City of Grand Rapids

Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

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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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Passing the Mic: West Grand Neighborhood Organization answers, "Beyond 2040, where do we see neighborhood associations?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-28-2020 under VOICES

Maggi Rivera, Executive Director at East Hills Council of Neighbors, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "Since the city is doing their Master Plan for the next twenty years . . . beyond 2040, where do we see neighborhood...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library reopening in Oct. with limited services The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is reopening all eight of its branches on Oct. 12 with limited services, it announced Wednesday. The library’s branches closed in March...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-22-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools prepares for hybrid in-person learning starting mid-Oct. Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) is gearing up for a hybrid in-person learning option for its students starting Oct. 19, GRPS Superintendent Leadriane Roby...

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Passing the Mic: East Hills Council of Neighbors answers, "What are you finding people saying about Black Lives Matter and reallocation or defunding of police?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-20-2020 under VOICES

Fran Dalton, neighborhood organizer at Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "In this recent environment with Black Lives Matter and the trend to looking at reallocation or defunding of...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-10-2020 under NEWS

Community leaders urge residents to complete census before Sept. 30 deadline, announce canvassing A coalition of community leaders are reminding Grand Rapidians to complete the 2020 census before its Sept. 30 deadline, with a new door-to-door push...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders Thursday reopening gyms and pools and allowing organized sports to resume across Michigan. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen for...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight increase in county’s COVID-19 case growth, raises awareness about mosquito-borne diseases Kent Conty's rate of new COVID-19 cases has increased slightly over the last week, the Kent County...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report Grand Rapids' year-old Office of Oversight and Public Accountability (OPA) gave an update to city commissioners on Tuesday, which...

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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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