The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

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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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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Passing the Mic: At-Tawheed Islamic Center's Muneeba Khan answers, "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult within the last year?"

Submitted 03-30-2021 under VOICES

Muneeba Khan, Islamic practitioner, responds to Allison Egrin, Jewish practitioner.

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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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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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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 26

Submitted 02-26-2021 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts hosting ‘Plein Air’ event in June in downtown social zones; city commissioners approve adoption of LED lights for all streetlights; LaughFest announces 2021 festival headliners; and more.

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Passing the Mic: Kaufman Interfaith Institute's Allison Egrin answers, "What tenet of your faith tradition most stands out to you right now?"

Submitted 02-24-2021 under VOICES

Allison Egrin, Jewish practitioner, responds to Community Media Center's Brett Townsend.

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 19

Submitted 02-19-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches survey tool to regularly collect quick resident feedback; Grand Rapids Public Library tentatively reopening branches on Feb. 24; Kent County Health Department reports continued decline in county’s COVID-19 case growth; and more.

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