Flint Beat Articles
Mayor Weaver set to hold a press conference after meeting with Gov. Snyder about water PODS

FLINT, MI — Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will hold a press conference Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in the Flint City Hall lobby at 11:30 a.m. to discuss the future of state-run Point of Distribution Sites (PODS) used to distribute water to Flint residents. According to July 25, 2017 media advisory, Weaver along with local pastors […]

Initiative aims to help Flint’s senior community connect to water crisis resources

FLINT, MI – The Valley Area Agency on Aging is hosting the second of four events this summer through their Flint Senior Lives Matter initiative aimed at helping people ages 60 and older navigate through Flint’s water crisis. “We recognized very early on that the seniors in this community were profoundly affected by the water […]

Genesee County Sheriff’s deputy rides RipStik ‘like a boss’

FLINT, MI — Kids in a Flint neighborhood put a Genesee County Sheriff Office deputy’s RipStik skills to the test on June 30, 2017 – And he did it like a “boss.” “He saw the kids in the neighborhood riding and stopped and (asked) the kids would they laugh at him iif he fell,” said […]

Flint Nonprofit Leader Becomes Youngest Board Chair of Statewide Organization

FLINT, MI — Glenn Wilson, President/CEO of Communities First, Inc. was recently elected to the role of board chair for the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM). Prior to becoming board chair, he served as a board member and secretary for the statewide organization.  Glenn’s experience in real estate development, entrepreneurship, leadership, non profit […]

Terrorism Strikes Michigan

Federal prosecutors filed a criminal complaint against the man who has been charged in the stabbing of Flint Bishop Police Officer Lt. Jeff Neville on June 21. The complaint was filed on June 28 and charges suspect Amor M. Ftouhi  with violence at an international airport. On June 16, investigators say Ftouhi stabbed Neville in […]

UM-Flint Presents Awards to 11 Flint Entrepreneurs 

Flint, MI – The University of Michigan-Flint’s University Outreach has announced winners of an entrepreneurship competition held June 24 in Flint. The competition was part of a celebration held at Berston Field House, to mark the culmination of four business boot camps held in Flint from February through June 2017. A total of 49 certificates were […]

Communities First partners with PNC, Michigan Masons for Movies Under the Stars event

FLINT, MI –  Communities First, Inc. has partnered with the PNC Mobile Learning Adventure and the Michigan Masons for a learning and safety event on June 23 from 5  – 8pm, just before Movies Under the Stars. The festivities will take place on the front lawn of Flint City Hall. PNC’s Grow Up Great “Learning […]

Juneteenth cookout celebrates Flint fathers, mentors

FLINT, MI – Organizers of Flint’s annual Juneteenth festivities are now launching an effort to support fathers with a Father’s Day Family Fun Cookout celebration. The celebration will be held at the University Square, at the corner of Grand Traverse and University Avenue, on June 18, 2017 from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m. and not only […]

The battle of two youth programs – Flint city officials go toe to toe

FLINT, MI – It’s a battle of programs. Two programs both created to serve Flint youth – One being supported by Flint City Council and another that has favor from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s administration. But so far, no one knows what the future will bring for either financially. Both parties held press conferences on […]

Mayor demands apology from Steve Harvey over insensitive Flint water crisis comment

FLINT, MI – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver is demanding an apology from comedian Steve Harvey after he made comments about the city’s water crisis. “As Mayor for the City of Flint, and someone who has been on your show and spoken with you personally about the “Flint Water Crisis.” I was deeply saddened by your […]