Boston Square

Second annual tree lighting ceremony brightens up Boston Square community

by (George)

Submitted 12-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

An estimated 350 - 400 Boston Square neighbors braved the bitter 28° weather on Saturday night to share food, be entertained, snap photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and witness the lighting of the second annual Boston Square Neighborhood...

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A Family in Mourning: The Community's Response to the Death of Patrick Lyoya

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NEWS

Over the weekend, members of the community rallied behind the family of Patrick Lyoya to demand justice after he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer last Monday. On the morning of April 4, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the City of...

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Together We Are Safe questions AmplifyGR's commitment to true community ownership

by (Together We Are Safe)

Submitted 03-04-2020 under OPINION

City planning has the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.  Jane Jacobs, 1960s activist against gentrification We at Together We Are Safe recognize that we are currently...

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Boston Square residents shut down AmplifyGR vote

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 09-29-2017 under NEWS

Shouts of "No!" and "Give him the mic!" could be heard at the AmplifyGR meeting last night at Hope Academy, a charter school near Madison and Burton. The meeting was one in a series hosted by AmplifyGR. AmplifyGR is a non-profit...

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Amplify GR meeting: What does community ownership look like?

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 07-28-2017 under OPINION

On July 27, 2017 I along with approximately 80 residents from the Southeast side and surrounding areas attended the Amplify GR Community Listening meeting at Living Word Church, 1534 Kalamazoo SE. A non-profit funded by the Doug and Maria DeVos...

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