Community Updates: Friday, May 5

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-05-2023 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids Allocates $78,000 of Neighborhood Match Fund Dollars to "Community Focused" Projects On Thursday, the City of Grand Rapids sent out a press release to announce that it had allocated $78,000 in Neighborhood Match Fund (NMF)...

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Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-08-2022 under NEWS

Michigan State Police conduct an investigation into a shooting involving a GRPD officer On the morning of April 4th, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department announced that one person was dead after an officer-involved shooting. According to a press...

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Community Updates: Friday, Apr. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NEWS

More funds for infrastructure are coming to Grand Rapids Michigan lawmakers recently announced their approval of a $4.7 billion statewide infrastructure package, known as the Building Michigan Together Plan. SB 565 and HB 5525 will appropriate...

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Monument and Veterans Memorial Park to receive facelift

by (rpontius)

Submitted 09-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

“People are like, hey, well – this just happened overnight. Well, it didn’t happen overnight,” says Steve Faber of the Friends of Grand Rapids Parks. “That park has been on the books for nearly a decade. It’s just...

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Blue Bridge by GVSU undergoing $1.35 Million reconstruction [PHOTO ESSAY]

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-16-2013 under NEWS

Those traveling through the downtown area may be curious about the fabric surrounding the Blue Bridge, also known as Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad Pedestrian Bridge over the Grand River. The bridge is undergoing reconstruction until the end of...

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Catalyst Radio: Wealthy Theatre energy, beautification, technology upgrades underway

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW A major fundraising project to help make the historic Wealthy Theatre sustainable and energy efficient began in 2011 – the centennial anniversary...

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Habitat for Humanity raises walls in Wealthy Heights neighborhood

by (Renato)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

On Friday November 16, 2012, community members from throughout Kent County participated in a wall-raising ceremony with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. The wall-raising ceremony took place at 307 Robey Place SE, and...

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Camp O'Malley donors break 
ground for new cabin

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 03-21-2012 under NONPROFITS

Spring has arrived and preparations are underway to get Camp O’Malley ready for a fun-filled summer of campers. Camp O’Malley is growing and must keep up by building a new cabin to bring the camp up to capacity. Generous donors Jeff and...

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Habitat recipient "pays it forward"

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 12-22-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

It started when a speck of shingle stone landed in Michael Bradley's eye. Bradley was volunteering as one of Union High School's Habitat builders. While Bill Moerdyk, a Kent County's Habitat for Humanity ...

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Brick by Brick: Grandville Avenue is Redone

by (Roberta F. King)

Submitted 08-19-2011 under NEWS

A major street renovation on Grandville Avenue between Oakes and Weston is nearly complete. The project, which began in June will totally rebuild the street, which interestingly still had wooden trolley tracks hidden underneath the pavement. New...

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