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Flint Public Library to host first Flint Literary Festival

FLINT, MI – The inaugural Flint Literary Festival will be July 21-22 and feature several noted authors with Flint roots who have achieved critical and commercial success with their writing. Hosted at the Flint Public Library, the literary festival will also include panel discussions, a reading room, a book fair, and an After-Hours Open Mic […]

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 […]

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 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 […]