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Community updates: Monday, June 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-29-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids to start next phase of service reopenings, end break on metered parking on July 6 Following the holiday weekend, the City of Grand Rapids will resume walk-in service to City Hall offices and end its three-month break on metered...

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Commissioner Ysasi makes in-studio debut on City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-09-2020 under NEWS

Every month, Mayor Bliss or a representative from the city will be open to all questions sent in during or in anticipation of her live on-air show "City Connection." The mayor will respond to citizen questions submitted by calling in, emailing...

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2nd Ward candidates show their lighter side in run-up to election

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 08-05-2019 under NEWS

Could plural politics become singular?  Would it be politic to call politics an illusion? Most importantly, can politics be fun? Yes, yes, and yes were suggested by “Democracy at Play,” an election forum for 2nd ward City Commission...

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City commission candidates address affordable housing in forum

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

More than 60 people attended a City Commission candidate forum on affordable housing July 11 at the main library, hosted by the grassroots advocacy group Grand Rapids Homes for All. Participating were candidates Allison Lutz (1st ward), 2nd ward...

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Unusual forum set for 2nd ward commission race

by (awpattullo)

Submitted 07-17-2019 under NEWS

If you want to feel democracy at play, then loosen your tie, take off your hard hat, and tune into a “seriously absurd” conversation at Dog Story Theater on Wed., July 31, with contenders for the 2nd ward’s open City Commission...

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Despite pressure from City of Grand Rapids, Cosecha pushes forward with a safe, non-violent, and family-friendly May 1st march for Driver's Licenses for All

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 04-30-2019 under NONPROFITS

On Monday, April 29, members of Movimiento Cosecha GR met with staff from the Office of Special Events from the City of Grand Rapids.  Cosecha has multiple concerns that we wanted to address with the city, concerns that we have brought to every...

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Tired of looking fearfully in the rearview mirror, immigrants will march for Driver's Licenses for All on May 1

by (Movimiento Cose...)

Submitted 04-22-2019 under NONPROFITS

“We all know the feeling,” say the immigrants who wish to remain anonymous. One, called "Maria" for this article, explains:  “You’re taking your children to school because they missed the bus. One of them is...

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City meeting hears concerns over rental application fees, stories from Westside Cancer Crisis group

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-07-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission held its quarterly Night Out on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Harrison Park Elementary School. Public comments on agenda items began with Jolanda Howe from Grand Rapids Homes for All. Howe said that while she was...

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New ordinance proposal calls for Civil Rights Department, robust anti-discrimination legislation in Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-13-2018 under NEWS

“The citizens in Grand Rapids are totally unprotected from discrimination, totally. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights has a couple good investigators and I mean a couple,” says Lyonel LaGrone, Policy Liaison for LINC UP, a local...

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Grand Rapids City Commission hosts meeting off site for the night

by (jproth1)

Submitted 03-07-2018 under NEWS

Moving the meeting out of Commission Chambers for the night, Grand Rapids City Commissioners brought City Hall to the third ward on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 for their commissioners night out. The meeting was held at Oakdale Park Christian Reformed...

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