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Community Updates: Friday, June 17

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2022 under NEWS

The Heritage Hill Association Announces the 2022 Heritage Hill Garden Tour This weekend, several historic Heritage Hill homes will open their garden spaces to visitors for the 2022 Heritage Hill Garden Tour. According to a press release from the...

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City Connection: Second Ward Commissioner Joe Jones and City Manager Mark Washington discuss city budget

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-06-2022 under NEWS

On Monday, June 6, Second Ward Commissioner Joe Jones will be joined by City Manager Mark Washington for this month's episode of City Connection. The two will discuss the new budget for the City of Grand Rapids, which has just wrapped up a...

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Community updates: Thursday, Oct. 7

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-07-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids' first outdoor 'gear library' opening this weekend Grand Rapids' first ever community library for outdoor gear is opening on Oct. 11, aiming to provide equitable access to outdoor adventure opportunities for local youth...

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Community updates: Friday, Sept. 24

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 09-24-2021 under NEWS

Mayor’s Greening Initiative bringing 300 new trees to Burton Heights neighborhood The volunteer-led Mayor’s Greening Initiative in Grand Rapids is back next month to plant 250 new trees in the Burton Heights neighborhood, with an extra...

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne will be retiring in early 2022, he publicly announced on Tuesday. His retirement comes after more than three decades with the department and assuming...

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Community updates: Wednesday, July 28

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-28-2021 under NEWS

Gangnam District in South Korea becomes Grand Rapids’ new sister city Grand Rapids city commissioners on Tuesday approved a sister city relationship with Gangnam District in Seoul, South Korea. The district is one of 25 autonomous districts...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan The City of Grand Rapids released its proposed budget plan for the 2022 fiscal year on Tuesday, relying on federal aid to help offset city revenue lost because of the pandemic. The plan...

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups Grand Rapidians have an opportunity to clean up and beautify their city parks together this month, with a community-wide clean-up initiative happening a few days before Earth Day 2021....

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Police handling of protest dominates public comment at City Commission meeting

by (George)

Submitted 03-10-2021 under NEWS

Though four public hearings and several additional updates were on the agenda for Tuesday evening's City Commission Meeting, it was fallout over the breakup of a recent protest by the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD) that dominated an...

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16 Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss will deliver her annual State of the City address on Feb. 16, in digital form for the first time. The mayor’s address will look back on the...

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