Why parks matter: The current condition of parks and how the millage will help

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 10-10-2013 under OPINION

The first step to solving a problem is admitting you have one. That is what Grand Rapids must currently do in order for the city to continue to grow to its full potential. Presently the City of Grand Rapids owns and operates 73 parks and public...

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The price of good streets

by (FriendlyCorps)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

Over 60% of our roads are in what is considered "poor" condition- a number that continues to grow with every car that drives down the street and every freeze-thaw cycle. However, in order to make our streets better, we have to pay for them...

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GRCC $98.6 million millage loss, campaigners could have done more

by (emberlyvick)

Submitted 05-21-2012 under OPINION

Neither luck nor charm responded to GRCC’s third attempt to attract favorable voters to the polls. The college experienced its third consecutive campaign loss since 2007, a $98.6 million-bond proposal, in a defeat on May 8th. Potential funding...

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Community forum discussed future of GRPS

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 1, GR V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education)  hosted a community forum at Gerald R. Ford Middle School to discuss the future of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including the upcoming...

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North East Schools and the Affect of the Warm, Safe, and Dry Schools for Kids

by (GRPScommunications)

Submitted 10-26-2011 under NONPROFITS

The future of our students, schools and the district as a whole is not just an education issue or a city issue. It is about economic development. As we look into how each individual school is in need of some tender loving care, each area of our...

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It's all about the kids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under OPINION

My father teaches American history, so I value education and think its quality is crucial for the advancement of our nation. This past year I served at-risk youth in a Grand Rapids elementary school through Americorps. During this experience I...

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The Rapid: A Bright Future?

by (pvidetic)

Submitted 05-03-2011 under OPINION

Six o’clock in the morning. The alarm clock goes off and you hit the snooze button. The alarm goes off a second time and you sluggishly roll out of bed, not exactly ready to start the day. You make breakfast, get the kids ready for school, and...

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[HISTORY DETECTIVES] Historical transit decision comes full circle with May 3 millage

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 04-29-2011 under OPINION

A portion of the vintage footage featured in the video is from a film made in the 1920s. That promotional film was made by the Grand Rapids Railway Company, the private corporation that controlled the transit in the city. In the beginning of the...

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