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Lowell graduate returns to West Michigan to discuss the power of student activism

Submitted 09-20-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

An interview with student leader, Leighton Watson on what the Black Lives Matter movement means to him and the importance of student voices.


Grand Rapids offers free tours of acclaimed Water Resource Recovery Facility

Submitted 09-19-2016 under NONPROFITS

City’s aim is to help spur understanding of infrastructure’s importance


Food Bank explains why Blue Bridge is orange

Submitted 09-01-2016 under NONPROFITS

The iconic Blue Bridge spanning the Grand River will be lit orange from Aug. 29-Sept. 2. Find out why.


Grand Rapids begins race-based review of traffic stops

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NEWS

The City of Grand Rapids has hired Lamberth Consulting to perform a widespread review of traffic stops throughout the city based on race. Citizen meetings have been held to inform the public about the study's methods.


Film screening at Wealthy Theatre explores lives of undocumented immigrants

Submitted 08-16-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"Immigrants Are a Blessing Not a Burden" campaign welcomes the Grand Rapids community to watch "Documented: A Film by an Undocumented American" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7 p.m..


The City of Grand Rapids proclaimed a Utility of the Future Today

Submitted 08-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

The City of Grand Rapids Environmental Services Department received recognition for 'exceptional performance' in the 2016 "Utility of the Future" recognition program.


First Ward Commissioner Dave Shaffer will talk sustainability on latest episode of City Connection tonight

Submitted 08-01-2016 under NEWS

Commissioner Dave Shaffer will highlight the city of Grand Rapids' sustainability program tonight on City Connection.


Grand Rapids rolls out environmental success stories road show

Submitted 07-26-2016 under NONPROFITS

Education push touts infrastructure accomplishments and grand vision for moving city forward.


Divorce Attorneys for Women partners with local domestic violence nonprofits to bring world-renowned author to West Michigan

Submitted 07-11-2016 under NONPROFITS

Lundy Bancroft is one of the world's leading experts on domestic abuse, and the author of several best-selling books. Bancroft will lead two workshops in October of 2016, one geared towards professionals and one open to the public. Registration is now open.


Downtown wants ideas for reimagining Calder Plaza

Submitted 06-21-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

The City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and Kent County will host the first public meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 to discuss an effort to re-envision Calder Plaza.