Flint Beat – Your Community, Your Voice, Your News

Top Story

Genesee County takes precautions against monkeypox

Genesee County, MI—As the number of monkeypox cases rises in the U.S., including in Michigan, Genesee County has been carrying out measures to prevent its spread across communities.  While no cases of monkeypox have been identified in Genesee County, 15 out 83 counties in Michigan have logged a total of 90 confirmed and probable cases…

SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS TODAY!

Flint Beat is here to empower, impact and inform our community. Make a donation today!


COVID-19 Coverage


Latest News

Summer’s second PorchFest comes to Flint’s north side

Flint, MI—Flint Residents Organizing for the Good (F.R.O.G.) will be hosting the summer’s second PorchFest event on the city’s north side this weekend. The neighborhood celebration will be held Saturday, August 13 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Caniff Street, near Fleming Park, from Warrington Street to Wiser Street. “We’re looking for another fun…

Really Cool Comic Con draws cosplayers, celebrities, fans to Flint

Flint, MI — Anime heroes, or at least fans dressed as them, rubbed elbows with Marvel villains and video game characters alike at Really Cool Comic Con in the Dort Financial Center in Flint, Mich. over the weekend on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Along with vendors selling everything from Lego minifigures to imported Japanese toys,…

Lawsuits filed regarding the future of Flint’s historic Paterson Building, hearings begin next week

Flint, MI—Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Flintstone Investment Group Corp, owner of the Paterson Building in downtown Flint, Mich., which was condemned in March 2022. Thomas W. Collison & Company, the building’s former owner, is requesting the immediate return of “possession, custody and control” of the premises to Collison through court action, in a…

Flint Board of Ed. candidates host August campaign events

Flint, MI—For August 2022, five candidates running for Flint Community Schools Board of Education are hosting a series of “Meet and Greet” events in Flint’s nine wards. The slate of candidates is Michael Clack, Emily Doerr, Terae King Jr., Dylan Luna and Melody Relerford. They are among the 15 candidates who will be on the…

Glizzy Fest turns up Downtown Flint

The second Annual Glizzy Fest in Downtown Flint, Mich. put on display an abundance of Flint-based musicians, chefs, and entrepreneurs on Saturday, August, 6, 2022. The event, presented by Kerale C., took place on First Street at Buckham Alley. Much of the event’s crowd, numbering in the hundreds, kept the party going downtown along Saginaw…

Around Town

Really Cool Comic Con returns to Flint in August

Flint, MI–Really Cool Comic Con is set to return to Flint’s Dort Financial Center the weekend of Aug. 6 and 7, 2022. “We have created a unique experience that has grown to be Michigan’s largest summer comic con,” said Michael Blagborne, Operations Director for Really Cool Comic Con LLC, which is now in its second…

3rd annual PorchFest to kick off in Flint’s Carriage Town neighborhood

Flint, MI—Flint’s PorchFest event series will return on July 15, starting in the city’s historic Carriage Town neighborhood. While the series is known for highlighting local talent in a block-party style—think musical acts in front yards, food vendors lining the sidewalk, and artists composing poems and painting murals in-between—Carriage Town organizers have gone the extra…

Alley Fest returns to Flint’s Buckham Alley this summer

Flint, MI—After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Alley Fest will return to Flint’s Buckham Alley on Saturday, July 9 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Organizers of the annual celebration featuring local music, retailers, and food vendors said they received more than 100 submissions for this year’s event, making them confident they’ll be showcasing…

Briefs

Flint City Clerk’s office open on Saturday, July 30 for absentee voters

Flint, MI—The City Clerk’s office will be open on Saturday, July 30, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow Flint-registered voters to vote by absentee ballot over the counter for the upcoming Primary Election, to be held on August 2, 2022.  Voters who may not have mailed their completed ballots to the City…

Bountiful Love Ministries to host 25th Anniversary Weekend Celebration

Flint, MI – Bountiful Love Ministries is celebrating 25 years of love, praise, and serving the Flint community with an Anniversary Weekend Celebration, on July 16 and 17, 2022 at the church located at 3432 W. Pasadena Ave. As part of the celebration, events will include a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, musical, and Sunday service with…

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 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…

Flint Water Crisis

Health officials are investigating the source of a recent Legionnaires’ case

Flint, MI—Hurley Medical Center has recently diagnosed a patient, who was admitted to the hospital on July 12, 2022, with Legionella pneumonia, also known as Legionnaires’ disease. While Hurley is working with the Genesee County Health Department (GCHD) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to identify potential sources of the patient’s infection, Philip…

SUPPORT LOCAL NEWS TODAY!

Flint Beat is here to empower, impact and inform our community. Make a donation today!