Flint Community School district facing make-or-break challenge under state partnership agreement
Aug22

Flint Community School district facing make-or-break challenge under state partnership agreement

By Jan Worth-Nelson and Harold C. Ford Behind the scenes as Flint students and teachers go back to school this fall, a make-or-break drama is underway that significantly affects the future of the Flint Community Schools, its 12 schools and 4,600 students. The district, which landed last year in the bottom five percent of districts statewide, has been placed in a category of “chronically failing schools,” and given 36 months by the...

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“The Folks of Flint,” a stunning 58-portrait exhibit, opens at the Capitol Theatre
Aug17

“The Folks of Flint,” a stunning 58-portrait exhibit, opens at the Capitol Theatre

By Patsy Isenberg  A stunning exhibit of Flint native Dan White’s 58 larger-than-life portraits, “The Folks of Flint:  A Tribute,” opens at the Capitol Theatre Thursday.  The labor of love reveals a lot about the city that White, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, wishes to honor. There’s the determination written all over Michael Jackson’s face – captured inside a stripped down entryway – as he stares out a...

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Editorial:  Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks
Aug15

Editorial: Mr. President, please stop the dangerous attacks

FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. By the East Village Magazine Editorial Board To speak truth to power.  This is what the press must do.  This is what the...

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Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side
Aug12

Lear Flint Seating Plant opens on the historic Buick grounds of Flint’s north side

By Jeffery L Carey Jr A new Lear Flint Seating Plant, the first major automotive supplier manufacturing facility constructed in Flint in more than 30 years, opened Saturday, Aug. 11 on a formerly overgrown Buick City brownfield. The project was funded with a $29.3 million capital investment by Lear and a $4.35-million Michigan Business Development Program grant. Lear, a global corporation doing business in 39 countries, does...

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Arts millage passes, Cherry defeats Walling, voter turnout 27 percent, benefits kick in today
Aug08

Arts millage passes, Cherry defeats Walling, voter turnout 27 percent, benefits kick in today

By Jan Worth-Nelson In two of the  most watched contests of Tuesday’s election, the contentious Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment millage passed, 47 percent “yes” to 43 percent “no”;  and in the 49th District Democratic primary race for state representative,  John Cherry, son of a Genesee County political dynasty, defeated former Flint Mayor Dayne Walling, 43 percent to 29 percent. In the November...

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Flint Cultural Center gave $382K to arts millage campaign, July report shows
Aug03

Flint Cultural Center gave $382K to arts millage campaign, July report shows

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Cultural Center Corporation has contributed $384,000 to the Citizens for a Better Genesee County (CBGC), according to a required campaign finance form filed with the State of Michigan Aug. 2. Citizens for a Better Genesee County is the committee that proposed and is promoting the county-wide Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment .96 millage up for a vote this Tuesday, Aug. 7. The millage would provide...

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