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Community updates: Thursday, Nov. 19

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 11-19-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches small business grant program, announces temporary service adjustments The City of Grand Rapids has launched a new grant program for small businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic, it announced Tuesday. Eligible...

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City commissioners to vote on funding for ShotSpotter in Grand Rapids, as resident input continues

by (Brett)

Submitted 11-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids city commissioners plan to vote Nov. 17 on allocating CARES Act or city police funds to a gunshot detection system for Grand Rapids. Called ShotSpotter, the detection technology will cost around $500,000 for the first two years of its...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Oct. 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids City Clerk gives update on city’s voter registration, absentee ballot numbers Grand Rapids has a net increase of around 13,000 registered voters since 2016 so far, City Clerk Joel Hondorp said Tuesday. Hondorp put the number in...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department unveils finalized strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne unveiled the final draft of his department’s thee-year strategic plan on Tuesday, which aims to improve police-community...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-17-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department urges COVID-19 caution among students as college-tied outbreaks emerge With colleges in and around Kent County reporting COVID-19 outbreaks among students and staff, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is urging...

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Grand Rapids, Kent County leaders call for using COVID-19 relief funds toward anti-violence resources

by (Brett)

Submitted 09-04-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

A coalition of community leaders are calling for more resources to address Kent County's recent rise in shootings and thefts, which they say is directly tied to the pandemic. In a September 1 press conference organized by Grand Rapids Second...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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Community updates: Saturday, Aug. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department addresses city’s recent gun violence Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne addressed Grand Rapids' rise in gun violence and homicides this year on Friday, affirming that the department...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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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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