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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park releases 2024 summer concert series lineup

Submitted 04-11-2024 under NEWS

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park release the lineup for the 2024 summer concerts, featuring 33 internationally renowned artists.


Trump visits Grand Rapids touting anti-immigration rhetoric, protesters say he is 'weaponizing tragedy'

Submitted 04-02-2024 under NEWS

Trump visits Grand Rapids, touting anti-immigration rhetoric. Pro-immigration protest happens nearby.


Impacted by last summer's severe weather? You may be eligible for financial assistance

Submitted 03-26-2024 under NEWS

Five months after severe weather and tornadoes swept through parts of Michigan's lower peninsula, aid is available to impacted residents of Grand Rapids and Kent County.


Grand Rapids City Commission selects Bing Goei as Third Ward Commissioner

Submitted 03-19-2024 under NEWS

At Tuesday's Committee of the Whole meeting, the City Commission selected Bing Goei to fill the vacant Third Ward seat on the Commission.


City, SpartanNash to give out water to residents under Boil Water Advisory

Submitted 03-18-2024 under NEWS

SpartanNash and Grand Rapids distribute water Monday evening amid Boil Water Advisory after Sunday's main break.


Boil water advisory issued for Northeast Grand Rapids after water main break

Submitted 03-17-2024 under NEWS

Residents living east of US 131 and north of Hall Street in Grand Rapids are urged to boil water following a significant water main break impacting multiple districts. A public safety alert notifies residents of the disruption.


3 finalists vying for vacant Third Ward seat advance through second-round interviews

Submitted 03-06-2024 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission conducted a second round of interviews for the vacant Third Ward seat. Finalists Marshall Kilgore, Bing Goei and John Krajewski faced questions from Mayor Rosalynn Bliss and commissioners. The seat was emptied by Nathaniel Moody's resignation in December 2023.


Grand Rapids protesters show up in the hundreds to join global "Day of Action for Palestine" protest

Submitted 03-04-2024 under NEWS

Hundreds in Grand Rapids join global protests against Gaza war. Peaceful event "Hands off Rafah" calls for US aid cut to Israel.


Grand Rapids Committee on Appointments advances 3 finalists to fill vacant Third Ward seat

Submitted 02-21-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Committee on Appointments progresses in filling the vacant Third Ward seat, shortlisting 3 finalists after interviewing 7 candidates. Public input welcomed for final decision; livestreamed interviews available.


You might receive a postcard from the City asking if you like living in Grand Rapids — Here's why.

Submitted 02-01-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapids is conducting a National Community Survey for feedback on city services and quality of life. Randomly selected residents will be invited to participate via postcards soon, and the survey will be publicly available by March 7.