The Rapidian


Community Updates: Friday, July 8

Submitted 07-08-2022 under NEWS

John Ball Zoo announces the return of some of its birds after a HPAI quarantine; volunteers build two new bouldering walls at Highland Park in Grand Rapids; and more


Community Updates: Friday, July 1

Submitted 07-01-2022 under NEWS

Together West Michigan rallies the city for change; the City of Grand Rapids reminds citizens of holiday closings and firework safety; and more


"We Will Not Go Back": Grand Rapidians Protest Against SCOTUS's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Submitted 06-29-2022 under NEWS

Over the weekend, hundreds gathered in Grand Rapids to protest against the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade


Community Updates: Friday, June 24

Submitted 06-24-2022 under NEWS

The City Planning Commission approves multiple commercial developments in Grand Rapids; Friends of Grand Rapids Parks announce the 2022 "Movies in the Park" summer series; the Kent County Health Department offers three days of free HIV testing in Grand Rapids


Community Updates: Friday, June 17

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NEWS

The Heritage Hill Association announces the 2022 Heritage Hill Garden Tour; the City of Grand Rapids encourages Grand Rapidians to stay safe in the summer heat; and more


Community Updates: Friday, June 10

Submitted 06-10-2022 under NEWS

Christopher Schurr is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Patrick Lyoya; Grand Rapids takes steps towards eco-friendliness; and more


City Connection: Second Ward Commissioner Joe Jones and City Manager Mark Washington discuss city budget

Submitted 06-06-2022 under NEWS

The pair will discuss the recent public hearings held by the city around the annual budget plan


Community Updates: Friday, June 3

Submitted 06-03-2022 under NEWS

GRPD says goodbye to one of its K-9 officers and welcomes another; DGRI announces its lineup for the 2022 "Relax at Rosa" season; and more


Community Updates: Friday, May 27

Submitted 05-27-2022 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum and the OBON Society work together to return a Japanese soldier's "Good Luck Flag" to his family; the City of Grand Rapids approves the use of legal fireworks for the summer holidays (including Juneteenth); and more


Community Updates: Friday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2022 under NEWS

The Kent County Prosecutor releases a statement updating the public on the status of the Patrick Lyoya case; Grand Rapids experiences a wave of violent crime; and more