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Story Matters: Terrell Cornelius shares what it's like to live on the West Side

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

Terrell Cornelius shares what he loves about living on Bridge Street, what he'd like to see happen on the West Side and Grand Rapids as a whole- and his dreams for the future.


Fair Housing Center of West Michigan files discrimination claim

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NEWS

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan has filed a complaint against Asset Management Specialists, a property management group. They allege a discriminatory maintenance levels for properties in African American and Latino neighborhoods.


Fire engulfs West Side apartments

Submitted 07-24-2014 under NEWS

A fire blazes tonight in the West Grand neighborhood, consuming apartments across from the Basilica of St. Adalbert at 4th and Davis.


Story Matters: Diana Dixon compares Brooklyn life to new life in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Diana Dixon used to live in Brooklyn, New York. In this video she compares the two- and what it's like for her now when she goes back.


Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

Submitted 07-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Jessica Blair, a GRCC culinary student, was homeless for the first months in our city. She describes life in her first neighborhood on Division Avenue and life now, in an apartment in Heritage Hill.


Mayor to answer citizen questions about new police chief

Submitted 07-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Each month, Mayor George Heartwell answers citizen questions live on GRTV and simulcast here on The Rapidian. This month, Rapidian intern Lisa DeBone asks the mayor about the newly-selected police chief.


Pet ownership limit law proposes wrong answer

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids would be better served to pass a comprehensive set of animal care and control regulations that would give animal control officers and law enforcement the tools necessary to appropriately prosecute those that fail to provide proper care for the animals in their possession.


Ten Principles of Community Policing: Part One

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

As the newly selected police transitions into his role, CNA outlines the ten principles of community policing.


Can I help you?

Submitted 06-24-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Anthony Martin recounts his experience of racial prejudice in his own neighborhood of 17 years and offers some simple advice to passersby.


East Hills Council of Neighbors to unveil public space strategy

Submitted 06-17-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The East Hills Council of Neighbors will unveil how it is planning for people- instead of cars- when they present their public space strategy at a public meeting on Monday, June 23.