City of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids community struggles to find peace, trying to find meaning in the Dantzler murders

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 07-08-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

On July 7, Grand Rapids was shaken to the core with the murder of seven innocent people. While it may seem impossible to move forward after Rodrick  Dantzler brought the city to a standstill, most members of the community are hopeful. Ah-...

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Community healing: Words of gratitude and encouragement from Mayor Heartwell after the July 7th tragedy

by (Mayor George K....)

Submitted 07-08-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

The events of yesterday have shaken our community to the roots and they test our will under fire.  What happened on the streets and in the neighborhoods of Grand Rapids is so uncharacteristic that it boggles the mind to even imagine it could...

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International and National Art Professionals Talk UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 12-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

In this video, we interviewed international and national art professionals about the importance of an organization like UICA. If you are interested in donating online to UICA, please visit

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Grand Rapids makes a case for Google Fiber

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 03-01-2010 under NEWS

Japan has it. Other European and east Asian countries have it, and now Google is working to bring fiber connectivity to the United States. Grand Rapids is among dozens of cities vying to host the Google Fiber initiative. Internet connectivity has...

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Pay by Phone Parking Service Comes to Grand Rapids

by (kolene)

Submitted 11-04-2009 under NEWS

Parking at meters on the streets of Grand Rapids just got a little easier, especially if you don't keep a pile of change in the cup holder of your car.  No change?  No problem! A few weeks ago, I drove downtown to get a hair cut...

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Love thy Rapidian

by (Molz Photography)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under OPINION

Love Thy Rapidian - Love Thy Neighbor, they basically mean the same thing. Your neighbor is your fellow Rapidian. Not always necessarily those which live within the same proximity of each other, but those you pass each day while rushing to work,...

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