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Flint Community Players to offer first musical in two years

Flint Twp., MI—The Flint Community Players have consolidated their performance schedule for “The Secret Garden,” a musical based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, after pushing back the show’s opening weekend due to rising COVID cases in Genesee County. The Secret Garden is FCP’s first musical offering since quarantine began in March 2020, and…

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Flint Board of Education elects new officers

Flint, MI— The Flint Community Schools Board of Education elected new officers at their annual organization meeting Jan. 12. Former Vice President Danielle Green will now serve as board president. She received four out of seven votes from board members. Green succeeds Carol McIntosh who has served since Jan. 13, 2021. Joyce Ellis-McNeal, former secretary,…

Newly renovated mixed income apartment complex opens in Flint’s Carriage Town

Flint, MI—After two decades of vacancy, an apartment building in Flint’s Carriage Town neighborhood has new tenants. “I think five families have already moved in,” said Glenn Wilson, president and CEO of Communities First, Inc., the nonprofit developer of the newly renovated Georgia Manor Apartments. “And the rest are scheduled for by the end of…

Flint City Council pushes back against water shut-offs as COVID surges

Flint, MI– The city has announced that it will be shutting off water for residential habitual non-payers, as well as those who don’t make an appointment to get their outdated meter changed.  But during a council meeting on Jan. 10, many members of the Flint City Council said they believed the timing of this initiative…

Flint hires compliance firm to help with COVID-19 relief funds

Flint, MI– After multiple discussions and postponements, the Flint City Council has approved a contract with a compliance firm to assist the city in spending American Rescue Plan Act funds.  The council initially considered a five-year contract, but during their Jan. 10 meeting, the council voted to amend it to a one-year contract with options…

Registered for Flint water settlement? You can submit claims starting Jan. 12

Flint, MI– Starting tomorrow, registrants can begin submitting their claims for the Flint water lawsuit settlement. According to U.S. District Court Judge Judith Levy’s decision granting final approval to the settlement, more than 85,000 Registration Forms were submitted by the registration deadline. But registration was only the first step. In order to be awarded money…

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Watch Flint artists and makers demonstrate their crafts at Factory Two event

Flint, MI—Learn about guitar making, how to create onstage illusions, and the art of stained glass at Factory Two’s Night at the Makerspace event July 20.  The community makerspace is set to host ten artists who will show off various crafting techniques. Tours of Factory Two will also be available to attendees.  Josh Ellingson, an…

Community Fun Day at Hasselbring Park June 5

Flint, MI– The Friends of Hasselbring Park are hosting a Community Fun Day June 5. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can come out to Hasselbring Park for free food, music, and fun. The event is sponsored by the Hamilton Community Health Network Illuminating Community Chance Safety Project, the Neighborhood Engagement Hub, the Community…

PorchFest and First Fridays return to Flint, bringing summer music and art

Flint, MI—The city’s second annual PorchFest and First Fridays will kick off June 4, ushering in the summer months by celebrating Flint businesses and artists. Hosted by What’s Up Downtown, PorchFest is a series of live performances featuring local musicians, from the porches of different homes in the city. It was first introduced in a…

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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

‘Don’t wait’: Attorneys explain how to submit claims for Flint water settlement

Flint, MI– Starting this week, those who registered for the Flint water lawsuit settlement will be able to begin submitting their claims. The $626.25 million settlement, which was announced in August 2020 and gained final approval in November 2021, will resolve all litigation related to the water crisis against the State of Michigan, the City…

Flint water settlement attorneys butt heads over ‘conflict of interest’ accusation

Flint, MI– One attorney from the Flint water settlement litigation is attempting to have another attorney disqualified from participating in it.  On Dec. 6, Hunter Shkolnik, who was appointed Co-Liaison Counsel for individual plaintiffs, filed a motion to disqualify Attorney Mark Cuker from the litigation “due to his irreconcilable conflict of interest,” arising from his…

Judge denies all objections to Flint water lawsuit settlement. Here’s a breakdown.

Flint, MI– Last month, a federal judge gave the $626.25-million Flint water lawsuit final approval, and denied all objections made against it.  The settlement, announced in August 2020, will resolve all litigation related to the water crisis against the State of Michigan, the City of Flint, Rowe Engineering, and McLaren Hospital. It is one of…

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