public health

City, SpartanNash to give out water to residents under Boil Water Advisory

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 03-18-2024 under NEWS

SpartanNash and the City of Grand Rapids will distribute cases of bottled water Monday evening to assist those affected by the ongoing Boil Water Advisory following Sunday’s water main break.  On Monday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,...

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Federal government awards millions to Kent County, Grand Rapids for lead hazard removal

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 11-03-2023 under NEWS

Half the houses in Grand Rapids were built before the 1978 federal ban on lead-based paint, leading to a higher proportion of children under six years old with elevated blood lead levels (EBLL) in Kent County, city and county officials said Tuesday...

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Community Updates: Friday, March 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-10-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Museum to Add Two New Programs to its GR Stories Series The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) has announced that, later this month, it will be adding two new programs to its GR Stories series. Both of the in-person...

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Community Updates: Friday, February 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-24-2023 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Commission Holds Four Public Hearings at Tuesday's Meeting On Tuesday, February 21, the Grand Rapids City Commission held its second (and final) meeting of the month at City Hall. This meeting, which ran for approximately three...

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Guiding Light Loans Facility to Kent County to Serve as a COVID-19 Isolation Center for Those Experiencing Homelessness

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 03-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light has voluntarily loaned its facility at 255 S. Division Ave. to Kent County so it can serve as an isolation center for those experiencing homelessness in the Heartside neighborhood who may contract COVID-19. In cooperation with the Kent...

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American Heart Association Challenges Everyone to Get Moving

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

NPO Showcase sits down with Cindy Bouma, Communications Director of American Heart Association. Cindy says it takes only 30 minutes a day of excercising to decrease chances of high blood pressure and potential heart diesease. Excercising can be as...

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Grand Rapids AIDS Walk + Run celebrates 22nd year, benefits The Grand Rapids Red Project

by (RedProjectGR)

Submitted 08-22-2014 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Red Project and AIDS Inc. are hosting the 22nd annual AIDS Walk + Run in downtown Grand Rapids, at Rosa Parks Circle, from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Hundreds of participants will walk, run, and just have a good...

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22nd Annual AIDS Walk + Run to eradicate HIV

by (Caitlin Anne)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under

  Rosa Parks Circle in Downtown Grand Rapids - 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 13, 2014 The Grand Rapids Red Project and AIDS Inc. are hosting the 22nd annual AIDS Walk + Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Hundreds of participants walk, run, and...

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Healing a citi(zen)

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 01-07-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   The struggle between the values that shape cities can leave indelible marks on the urban landscape. Two of those values which often find themselves in conflict are utility and health, and the design...

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West MI Fractivist: Jeff Smith and the 'People's EPA' indict the oil & gas industry

by (TSzakal)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

With a welcoming smile and laid back attitude it’s difficult to imagine that a few short months ago Jeff Smith, founder of Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID), was in jail for occupying the downtown office of Wolverine Oil...

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