The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North East Neighborhood

Community updates: Monday, June 8

Submitted 06-08-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders hosting digital town hall on policing on Wednesday, LINC UP, Urban Core Collective, and NAACP Grand Rapids respond to city plans for improved police-community relations, Grand Rapids Public Library eliminating overdue fines, and more.


Grand Rapids Community Media Center kicking off live virtual concert series on Monday

Submitted 06-07-2020 under NEWS

Set in Wealthy Theatre's historic theatre space, "WYCE at Wealthy" offers music fans a chance to enjoy live performances from local artists almost three months into continued concert venue shutdowns in West Michigan.


Community updates: Friday, June 5

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids reopening park amenities and city buildings with restrictions, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. resuming Pop Up Performer program, and Gov. Whitmer announces Michigan police reform plans.


In Season Report: June 6, 2020

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

Support the local food community this Saturday at the market! We are hosting over 40 vendors tomorrow, so come enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your fresh, local food essentials.


Rights and responsibility, how does one act?

Submitted 06-05-2020 under NONPROFITS

In our current environment we need a balance between rights and responsibility. What are the limit to our rights if they bring harm others? What does our faith teach us?


Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this week Steffanie Rosalez, CEO of Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, issued a powerful reflection on this weekend's protest to her organization's network and the community at large. We asked her to share it with The Rapidian readership as well.


Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders extend civil emergency and take action to improve police-community relations, Kent County Health Department expands COVID-19 testing sites, and Kent County Parks reopening with restrictions.


Community updates: Monday, June 1

Submitted 06-01-2020 under NEWS

Peaceful protests return before Grand Rapids curfew, as Gov. Whitmer lifts "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order.


Community updates: Friday, May 29

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department issues statement on George Floyd death, Mayor Bliss and local faith leaders to host citywide moment of silence and prayer for coronavirus victims, and more statements issued May 28-29.


In Season Report: May 30, 2020

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NONPROFITS

Come support your local food community this Saturday! There will be 45 vendors ready to sell you all the fresh local products you need! Get outside and enjoy the fresh air while you shop for your food essentials.