A church opens a tattoo parlor down the hall from the chapel and other news

In Flint:

  • Brides-to-be clawed their way through a layer cake in search of prizes that included a honeymoon to Mexico and a diamond necklace.
  • A church opened a tattoo parlor inside of its doors, just down the hall from the head minister.
  • The ex-wife of Amir Hekmati, the man who was sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly being a spy, is a Flint resident. According to her, Hekmati was a "very pleasant" man.
  • Flint and Genesee County consider whether to combine some services - like the detective bureau and crime lab, the parks maintenance system and a fire authority - to save money.

Photo courtesy of Hugo90. Submit your photos to atlanticcities.postcard@gmail.com or add them to our Flickr page.

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. Design

    These Sneakers Are Your Free Transit Pass

    A new BVG-Adidas collaboration means unlimited travel along Berlin’s public transit network for the rest of 2018. That is if you can find a pair.

  2. The White House is seen reflected during a rainy day in Washington, D.C.
    POV

    The City That 'This Town' Forgot

    Washington, D.C., is home to a huge concentration of reporters. Why do they miss the stories happening in their own city?

  3. Equity

    There's Basically No Way Not to Be a Gentrifier

    It doesn't matter where you live. You're displacing someone, and making income segregation worse.

  4. Environment

    Britain's Next Megaproject: A Coast-to-Coast Forest

    The plan is for 50 million new trees to repopulate one of the least wooded parts of the country—and offer a natural escape from several cities in the north.

  5. Life

    After 50 Years, Boston's Charles River Just Became Swimmable Again

    It took $500 million and nearly two decades of work. Here's how the city did it.