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New banners for Grandville business corridor

Submitted 04-28-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Grandville Avenue Business Association and Habitat Kent are installing light post banners to help showcase the neighborhood and local businesses.

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Dog training business to open in Baxter neighborhood

Submitted 04-26-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Booming dog training business, A Pleasant Dog, moves to the Baxter Neighborhood this summer, June, 2016.

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Racial equity, citizen empowerment focus of City's neighborhood liaison

Submitted 04-19-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Stacy Stout looks to implement ways to institutionalize equity and for residents to have more ownership in City decisions.

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Bartertown works to build community through food with new programs, livable wages

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

New ownership of the plant-based restaurant leaves tipping model, adds program for feeding those in need.

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The Rapid's new ad series tells riders' stories, benefits to community

Submitted 04-12-2016 under NEWS

The Rapid is launching a new campaign that informs the Greater Grand Rapids region about the merits of public transportation through simple, powerful, consistent, and, most importantly, positive messages about the experience.

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New non-profit provides scholarships to improve educational equity for trans community

Submitted 04-05-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Grand Rapids Trans Foundation, introduced to the community on March 31, 2016, will be offering scholarships to local low-income trans students to remove educational barriers.

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Mayor Bliss to discuss Housing and Homelessness in monthly call in show

Submitted 04-04-2016 under NEWS

Tracie Coffman, Director of Kent County's Essential Needs Task Force, to guest.

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Central District Cyclery moves to Creston neighborhood

Submitted 03-30-2016 under NEWS

Bike shop joins exciting changes happening in area centered around Plainfield Avenue, directly north of downtown Grand Rapids, with coffee bar on site.

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Citizens' housing, income, equity concerns become focus of Grand Rapids' second neighborhood summit

Submitted 03-22-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City Summit brought together various community members and organizations to discuss current issues of housing, race and equity, neighborhood schools, and economic empowerment.

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GoSite expanding its outreach with mobile welcome carts at local events

Submitted 03-15-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

From personally staffed mobile resources to a variety of upcoming events, the local information and welcome center continues to serve Grand Rapids locals and visitors.

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