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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, April 2

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NEWS

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic exceeds 100,000 shots after expanding eligibility to ages 16 and older; The Rapid begins free vaccine clinic shuttle service; Grand Rapids Public Schools delays expansion of in-person learning days for K-8 students; and more.

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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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Community updates: Friday, March 12

Submitted 03-12-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids expanding efforts to improve curbside recycling; Kent County Health Department awarded extra COVID-19 vaccines by state for vaccine equity pilot project; new “Women’s Way” downtown mural to feature local Latinx leader Maurilia Ortiz Blakely; and more.

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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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Community updates: Thursday, March 4

Submitted 03-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids begins planning process for new Master Plan; Michigan loosens COVID-19 gathering restrictions, opening vaccine eligibility to people age 50 and over; and Grand Rapids Public Schools celebrates National Reading Month with reading program, author events.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Vera Beech & Community Rebuilders

Submitted 03-01-2021 under NEWS

Beech will join Bliss to discuss low-income housing and Community Rebuilder's housing-first efforts with homelessness in the area.

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