Flint Registry “goes live” with Farmers’ Market launch;  goal is 150,000 signups for water crisis data
Jan18

Flint Registry “goes live” with Farmers’ Market launch; goal is 150,000 signups for water crisis data

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Registry, a four-year, federally-funded program designed to locate people exposed to the Flint water crisis, document and monitor their experience, and connect them with services and programs to promote health and wellness, launched formally Friday at the Flint Farmers’ Market amidst a dozen celebratory speeches, music, art, free teeshirts and cookies. Speakers included Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who...

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Flint’s Buckham Gallery reinvents itself with move to new space, accessible at last
Jan16

Flint’s Buckham Gallery reinvents itself with move to new space, accessible at last

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. Flint’s Buckham Gallery launched a much-anticipated second chapter Jan. 12, ending its 34-year tenure atop the steep stairs of 134 ½ W. Second Street, into a ground-level, bright new space in the former Perry Drug Store just steps across the street. More than 570 people attended the re-opening. The opening show, dubbed Chapter 2, features artists Michael D. Melet, Laura J. Stein, Rosemary Bostek, Terry...

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Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market
Jan12

Governor Whitmer’s “Winter Warm-up” draws huge crowds at Flint Farmers’ Market

By Paul Rozycki On Saturday newly inaugurated Governor Gretchen Whitmer met with her Flint area supporters at the Flint Farmers Market.  The event was part of a state-wide tour where the governor and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilcrist planned to meet with constituents in Detroit and Flint, on Saturday, and other parts of the state in the weeks following her inauguration.  It was Whitmer’s first visit to Flint since the election. The Flint...

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Highsmith:  Flint “starkly segregated, racially unequal” even in its “drive toward renewal”
Jan12

Highsmith: Flint “starkly segregated, racially unequal” even in its “drive toward renewal”

By Jan Worth-Nelson This story was updated Jan. 13 to add more of Highsmith’s comments and  a link to an EVM review of Demolition Means Progress, available here. At first blush, historian and author Andrew Highsmith told a responsive and appreciative audience of 70 at the Flint Public Library Saturday, the Flint of 1954, when General Motors sponsored an extravaganza called the Golden Carnival, was a city “perched on top of...

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East Village Magazine – January 2019
Jan04

East Village Magazine – January 2019

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

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Commentary: People’s health comes first–fighting the Lead and Copper Rule is shameful
Dec28

Commentary: People’s health comes first–fighting the Lead and Copper Rule is shameful

[This op-ed was originally published in the Detroit Free Press;  reprinted with permission] By Ridgway White The most important function of government is to protect the safety and well-being of citizens. That’s why it’s disheartening to learn some southeast Michigan cities and the utilities that serve them are trying to thwart Michigan’s new Lead and Copper Rule. Instead of suing to block implementation of the rule, they should put...

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