covid-19

Community updates: Friday, Oct. 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends outdoor 'social zones' through Nov. 2022 Grand Rapids’ outdoor dining “social zones” will remain active through Nov. 1, 2022, after city commissioners unanimously approved their extension last...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-01-2021 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department offering COVID-19 vaccine boosters The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is now offering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to eligible people, it announced this week. Effective since Tuesday, the boosters...

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood The volunteer-led Mayor’s Greening Initiative in Grand Rapids is back next month to plant 250 new trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood, with an extra...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Sept. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NEWS

GRCC, Grand Valley receive $1.2M grants to help local adults earn college degrees Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) and Grand Valley State University (GVSU) have each received five-year, $1.2 million grants from the U.S. Department of Education...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit Blandford Nature Center (BNC) is inviting the public to join in the celebration of the life and achievements of its founder Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, who passed away in Grand...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30 Bus service changes are coming to The Rapid on Aug. 30, the transit service announced. The changes include increased service frequency for some routes, a couple route eliminations, renumberings, and...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-19-2021 under NEWS

Kent District Library launching streaming platform for local musicians Kent District Library (KDL) has announced it will be launching a new streaming platform featuring West Michigan musicians, set for later this year. Called KDL Vibes, the platform...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NEWS

Fiesta Mexicana returning to downtown Grand Rapids next month An annual celebration of Mexican culture is back in downtown Grand Rapids next month, taking place for the community over three days at Calder Plaza. Hosted by the Mexican Heritage...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne will be retiring in early 2022, he publicly announced on Tuesday. His retirement comes after more than three decades with the department and assuming...

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