Kent County

Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 15

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-15-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with virtual events The Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL) is launching an online series of free educational and entertainment events this month celebrating Hispanic heritage and Grand...

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Passing the Mic: Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association responds to, "What are you most proud about in your neighborhood right now?"

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-11-2020 under VOICES

Brett Townsend, Community Engagement Specialist at Community Media Center, asks Grand Rapids' neighborhood associations: "What are you most proud about in your neighborhood right now?" Fran Dalton, neighborhood organizer at Garfield...

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 10

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-10-2020 under NEWS

Community leaders urge residents to complete census before Sept. 30 deadline, announce canvassing A coalition of community leaders are reminding Grand Rapidians to complete the 2020 census before its Sept. 30 deadline, with a new door-to-door push...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-08-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids invests $64,000 in resident projects focused on pandemic resiliency, racial equity The City of Grand Rapids invested $64,000 in grants to projects by resident leaders that focus on COVID-19 resiliency and advance racial equity,...

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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: Thursday, Sept. 3

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-03-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer reopens Michigan gyms, allows organized sports to resume Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued executive orders Thursday reopening gyms and pools and allowing organized sports to resume across Michigan. Gyms and pools may begin to reopen for...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Sept. 1

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-01-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre launches Drive-In Live Theatre Series Grand Rapids Civic Theatre (GRCT) is launching a Drive-In Live Theatre Series, it announced Tuesday. The series will take place at the DeltaPlex Arena's parking lot and run...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-28-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports slight increase in county’s COVID-19 case growth, raises awareness about mosquito-borne diseases Kent Conty's rate of new COVID-19 cases has increased slightly over the last week, the Kent County...

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Community updates: Tuesday, Aug. 25

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-25-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ police oversight department gives update on draft strategic plan, improved policing report Grand Rapids' year-old Office of Oversight and Public Accountability (OPA) gave an update to city commissioners on Tuesday, which...

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-20-2020 under NEWS

Kent County’s COVID-19 case growth continues downward trend About 32 new COVID-19 cases per day are now being reported in Kent County, a weekly average that continues the county's downward case trend over the last two weeks. In the Kent...

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