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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.

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Elk Brewing envisions future as go-to neighborhood brewpub

Submitted 06-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Eric Karns is the owner and brewmaster of newly opened Elk Brewing. He talks about his hopes for the brewery and doing what he loves: brewing beer.

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Elk Brewing to host June Rapidian Night Out

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

On Friday, June 27, the kind folks at Elk Brewing will host this month's Rapidian Night Out from 3-9 p.m. Fifty cents of every beer purchased will go directly to supporting citizen journalism.

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Southeast Area Farmers Market kicks off season June 20

Submitted 06-11-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Southeast Area Farmers Market kicks off its 2014 season June 20. Fridays, 3 to 7 p.m. at Garfield Park, Burton St. & Madison Ave. SE. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at GR Ford Academic Center, Madison SE south of Franklin.

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LINC to host Rock the Block Street party in Madison Square

Submitted 06-10-2014 under NEWS

The fourth annual Rock the Block street party will feature local artists, food vendors, musicians, children's activities and a BBQ cook off competition.

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LINC community revitalization opens sit-down cafe designed to benefit neighborhood

Submitted 03-11-2014 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Neighborhood revitalization organization LINC has opened a new restaurant in Madison Square with the community in mind.

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Paws With A Cause recruits runners & fundraisers for Fifth Third River Bank Run

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Come walk, run, roll, and fundraise with Paws With A Cause at the upcoming Fifth Third River Bank Run on May 10, 2014.

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Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate local Youth of the Year winner at free luncheon

Submitted 02-06-2014 under NONPROFITS

Join Boys & Girls Clubs of GR for a FREE luncheon honoring the local Grand Rapids Youth of the Year winner and applicants.

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"It's priceless, and it's free"

Submitted 01-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

One young woman's journey to a career helping others, a story that would not have happened without the DREAM Act and an employment coach turned friend.

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Literacy and life skills go hand in hand at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center

Submitted 11-27-2013 under NONPROFITS

Students overcome adversity and look to the future, one day of hard work at a time

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