The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South West Neighborhood

Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing; Grand Rapids Public Schools announces more details about its online-only learning plan for school's return; and alleyways in downtown Grand Rapids named, given street signage to honor local women leaders.


Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 6

Submitted 08-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports continued flattening of Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth; Grand Rapids' autonomous vehicles receive national recognition for local government innovation; Celebration Cinema bringing pop-up drive-in theater to Grand Rapids; and more.


Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 4

Submitted 08-04-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer strengthens enforcement of Michigan face covering, capacity orders; Grand Rapids Public Schools hosting virtual town hall on distance learning plan; Rad Women Walking Tours return to downtown Grand Rapids; and more.


Community updates: Saturday, Aug. 1

Submitted 08-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department addresses city’s recent gun violence; State of Michigan launches online hub to help Michiganders learn new job skills amid economic strains; and Grand Rapids Symphony launches Sidewalk Serenades concert program.


Community updates: Wednesday, July 29

Submitted 07-29-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer limits indoor gatherings to 10 people, closes indoor bar service across Michigan; Grand Rapids nears August 4 primary elections; and The Rapid implementing fare payment changes on August 1.


Community updates: Monday, July 27

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools starting school year online-only for first nine weeks; Grand Rapids Community College extends fall tuition due date, reduces parking fees to help students during pandemic; and more.


Grand Rapids independent venues join day of action to support federal aid for endangered venues

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

The Save Our Stages Act and RESTART Act aim to provide support, relief, and protections for independent venues that have lost nearly 100% of their revenue since the pandemic began in March.


Food Pantry and Employment Agency Continue Partnership with Drive-Up Job Fair

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NONPROFITS

Family Network will host Express Employment Professionals drive-up job fair twice in August to serve people looking to get back to work.


Community updates: Friday, July 24

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids hospitals, agencies open free clinic to serve people experiencing homelessness; City of Grand Rapids sets timeline for considering budget changes that improve public safety; and Grand Rapids Ballet postpones 2020-21 season, will launch virtual performances.


John Lewis joined other religious leaders in the call for justice

Submitted 07-24-2020 under NONPROFITS

The death of civil rights leader John Lewis reminds us of the events of 1965 in Selma and the religious leaders who were involved. Jon Meacham shares his reflections.