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American Civil Liberties Union discusses civil rights, poverty

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

On Wednesday May 16th, Miriam Aukerman of the American Civil Liberties Union spoke to a full audience for the Progressive Women’s Alliance. This meeting was open to the public and addressed the protection of civil liberties in a time of...

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Concert To Help Heartside Neighborhood

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 02-22-2011 under NONPROFITS

Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Diane Penning  will present a concert of sacred music with works from the collaborative project/CD Sacred...

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Soup's On for All!

by (rbarste)

Submitted 02-01-2011 under NEWS

On Monday, January 24, 2011 the 13th Annual Soup’s On for All! was celebrated at the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. Hundreds of friends and supporters of the Heartside Community attended the event. They tasted the wide variety of soups,...

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Musical group Eastern Blok comes to West Michigan

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 01-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

Co-sponsored by MAJIC (Musical Arts for Justice in the Community) and the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids,  Eastern Blok will perform at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 250 Commerce, SW ( link to map ) at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

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In Good Company

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-03-2010 under NONPROFITS

It really was a poor place to be giving birth -- that dimly lit and chilly cave meant to shelter animals. The parents, Mary and Joseph, were in a strange town, far from home; they had walked for miles. The entire situation was rather irregular from...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part III: Observations and conclusions

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-25-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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Undercover in Heartside - Part II: Down-and-out on Monday, Aug. 16

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 08-24-2010 under OPINION

In this series, I posed as a homeless man living on the streets in Heartside neighborhood from Aug. 15-17. I use the term "patrons" to refer to the homeless men and women in Heartside, derived from their patronage of social services. My friend,...

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The Pros and Cons of Dégagé Ministries in Heartside Neighborhood

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 11-25-2009 under OPINION

Revised on Dec. 11 in light of new information. Click here for more information. Dégagé Ministries. That name sounds like salvation to some individuals. To others, that name can invoke feelings of animosity. Dégagé has been a source of contention...

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