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Community updates: Saturday, July 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-11-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer expands face covering requirement in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive order Friday requiring Michiganders to wear face coverings in public indoor or crowded outdoor spaces – or receive up to a $500 fine. The...

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Community updates: Friday, June 5

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids reopening park amenities, city buildings on June 8 The City of Grand Rapids will reopen its splash pads, other park amenities, and city buildings on Monday, it announced. The reopenings are part of phase one of the city’s...

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Community updates: Wednesday, May 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 05-27-2020 under NEWS

Shared in this May 27 update are civic, economic, and public health developments impacting Grand Rapids residents from the State of Michigan, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., and Avenue for the Arts.   State of Michigan launches MI Safe Start Map...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, April 21 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-21-2020 under NEWS

Kent County now has 626 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 25 related deaths; an increase of 76 cases and one death since yesterday, April 20. Statewide, there are now 32,967 cases and 2,700 deaths. These numbers, reported daily by the State of Michigan...

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GRAAMA to sponsor Ali exhibit, local oral histories for Black History Month

by (arcarpenter)

Submitted 02-02-2017 under NEWS

There’s a new option for West Michigan residents who want to immerse themselves in local history and culture this February. The recently opened Grand Rapids African-American Museum and Archives (GRAAMA) is hitting its stride in providing...

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New app-driven bike sharing program comes to Grand Rapids

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Spokefly is a new bike sharing program that has just started in Grand Rapids, making it possible for residents to "rent a bike instantly from your phone," according to their website. The concept was made reality through the a collaboration...

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Time to review GR Forward

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 07-21-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Downtown, everybody’s neighborhood, is changing and growing for the better- and Grand Rapidians right now have a unique opportunity to shape its future. GR Forward is a once-in-a-generation initiative to prepare a community plan and...

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DGRI to bring leading public space designer to Grand Rapids

by (Holly)

Submitted 03-03-2015 under NEWS

Update from DGRI: "GR Forward Thinking Speaker Series: Dan BIederman DELAYED** Due to a family emergency, Mr. Biederman is unable to visit Grand Rapids this week. The Speaker Series will be re-scheduled in the near future, so please stay...

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From the voices of many, one vision emerges

by (DowntownGR)

Submitted 12-23-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

Written by Kristopher Larson, AICP   Over the past year, I’ve spent a good deal of time speaking to audiences across the country about citizen engagement within the context of city-building. My postulation concludes on the assertion that...

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Own our city: Toronto's Chief Planner shares window into ingredients for civic change

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-01-2014 under NEWS

"You can't participate if you don't know what's going on," says Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto and renowned urbanist. "Building understanding is the most important thing you can do if you want to...

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