The Rapidian

Community Safety

East Hills Council of Neighbors to unveil public space strategy

Submitted 06-17-2014 under PLACE-MATTERS

The East Hills Council of Neighbors will unveil how it is planning for people- instead of cars- when they present their public space strategy at a public meeting on Monday, June 23.


Catalyst Radio: End Bullying, Save Lives convening conversations about local issue

Submitted 06-13-2014 under NEWS

The next community conversation addressing bullying will be held tomorrow, Sat., Jun. 14, at Steepletown, at 9 a.m.


Story Matters: Tyler Buckner explains his job as Safety Ambassador

Submitted 06-12-2014 under NONPROFITS

Tyler Buckner was at the Local First Street Party as part of his job as a Safety Ambassador through Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Here he explains his job and how it helps the downtown community.


Stay safe this summer with new Red Cross swim app

Submitted 06-09-2014 under NONPROFITS

Families across West Michigan can enjoy the water, and their summer, safely with the new Red Cross Swim App


American Red Cross volunteers & donors honored in "Sweet Celebration"

Submitted 06-04-2014 under NEWS

Ice Cream Social & Annual Meeting celebrates the critical work of local Red Cross volunteers & blood donors


NPO Showcase: Family Futures

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NONPROFITS

Amber Jones explains how Family Futures helps build and support strong families


Free workshop connects residents to public safety resources

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NONPROFITS

Creston neighbors learned easy tips for home safety, how to get involved in neighborhood watch programs and resources available through the fire department.


10th annual Ride of Silence to honor cyclists killed in roadside accidents

Submitted 05-20-2014 under NEWS

Greater Grand Rapids Bicycle Coalition will organize the annual Ride of Silence to commence at Sixth Street Park in memory of victims of roadside accidents.


Veggie Van increases access, builds community

Submitted 05-14-2014 under NONPROFITS

The YMCA Veggie Van is well known for increasing healthy food access in Grand Rapids. However, this mobile farmers market is doing much more than delivering fresh veggies at a fair price.


Vote yes for Grand Rapids streets today

Submitted 05-06-2014 under OPINION

We must pass the income tax extension now. The result of a yes vote is that citizens will continue paying exactly the same income tax they currently pay, while the City will be able to begin the 15 year task of rebuilding our streets.