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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Deborah Prato, new Rapid CEO

Submitted 04-05-2021 under NEWS

Get to know Deborah as she starts her journey with our regions transit authority!

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Community updates: Friday, March 26

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department now assigning officers to specific neighborhoods; Grand Rapids Public Schools expanding in-person learning days for K-8 students; Spread the Music virtual festival continues this weekend to support Michigan musicians impacted by pandemic; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, March 19

Submitted 03-19-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids’ city income tax deadline extended to June 1; Kent County Health Department releases new community health needs assessment; and Circle Theatre adds in-theatre, outdoor performances to its 2021 season.

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Police handling of protest dominates public comment at City Commission meeting

Submitted 03-10-2021 under NEWS

While not on the official agenda, the shutdown of a protest Monday night and the arrest of its organizers became the main topic of discussion at the March 9, 2021 Grand Rapids City Commission meeting.

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Community updates: Thursday, March 4

Submitted 03-04-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids begins planning process for new Master Plan; Michigan loosens COVID-19 gathering restrictions, opening vaccine eligibility to people age 50 and over; and Grand Rapids Public Schools celebrates National Reading Month with reading program, author events.

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City Connection: Mayor Bliss to be joined by Vera Beech & Community Rebuilders

Submitted 03-01-2021 under NEWS

Beech will join Bliss to discuss low-income housing and Community Rebuilder's housing-first efforts with homelessness in the area.

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 26

Submitted 02-26-2021 under NEWS

Festival of the Arts hosting ‘Plein Air’ event in June in downtown social zones; city commissioners approve adoption of LED lights for all streetlights; LaughFest announces 2021 festival headliners; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 19

Submitted 02-19-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches survey tool to regularly collect quick resident feedback; Grand Rapids Public Library tentatively reopening branches on Feb. 24; Kent County Health Department reports continued decline in county’s COVID-19 case growth; and more.

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The Time is Ripe for a Food Policy Council in Kent County

Submitted 02-16-2021 under NONPROFITS

Every one of us is part of a food system, a truth the pandemic put in plain sight. How can we be a part of shaping that food system to benefit all? The new Kent County Food Policy Council will address that very question.

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Community updates: Friday, Feb. 12

Submitted 02-12-2021 under NEWS

Mayor Bliss to deliver virtual State of the City address on Feb. 16; three Grand Rapids parks lit with luminary pathways for Valentine’s Day weekend; The Rapid continues paper ticket phase-out with end of 10-ride paper tickets; and more.

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