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Community updates: Thursday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders approve 2022 budget; Gov. Whitmer announces lifted outdoor capacity limits in June, no indoor limits in July; and Uptown Grand Rapids continues beautification projects for east side business districts.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan; The Rapid switching to summer service schedule; Gov. Whitmer announces 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan for relaxing state’s COVID-19 restrictions; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding; artist registration opens for ArtPrize 2021; MDHHS extends epidemic order, expands face covering requirement to kids age two and up; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 15

Submitted 04-15-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter Community Pass for underserved residents; The DAAC to host Open Studio Nights in new Creston neighborhood space; Veen Observatory’s public observing nights return for 2021 season; MDHHS requests pause of state’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine use; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups; Grand Rapids Public Library launches home delivery, hold locker services; Kent County opening rapid COVID-19 testing sites this weekend amid spring break travel returns; and more.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Deborah Prato, new Rapid CEO

Submitted 04-05-2021 under NEWS

Get to know Deborah as she starts her journey with our regions transit authority!

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Community updates: Friday, March 26

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department now assigning officers to specific neighborhoods; Grand Rapids Public Schools expanding in-person learning days for K-8 students; Spread the Music virtual festival continues this weekend to support Michigan musicians impacted by pandemic; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, March 19

Submitted 03-19-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ city income tax deadline extended to June 1; Kent County Health Department releases new community health needs assessment; and Circle Theatre adds in-theatre, outdoor performances to its 2021 season.

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Police handling of protest dominates public comment at City Commission meeting

Submitted 03-10-2021 under NEWS

While not on the official agenda, the shutdown of a protest Monday night and the arrest of its organizers became the main topic of discussion at the March 9, 2021 Grand Rapids City Commission meeting.

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