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Emergency response team narrows down source of Flint River spill to three basins at Lockhart Chemical Company

Flint, MI— Officials have determined that an ongoing petroleum-based spill in the Flint River is coming from one of three basins on Lockhart Chemical Company’s property in Flint. “Backtracking up the sewer pipe, we have identified in the last 24 hours, three potential basins that could have a breach,” Sheriff Chris Swanson, who is leading…

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Flint’s Smooth Steppers invites residents to come out and dance

Flint, MI– After a two-year hiatus, the Flint’s Smooth Steppers are set to bring back their annual ball to the community.  On June 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. the community is invited to dinner and dancing with the Smooth Steppers, a senior line dancing group, at Signature Chop House located at 1537 Pierson Rd. …

Job fair to be held in Flint on June 21

Flint, MI — A Multi-Employer Job Fair is being hosted by GST MI Works! on Tuesday, June 21st from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 711 North Saginaw St., in Flint, Mich. Job seekers that arrive before 1:00 pm will have their resumes reviewed and will have a chance to prepare for on-the-spot interviews. An…

Flint’s Juneteenth celebrations bring parades, music, parties across the city

Flint, MI — Music and cheers rang out through Flint this weekend as residents celebrated Juneteenth this year with parades, block parties, and festivals across the city. Check out the weekend’s festivities through the lenses of Flint Beat’s photographers. The Flint Juneteenth Parade Black Buckham Juneteenth Festival Mama Sol’s Juneteenth Concert and Fireworks Show Street…

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Flint’s First Friday brings local creatives together

Flint, MI — People from Flint and beyond converged in Buckham Alley for the return of Flint Underground’s First Friday Sound and Vision, a summer-long series highlighting local musicians, artists, chefs, and vendors.  Local DJs Eduardo Scizzahandz, MixMastaMás, and DJ Thunder spun records between sets from Big Donut and Caleb Johnson + Reaching. Local artist,…

Flint Soap Box Derby returns after two-year hiatus

Flint, MI—The Flint Soap Box Derby will return to Chevy Commons this Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I can’t believe the energy and excitement in the room,” said Kevin Cronin, Executive Director of the Flint Soap Box Derby, during one of the…

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Flint health and fitness center to open to the public again

Flint, MI — Insight Health and Fitness Center, located at 4500 S Saginaw St in Flint MI, will be open once again for public memberships on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The facility has been closed since the initiation of the initial Covid lockdown in March of 2020.  Insight will hold the ribbon-cutting ceremony with the…

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…

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Flint’s Mayor Neeley to kickoff Flint Water Infrastructure Community Forum

The community to hear from representatives integral to the water infrastructure project. Flint, MI — Following years of extensive work to complete multiple projects ensuring safe drinking water for Flint residents, Mayor Sheldon Neeley is pleased to invite the community to participate in the Flint Water Instructure Community Forum. The virtual event will provide opportunities for residents to…

Judge extends deadline for Flint water settlement claims to June

Flint, MI– A federal judge has ordered a deadline extension to submit Flint water crisis lawsuit settlement claims in light of the “difficulties” and “confusion” registrants have faced in the process. On May 9, 2022, U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy extended the deadline from May 12 to now June 30, 2022, to ensure that…

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