CCNA hears about leaf pickup options, city audit, Mott CC millage
Jan27

CCNA hears about leaf pickup options, city audit, Mott CC millage

By Tammy Beckett Neither bagging or raking leaves into the street are ideal solutions for one of autumn’s  onerous chores, two representatives from the Flint River Watershed Coalition (FRWC) told residents of the College Cultural Neighborhood Association (CCNA)  at their regular meeting in January. In the past Flint has allowed people to rake leaves into the street, but that is no longer the policy. Instead, leaves must be...

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Review:  MCC’s Fine Arts Gallery presents “Japan Rediscovered: Photographs by Hideki Kihata.
Jan27

Review: MCC’s Fine Arts Gallery presents “Japan Rediscovered: Photographs by Hideki Kihata.

By Paul Rozycki This past month the Mott Community College Fine Arts Gallery presented an exhibition of photographs, titled “Japan Rediscovered: Photographs by Hideki Kihata.”  Japanese-born photographer Hideki Kihata wrapped up the event Jan. 27 with a gallery talk to a room full of students, faculty and the public. Kihata, a Saginaw area photographer, is Art Department Chair and Professor of Art at Saginaw Valley State University....

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Commentary: Mott Park dog rescue puts focus on animal welfare needs
Jan27

Commentary: Mott Park dog rescue puts focus on animal welfare needs

By Jessie Wilkie As a Flint resident, full-time employee, homeowner, taxpayer and animal lover, I am compelled to write about a recent event in the Mott Park neighborhood which relates back to the greater state of animal welfare in the city. On Sunday, Jan. 5,  at around 7 p.m. I was contacted by a local animal rescue organization that I have donated to, fostered for and volunteered with in the past. The rescue needed help capturing a...

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Analysis: Anti-Defamation League spokeswoman responds to “Nazi salute” flap
Jan27

Analysis: Anti-Defamation League spokeswoman responds to “Nazi salute” flap

By Tom Travis Two weeks after Flint City Councilperson Eric Mays (1st Ward) gave a Nazi salute, clicked his heels in Nazi soldier style and called Council President Monica Galloway (7th Ward) Hitler,  the community continues to try to make sense of what happened in that moment. Social media lit up with comments both in outrage and in support of the incident. Galloway was chided for what to some seemed her lack of response. A member of...

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Hearing difficulties give young Flint artist a vision of inclusion
Jan25

Hearing difficulties give young Flint artist a vision of inclusion

By Paul Rozycki Art historians say that Pablo Picasso began drawing at age seven, and produced his first painting at age nine. But Picasso may have nothing on Flint’s Karina Brown. The energetic, self-taught, fifteen- year-old artist who displayed her work at the Flint Public Library Jan. 25, started to draw at age three, and also did her first painting by age nine. Brown, a student at Mott Middle College, exhibited more than 20 of...

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City Council beat: Mays offers “Nazi salute” statement after Davis calls him out;  pot ordinance moving into hearings
Jan25

City Council beat: Mays offers “Nazi salute” statement after Davis calls him out; pot ordinance moving into hearings

By Tom Travis Five hours into a six-and-a-half-hour Flint City Council Committee meeting Jan. 22, Councilperson Eric Mays (1st Ward) made a statement to the community. It came following a week of upheaval over a Nazi salute he made in a public council meeting directed towards Council President Monica Galloway (7th Ward). It also came four and a half hours after Councilperson Maurice Davis (2nd Ward) publicly  declared offensive...

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