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Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

by (Russell Olmsted)

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017 over 50 men, women, and children spoke before the City Commission asking that an Equal Service Policy be passed to protect the immigrant community from potential fear, intimidation, and harassment by City staff and...

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The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department continues to set pace

by (EnvironmentalSe...)

Submitted 04-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

On April 14, the department earned a prestigious PACE Award from the Central Michigan Public Relations Society of America (CMPRSA) chapter.  Environmental Services captured the Award of Excellence for its Stormwater Management and Awareness...

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Mayor Heartwell responds to citizen concerns on police relations, street plowing, fracking

by (GRTV)

Submitted 02-02-2015 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, The Rapidian's intern CeNique Yeldell asked the mayor his thoughts on the 12 point plan for our...

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Grand Rapids Griffins excel in community involvement

by (ferrarok)

Submitted 05-16-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

If you've ever been to a Grand Rapids Griffins hockey game, then you know they can put on an entertaining hockey game, but it's what is done behind the scenes that makes those games so exciting. I had the opportunity to sit down with...

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