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Flint Beat’s arts & entertainment coverage will soon include local theatre reviews

Flint, MI—Flint Beat is partnering with long-time Flint theatre reviewer Kathleen Kirby and her website, Flint Area Theatres, to expand its Arts and Entertainment coverage of the city and highlight the city’s theatre community.  According to Kirby, who spent 25 years writing theatre reviews for The Flint Journal, the city’s theatre scene is a unique […]

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As the weather warms up, volunteers around Flint help tackle blight.

KT Kanazawich | Flint Beat

From individual to group efforts, the Flint community and beyond are volunteering their time to help clean up trash, mow lawns, and trim unruly trees. Community clean-ups are happening throughout the city on a weekly basis.


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Kettering grads create electric scooter sharing system coming to Flint this summer

Flint, MI—You’ve seen them in Detroit and college campuses. They materialize overnight, no warning or explanation, and suddenly everyone is zipping past you on the sidewalk at questionably fast speeds.  Yes, we’re talking about electric scooters—and they’re coming to Flint this June.  They’ll be powered by KUHMUTE, a Flint-based company that has reimagined how micromobility […]

Flint residents weigh in on uses for incoming $99.33 million in federal aid

Flint, MI—Public safety and blight were among the top priorities brought forth by residents during a special meeting to discuss how $99.33 million in federal funds coming to Flint should be spent.  The funding is part of the American Rescue Plan Act, a $1.9 trillion federal measure put in place this year to aid the […]

Grant will give Flint River Watershed Coalition new home

Flint, MI—The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation granted $350,000 to go toward a new home for the Flint River Watershed Coalition and their Kayak Flint rental program. The grant will provide funding to the Foundation for the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, a supporting organization of the Uptown Reinvestment Corporation, for the redevelopment of the former 1st Source Servall […]

Genesee County Sheriff announces ‘Walk With Us’ county-wide day of service

Flint, MI— The Genesee County Sheriff who walked with Black Lives Matter protesters last year has just announced a county-wide day of service for the upcoming anniversary of that march. On May 30, Sheriff Chris Swanson is asking volunteers to gather outside of the front lawn of the Genesee County Jail from noon to 2 p.m. […]

Flint and Genesee County voters approve four millage items in special election

Flint, MI–  With a very low voter turnout, Flint residents approved the two millage renewals, for public safety and public transportation, on the May 4 special election ballot.  Flint and Genesee County residents also approved the two county-wide millage items on the ballot.  For Flint, only 6.36% of registered voters cast their ballots in the […]

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Photos: Flintstones come together to observe 7th anniversary of Flint Water Crisis

On Sunday, April 26, a few dozen Flintstones met in the parking lot of the old farmer’s market building alongside the Flint River to acknowledge the seventh Anniversary of the Flint Water Crisis. The event included speeches by community leaders like Flint Councilman Eric Mays and Flint Water Advocate Joelena Freeman. Impassioned in nature, the […]

Vice President Mike Pence to campaign in Flint this week

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Flint on Wednesday for a rally at Bishop International Airport just six days before voting ends. At least five of Pence’s aides recently tested positive for COVID-19, including chief of staff Marc Short and outside political advisor Marty Obst, CNN reported. Pence is considered a close contact with at […]

It’s her first time voting, she’s making sure she’s not alone

Flint, MI–This presidential election will be the first one Ashley McIntosh is eligible to vote in, and she can’t wait.  “This election is the election of my lifetime,” said the 21-year-old. “This my first time voting and I’ll be damned if I’m never voting again.” She’s also on a mission to make sure everyone else […]

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Mott Foundation grants nearly $200k to support Flint neighborhood projects

Flint, Mich. — The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has granted a total of $192,007 to the Neighborhood Engagement Hub (NEH) to coordinate neighborhood cleanups and hire young people to assist with the work.  Mott announced in August that it would fully fund seven neighborhood projects and partially fund an eighth project — for a total […]

EPA to provide Flint update in virtual press conference Dec. 7

Flint, MI — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 Administrator Kurt Thiede will be joined by Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley and other local officials at a virtual press conference on Monday to provide an update about the city’s drinking water system. Details When: 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time, Dec. 7  Where: Virtual Zoom Meeting Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86365117936; or call-in: […]

City of Flint launches major push to Be Counted as Census deadline approaches

FLINT, Mich. — With just 20 days remaining to complete the 2020 Census, the City of Flint is coordinating a major push to encourage residents to BE COUNTED. A full count of Flint residents equates to approximately $3 billion in funding for Flint-area programs and services. That’s $300 million each of the next 10 years […]

United Way receives grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Flint for conversations on race, racism, and change

Flint, MI — The Community Foundation of Greater Flint awarded $8,000 to the United Way of Genesee County, on behalf of Community Roots, for the Courageous Conversations on Race, Racism, and Radical Change project. The grant will allow Community Roots to facilitate four community conversations that aim to engage residents of Flint and Genesee County […]

Flint Water Crisis

Flint City Council approves $500k contract extension for company managing service line replacement

Flint, MI– After being postponed in several meetings, and urged for approval by the mayor, the Flint City Council approved a contract extension for Rowe Professional Services to continue project management on the service line replacement program.  The contract extension adds $500,000 to the company’s original contract. The company entered into a contract with the City […]

Water shutoffs moratorium expired for state, but not for City of Flint

Flint, MI–The State of Michigan’s moratorium on water shutoffs expired on March 31, but Mayor Sheldon Neeley announced that the City of Flint would continue holding off on disconnecting homes from water due to lack of payment.  The water shutoff restoration act was enacted by the state on Dec. 22, 2020, and created a temporary […]

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