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Flint Beat is a hyperlocal digital news publication covering Flint, Mich. Our motto – Your Community, Your Voice, Your News Flint Beat‘s founder and publisher, Jiquanda Johnson is a Flint area native with more than 16 years of experience in journalism including print, television and digital media.  She has worked for The Detroit News, NBC25, […]

Flint residents face evictions as city makes push to collect water bill debt

FLINT, MI — City officials are asking for assistance to help relocate residents at a mobile home park on Flint’s south side. According to city records, owners of Elms Mobile Home Park have a past due balance of $141,323.11 in utility debt owed to Flint. The owners, Elm Investors, LLC only made one payment since […]

Flint Restaurant Week to kickoff with nearly 20 participating eateries

FLINT, MI – Nearly 20 restaurants are participating in this year’s Flint Restaurant Week including Flint’s Krystal Jo’s Diner, Timothy’s Pub, Totem Books and The Palette Cafe inside the Flint Institute of Arts. “Our goal is the same as it was last year when we started this, which is to continue to promote Flint in […]

Meeting: Flint City Council Agenda for May 8, 2017

FLINT, MI — Flint City Council is set to hold their regularly scheduled meeting today at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall located at 1101 S. Saginaw Street. Flint City Council Meeting May 8, 2017 by Flint Beat on Scribd

Mayor takes Flint water crisis discussion to the radio

FLINT, MI – Flint officials are set to host a series of radio town hall meetings focused on health and the city’s water crisis. Starting today, May 2, 2017, a town hall will be held on WFLT 1420 AM to address health concerns. Today’s town hall airs from noon to 12:30 p.m. Other town halls […]

See who’s running for Flint City Council

FLINT, MI — All nine seats are up for Flint City Council. Take a look at who is running in your ward. Flint City Council Race by Flint Beat on Scribd

Mayor Karen Weaver disappointed by MDEQ official’s Flint water crisis statement

FLINT, MI – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver says recent comments from a MDEQ official are a disappointment. According to a recent news article, Bryce Feighner, director of the Michigan DEQ Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance Division, pointed to a number of water main breaks as the potential cause of Flint’s water crisis instead of the […]

Flint officials issue a water scam alert

Flint, MI — Flint city officials are looking into a report of an alleged scammer posing as a representative of the City’s Customer Service department seeking to collect payment on a water bill. The incident appears to be isolated. However, as a precaution officials want to alert residents to be aware of the issue. A Flint water […]

Cars, guns, damage claims topic of Flint City Council committee meetings tonight
FLINT, MI -- The Flint City Council is set to discuss resolutions to purchase six Chevrolet Tahoe trucks for Flint, the city's damage claim policy and a contract to use an online gun auctioning service in their April 19, 2017 committee meetings. Committee meetings begin at 5 p.m. at Flint City Hall. Check out tonight's [...]
Fanny’s Journey

What: Jewish Film Festival Preview Fanny’s Journey (France, 2016) Directed by Lola Doillon, 94 min., subtitled, not rated A resourceful girl leads a band of orphans through Nazi-occupied France. This free screening at 7:00p is a preview of the annual Karen Schneider Jewish Film Festival of Flint, to be presented by the Flint Jewish Federation […]