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City, health officials show up to talk Westside cancer concerns to sparse resident attendance

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NEWS

Regional health officials and local City employees came in numbers for two neighborhood meetings Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Servants Community Church on the west side of Grand Rapids, but very few neighbors did. “The Westside usually shows up...

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Westside neighbors work with health department, press for answers over cancer concerns

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

A lot has happened since cousins Shane Smith and Jammie Danner began talking with former neighbors in southwest Grand Rapids about why so many of their loved ones were getting cancer. Since bringing their group's conversations to the public on a...

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Westsiders raise concern over cancer crisis among neighbors from childhood block

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 05-11-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, May 7, 2018 Shane Smith took his worries about the high rates of cancer among the family and neighbors he grew up with on the block of Indiana Avenue SW between Butterworth and Wealthy public. What had been a sometimes grim joke and...

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Neighbors reflect on history of mining, dumps on Westside

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-06-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Living on the westside of Grand Rapids has always had its own unique pride and challenges. There was a time before gentrification when many residents felt the westside was not important to the city. There was a time when the city used it as a dump...

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