The Rapidian


How can we celebrate the legacy and mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.?

Submitted 01-12-2018 under NONPROFITS

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we would like everyone to take a moment to reflect on how we can come together as a community to honor the mission for which King ultimately gave his life.


Register Now for ESL and GED Classes

Submitted 01-10-2018 under NONPROFITS

Registration is now open for ESL and GED classes at Beckwith, Wyoming, and Godfrey Lee Adult Education Centers.


Greenpeace Report Card assesses top IT companies' commitment to "greener electronics"

Submitted 12-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Considering the billions of electronic devices flooding the market every year and the costs associated with manufacturing them, both economic and environmental, the Greenpeace report makes a strong case for manufacturers to work harder to reduce their environmental impact.


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.


A message from Comprenew regarding net neutrality

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As a social enterprise, part of Comprenew's mission is to educate and advocate for equal access in an expanding digitally connected world.


Civil infraction for union activist

Submitted 12-01-2017 under NEWS

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


Kick off the holidays with a free concert by St. Cecilia Music Center's adult Grand Band and String Orchestra

Submitted 11-27-2017 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center’s Adult Grand Band and String Orchestra will kick off the holidays with an uplifting free concert on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7p.m.


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


Domestic violence agency appoints new executive director

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Safe Haven Ministries recently appointed Megan Hopkins as executive director. Hopkins is excited to carry out the agency mission of comprehensively serving families impacted by violence and working throughout West Michigan to build healthier communities.


German Band EINSHOCH6 performs at Aquinas College: November 1, 2017

Submitted 10-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!