You can make a difference: Join the Pierson Road clean up on May 30

You can make a difference: Join the Pierson Road clean up on May 30

On Thursday, May 30, the City of Flint will partner with residents, businesses, churches, and other stakeholders to adopt Pierson Road as a cleanup site. The goal is to clean and beautify this major street not just on that day, but throughout the year so that it:  Is free of all trash and debris  Features […]

Flint educational advocacy organization names new executive director

Flint educational advocacy organization names new executive director

Ashnee Young will take the helm of New Evolution Educational Center (NEEC), a community agency devoted to academic improvement and support for North Flint. Young, who served eight years as NEEC’s board president, was named successor to founding executive director Joyce Piert. “My time serving our youth as NEEC’s board president has been rewarding, but […]

Mayor Weaver’s 2019 Beautification Initiative in full swing

Mayor Weaver’s 2019 Beautification Initiative in full swing

This spring take a little time to walk through your neighborhood. Chances are you’ll see some homes that stand out and others that could with a little work like adding greenery, plants, flowers or others things that make your neighborhood more attractive. Yup, beautifying a neighborhood can make a huge difference. It will increase property […]

Tired of those old tires? Flint’s free tire disposal and buy back event is a relief to many (sorry kids)

Tired of those old tires? Flint’s free tire disposal and buy back event is a relief to many (sorry kids)

One sure sign of a city’s comeback is the absence of abandoned houses, trash, tall weeds and tires. That’s why Flint residents, stakeholders officials and employees often gather at countless community clean-ups throughout the spring. They know that getting rid of blight signals resurgence and serves as a crime deterrent.. It’s important work that just […]

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Forward Together: Flint & Genesee County residents invited to create a shared roadmap to prosperity

Thinking and acting regionally is at the center of economic resurgence efforts throughout the country and, now, it’s a part of the mission of Flint and Genesee County Forward Together Steering Committee, who will be working in tandem to create a roadmap for regional prosperity. The 24-member group, which represents a unique partnership between the […]

Detect and Protect: Flint Fire Dept. provides free smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation

Detect and Protect: Flint Fire Dept. provides free smoke and carbon monoxide detector installation

 It’s easier to prevent tragedies than respond to them. That’s the message from the City of Flint Fire Department, which is working in conjunction with the Michigan Fire Inspectors Society, American Red Cross, International Association of Black Professional Firefighters (IABPFF) and the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) to install thousands of free smoke and carbon monoxide […]

Flint’s stock is rising

Flint’s stock is rising

Flint’s made a lot of lists over the last decade. Not many were desirable, says Mayor Karen Weaver, who frequently laments that a mention in rankings like “America’s Most Dangerous Cities” guarantee the city national headlines — while improvements in public safety rarely get notice. The tide is changing, according to Mayor Weaver, who proudly […]

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