Flint Beat Articles
New Firefighter Trainees Make Surprise Visit to Flint City Hall

FLINT,MI — Mayor Karen Weaver, and everyone in the lobby of Flint City Hall Thursday afternoon, got to meet the 33 trainees working to become firefighters for the City of Flint. The men and women are hoping to fill positions now available after the City was awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant last fall. Flint […]

Film crew in Flint today to tape service line replacement

FLINT, MI — Mayor Karen Weaver’s FAST Start initiative to replace all the lead-tainted service lines in Flint will be featured on an episode of “This Old House” set to air in mid-May on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Richard Trethewey, the show’s plumbing and heating expert, was in Flint today with a film crew. He […]

City of Flint Launches Updated Website

FLINT, MI — The City of Flint has taken another step to improve communications and help keep the public informed on what’s happening by updating the City’s website. has be modified into a format that visitors should find to be more user friendly so they can obtain important information and complete tasks easier than before. The Flint […]

Flint families can get nutritious food; dates announced for November mobile food bank stops

LANSING, MI – Flint families may get nutritious food that can limit the effects of lead exposure during mobile food pantry hours set for November at locations throughout Flint. The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are announcing the upcoming schedule for mobile food pantry […]

Flint Institute of Arts receives grant from PNC for children’s art program

FLINT, MI – As the lead crisis remains at the forefront of citizens’ concerns, The Flint Institute of Arts has received a $100,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to support a new Head Start-based Success through Art (START) program designed to benefit children, ages 3 to 5, who are participating in the Head Start, Great […]

Report says Flint picked for funding to invest in healthy food projects

Two local grass roots organizations have been awarded funding to help continue their push to build grocery stores on Flint’s north side. Fresh Start CDC, Inc and North Flint Reinvestment Corporation will receive $40,000 each from the Catalytic Investment Awards from Michigan Good Food Fund, according to a Nov. 18 article. The program is […]