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Local urban sociology professor explains concerns about Heartside, gentrification

by (alreyno)

Submitted 12-29-2015 under OPINION

Anyone who spends time in downtown Grand Rapids can see obvious signs of economic resurgence, especially in the area around Monroe Center. However, looking south from Fulton Street toward the Heartside Neighborhood, the economic picture is more...

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Cautionary signs foster well-being, unique identity of East Hills

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 07-28-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Finally fed up with inconsiderate motorists, East Hills resident Eric Tank began assembling “Drive Slow” signs for his community. He wanted to send a message for reckless drivers, but also sees the sign as a placemaking effort: a way to...

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Voting 101: Understanding differences between wards, precincts, quadrants, neighborhoods

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 07-07-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has wards, precincts, neighborhoods and quadrants. This can be sometimes be confusing. Understanding what wards and precincts are, and how they differentiate from neighborhoods and quadrants, is important for local elections. Wards are...

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First neighborhood summit to encourage residents to voice priorities for their communities

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 02-24-2015 under NEWS

The city of Grand Rapids will be introducing Strong Neighborhoods, Strong City, a neighborhood summit, on March 13. The first of its kind, the summit invites citizens from all over the city to come gather to discuss how to make their particular...

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Story Matters: Jackie Konyndyk describes changes in her West Side neighborhood

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 02-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Roy Thorn reflects on living on West Side

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 02-18-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Loutisha Patterson shares experiences of living in SE Grand Rapids

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 02-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Story Matters: Marcia Rose remembers incident in SE Grand Rapids

by (Elevating Voices)

Submitted 02-05-2015 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. The Elevating Voices project is collaborating with 12 local nonprofits through the summer and fall...

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Donate Your Bike to Boston Square Community Bikes

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under

Cleaning out your garage? Getting ready for winter? Donate your bicycle to Boston Square Community Bikes. Join us Saturday, November 1, 2014, 1 – 5 PM for cider and donuts. Donate a bike. We’ll refurbish your bike for...

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Block Leader Training: Building a Better Block in Your Neighborhood

by (Oakdale Neighbors)

Submitted 10-14-2014 under

Oakdale Neighbors is hosting a Block Leader Training on Thursday, October 16, 6-8 PM, at Oakdale Park Church, 961 Temple SE 49507. Anyone is invited to this free workshop. RSVP to [email protected] or 248.2848 or at the...

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