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Story Matters: Diana Dixon compares Brooklyn life to new life in Grand Rapids

Submitted 07-23-2014 under NONPROFITS

Diana Dixon used to live in Brooklyn, New York. In this video she compares the two- and what it's like for her now when she goes back.

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Eastgate neighborhood heats up with August summer events

Submitted 07-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The annual pig roast is just one of many fun summer activities taking place in Eastgate

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Eastgate neighborhood comes together for August community activities

Submitted 07-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The annual community pig roast is just one of the many August activities for the Eastgate community.

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Story Matters: Jessica Blair compares life at Degage to her home in Heritage Hill

Submitted 07-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

Jessica Blair, a GRCC culinary student, was homeless for the first months in our city. She describes life in her first neighborhood on Division Avenue and life now, in an apartment in Heritage Hill.

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More than 500 Kids in Need of School Supplies

Submitted 07-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

School Supply and Backpack Drive to Take Place August 11-15

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More than 500 Kids in Need of School Supplies

Submitted 07-09-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

School Supply and Backpack Drive to Take Place August 11-15

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Mayor to answer citizen questions about new police chief

Submitted 07-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

Each month, Mayor George Heartwell answers citizen questions live on GRTV and simulcast here on The Rapidian. This month, Rapidian intern Lisa DeBone asks the mayor about the newly-selected police chief.

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Pet ownership limit law proposes wrong answer

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

Grand Rapids would be better served to pass a comprehensive set of animal care and control regulations that would give animal control officers and law enforcement the tools necessary to appropriately prosecute those that fail to provide proper care for the animals in their possession.

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Ten Principles of Community Policing: Part One

Submitted 06-24-2014 under NONPROFITS

As the newly selected police transitions into his role, CNA outlines the ten principles of community policing.

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Can I help you?

Submitted 06-24-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Anthony Martin recounts his experience of racial prejudice in his own neighborhood of 17 years and offers some simple advice to passersby.

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