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Community Safety

Mayor answers citizen concerns about violence, other issues on City Connection

Submitted 05-05-2014 under NONPROFITS

Monday night, the mayor answered citizen concerns- live- in City Connection. A GRTV intern asked the mayor about the City's efforts to deter violence. See the mayor's answer to this and other questions in the video archive here.


Love shouldn't hurt

Submitted 05-01-2014 under NONPROFITS

Safe Haven Ministries' Running for Jenny races to the finish line of ending domestic abuse by participating in the 2014 Fifth Third River Bank Run


Local heroes to be honored at annual Hometown Heroes Celebration

Submitted 04-30-2014 under NEWS

This Thursday, May 1, the American Red Cross West Michigan Region will recognize the volunteerism and civic investment of Grand Rapids' most dedicated volunteers, organizations and community members. The annual Hometown Heroes Celebration will begins at 6 p.m. in DeVos Place's Steelcase Ballroom.


Kick off the season: Kickstand Kickoff 2014

Submitted 04-29-2014 under NONPROFITS

Brewery Vivant and The Spoke Folks join together to host a celebration of bicycles, family and beer on Saturday, May 3.


Neighbors prepare to clean up Westside, Heartside

Submitted 04-22-2014 under NEWS

The snow melt has revealed plenty of litter left scattered on our sidewalks and streets. Join together with fellow eco conscious neighbors to clean our streets.


Wealthy Theatre to host evening with Dr. Carl Hart

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

"Ending the War on Drugs," presented by the Michigan ACLU, will feature special guest Dr. Carl Hart at Wealthy Theatre.


Human trafficking discussion to center on signs, solutions

Submitted 03-24-2014 under NEWS

The Acton Institute will host a paneled discussion on human trafficking and ways of responding to the crime on March 28 at the Mark Murray Auditorium on Fulton Street.


Missional organization to give glimpse of poverty's challenges at local colleges

Submitted 03-14-2014 under NEWS

Access of West Michigan will present a poverty simulation workshop designed to promote an understanding of low-income struggles at Davenport University on March 24 and at GRCC on March 31.


The Meanwhile to host benefit to bring Cure Violence to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-11-2014 under NEWS

The local East Hills establishment will be hosting a benefit to raise awareness and funds for the Cure Violence initiative on March 20.


Public discussion provokes examination of social issues in Grand Rapids

Submitted 02-28-2014 under NEWS

The Office for Public Culture held a discussion last Friday night focused on Henri Lefebvre's concept of "Right to the City" and attempted to collectively imagine ways of implementing the concept in Grand Rapids.