Flint, MI– McLaren Regional Medical Center may be reducing their contributions to the $641.25 million Flint water lawsuit settlement nearly a year after joining. The State of Michigan announced the settlement in August of last year. In November of last year, the City of Flint, Rowe Engineering, and McLaren Hospital joined the agreement which would […]
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Flint, MI—The Michigan Department of Health and Human services announced last week that it would continue its partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan to provide lead-mitigating food to Flint residents throughout June. The program has been ongoing since 2016. Last year, the Food Bank held 217 food distributions and fed over 61,000 Flint […]
Flint activist tries to stop city in New York from contracting with company involved in Flint water crisis
Flint, MI—Nayyirah Shariff, activist and director of Flint Rising, spent the night of April 7 on a Zoom call for a city council meeting in Binghamton, New York. Shariff had never even heard of Binghamton until a couple weeks ago. A Google alert led Shariff to find out that Binghamton’s city council was considering contracting […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Flint, MI– The judge in the case against Former Gov. Richard Snyder decided to temporarily stop judicial proceedings as requested by Snyder’s defense. On Jan. 13, Snyder was charged with two counts of willful neglect of duty for his involvement in the Flint water crisis. The counts are misdemeanors, punishable by up to a year […]