Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

by (StacyStout)

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Listening to the voices of the community and the neighbors themselves was a key theme of the 2016 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit. More than 350 people attended the Friday, March 11 event at GRPS University. If Grand Rapids is to increase...

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Catalyst Radio: Tax Credit Coalition to offer financial assistance information at Saturday fair

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 01-30-2015 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we hear about some income tax filing assistance that many may not know is available, through the Kent County Tax...

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Walking a tightrope between race, art in Grand Rapids

by (DwellingPlace)

Submitted 12-16-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Derrick Hollowell drops a stack of large paper bags onto the floor. He turns toward me and says “We’re going to curate this show together.” The bags are full of paintings and sketches composed by Hollowell during his 10 years of...

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City officials monitor growth trends, watch for indicators of gentrification

by (Scott Trumbo)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is one of the few economies in Michigan to be making a rebound. In recent years there has been a lot of high end construction in the downtown area. There are now all kinds of restaurants, shops and businesses that cater to high end...

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Less than 1,200 days remain in city transformation

by (jon_dunn)

Submitted 05-02-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

When City Manager Greg Sundstrom took hold of the position in 2009 the city was facing serious trouble. A tough economy meant increasing costs and dwindling revenues. In his speech to the Commission the night he swore in he promised real change:...

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