Mayor Neeley visits Flint Neighborhoods United; Mott CC presents strategic plan
Dec13

Mayor Neeley visits Flint Neighborhoods United; Mott CC presents strategic plan

By Luther Houle New Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley told residents face-to-face at this month’s Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) meeting that he will not tolerate those who see Flint as “a garbage can” and that he is sending out a team of blight restriction enforcers to address blighted areas.  He also “deputized” the 40-plus attendees to be “agents of change”  to convince people who have not...

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City Council beat:  Hurley bonds, Gleason subpoena, drama and more
Dec13

City Council beat: Hurley bonds, Gleason subpoena, drama and more

By Luther Houle Highlights from the Dec. 9 Flint City Council meeting included endorsement of up to $55 million in bonds for Hurley Medical Center, a vote to subpoena County Clerk John Gleason, and a response to – and a defense of – the drama witnessed at last week’s finance committee  meeting. Up to $55 million bonds to be issued for Hurley Medical Center  As presented in the Dec 7  finance committee meeting, the Hurley...

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“SMILE” mobile dentists putting smiles on faces of Flint students and improving dental health
Dec12

“SMILE” mobile dentists putting smiles on faces of Flint students and improving dental health

By Harold C. Ford A lot of kids don’t like going to the dentist.  Not surprisingly, a 2013 report found that up to 20 percent of kids around the world experience dental fear and anxiety. Further, researchers report that 35 percent of school absences are dental-related and that in any given year,  four out of five low-income children do not see a dentist. But thanks to a crew of mobile dentists from the national “Smile...

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Buckham Gallery hosts first artists member show Dec. 13 in accessible new location
Dec10

Buckham Gallery hosts first artists member show Dec. 13 in accessible new location

By Jeffery L. Carey Jr. The first Artist Member Show opening Friday in Buckham Gallery’s new locale “will cap off a milestone year,”  artist member John Dempsey said about the coming event. “Our new street-level location has made the gallery accessible to everyone.” The theme for this year’s Artist Member Show, celebrated with an opening reception from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Gallery, 121 W. Second St., will be the passing...

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Review:  One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”
Dec09

Review: One more weekend to see “outstanding” Flint Rep’s “Into the Woods”

By Patsy Isenberg “Into the Woods” is an outstanding blend of talents that came together just right. The musical opened at Flint Repertory Theatre (The Rep) Friday, Dec. 6 to a sold out audience. Rumor had it the rest of that weekend’s performances were also sold out. The blend of talents includes the direction of this Sondheim/Lapine collaboration by Michael Lluberes, The Rep’s producing artistic director, who does such a great job...

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Mayor to residents: help test water quality before crucial deadline
Dec09

Mayor to residents: help test water quality before crucial deadline

Flint residents, who once turned themselves into chemists by the thousands at the height of the water crisis, are being asked by Mayor Sheldon Neeley to urgently once again become scientists and test their water quality. In a press release issued this morning, City of Flint Communications Director Marjory Raymer said “The City of Flint is combining forces with the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the state of Michigan to...

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