The East Village Magazine – May 8, 2022
May08

The East Village Magazine – May 8, 2022

The latest edition of The East Village Magazine is available for download and viewing here: View...

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Education Beat:  Keiona Murphy settles in as Flint School’s assistant superintendent; aims to help district “move forward”
May02

Education Beat: Keiona Murphy settles in as Flint School’s assistant superintendent; aims to help district “move forward”

By Harold C. Ford Keiona Murphy has settled in to her new position as assistant superintendent of Flint Community Schools. Murphy was elevated from her interim status as assistant superintendent. Her salary of $114,954 is augmented by an additional $4,200 stipend.  Her appointment on Feb. 9, along with other central administrators, was approved by a unanimous vote, 7-0, of the Flint Board of Education (FBOE). Murphy’s responsibilities...

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Arbor Day means “Tree City USA” again for Flint,  many new trees for Pierce Park
Apr29

Arbor Day means “Tree City USA” again for Flint, many new trees for Pierce Park

By Jan Worth-Nelson A dozen retirees from the College Cultural Neighborhood Association (CCNA) worked alongside a half dozen professional tree lovers more than half their age to celebrate Arbor Day in Pierce Park Friday. The day also marked the City of Flint’s 22nd year as a “Tree City USA,”  a national designation of the Arbor Day Foundation  recognizing efforts to keep the community tree-filled and green, according...

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Flint honors “Heroines and Humanitarians” in sculptures at City Hall
Apr29

Flint honors “Heroines and Humanitarians” in sculptures at City Hall

By Paul Rozycki It’s been a long and winding road, but the sculptured busts of the six women honored as “Heroines and Humanitarians” have now found their way to a permanent home in the Flint City Hall. This slideshow requires JavaScript. In a well-attended ceremony at Flint City Hall April 28, the statues of Claressa Shields, Edith Prunty Spencer, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Sybyl McPeake Atwood, Frances Willson Thompson and Olive Beasley...

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Flint’s 200th anniversary of founding honored with premier of new musical work at May 1, 3 p.m. concert
Apr27

Flint’s 200th anniversary of founding honored with premier of new musical work at May 1, 3 p.m. concert

By Tom Travis Michigan composer and Saginaw resident, Catherine McMichael was commissioned by the Flint Symphonic Wind Ensemble (FSWE) to compose a work commemorating the 200th anniversary of Flint’s founding in 1819. The work was intended to be performed in the 2020 season but due to the COVID shutdown the FSWE did not perform a concert in 2020. Now, at last, the 14-minute long commissioned work, titled “Legacy,”...

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Public speakers plead with council to approve updated zoning ordinance
Apr26

Public speakers plead with council to approve updated zoning ordinance

By Tom Travis A passel of young people from across Flint attended the last city council committee meeting to show their support and rally the council to approve the new proposed zoning ordinance. The new ordinance is expected to be on the council’s agenda the first week of May. In a nearly unanimous council response each council member chimed in agreeing that the city needs updated zoning codes. One of the many public speakers,...

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