Zoning code update progress, small business grants featured at FNU
Oct08

Zoning code update progress, small business grants featured at FNU

By Luther Houle “You guys are definitely the heroes. You don’t get paid for this,” said Glenn Wilson Saturday morning Oct. 5 at the Flint Public Library. “A breakfast is just something to say thank you to you guys, and keep up the hard work!” Wilson, president of Communities First, Inc., a non-profit community development corporation, provided the Flint Neighborhoods United (FNU) monthly meeting with a full breakfast buffet.  Wilson...

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“Free City” mural festival kicks off Tuesday for week-long street art extravaganza
Oct07

“Free City” mural festival kicks off Tuesday for week-long street art extravaganza

By Jan Worth-Nelson More than 20 artists from around the world are arriving in Flint this week, joining with a busy cadre of local muralists and Flint Public Art Project officials for a weeklong celebration of public art–the Free City Mural Festival at various locations downtown Tuesday through Saturday. Events include a kickoff party at the Ferris Wheel from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, an artists’ panel and reception at the...

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Drive-through flu shots, water giveaway available Friday at Genesee Health Plan office
Oct07

Drive-through flu shots, water giveaway available Friday at Genesee Health Plan office

By Jan Worth-Nelson Area residents can get flu shots without even leaving their cars from 3-6 p.m. Friday at the Genesee Health Plan (GHP) office, 2171 S. Linden Rd., Flint. “Attendees can drive through one of our garage service bays, roll down their window and roll up their sleeve to receive their flu shot,” said GHP President and CEO Jim Milanowski. The event also features a host of other health-related services and a water...

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Commentary:  Join us–become a First Amendment warrior
Oct06

Commentary: Join us–become a First Amendment warrior

By Ted Nelson “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.” –First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution In the September 2018 edition of East Village Magazine, a rare editorial proclaimed “The...

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Review:  “Daring Trader” captures profound role of Joseph Smith on how Flint became Flint
Oct06

Review: “Daring Trader” captures profound role of Joseph Smith on how Flint became Flint

By Harold C. Ford “In the signing of the 1819 treaty by the Chippewa and Ottawa, (Jacob Smith) had earned himself several hundreds of dollars in payment from the government for his secret work, while also quietly sowing the seeds for his white children to each receive hundreds of acres of desirable property where white settlement would almost certainly take place and a town (Flint) would grow.” …from The Daring Trader, Jacob...

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Access to health care gets assist from federal grant to Genesee Health Plan
Oct04

Access to health care gets assist from federal grant to Genesee Health Plan

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Genesee Health Plan (GHP),  a nonprofit health care organization that provides basic health services to uninsured Genesee County residents, has received a $92,988 federal grant to help people enroll in health care coverage. The one year grant, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will supply about a third of the costs of a $300,000 program called “Get it, Know it, Use it, Keep it,”...

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