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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 […]

Flint mayor to hold press conference on city’s future water sources

FLINT, MI —  Mayor Karen Weaver is set to discuss her recommendation for the city’s water sources during Tuesday, April 18, 2017 press conference. “After much consideration, evaluation and re-evaluation Mayor Weaver is prepared to announce her recommendation for the City of Flint’s long-term primary and back-up water sources,” said an April 14, 2017 announcement […]

Town hall meeting set to discuss water source options for Flint

FLINT, MI – As Flint City leaders work to recover from the water crisis, officials must determine an ultimate water source. It is important that residents are informed and involved in the review process before a final decision is made. Next Thursday, Mayor Weaver will share her recommended plan concerning the City’s future water sources. […]

Ruth Mott Foundation awards over $1.8 million to support north Flint

FLINT, MI – The Ruth Mott Foundation has awarded more than $1.8 million in grants focused on improving the quality of life for north Flint residents in its first grant-making cycle of 2017. Altogether, the 18 grants address the issues that north Flint residents identified as the Foundation’s priorities: youth, public safety, economic opportunity and […]

Organizers look to add more venues for Flint Restaurant Week 2017

FLINT, MI – Planning for the second-annual Flint Restaurant Week is underway, and organizers are working to expand the food showcase beyond the downtown eateries. Organizers Ken Laatz and Spencer Ruegsegger want to build on the success of last year’s weeklong event by encouraging more restaurants within the City of Flint to partake in Flint […]

Kettering University selected to participate in International Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

FLINT, MI – Kettering University is one of eight universities around the world selected to participate in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) AutoDrive™ Challenge – an international autonomous vehicle competition. This newly established, three-year competition will task faculty and students at some of the world’s top universities with developing and demonstrating a fully operational […]