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Focus on Issues: Panhandling in Grand Rapids

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-10-2014 under NONPROFITS

The latest episode of Focus on Issues focuses on panhandling in Grand Rapids. In early June, the Grand Rapids City Commission attempted to pass an ordinance that would put limitations on panhandling, such as banning begging from motorists. The vote...

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Grand Rapids Original Swing Society to host Disney-themed dance in Rosa Parks Circle

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

On Tuesday, September 16 the Grand Rapids Original Swing Society (GROSS) will host a dance night at Rosa Parks Circle beginning at 7 p.m.  The dance is open to the public for a donation. Participants who donate five dollars or more will receive...

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To love where you work

by (krislarson)

Submitted 02-04-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP We’ve all heard it before: “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” The aphorism suitably applies to the time we dedicate to advancing the causes that bring meaning...

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Safety Ambassadors hit downtown streets

by (erictank)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NEWS

More uniformed workers will be making an appearance in and around downtown and no, it's not more parking meter readers. These trained professionals in teal colored uniforms are Grand Rapids' new Safety Ambassadors. The program was launched...

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