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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a sister city relationship with Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. The district is one of 25 autonomous districts...

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Community updates: Thursday, May 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget Grand Rapids city commissioners approved a $546 million city budget for 2021-2022 on Thursday, maintaining current service levels and aiding in economic recovery. Presented by the City of Grand Rapids as a...

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding Progress on city park improvements throughout Grand Rapids marches on, with 26 parks currently under construction or slated to be in the near future, the city...

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Community updates: Friday, March 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-12-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expanding efforts to improve curbside recycling A new campaign by the City of Grand Rapids is rolling out this year to educate city households on best practices for curbside recycling, with an emphasis on preventing plastic bags...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16 Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will deliver her annual State of the City address on Feb. 16, in digital form for the first time. The mayor’s address will look back on the...

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Our Community's Children director retires, looks back on public service

by (Brett)

Submitted 01-14-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

After more than two decades as executive director for Our Community’s Children (OCC), Lynn Heemstra retired from her role Jan. 5, leaving behind a legacy of youth advocacy. OCC, a public-private partnership between the City of Grand Rapids,...

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NEWS

Community leaders address storming of U.S. Capitol In the wake of Wednesday’s rioting inside the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump, several leaders in local government issued statements this week condemning the violence and...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Nov. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-25-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids, community partners launch #SupportOurGRBiz challenge The City of Grand Rapids and a group of community partners launched a social media campaign this week aiming to support local businesses during the holiday shopping season....

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2020 under NEWS

2020 census count ends Thursday with Grand Rapids official reporting nearly all residents likely counted "Nearly all Grand Rapidians have been counted" in the 2020 census count, the City of Grand Rapids’ Interim Communications...

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