In brief

Kildee introduces bill to help Michigan homeowners WASHINGTON — Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today introduced the Revitalize America Act, his first bill as a member of Congress, which seeks to help reinvigorate and reinvest in America’s older industrial cities — including Flint, Saginaw and Detroit — by freeing up $1.9 billion in federal aid to help remove blight and repurpose […]

ROWE Professional Services Company projects win awards

FLINT — The American Public Works Association (APWA) Michigan Chapter has chosen projects completed in the City of Davison and the Village of Vernon to receive Project of the Year awards in the transportation category. ROWE was the design engineer for resurfacing the City of Davison’s East Flint Street. The project included using a road diet concept to improve traffic […]

Township amends marijuana transport law

FLINT TWP. — A local ordinance soon will take effect imposing penalties on medical marijuana users caught driving around the township with accessible marijuana in a vehicle. An ordinance amendment regulating the transport of medical marijuana was approved by the township board Monday night and is in compliance with a recent state statute. Following a public hearing, the proposed amendment […]

2 new officers start in May

FLINT TWP. — The Flint Township Police Department will have two new police officers on board early next month, bringing staffing back up to full force. An offer of employment to fill a vacated position was made to Jacob Edward Emerich and approved by the township board on Monday night. Police Chief George Sippert said Emerich has a bachelor of […]

Niece of Martin Luther King Jr. to speak at local fundraiser

FLINT TWP. — Dr. Alveda King, niece of late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, will be the guest speaker at the annual benefit dinner for the IMPACT Pregnancy Resource Center, 2585 Lavelle Road. Tickets are $30 each and are now on sale for the fundraiser scheduled for 6 p.m. May 16 at Colonial Valley Suites, 101831 Lapeer […]

Rep. Kildee visited troops, attended memorial for local grad

WASHINGTON — Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee returned April 6 from a bipartisan Congressional Delegation trip to Afghanistan to visit Michigan troops. The three-member delegation — led by Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Mike Rogers (R-Alabama) — met with U.S. forces and held important discussions with highranking U.S. and Afghan officials regarding political, economic and security […]

In brief

Work begins next week on I-75 ramps to eastbound I-69 FLINT TWP. — Orange barrels, detours and lane closures are coming next week for eastbound drivers on I-69 at the I-75 interchange The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has announced a $1 million investment to make improvements to the I-75 ramps to eastbound I-69. Slated to begin April 24, the […]

The VIEW from here

Evil keeps trying, but it just makes us stronger

A nother terrorist attack this week, this time at the Boston Marathon. Unlike the terrorists who perpetuated the shootings in Denver, Colo., and Newtown, Conn., this killer (or killers) likes to hide backpacks filled with explosives in trash bins and then sit back to watch his handiwork unfold. Evil, they say, never sleeps, and again it has raised its ugly […]

Bar and banquet business has a new Dream

FLINT TWP. — Observant passersby may have noticed a new sign outside of the bar and banquet facility at 1519 W. Bristol Road near Van Slyke. A new sign hailing the opening of the “Dream Bar & Grill” has replaced the former Cooper’s Bar sign that hung around for more than a year since the former business closed in the […]

McFarlan Foundation is now McFarlan Residential

FLINT — The McFarlan Foundation of Flint has acquired the former Court Street Village active living apartments as part of their mission to provide quality living options for senior citizens. The apartments located at the corner of East Court Street and Lapeer Road have been renamed Court Street Commons. With this acquisition McFarlan now offers three distinct residential properties in […]