East Village Magazine – September 2018
Sep07

East Village Magazine – September 2018

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Ruth Mott Foundation grants of $1.9 million catalyzing change in Flint’s north end
Sep05

Ruth Mott Foundation grants of $1.9 million catalyzing change in Flint’s north end

By Jan Worth-Nelson In the third year of a strategy focused on Flint’s north end, the Ruth Mott Foundation has announced new grants totaling $1.9 million distributed among 25 projects, both large-scale and small-scale. RMF officials say results from their multi-year efforts, which have corresponded to the worst phases of the city’s water crisis, are beginning to bear fruit:  “bustling neighborhood hubs where there were none, formerly...

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Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year
Sep05

Riders help Doyle/Ryder students roar into the school year

By Harold C. Ford Some two dozen area motorcyclists obliterated the image of motorcycle riders as narcissists living on the edge of law as they welcomed Doyle/Ryder Elementary students back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Dubbed “Rolling Into Success,” the event was organized by Kevelin Jones, Doyle/Ryder principal, and Urundi Knox, bishop of Burton-based Ebenezer Ministries. Adults lined the entranceway to the school and lavished the...

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Analysis/Commentary:  Who votes, who doesn’t, and why it matters
Sep02

Analysis/Commentary: Who votes, who doesn’t, and why it matters

Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. –Franklin D. Roosevelt Our American heritage is threatened as much by our own indifference as it is by the most unscrupulous office or by the most powerful foreign threat. The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter. –Dwight D. Eisenhower By Paul...

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Woodside congregation buys Carriage Town Antiques building, Hoffman’s Deli moving
Sep01

Woodside congregation buys Carriage Town Antiques building, Hoffman’s Deli moving

By Jan Worth-Nelson A half-dozen board members of Woodside Church explored their new home Friday at 503 Garland Street that for ten years has housed Carriage Town Antiques and Hoffman’s Deli.  The antique store is closed but Hoffman’s Deli is expected to move and reopen at another downtown location in October. “We are on our way to who we are,”  said Linda Angus, Woodside’s moderator and president of the...

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Busy political weekend as GOP, Dem state conventions pick November nominees
Aug27

Busy political weekend as GOP, Dem state conventions pick November nominees

By Paul Rozycki In an unusual move, the Michigan Democratic and Republican parties held their state conventions on the same weekend, in venues within a few miles of each other.  On Aug. 25 the Republican Party held its state convention in downtown Lansing at the Lansing Center, and the Democrats met in East Lansing at the Breslin Center on Aug. 25 and 26.  Typically the parties meet in different parts of the state, often on different...

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