GRPD reaches out to residents in community networking event

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NEWS

Following the success of their first Coffee with a Cop event, the Grand Rapids Police Department has decided to hold another community meet & greet on October 29. All residents are invited to head down to Arnie’s from 9:00 a.m....

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Police department invites residents to have coffee with a cop

by (Raheeq Al-Zaidan)

Submitted 08-28-2013 under NEWS

If you're a Facebook fan of Grand Rapids Police Department, you may have received the public invitation for a community coffee date with police officers. On August 29, Rapidians will have a chance to meet and speak with officers at Tim Hortons...

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It's high time to decriminalize

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 03-24-2012 under OPINION

Last week a group of citizens in Grand Rapids launched a petition effort to decriminalize the crime of marijuana possession. Our local law enforcement is currently held to state law when it comes to pot related offenses, and according to the...

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WT Centennial "Blues Brothers" Benefit Dec. 7

by (wealthytheatre)

Submitted 11-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Wealthy Theatre screening of the remastered HD version of "The Blues Brothers" takes place Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. This special presentation is an honorary Meanwhile Movie, an American classic, a celebration of soul and blues music...

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[MIDTOWN] Upcoming winter events for Midtown neighbors!

by (MidtownGR)

Submitted 01-04-2011 under NONPROFITS

Be on the lookout as Midtown Neighborhood Association staffers prepare residents for several upcoming activities.   Mapping Midtown: Graffiti and vacancies Street by street and door-to-door, our staffers are working to connect with you....

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[UPDATED] Christmas tidings of vandalism and anarchy for 5 local uptown businesses

by (George)

Submitted 12-25-2010 under NEWS

At least 5 businesses along Wealthy and Cherry Street were vandalized at around 5:00am Saturday morning. The Sparrows, The Winchester, The Meanwhile, The Greenwell and Richard App Gallery, all of which are locally-owned businesses, sustained varying...

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UPDATE: Some answered questions regarding Tuesday night altercation

by (George)

Submitted 09-30-2010 under NEWS

Some questions answered regarding Tuesday night’s altercation courtesy of Sgt. Chris Postma of the Grand Rapids Police Department’s Major Case Team. According to Sgt. Postma, an argument culminated in a physical altercation between two men who knew...

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Communicating with police to get the details

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 07-20-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: You probably wouldn’t imagine being a contributor to the Rapidian would put you on the police department’s radar but sometimes that’s exactly where you want to be. Reporters often find situations where the information...

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