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Submitted 06-28-2016 under OPINION
The Westside cherishes its rich heritage, whether Hispanic, Polish, Dutch, African-American, Lithuanian or German. Beyond the business corridors, breweries, market rate apartments and luxury condos opening, do we see the repercussions that "revitalization" is having on our neighbors?
Submitted 06-20-2016 under NONPROFITS
Join Covenant Village of the Great Lakes for an old-fashioned Tent Revival Meeting with gospel music provided by Hark Up with the Down Home Horns.
Submitted 02-03-2016 under NONPROFITS
With programs ranging from "be nice." and a debate team, events and Facebook pages to celebrate students and more, there's a lot to know about what's going on at Harrison Park Elementary. Students ages 10 & 11 share what they think you should know.
Submitted 01-06-2016 under NONPROFITS
Harrison Park Elementary students share their favorite places and activities in their own neighborhoods for this second Rapidian article by students ages 7 to 13.
Submitted 12-17-2015 under NEWS
After a transition to nonprofit status in 2014, John Ball Zoo is looking to make park expansions and fund new projects.
Submitted 12-16-2015 under OPINION
Is the local real estate market out of control, or is it stabilizing? Is any housing stock left in cool, affordable, up-and-coming areas, or have investors snapped it all up? Are buyers overpaying for real estate in Grand Rapids?
Submitted 12-08-2015 under OPINION
Demand for student housing and revitalization is pricing out families from being able to live on the Westside. Changes in my neighborhood are evidenced in many areas, including the housing around Lincoln Park, in the John Ball Park neighborhood.
Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS
Harrison Park Media Team reporters interviewed themselves for their first article on The Rapidian. The students have been writing for their school newspaper since September and are now writing for the broader Grand Rapids community.
Submitted 11-06-2015 under NONPROFITS
Resources for those in need of a place to go or food for their families for the holidays.
Submitted 10-29-2015 under NEWS
1st Ward commissioner candidate Jon O'Connor has long been involved on the West Side, as a community leader, a school board member and a local business owner.
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