The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

Creating the new normal - can we be better for each other?

Submitted 05-08-2020 under NONPROFITS

What will the “new normal” look like when this is over? How can we become a better and more just community after this pandemic?

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, May 6 updates

Submitted 05-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department begins offering testing for all Kent County first responders, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services uses CARES Act funds to help aging Michiganders, and more statements issued May 4-6.

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We must look with an unwavering eye toward compassion

Submitted 05-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

How can we look with an unwavering eye at the suffering we see and experience these days? The story of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion in Tibet, may be able to shed light on surviving the COVID-19 crisis with one’s heart intact.

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, May 4 updates

Submitted 05-04-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $67 thousand in resident leadership projects focused on COVID-19 resiliency, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launches 24/7 crisis text line for Michiganders experiencing mental health issues during pandemic, and more statements issued May 2-4.

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, May 1 updates

Submitted 05-01-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer issues executive orders extending several of state’s pandemic mitigation efforts and reopening outdoor work, Kent County Health Department adds features to its Data Dashboard, and Grand Rapids Community Foundation joins #GivingTuesdayNow movement supporting pandemic relief.

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In Season Report: May 2, 2020

Submitted 05-01-2020 under NONPROFITS

It is officially May and we all know what that means… Main Season has arrived! Come enjoy the warmer weather and make a quick + efficient trip to pick up healthy, fresh local products on opening day!

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, April 29 updates

Submitted 04-29-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids announces $13 million in budget cuts and partial hiring freeze in response to pandemic, Gov. Whitmer announces "Futures for Frontliners" education program and "Child Care Relief Fund," and more statements issued April 27-29.

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Monday, April 27 updates

Submitted 04-27-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer signs executive orders establishing new consumer safety measures and extending validity of personal protection orders, The Rapid requires all medically-able riders wear face coverings, and Local Spins publishes West Michigan concert reschedules list.

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, April 24 updates

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer extends revised “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order through May 15, City of Grand Rapids updates service changes following stay-home order extension, and Local First and local entrepreneur launch free WhatsOpenWM web app promoting open West Michigan business' offerings.

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Grand Rapids Community Foundation y las organizaciones locales de liderazgo Latinx lanzan el Fondo La Lucha para familias indocumentadas y de estatus mixto afectadas por la pandemia de COVID-19

Submitted 04-24-2020 under NEWS

Con la pérdida de empleos provocada por la pandemia y la inelegibilidad para el alivio formal del gobierno, muchas de las familias indocumentadas y de estatus mixto del condado de Kent tienen dificultades llegando a fin de mes.

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