Grand Rapids

"We Will Not Go Back": Grand Rapidians Protest Against SCOTUS's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-29-2022 under NEWS

In January of 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided that a woman's right to choose whether or not to have an abortion was protected by the U.S. Constitution -- as was her right to privacy regarding that decision. This...

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Community Updates: Friday, June 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-10-2022 under NEWS

Christopher Schurr is Charged with Second-Degree Murder in the Death of Patrick Lyoya Kent County Prosecutor Christopher Becker held a press conference on Thursday, June 9 to announce whether or not his office would press criminal charges against...

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Celebrating Pride: Grand Rapids Gears Up for the 2022 GR Pride Festival

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 06-03-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

In June of 1988, the very first Pride Celebration in Grand Rapids was held in the downtown Monroe Ampitheater -- now known as Rosa Parks Circle. The event included live entertainment, informational booths, and a number of guest speakers. The...

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"No More Stolen Sisters": A March to Remember Those Lost to Violence

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 05-10-2022 under NEWS

The March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous People On May 5, 2022, hundreds of people gathered peacefully at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. It was the first anniversary of President Joe Biden declaring the date as Missing and Murdered...

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A Family in Mourning: The Community's Response to the Death of Patrick Lyoya

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 04-12-2022 under NEWS

Over the weekend, members of the community rallied behind the family of Patrick Lyoya to demand justice after he was shot and killed by a GRPD officer last Monday. On the morning of April 4, 2022, the Grand Rapids Police Department and the City of...

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What's at the Market: Saturday, April 9, 2022

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 04-08-2022 under NONPROFITS

Spring is off to a chilly start this year but that doesn’t stop the Market stalls from filling up! Shop from over 40 vendors this weekend! We are eager about more in-season produce, products & vendors popping up at the market each week as...

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Among the Stars: GRPM & GRAAA Invite the Community to Celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 04-04-2022 under LOCAL LIFE

April is the month for many things -- April Fools' Day, spring break, Earth Day, a number of different religious holidays/observances, and more.  It is also the month in which the annual Michigan State University Science Festival, a 30...

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What's at the Market: Saturday, April 2, 2022

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 04-01-2022 under NONPROFITS

Time sure does fly by! We are only one month away from the Opening Day of the 100th Year! But until then, come support the vendors who have been showing up all winter long to provide you with the best local fare and handmade products in town....

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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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What's at the Market: Saturday, March 26, 2022

by (FultonStMarket)

Submitted 03-25-2022 under NONPROFITS

Maybe if we all just keep shopping outside, the weather will start to reward us! An outdoor team can dream, can’t we? Well, if the weather won’t be rewarding us, the local vendors will! Join us this weekend and connect with the people...

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