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Community updates: Friday, March 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department now assigning officers to specific neighborhoods The Grand Rapids Police Department (GRDP) now assigns officers to specific neighborhoods across the city, effective March 21. Adoption of the new policing model comes as...

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Police handling of protest dominates public comment at City Commission meeting

by (George)

Submitted 03-10-2021 under NEWS

Though four public hearings and several additional updates were on the agenda for Tuesday evening's City Commission Meeting, it was fallout over the breakup of a recent protest by the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) that dominated an...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-26-2021 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts hosting ‘Plein Air’ event in June in downtown social zones Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids’ annual summer celebration of art, music, and culture, will be hosting a modified version of its event this June,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-11-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports stabilizing COVID-19 case growth for Kent County Kent County’s rate of new COVID-19 cases has stabilized over the last few weeks, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) reported on Thursday. An average...

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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-11-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids city commissioners plan to vote Nov. 17 on allocating CARES Act or city police funds to a gunshot detection system for Grand Rapids. Called ShotSpotter, the detection technology will cost around $500,000 for the first two years of its...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) on Thursday extended and expanded its emergency order that aims to mitigate COVID-19’s spread across Michigan. The updated order comes...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Clerk gives update on city’s voter registration, absentee ballot numbers Grand Rapids has a net increase of around 13,000 registered voters since 2016 so far, City Clerk Joel Hondorp said Tuesday. Hondorp put the number in...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2020 under NEWS

2020 census count ends Thursday with Grand Rapids official reporting nearly all residents likely counted "Nearly all Grand Rapidians have been counted" in the 2020 census count, the City of Grand Rapids’ Interim Communications...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne unveiled the final draft of his department’s thee-year strategic plan on Tuesday, which aims to improve police-community...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge With colleges in and around Kent County reporting COVID-19 outbreaks among students and staff, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is urging...

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