Rerouting of storm sewer at Buick City paused due to COVID-19 restrictions
Apr02

Rerouting of storm sewer at Buick City paused due to COVID-19 restrictions

The following announcement was received today from RACER Trust, manager of the former Buick City property in Flint. More information is available at https://www.racertrust.org/buickcity18 “April 1, 2020 — Work to replace and reroute over 3,600 feet of underground storm sewer lines through RACER Trust’s Buick City property in Flint has been paused indefinitely in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to cease...

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This Month in the Village: April Features

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Mayor Neeley announces  9 p.m. to 6 a.m.curfew for City of Flint starting Thursday, April 2
Apr01

Mayor Neeley announces 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.curfew for City of Flint starting Thursday, April 2

By Jan Worth-Nelson Editor’s Note:  THE CURFEW STARTS THURSDAY NIGHT.  Sorry for our earlier statement that it was Tuesday. Stating there are groups of people in Flint not taking the coronavirus crisis seriously enough, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley Wednesday evening announced at citywide curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. starting Thursday, April 2. Violating the curfew, set for the next 30 days,  is a misdemeanor punishable by 90 days...

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Commentary:  Politics in the time of coronavirus–so many questions arise
Apr01

Commentary: Politics in the time of coronavirus–so many questions arise

By Paul Rozycki Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like the most important things on the horizon were the 2020 campaign, the Flint City Council, Eric Mays, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump. The national campaigns were heating up, impeachment was a hot topic, and Democrats were in the process of choosing from among nearly two dozen candidates, as they bounced from one primary or caucus to the next. The economy was doing well,...

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Genesee Health Plan reaches out to county residents needing health care coverage
Mar31

Genesee Health Plan reaches out to county residents needing health care coverage

In a press release issued today, officials at the Genesee Health Plan emphasized that though their offices are closed in line with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” coronavirus order, services to help residents with health care coverage continue by phone. “Genesee Health Plan’s priority is to make sure people get the health coverage they need and have access to essential services,” said GHP President and...

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Murals, millage and more:  an interview with Flint Public Art Project’s Joe Schipani
Mar30

Murals, millage and more: an interview with Flint Public Art Project’s Joe Schipani

Editor’s Note:  The following interview occurred before the coronavirus closures, so some of its details have been altered by circumstance. In fact, Totem Books, where the interview took place, is now closed because of the virus.  However, Schipani’s commitment to the mural projects in Flint continue, and are sure to be picked up as soon as possible.  By Jeffery L Carey Jr. Last year, due to tireless efforts by Flint’s...

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