Business usurps public purpose in Residential Rental Application Fee Ordinance

by (Lyonel LaGrone II)

Submitted 06-11-2018 under OPINION

If you are a resident of Grand Rapids working hard to make ends meet and you feel like the system is rigged against you, you need not look any further than the current draft of the Residential Rental Application Fee Ordinance to validate your...

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Residents complain they have to ask for backyard chickens, firepits but developers could bypass public hearings

by (jproth1)

Submitted 02-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

Neighborhood associations along with concerned citizens throughout the City of Grand Rapids are worried that under the guise of creating more affordable housing, suggested changes to zoning ordinances could take neighbor's say out of the mix on...

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Parents react to data showing 49507 leads state in lead poisoned children

by (Talor Musil)

Submitted 11-07-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

After a decade of decline, the number of lead-poisoned children in Kent County is rising. Recent data shows a 40 percent increase in lead-poisoned children in the 49507 zip code during the past two years. This Grand Rapids neighborhood ranks number...

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Heritage Hill to host Annual Weekend Tour of Homes

by (Heritage Hill A...)

Submitted 05-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

A grandfather clock, an engraved gold watch, great grandmother’s patchwork quilt, a fine mahogany table where generations of a family have shared dinners and dreams- heirlooms that have been lovingly passed down from one generation to another...

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Heritage Hill Weekend Tour of Homes is all in the family

by (Heritage Hill A...)

Submitted 05-17-2016 under NEWS

Every family is a collection of unique individuals, each with their own story to tell. The homes in Heritage Hill are like a family, and whether grand or small, showy or simple, centenarians or new kids on the block, they win the hearts of the...

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