Flint’s new Ethics and Accountability Board convenes, gets organized at first meeting
Aug07

Flint’s new Ethics and Accountability Board convenes, gets organized at first meeting

By Meghan Christian The new Ethics and Accountability Board (EAB), an overseeing body required by the City of Flint’s new charter, held its first meeting Aug. 2. Board members began with organizational tasks, appointing John Daly from the Eighth Ward as interim chairperson and Pastor Allen Gilbert of the Seventh Ward as vice-chairperson.  They also  opened up discussion on the  position of ombudsperson, another element required...

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Democratic gubernatorial candidates visit Flint in final week of primary campaign
Aug05

Democratic gubernatorial candidates visit Flint in final week of primary campaign

By Paul Rozycki In the last week before the Aug. 7 primary Flint saw visits from two of the major candidates for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. The Whitmer campaign meets union leaders On Thursday Aug. 2 the Gretchen Whitmer campaign led a get-out-the-vote rally at Teamsters Local 332, on Dort Highway.  Teamster President James Hoffa, Joint Council 43 President Greg Nowak, UAW Region 1-D director Gerald Karim, and...

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Flint Cultural Center gave $382K to arts millage campaign, July report shows
Aug03

Flint Cultural Center gave $382K to arts millage campaign, July report shows

By Jan Worth-Nelson The Flint Cultural Center Corporation has contributed $384,000 to the Citizens for a Better Genesee County (CBGC), according to a required campaign finance form filed with the State of Michigan Aug. 2. Citizens for a Better Genesee County is the committee that proposed and is promoting the county-wide Arts Education and Cultural Enrichment .96 millage up for a vote this Tuesday, Aug. 7. The millage would provide...

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Village Life:  Why I use medical cannabis
Aug01

Village Life: Why I use medical cannabis

By Ted Nelson I thought I was losing my mind.  Two sleepless nights in a row had left me exhausted, depressed, and mentally discombobulated.  I was having dinner at my Los Angeles apartment with my youngest son, sharing my distress. A month earlier, I had been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate after complaining of regularly having to get up at night to pee.  My doctor prescribed Flomax.  Two weeks on Flomax and my nighttime runs to...

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Commentary:   At 50-year milestone, our parks–our gems–are worth celebrating
Jul31

Commentary: At 50-year milestone, our parks–our gems–are worth celebrating

By James Woolcock The Genesee County Parks are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2018 and our parks are certainly worth celebrating.  Did you know that Genesee County has the largest county park system in the state of Michigan, measured by acreage? While congratulations are certainly in order for the Parks Commission, a recent story on our county parks in My City Magazine (July 2018) told only part of the story.  Just a brief...

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Commentary:  Judicial elections are often invisible, confusing–but important
Jul31

Commentary: Judicial elections are often invisible, confusing–but important

By Paul Rozycki What is it that makes us trust our judges? Their independence in office and manner of appointment. –John Marshall Last month, Genesee County witnessed a rather unusual event — as reported by East Village Magazine — a judicial forum  for the candidates running to fill three slots on the 7th Circuit Court.  In a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Genesee County Bar Association, eight...

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