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Fenced off abutment doesn't solve anything, says local homeless advocate

Submitted 11-26-2013 under NEWS

Concern grows over where displaced residents are living now.


Eastown Community Association Celebrates 40th Anniversary with New Branding and Website, Fund Drive

Submitted 11-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

After evaluating 40 years of dedication to community, the Eastown Community Association has announced its new branding and website and announces its fund drive.


Continued safety issues cited as reason for bridge abutment fencing

Submitted 11-25-2013 under NEWS

Putting up the fencing was the only solution, say city leaders.


Dwelling Place invests in Herkimer building, adds new income based housing units

Submitted 11-19-2013 under NEWS

Dwelling Place and Pine Rest CMHS team up to provide services in reconstructed Herkimer building.


Kent County's Garbage Tour Educates and Informs

Submitted 11-06-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

GRCC's "Greater Grand Rapids Garbage Tour" revealed pros and cons of the county's current waste handling system.


GRPD reaches out to residents in community networking event

Submitted 10-25-2013 under NEWS

Grand Rapidians are invited to meet their community officers over coffee next week.


Safety Ambassadors hit downtown streets

Submitted 10-08-2013 under NEWS

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is launching their new Safety Ambassador program.


Children gone via judicial signatures

Submitted 09-26-2013 under OPINION

Families are losing children without good cause.


Grand Rapids, it's time to send the circus packing

Submitted 09-20-2013 under OPINION

Elephants, lions and tigers are calling the Van Andel Arena parking lot home this week. But circuses are wrong, and it's time for the City of Grand Rapids and its leaders to look at model ordinances, and enact a ban on this horrific practice.


Grand Rapids leaders launch Yes! GR Parks campaign

Submitted 09-16-2013 under NEWS

Community leaders have introduced a proposal of a new property tax to increase funds for city parks that will appear on the ballot November 5.