Our city's landscaping: does it have an effect on how we behave toward each other?

by (Annie)

Submitted 04-07-2014 under OPINION

Do you think our environment has an impact on how we treat each other? Look around our city from corner to corner. Look at the landscaping, structures, and the people who occupy them. Do you notice if the people seem happy? Are the buildings large...

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Re-Imagining Grand Rapids

by (rpontius)

Submitted 09-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Tuesday night two giants of architecuture, art and design- Eva Franch I Gilabert and Reed Kroloff- delivered a talk at the ArtPrize HUB. The purpose is to start Grand Rapids residents to consider the role public spaces play in the lives of citizens...

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Catalyst Radio: Sustainable Streets Task Force charged with finding solutions for GR

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-22-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW Catalyst Radio looks at a city infrastructure issue that has only become more highlighted with recent severe winter weather – the condition of...

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Catalyst Radio: Viget relaunches as Grand Rapids' city wiki

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-11-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear from organizers of the Grand Rapids – focused wiki website George Wietor and Jonathan Pichot...

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City Comptroller proposes eliminating elected position: her own

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 06-15-2012 under NEWS

Last year, City Comptroller Donijo Robbins DeJonge asked for a pay cut for her elected position. She believed that the allotted $72,000 was far too much for what she felt was a part-time job and asked for the salary to be cut in half. Now Robbins...

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Abortion the hot topic at city commission meeting

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 06-13-2012 under NEWS

About thirty members of the community addressed the City Commission Tuesday night, all coming to Mulick Park Elementary School (1761 Rosewood Ave) on the southeast side of the city over the issue of abortion and the city's coverage of the...

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Less than 1,200 days remain in city transformation

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When City Manager Greg Sundstrom took hold of the position in 2009 the city was facing serious trouble. A tough economy meant increasing costs and dwindling revenues. In his speech to the Commission the night he swore in he promised real change:...

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WinterWest kicks off at Richmond Park

by (FriendsofGRParks)

Submitted 01-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

West Grand Neighborhood Organization, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the City of Grand Rapids are teaming up to bring winter fun to the west side of Grand Rapids. The organizations have constructed an ice rink and are holding winter-themed...

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The future of health care is blossoming in the Heartside District

by (iglass)

Submitted 11-19-2010 under OPINION

If you’ve been near St. Mary’s Hospital on Jefferson or otherwise close to the corner of Cherry and Sheldon recently, you may have noticed a large area of new construction underway. What is being built on the former parking lot at Cherry Street...

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by (jennschaub)

Submitted 08-05-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

Ola! This weekend feels very mid summer…. School is creeping up but there is still time to get some fantastic lake and event time in before the season is kaput (or before Artprize begins!) Here are a few suggestions to make your weekend wonderfully-...

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