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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30 Bus service changes are coming to The Rapid on Aug. 30, the transit service announced. The changes include increased service frequency for some routes, a couple route eliminations, renumberings, and...

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Community updates: Thursday, June 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-24-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Foundation joins national initiative to address Michigan’s criminal justice system inequities The Grand Rapids Community Foundation (GRCF) has joined a group of national and local foundations in awarding $2 million to...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan The City of Grand Rapids released its proposed budget plan for the 2022 fiscal year on Tuesday, relying on federal aid to help offset city revenue lost because of the pandemic. The plan...

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Deborah Prato, new Rapid CEO

by (GRTV)

Submitted 04-05-2021 under NEWS

Join us today, Monday, April 5, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for tonight's episode of City Connection. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is joined in the GRTV studio by new CEO for The Rapid, Deborah Prato! Get to know Deborah as she starts...

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Community updates: Friday, April 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NEWS

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic exceeds 100,000 shots after expanding eligibility to ages 16 and older The West Michigan Vaccine Clinic at DeVos Place has surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16 Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will deliver her annual State of the City address on Feb. 16, in digital form for the first time. The mayor’s address will look back on the...

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NEWS

Community leaders address storming of U.S. Capitol In the wake of Wednesday’s rioting inside the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, several leaders in local government issued statements this week condemning the violence and...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues downward trend About 32 new COVID-19 cases per day are now being reported in Kent County, a weekly average that continues the county's downward case trend over the last two weeks. In the Kent...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-29-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer limits indoor gatherings to 10 people, closes indoor bar service across Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders on Wednesday limiting Michigan's indoor gatherings to 10 people and closing indoor bar service across all...

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Community updates: Monday, July 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-13-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Art Museum reopening August 1 The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) will be reopening to the public on August 1, it announced Monday, after four months of shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A soft reopening for GRAM Members will take...

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