City of Grand Rapids

Community updates: Friday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids renames streets for Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the renaming of two major city streets in honor of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and César E. Chávez....

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend Grand Rapids' first ever community library for outdoor gear is opening on Oct. 11, aiming to provide equitable access to outdoor adventure opportunities for local youth...

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood The volunteer-led Mayor’s Greening Initiative in Grand Rapids is back next month to plant 250 new trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood, with an extra...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Guest host Commissioner Ysasi to highlight 2nd Ward issues in this month's edition of City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-13-2021 under NEWS

Join us on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for this month's episode of City Connection. City Connection is a monthly live call-in show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids since 1992. This month's episode will...

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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: Friday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NEWS

Fiesta Mexicana returning to downtown Grand Rapids next month An annual celebration of Mexican culture is back in downtown Grand Rapids next month, taking place for the community over three days at Calder Plaza. Hosted by the Mexican Heritage...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne will be retiring in early 2022, he publicly announced on Tuesday. His retirement comes after more than three decades with the department and assuming...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a sister city relationship with Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. The district is one of 25 autonomous districts...

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Community updates: Thursday, July 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids replacing private lead service lines in Neighborhoods of Focus Grand Rapids city commissioners approved and accepted a $5.1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week, helping to replace around 1...

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