Flint City Councilman Eric Mays dies at 65
Feb26

Flint City Councilman Eric Mays dies at 65

By Kate Stockrahm Flint City Councilman Eric Mays has passed away at age 65. The City of Flint confirmed the 1st Ward councilman’s death late on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 in a press statement, which also noted that the Flint City Hall flag would be lowered to half-mast beginning Feb. 26 in Mays’ honor. “I am so going to miss My Colleague, My Friend,” Councilwoman Tonya Burns posted to Facebook after news of...

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Education Beat:  Teachers continue protests;  no settlement yet with Flint school district
Feb24

Education Beat: Teachers continue protests; no settlement yet with Flint school district

By Harold C. Ford “We’ve got a heck of a job ahead of us.” – Joyce Ellis-McNeal, president, Flint Board of Education, Sept. 21, 2024 Following a five-hour meeting of the Flint Board of Education (FBOE) on Wednesday, Feb. 21, no settlement was reached on a new agreement with the United Teachers of Flint (UTF). About half of the meeting was spent in closed session with Timothy Gardner, an attorney with the East Lansing-based Thrun Law...

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$400K paid so far to 350 Flint moms in first month of pathfinding Rx Kids program
Feb20

$400K paid so far to 350 Flint moms in first month of pathfinding Rx Kids program

By Miriam Zayadi More than $400,000 has been paid to approximately 350 mothers in Flint in just over the first month of pathfinding program, Rx Kids, the program’s coordinators announced at a celebration Feb. 14. The initiative, which launched Jan. 10, is the first city-wide maternal and infant cash prescription program in the nation and was designed by pediatrician and public health advocate Mona Hanna-Attisha and Luke Shaefer,...

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Education Beat:  Teachers’ unrest hits Flint school board, ALA building next one to close
Feb18

Education Beat: Teachers’ unrest hits Flint school board, ALA building next one to close

By Harold C. Ford “I was kind of overwhelmed today.” –Michael Clack, Vice President, Flint Board of Education “Obviously tonight, and the past couple of weeks, are very emotionally charged.” –Dylan Luna, treasurer, Flint Board of Education At the Feb. 14 meeting of the Flint Board of Education (FBOE) ,  scores of teachers protested a scuttled tentative settlement of a grievance filed by the United Teachers of Flint (UTF) against Flint...

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Rep. Dan Kildee announced as next leader of Community Foundation of Greater Flint
Feb09

Rep. Dan Kildee announced as next leader of Community Foundation of Greater Flint

By Kate Stockrahm The Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF) announced today the selection of soon-to-be-retired U.S. Representative Dan Kildee as its next president and CEO. In a press release on Feb. 9, 2024, CFGF noted that Kildee’s selection followed “an extensive search process,” and he was chosen “given his proven record in significant leadership roles in government and non-profit sectors.”...

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Flint Councilman Quincy Murphy schedules 3rd Ward Town Hall event
Feb09

Flint Councilman Quincy Murphy schedules 3rd Ward Town Hall event

By EVM Staff Flint City Councilman Quincy Murphy will host a town hall event for 3rd Ward residents on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024 at 5 p.m. According to Murphy’s announcement, the town hall will be held at Lakeview Grill, located at 2713 Layton Blvd. During the event, the councilman plans to cover an array of topics, including the establishment of a Rollingwood neighborhood association and subcommittees, an update on Ashley...

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