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Free Flint business boot camp kicks off this week

FLINT, MI — For the past nine years, University Outreach has offered business workshops at the Innovation Incubator, a free co-working space nicknamed [IN], located in the Northbank Center on the UM-Flint campus. Now it is taking IN on the Road, a 5-session workshop series, to convenient neighborhood locations across Flint so more community members […]

Local church says they are not cutting checks to pay just any water bill

FLINT, MI – Officials at a local church say they can help some people with water related bills but they are not cutting checks to everyone. A Facebook rumor that Woodside Church in Flint is cutting checks to pay Flint residents’ water bills is not true. “We will do everything we can to help but […]

See what Flint City Councilman Eric Mays had to say about pawning his city issued laptop

FLINT, MI – A Flint City Council member has filed an complaint against Councilman Eric Mays for pawning his city issued laptop. Councilman Scott Kincaid says when Mays pawned the laptop issued to him after he took seat on the council he was misusing city property. “It was a misuse of public equipment owned by […]

See what Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright has to say about Flint’s water crisis

In 2016 Genesee County Drain Commissioner Jeff Wright published a paper on Flint’s water crisis. The paper has been a topic of discussion among community leaders. See what Wright had to say below. Wright Monopoly Price Gouging Corruption and the Poisoning of a City 552247 7 by Flint Beat on Scribd

Update: More than 1,000 lead tainted pipes replaced at Flint homes

FLINT, MI — Lead-tainted service lines at 253 homes have been replaced so far in phase four of Mayor Karen Weaver’s FAST Start initiative. Crews from four area companies are replacing lead and galvanized service lines leading from the street to the water meter in residents’ homes during this fourth phase of the FAST Start […]

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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 […]