City of Grand Rapids

Community updates: Wednesday, Dec. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 12-01-2021 under NEWS

ArtPrize returns to annual format ArtPrize will be back in 2022—along with its original every-year schedule, it announced Tuesday. Next year’s return of the Grand Rapids-based international art competition marks the first time ArtPrize...

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Community updates: Wednesday, Nov. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-24-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids adding eco-friendly vehicles to operations The City of Grand Rapids has accepted a state-awarded grant helping it to reach 90 eco-friendly vehicles in its operations—aiming to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by up to...

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Community updates: Friday, Nov. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-12-2021 under NEWS

Mel Trotter Ministries, partners to expand winter shelter services for unhoused residents Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a $330,000 agreement with Mel Trotter Ministries (MTM) to expand winter shelter services for unhoused...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 22

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-22-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids extends outdoor 'social zones' through Nov. 2022 Grand Rapids’ outdoor dining “social zones” will remain active through Nov. 1, 2022, after city commissioners unanimously approved their extension last...

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Community updates: Friday, Oct. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids renames streets for Martin Luther King Jr., César Chávez Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved the renaming of two major city streets in honor of civil rights icons Martin Luther King Jr. and César E. Chávez....

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend Grand Rapids' first ever community library for outdoor gear is opening on Oct. 11, aiming to provide equitable access to outdoor adventure opportunities for local youth...

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood The volunteer-led Mayor’s Greening Initiative in Grand Rapids is back next month to plant 250 new trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood, with an extra...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund The Grand Rapids City Commission established an Affordable Housing Fund on Tuesday, aiming to address racial and ethnic disparities in housing in Grand Rapids. The fund was six years in the making...

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Guest host Commissioner Ysasi to highlight 2nd Ward issues in this month's edition of City Connection

by (GRTV)

Submitted 09-13-2021 under NEWS

Join us on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 4 p.m. on LiveWire, Comcast Cable 24, for this month's episode of City Connection. City Connection is a monthly live call-in show hosted by the mayors of Grand Rapids since 1992. This month's episode will...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30 Bus service changes are coming to The Rapid on Aug. 30, the transit service announced. The changes include increased service frequency for some routes, a couple route eliminations, renumberings, and...

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