“Beto” praises Flint’s “fierce pride,” touts 100K Ideas, calls for better health care
Jul25

“Beto” praises Flint’s “fierce pride,” touts 100K Ideas, calls for better health care

By Paul Rozycki The 2020 presidential campaign came to Flint Wednesday with a visit from Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who held a town hall meeting and rally for several hours with enthusiastic supporters at the Ferris Wheel in downtown Flint. O’Rourke addressed a full house of more than a hundred people, where he spoke of the new opportunities he said he hoped to see in Flint.  O’Rourke said...

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Flint Festival of Writers to feature “Dreams Like Mine” author LaTashia Perry
Jul24

Flint Festival of Writers to feature “Dreams Like Mine” author LaTashia Perry

  Flint Festival of Writers 2019 featured author LaTashia Perry ( Photo Credit  770 Photography) It has a new name, a new date, a new location, new talent and a fresh line-up of programs. The Flint Festival of Writers – formerly the Flint Literary Festival—will be held Sept. 13-14 in the Ferris Wheel, 615 Saginaw St. in downtown Flint. As a part of the festival’s ongoing mission to create accessible, engaging opportunities for...

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Ombudsperson search process moves forward:  Ethics Accountability Board to set interviews soon
Jul24

Ombudsperson search process moves forward: Ethics Accountability Board to set interviews soon

By Melodee Mabbitt Flint residents could meet their new ombudsperson as soon as September. This was announced by the Ethics and Accountability Board at a press conference in city council chambers July 23 to reveal the hiring process for the position. Applications closed July 12 and interviews will begin in August. Board members said they continue to struggle to work closely with the City’s Human Resources and Labor Relations...

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News Brief: water prosecution team sets community meeting in Flint June 28
Jun20

News Brief: water prosecution team sets community meeting in Flint June 28

Two members of the  State of Michigan’s Flint water prosecution team are coming to town for a  “community conversation” with Flint residents at 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 28 at UAW Local 659 Hall, 4549 Van Slyke Rd., Flint.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The meeting, with Michigan Solicitor General Fadwa Hammoud and Wayne County Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy  will address the dismissals, provide updates on the team’s...

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News Brief:  18th Annual Unity March set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday
Jun18

News Brief: 18th Annual Unity March set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday

 The 18th Annual Unity March Against Violence is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, starting at the Flint Development Center, 4121 Martin Luther King Blvd in Flint. According to spokesperson Donna Ullrich, “this is an historic peace walk that engages residents of the walks route in the activities and provides community resources for all who need them.”   “Let’s walk together and work together to...

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News Brief:  Dental health summit Friday to explore water crisis impact, other oral health topics
Jun10

News Brief: Dental health summit Friday to explore water crisis impact, other oral health topics

Maternal and infant oral health, water fluoridation, health conditions cause by poor oral health and the impact of the Flint water crisis are among topics to be covered Friday at the 2019 Michigan Central Area Oral Health Summit for the Genesee County Area. The event, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mott Community College Event Center, is free and open to the public, including medical and dental professionals. Co-sponsors of the...

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