Grand Rapids

Grand Rapidians on spins and needles as new local shops celebrate first Record Store Day

by (rosie.accola)

Submitted 04-23-2024 under LOCAL LIFE

After several new record stores opened across Grand Rapids in 2024, vinyl enthusiasts flocked on Saturday to hunt down their favorite albums, both vintage and contemporary, in celebration of Record Store Day. The inaugural Record Store Day, which...

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'The current leaders, not just leaders of the future': Grand Rapids students address policymakers on issues impacting youth

by (krj919)

Submitted 04-19-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapids students had the opportunity to directly address city leaders on issues that are important to young people in West Michigan, such as housing, accessibility and transportation. The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC), comprised of 9th-12th...

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park releases 2024 summer concert series lineup

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 04-11-2024 under NEWS

Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park announced Thursday the 2024 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens lineup, featuring 33 internationally renowned artists — including big names like Bonnie Raitt, Orville Peck,...

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Trump visits Grand Rapids touting anti-immigration rhetoric, protesters say he is 'weaponizing tragedy'

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 04-02-2024 under NEWS

Conflicting voices clashed at the intersection of Lyon Street and Monroe Avenue Tuesday afternoon in anticipation and tension surrounding former President Donald Trump's scheduled appearance at DeVos Place Convention Center. Proponents of Trump...

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Impacted by last summer's severe weather? You may be eligible for financial assistance

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 03-26-2024 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians impacted by last summer's severe weather may be eligible for financial assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Individual Assistance Program. Allison Farole, the City of Grand Rapids's...

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City, SpartanNash to give out water to residents under Boil Water Advisory

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 03-18-2024 under NEWS

SpartanNash and the City of Grand Rapids will distribute cases of bottled water Monday evening to assist those affected by the ongoing Boil Water Advisory following Sunday’s water main break.  On Monday, March 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.,...

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Boil water advisory issued for Northeast Grand Rapids after water main break

by (allisondonahue)

Submitted 03-17-2024 under NEWS

Around 20,000 residents on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids are being urged to boil their water following a significant water main break that has impacted multiple water pumping pressure districts. "As a precaution, Grand Rapids Water...

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3 finalists vying for vacant Third Ward seat advance through second-round interviews

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 03-06-2024 under NEWS

At the March 5 Committee of the Whole meeting, the Grand Rapids City Commission conducted a second round of interviews with the three finalists running to fill the vacant Third Ward seat. Marshall Kilgore, the director of engagement for the West...

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Grand Rapids protesters show up in the hundreds to join global "Day of Action for Palestine" protest

by (JacobDeWeerd)

Submitted 03-04-2024 under NEWS

Hundreds of people gathered in Grand Rapids Saturday to join the millions of people worldwide protesting the war in Gaza and Palestinian suffering for the global “Day of Action for Palestine.”  As the crowd of over 250 people filled...

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Grand Rapids Committee on Appointments advances 3 finalists to fill vacant Third Ward seat

by (AlaynnaDressler)

Submitted 02-21-2024 under NEWS

An audio version of this story is available here. Nearly two months after former Third Ward Commissioner Nathaniel Moody formally resigned from the Grand Rapids City Commission, the Grand Rapids Committee on Appointments has recommended three...

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