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Transit union president talks contract disputes with The Rapid

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NEWS

John Rothwell interviews union president RiChard Jackson about issues ATU 836 members are facing.


Domestic violence agency appoints new executive director

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NONPROFITS

Safe Haven Ministries recently appointed Megan Hopkins as executive director. Hopkins is excited to carry out the agency mission of comprehensively serving families impacted by violence and working throughout West Michigan to build healthier communities.


Community conversations in Heartside discuss Pekich Park

Submitted 10-31-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Residents, city officials, and other community members are gathering to address urban park use and quality of life in Heartside.


German Band EINSHOCH6 performs at Aquinas College: November 1, 2017

Submitted 10-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

Engaging, fun, a musical feast! The German band EINSHOCH6 stands for a culturally unique performance of music, language, and word play by combining elements of classical music with hip-hop lyrics in a remarkable musical form!


Immigrants' rights are workers' rights

Submitted 10-26-2017 under OPINION

Citizens packed the Grand Rapids City Commission meeting Tuesday night to speak on two prominent issues affecting our city: The Rapid’s ongoing labor dispute with the ATU (Amalgamated Transit Union), and the need for the Commission to pass an official Equal Protection Policy


Local fundraising association announces honorees for 2017 celebration

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NEWS

AFP West Michigan announces National Philanthropy Day honorees for 2017


Join The Micah Center at City Hall to stand for dignity, protection for immigrants

Submitted 10-24-2017 under NONPROFITS

The city has said that no city employees, including police, ever ask about immigration status. This is an excellent standard to set, and community members have requested that this be written as an official policy to solidify it and provide accountability to ensure that it is fully carried out.


Friends of GR Parks is dedicated to enhancing and expanding the city's public spaces

Submitted 10-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Friends of GR Parks has a long-term commitment to improving and expanding Grand Rapids' park system


Holiday season in Grand Rapids begins with Beneath the Wreath

Submitted 10-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

Annual Junior League pop-up market on November 3-4, 2017 benefits local children's health programs.


Grand Rapids Housing Commission offers housing solutions for homeless and low-income community members

Submitted 10-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids Housing Commission provides housing, resources, and education for the homeless and low-income population, as well as property owners