The Rapidian


Family traumatized after bail bondsman break-in, no police protection

Submitted 12-13-2017 under NEWS

Maynard DeGarmo of Raspberry Bail Bonds and three others forcibly entered the Wilkerson home on Eastern Avenue at around 7:30 the night of December 8, 2017 traumatizing the children within.


ATU members approve new contract

Submitted 12-08-2017 under NEWS

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836 which represents most of The Rapid's bus drivers and mechanics voted in favor of a new contract to settle a long dispute with The Rapid.


Hundreds gather in downtown Grand Rapids to kick off the holiday season

Submitted 12-04-2017 under NEWS

Hundreds gather in downtown Grand Rapids to kick off the holiday season


Civil infraction for union activist

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NEWS

Local union activist Louis DeShane's trespassing charges reduced to a civil infraction.


Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, while most community memebers voiced their support for the measure as being a step in the right direction, many also expressed their concern over the Grand Rapids Police Department being left largely outside the purview of the new Equal Protection Policy.


Voters vote to keep Grand Rapids Metro area moving

Submitted 11-09-2017 under NEWS

Voters pass the Transit renewal millage to keep the Rapid running for twelve more years


Transit union president talks contract disputes with The Rapid

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NEWS

John Rothwell interviews union president RiChard Jackson about issues ATU 836 members are facing.


Local fundraising association announces honorees for 2017 celebration

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NEWS

AFP West Michigan announces National Philanthropy Day honorees for 2017


Prepare to be enchanted by "Wicked" Witches of Oz

Submitted 10-23-2017 under NEWS

Now through November 5th, "Wicked" tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz at Broadway Grand Rapids.


Cultura Collective commemorates Roosevelt Park neighborhood at ArtPrize Nine

Submitted 10-09-2017 under NEWS

Cultura Collective's exhibition "Documented/Undocumentado" stood as a testament to Roosevelt Park residents affected by development.