Blight Demolition Fund to receive billions more under push by Kildee



GENESEE COUNTY — Flint Township and other area municipalities with blighted properties under the jurisdiction of the Genesee County Land Bank stand to benefit from a bill passed by the U.S. Congress last week, according to a December 18 press release. By a vote of 313-116, Congress passed an omnibus spending plan that includes a provision fought for by Michigan […]

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Praying for world peace FLINT TWP. —The Life Enrichment Center, 2512 S. Dye Road, will host its annual World Peace Program at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31, to coincide with prayers being said around the world. Prayers will be led by local leaders of 9 religions in their native language who will then light a candle to signify unity. […]

Bishop Airport ranked #1 in Michigan



GENESEE COUNTY — Travelmath Airport Rankings named Flint’s Bishop International Airport number one for travel, overall, in the state of Michigan, and 75th in the country, according to a December 18 press announcement. Airport Director, Craig Williams said: “As I travel around the region promoting our airport, I hear over and over again how easy we are to use, how […]

‘Monumental’ donation given to U of M – Flint



FLINT – The University of Michigan – Flint is receiving one of the largest donations in its history: a 16-story building featuring academic space, student housing and a conference center. Uptown Reinvestment Corporation (URC) is donating the 340,000-square-foot Riverfront Residence Hall & Banquet Center – a move approved Thursday by the University of Michigan Board of Regents. The donation is […]

Some residents heated about understaffed fire station




FLINT TWP. — At least two outspoken residents are not happy that township fire Station One at G-5331 Reuben Street still is not being manned around the clock although more than a year has passed since voters approved a $3 million Public Safety millage for improved police and fire protection. Tempers flared at two recent township board meetings when the […]

First Student hired for C-A bus routes




FLINT TWP. — First Student school bus service is a go for Carman-Ainsworth schools. Due to a bus driver shortage, the district announced tentative plans last month to contract with First Student, a private provider of school bus transportation. Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff said that the contract with First Student approved by the school board on December 15 includes: • No […]