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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an emergency order Friday giving more specific COVID-related rules across Michigan, replacing a...

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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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Community celebrates City Manager Greg Sundstrom's retirement

by (dylangrosser)

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NEWS

A smooth jazz performance, cheese and wine, a sheet cake with strawberry filling, and other extravagences were rolled out for retiring City Manager Greg Sundstrom on Monday, January 29, 2018 as he attended a party commemorating his successes as city...

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Immigrants' rights are workers' rights

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 10-26-2017 under OPINION

Citizens packed the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday night, October 24, 2017, to speak on two prominent issues affecting our city: The Rapid’s ongoing labor dispute with the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union), and the need for the...

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Join The Micah Center at City Hall to stand for dignity, protection for immigrants

by (The Micah Center)

Submitted 10-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

Will you act now to stand with the immigrant children of God in Grand Rapids?  Click here to quickly, easily email the City Commission and join us today to show support at the City Commission. Some of our most vulnerable, immigrant...

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Citizens' concerns remain over housing crisis, racial disparities at commission meeting

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 06-08-2017 under NEWS

For 2017, the City of Grand Rapids planned three Commission meetings to be held out in the community rather than the usual commission chambers housed on the ninth floor of city hall. Tuesday marked the second of these neighborhood hosted meetings...

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How far will we go to prioritize equity in Grand Rapids?

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 03-24-2017 under OPINION

Two important equity meetings happened in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday morning. Equity issues in development At City Hall, a panel of experts presented their findings on equity - or the lack of it - in the use of public land and incentives in...

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Formal public hearing set to explore implications of police body cameras

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-09-2014 under NEWS

Last week concerned citizens gathered at City Hall for the City Commission meeting to address the LINC Community Revitalization proposal to enact public policy that would require patrol officers to wear body cameras. Darel Ross, Co-Executive...

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City Commission hears public comment about police body camera implementation

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-03-2014 under NEWS

Over 20 concerned citizens took to the podium at last night's City Commission meeting to voice their thoughts on the proposed implementation of the use of police body cameras for patrol officers.  The policy proposal was initiated by LINC...

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Meet Mayor Heartwell....twice!

by (Andy Angelo Pre...)

Submitted 03-27-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club was invited to meet Mayor Heartwell in his office at City Hall, but the mayor had to leave for a family situation shortly after we arrived. He rescheduled for March 23rd, and met the students at The Cook Arts Center to finish...

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