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Rainbow over Flint after a brief rain storm

KT Kanazawich | Flint Beat

A brief period of heavy rain gives way to colorful skies and a rainbow over Flint, Mich. on March 24, 2021.

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Man in critical condition after being attacked with a machete

Flint, MI— A 61-year-old man is in critical condition after being attacked by a man with a machete early Thursday morning. According to a press release from the Flint Police Department, the incident occurred at 4:00 a.m. on April 8, in Riverbank Park on 1st Avenue and Garland Street.  The victim was stabbed and cut multiple […]

Flint-based accountant hopes to break the cycle of poverty with free financial courses

Flint, MI— April is National Financial Literacy Month and Flint-based certified public account Antonio Brown is hoping to “disrupt” financial behavior in the community through financial education.  Throughout the month, Brown will present financial literacy information on John L Financial Services’ Facebook page with posts, videos, and live sessions. The content is free to the public and […]

Here’s what happened at April 7 Flint City Council Committee meetings

Flint, MI—Flint City Council Committee meetings were cut short last night after a disagreement led to an attempt to remove one council member, and three members then voluntarily left the meeting. With only four members present, the council lost a quorum, the minimum required number of members to continue holding the meeting.  Before all that, […]

There are no students in the building but Flint Schools will spend six figures to run Northwestern’s kitchen

Flint, MI—Food for Flint Community Schools is getting expensive. To keep their kitchen running, the district has to operate an entire school building—Northwestern High School—that no longer has any students or teachers in it. Beyond the cost of operating the kitchen, keeping Northwestern heated and maintained costs the district about $200,000 a year. The Board […]

Land Bank has selected 37 Flint properties for grant-funded demolition

Flint, MI– With input from residents, the Genesee County Land Bank has selected 37 Flint properties to demolish using almost half a million dollars in grant funding.  In August of last year, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation granted $448,029 to the Land Bank for the purpose of reducing blight in Flint through demolitions. Demolitions help […]

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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 […]

Friday Night Jazz Offers Free Socially Distanced Live Music

Flint, MI—For eighteen years Pat Cronley has been driving his truck, outfitted with a stage in back, to different events in the city, bringing people live music. This year marks a special year, as he has upgraded from the old 1973 Dodge to a newer and more reliable truck. This year is also the first […]


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

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 […]

The water crisis settlement registration deadline has passed. Now what?

Flint, MI– The deadline to register for the $641.25 million water crisis lawsuit settlement passed last week, closing the two-month window residents had to opt in or opt out.  In August of last year, the State of Michigan announced the settlement, which would resolve all litigation related to the water crisis against the defendants–the State […]


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