News Brief:  “Neighbors Changing Flint” workshops begin Feb. 20
Feb15

News Brief: “Neighbors Changing Flint” workshops begin Feb. 20

The Neighborhood Engagement Hub announces February and March workshops in its “Neighbors Changing Flint” series, with topics including neighborhood leaders, blight elimination, vacant lot reuse, health, funding and long-term change. Workshops are 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Feb. 20, at the Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village, 4119 Saginaw St. The schedule is as follows: Feb 20 – Neighborhood Leadership Feb 27 –...

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Flint City Hall closed for second day Thursday because of weather
Jan30

Flint City Hall closed for second day Thursday because of weather

This just in from Candice Mushatt, City of Flint public information officer: “FLINT, Mich. — Please be advised that due to extremely cold temperatures the Flint Municipal Center (City Hall) will be closed starting Thursday, Jan. 31 and will remain closed until 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. All essential employees should report to the office as usual. Residents are asked to stay off of the roads unless absolutely necessary and to...

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No waste collection in Flint Wednesday, Thursday Jan. 30-31 due to frigid temps
Jan29

No waste collection in Flint Wednesday, Thursday Jan. 30-31 due to frigid temps

Just received from Candice Mushatt, City of Flint Communications Director Waste Collection Suspended for Wednesday Jan.30 and Thursday Jan. 31 Due to Inclement Weather Due to inclement weather conditions waste services for Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 and Thursday, Jan, 31,  for the City of Flint will be delayed this week due to the National Weather Service wind chill warning regarding dangerously low, below-zero temperatures starting at...

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Feb. 23 “Unity in Diversity” celebration offers interfaith artistry to increase understanding
Jan29

Feb. 23 “Unity in Diversity” celebration offers interfaith artistry to increase understanding

“Unity In Diversity,” an interfaith and intercultural festival, will celebrate diversity in Flint beginning at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Insight Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, 4800 Saginaw St. The 4th annual event features local artists and performers. Co-founder Muna Jondy, Flint-based attorney and member of the Flint Islamic Center, said, “something artistic” is what the community needs in the midst of tension around...

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News Brief:  Gustin, Crawford to discuss “giants of Flint history” at rescheduled event Feb. 6
Jan29

News Brief: Gustin, Crawford to discuss “giants of Flint history” at rescheduled event Feb. 6

By Jan Worth-Nelson Two venerable former Flint Journal journalists, Lawrence Gustin and Kim Crawford, will join forces to talk about some of the giants of Flint history at 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at Totem Bookstore, 620 W. Court St. The free event was rescheduled from November, and then from Jan. 30, because of the weather. Crawford, a long-time police reporter, feature writer and historian, wrote the only book about Jacob Smith, thought to be...

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Heating bill assistance available now through Consumers Energy CARE program
Jan28

Heating bill assistance available now through Consumers Energy CARE program

Consumers Energy encourages residents having difficulty paying heating bills to ask for assistance, and has contributed $10 million since October to defray those costs in southeast Michigan. Consumers Energy’s CARE program allows customers to establish a payment plan with monthly credits and gradual forgiveness of past-due balances. Consumers Energy cash contributions to local agencies provide assistance to those having trouble paying...

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