A new home in the heart of the city for Flint River Watershed Coalition and Kayak Flint
May03

A new home in the heart of the city for Flint River Watershed Coalition and Kayak Flint

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted $350,000 to support a Flint River revitalization project along Kearsley Street in Flint, according to a press release from the C.S. Mott Foundation issued this week. The grant will provide funding to the Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC), a supporting organization of the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, for the redevelopment of the former 1st Source Servall...

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Shelter of Flint hosts “Drive-Up Breakfast” fundraiser to help provide homes for homeless
Apr22

Shelter of Flint hosts “Drive-Up Breakfast” fundraiser to help provide homes for homeless

Shelter of Flint is hosting “A Home of Their Own Drive-Up Breakfast” from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  May 4  to raise funds to support moving homeless families into a home of their own.  Individual tickets start at $50.  Participants must reserve their breakfast and pick-up time in advance. Ticket holders may then drive up to the Ascension Genesys Banquet & Conference Center to pick up a continental breakfast.  “In the wake of COVID we...

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Starting now: voters can apply for, receive and submit absentee ballots in City Clerk’s office; new hours announced
Apr19

Starting now: voters can apply for, receive and submit absentee ballots in City Clerk’s office; new hours announced

By Tom Travis Voters can begin in-person voting at the City Clerk’s office on the 2nd floor of City Hall located at 1001 S. Saginaw Street, 48502. In a press release the City Clerk’s office announced their office hours during the upcoming voting season for the May 4, 2021 election. The City Clerk’s office will remain open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through election day, May 4 for voters to receive...

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City Hall open for voters to cast May 4 election ballots; four items cover police, fire, 9-1-1, mental health support
Apr16

City Hall open for voters to cast May 4 election ballots; four items cover police, fire, 9-1-1, mental health support

By Tom Travis Flint City Hall is now open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting for the May 4, 2021 election, according to a press release from the City of Flint. Residents may register to vote, receive an absentee ballot and vote in person all in a single visit. Absentee voting is open to all residents. Additional hours, including weekend availability, will be added leading up to the May 4 election. The May 4...

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Vaccine Beat:  Genesee County is 24% fully vaccinated; MTA providing free transport to vaccination sites
Apr15

Vaccine Beat: Genesee County is 24% fully vaccinated; MTA providing free transport to vaccination sites

By Tom Travis The alarming number of new coronavirus cases and deaths throughout Michigan has brought renewed urgency for a vaccine. Three major vaccines have been distributed in the area and throughout the country since mid-December 2020: Moderna and Pfizer both requiring two injections to be fully vaccinated and the Johnson & Johnson, a single injection vaccination. Last week the Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

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“This will not be tolerated,” Pastor Chris Martin, State Sen. Ananich and other activists declare about GOP voter suppression moves;  protest set for noon Tuesday
Apr12

“This will not be tolerated,” Pastor Chris Martin, State Sen. Ananich and other activists declare about GOP voter suppression moves; protest set for noon Tuesday

By Tom Travis Michigan State Senator Jim Ananich (D – 27th District) joined Flint Pastor Chris Martin of the Cathedral of Faith,  community activists and other pastors in front of Berston Field House this morning to voice their opposition to 39 Michigan Republican bills being introduced this week in Lansing. “We stand here today to say that this will not be tolerated,” Martin declared, referring to 39 Michigan State...

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