Community Updates: Friday, February 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-10-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department, Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness, and Housing Kent Give Reports/Presentations at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee Meeting At 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 7, the Grand Rapids Public Safety Committee met...

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

by (Brett)

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A coalition of community leaders are calling for more resources to address Kent County's recent rise in shootings and thefts, which they say is directly tied to the pandemic. In a September 1 press conference organized by Grand Rapids Second...

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Dr. Carl Hart to speak on science of addiction Tuesday at Wealthy Theatre

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 03-28-2014 under NONPROFITS

"One of Wealthy Theatre's most critical roles in this community is to advance dialog," says Wealthy Theatre director Erin Wilson, "and thanks to an almost unbelievable collaboration of partners, that's what we're doing on...

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Catalyst Radio: Silent Observer rocks the mic with youth competition Tues., Feb. 4

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-20-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW   This edition of Catalyst Radio features Silent Observer in Kent County – the anonymous crime-reporting service that liasons with law...

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Building blocks of community

by (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 01-14-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Lindsey Ruffin All of the blocks within Eastown function in a unique way depending on the people on the block, their involvement level, and the wants and needs of the residents. Residents on some blocks have monthly celebrations, some...

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Manasseh Project educates community on local human trafficking

by (Ryan McCarthy)

Submitted 10-03-2012 under OPINION

The Manasseh Project’s first-hand experience with human trafficking has shaken the project's founders awake to the fact that something ugly exists in our city and it needs to go away. Human trafficking is here, in Grand Rapids.  In...

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[MIDTOWN] Project Light Change a boon to community safety

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 09-16-2010 under NONPROFITS

Project Light Change is an initiative to distribute compact florescent light bulbs for residential use as a more environmentally friendly, wallet-friendly and long-lasting alternative to incandescent bulbs. Perfect, thought Midtown Neighborhood...

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Seven Grand Rapids Dominicans Among Thousands in Manhattan Peace Activities

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 05-10-2010 under NONPROFITS

Seven Grand Rapids Dominicans--Mary Pat Beatty, Carol Gilbert, Barbara Hansen, Ardeth Platte, Jean Reimer, Alice Wittenbach and Lucianne Siers--gathered in Manhattan's uptown during rush hour on April 30th to begin three days of activities...

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Grand Rapids Weed & Seed Celebrates 5 Years' Collaborative Effort in Urban Core

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-07-2010 under NONPROFITS

Since its inception five years ago, the place-based community strategy, Grand Rapids Weed & Seed is counting its accomplishments in celebration of its fifth year of outreach within the Baxter, Eastown, South East End, Madison Area and East...

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