City of Grand Rapids

Citizens needed to fill City of Grand Rapids boards and commissions

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-01-2015 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids is looking for volunteers to help them fill roles in a total of 40 citizen boards and commissions. City officials are specifically looking to increase the diversity in those boards and commissions, and encourage women...

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Why I'm voting yes today on Proposal 1

by (xopher)

Submitted 05-05-2015 under OPINION

After much deliberation, I've decided to vote yes on Proposal 1 tomorrow. Doing what we can to address the road crisis as soon as possible is more fiscally responsible than leaving it, even though the plan is poorly thought out and insufficient...

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City Connection hosts live conversation with Mayor Heartwell

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-04-2015 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, as news of California's drought conditions continues and in light of West Michigan Environmental...

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Building Community Together

by (GR Initiative f...)

Submitted 03-24-2015 under

GR Initiative for Leaders, in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids and GR Forward present the Building Community Together: an exploration of community capacity building event.  This event will take place on Wednesday, April...

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City of Grands Rapids announced as finalist for $1 million art competition grant

by (tbalx)

Submitted 03-09-2015 under NEWS

Bloomberg Philanthropies announced on March 5 that the City of Grand Rapids is one of 12 finalists in the Public Art Challenge for up to a possible $1 million. The project will be executed by the well known local arts organization SiTE:LAB....

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Monroe Avenue road project nears completion

by (rachelcc)

Submitted 11-04-2014 under NEWS

The Monroe Avenue road project should be nearing completion soon. Sections of the road from Ann to North Park have been closed since April. Since then the road has been rebuilt with four traffic circles and surfaced, a bicycle track and on-street...

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Lead poisoning prevention as economic development

by (Healthy Homes C...)

Submitted 10-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

October 19 - 25, 2014, is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. You’re probably asking yourself, “Is lead still a problem?” The short answer is yes, but it’s important to note that today’s concern is not the same...

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Mayor adresses sharing economy, elections live on City Connection

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-04-2014 under NONPROFITS

Every month on the first Monday, Mayor Heartwell is open to all questions sent in during his live on-air show "City Connection."  This month, on the eve of the primary elections, Mayor Heartwell talked about what's on our local ballots. He also...

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Senior Artie Smith grateful for good food, good friends

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 07-25-2014 under NONPROFITS

After her husband passed away, Artie Smith moved in with her daughters in Grand Rapids. Three years ago, she made the transition to Ransom Tower Apartments, a facility for low-income seniors run by the Grand Rapids Housing Commission. At 80 years...

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Creating the city we live in: why I spoke up at a recent City Commission meeting

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 06-02-2014 under VOICES

After attending my first City Commissioners meeting two weeks ago, I came away with a new respect for every Commission in every town ever. They have the patience of Job and poker faces to rival Las Vegas gamers.  Citizens are given three...

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