City of Grand Rapids

Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 21

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-21-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes in-person learning For the first time since March 12, in-person classes are back in action for Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS). On Tuesday, GRPS began its hybrid in-person learning model for students, which...

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Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

by (Brett)

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

After more than two decades as executive director for Our Community’s Children (OCC), Lynn Heemstra retired from her role Jan. 5, leaving behind a legacy of youth advocacy. OCC, a public-private partnership between the City of Grand Rapids,...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-17-2020 under NEWS

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in West Michigan After months of living with COVID-19 in West Michigan, hundreds of related deaths, and tens of thousands more in positive cases, the first area vaccinations have begun. The Pfizer vaccine, authorized by...

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Community updates: Thursday, Dec. 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-10-2020 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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Community updates: Wednesday, Nov. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-25-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids, community partners launch #SupportOurGRBiz challenge The City of Grand Rapids and a group of community partners launched a social media campaign this week aiming to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season....

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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments The City of Grand Rapids has launched a new grant program for small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic, it announced Tuesday. Eligible...

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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, Nov. 5

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-05-2020 under NEWS

All of Grand Rapids votes counted for Nov. 3 election All Grand Rapids ballots for the Nov. 3 election, including those returned by mail, have been counted, Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalyn Bliss said Wednesday. “After two busy days for our City...

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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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