris Martin of Cathedral of Faith church. A crowd of about 30 assembled in the parking lot of The Cathedral of Faith Church to...

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Folk duo Mustard’s Retreat to stage live-streaming musical benefit for East Village Magazine
Dec29

Folk duo Mustard’s Retreat to stage live-streaming musical benefit for East Village Magazine

A reviewer once called the folk group Mustard’s Retreat “music to cure what ails you.”  Now  they are dedicating that cure to Flint, a community like so many others wracked by COVID,  in a virtual performance to benefit  East Village Magazine.  The popular duo featuring David Tamulevich and Flint native Libby Glover, plan to stage a virtual concert to benefit EVM at 7 p.m. Jan..23. The concert is  part of the...

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Council approves $20 million insurance portion for $641 million water crisis settlement
Dec23

Council approves $20 million insurance portion for $641 million water crisis settlement

By Tom Travis Flint City Council in a 6-1-2 vote approved a $20 million portion of the $641 million water crisis settlement (WCS) at a video conference meeting Monday. The council vote was required on the $20 million portion because it is being offered from the City’s insurance company and the City of Flint is named as a defendant in the settlement case. The Council’s yes votes came from Council Vice President Maurice Davis (2nd...

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COVID vaccine will go first to health care and essential workers, residents of long-term facilities and high risk population
Dec19

COVID vaccine will go first to health care and essential workers, residents of long-term facilities and high risk population

Health care personnel, residents of long-term facilities, workers in essential and critical infrastructure, and people at high risk for severe COVID-19 illness are recommended to be the first groups to get the COVID vaccine, according to interim guidelines issued Dec. 11 by the Michigan Department of Heath and Human Services (MDHHS). A Dec. 11 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) press release announced the interim...

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Council considers “companion resolution” to water crisis settlement bringing Flint residents’ water refund amounts into consideration
Dec18

Council considers “companion resolution” to water crisis settlement bringing Flint residents’ water refund amounts into consideration

By Tom Travis The City Council has delayed voting on the water crisis settlement (WCS) again until Monday, Dec 21. In Thursday’s five-hour meeting a “companion resolution” was introduced into discussion by Council President Kate Fields (4th Ward). In addition, Council president Kate Fields announced that a public hearing (available online via Zoom) has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Monday by Michigan Attorney General...

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