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Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

Community updates: Friday, May 29

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department issues statement on George Floyd death, Mayor Bliss and local faith leaders to host citywide moment of silence and prayer for coronavirus victims, and more statements issued May 28-29.


Finding Hope in the Pandemic

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

In the midst of a pandemic that brings with it much uncertainty, we can choose to hope and not fear.


Community updates: Wednesday, May 27

Submitted 05-27-2020 under NEWS

State of Michigan launches online MI Safe Start Map to inform reopening plans, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. extends Placemaking Grant application deadline, and Avenue for the Arts seeks local artist input.


Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids census turnout above national average so far, with more work to do in neighborhoods at risk of being undercounted.


When will the COVID-19 pandemic disappear?

Submitted 05-25-2020 under NONPROFITS

When will the pandemic end? Science and religion help to bring answers.


Community updates: Friday, May 22

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department confirms ample coronavirus testing capacity for Kent County, Gov. Whitmer extends "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order through June 12, and more statements issued May 21-22.


Amidst a pandemic, invest in the unknown

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

As we collectively navigate a season of uncertainty and despair, hope may be found in small ways as we look to a future that has yet to be shaped.


Community updates: Wednesday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids shares updates on pandemic response and recovery efforts, Grand Rapids Community College plans flexible learning options for fall semester students, and more statements issued May 19-20.


Community updates: Monday, May 18

Submitted 05-18-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department addresses Gov. Whitmer’s reopening plan following partial Northern Michigan reopening, Whitmer issues executive order expanding pandemic-related worker protections.


COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Friday, May 15 updates

Submitted 05-15-2020 under NEWS

Kent County coalition launches back-to-work resource website, Michigan's COVID-19 Hotline now offering free emotional support counseling, and more statements issued May 14-15.