The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Police officer calls for a truce in the 'War on Crime'

Submitted 11-04-2020 under NEWS

Ex-CIA officer and current Savannah (Ga.) police officer Patrick Skinner recommends changing the "warrior" mindset of police officers to one of "neighbor"

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Community updates: Tuesday, Nov. 3

Submitted 11-03-2020 under NEWS

Election Day voting ends in Kent County with absentee ballots returned for nearly half of its registered voters; Grand Rapids, Kent County reporting real-time voting results; and free mental health resources offered by the MDHHS.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 29

Submitted 10-29-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS extends, expands statewide COVID-19 rules; City of Grand Rapids confirms outdoor 'social zones' still active through May 2021; and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, Grand Rapids Public Schools plant 75 trees outside local schools.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 27

Submitted 10-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Clerk gives update on city’s voter registration, absentee ballot numbers; Grand Rapids Police Department collects over 100 guns at buyback event; and Kent County Parks announces off-season changes starting Nov. 1.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 22

Submitted 10-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued rise in county’s COVID-19 case growth; Grand Rapids gets new park on city’s northwest side.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Submitted 10-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools extends online-only learning through Jan. 2021; City of Grand Rapids urges residents to follow COVID-19 precautions during Halloween activities.

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Passing the Mic: Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association answers, "How can neighborhood associations help improve community-police relations?"

Submitted 10-16-2020 under VOICES

Amy Brower from Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association responds to West Grand Neighborhood Organization's Annette Vandenberg.

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 15

Submitted 10-15-2020 under NEWS

2020 census count ends Thursday with Grand Rapids official reporting nearly all residents likely counted; downtown Grand Rapids street designated "Breonna Taylor Way;" and Grand Rapids Police Department hosting two gun buyback events.

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Submitted 10-13-2020 under NEWS

MDHHS clarifies statewide COVID-19 rules replacing Gov. Whitmer’s orders; Grand Rapids Clerk’s Office extends hours for in-person voter registration, absentee ballot applications; and Grand Rapids’ first downtown skate, bike park opening on Friday.

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The Salvation Army's mission to "Rescue Christmas"!

Submitted 10-12-2020 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Salvation Army is nearing the start of the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Also known as the Christmas Kettle Campaign, the Army's mission this year is to "Rescue Christmas". Volunteer sign ups for bell ringing is now available at www.registertoring.com.

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