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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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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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Community updates: Thursday, Feb. 4

Submitted 02-04-2021 under NEWS

Local museums, library celebrating Black History Month with online events; Grand Rapids Fire Department forms community education team to improve fire prevention; LaughFest returns for mostly-virtual 2021 festival in March; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 28

Submitted 01-28-2021 under NEWS

UICA reopening July 15 in new downtown location; city commissioners approve ground-floor housing in business districts; large-scale COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens at DeVos Place; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, Jan. 21

Submitted 01-21-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools resumes in-person learning; Grand Rapids Public Museum opening Windows GR exhibit, highlighting local artists of color; and ArtPrize opening artist registration for 2021 event.

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 15

Submitted 01-15-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Library celebrating 150th anniversary; free public Wi-Fi comes to 10 Grand Rapids parks; MDHHS extends statewide emergency order, relaxes some restrictions; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, Jan. 8

Submitted 01-08-2021 under NEWS

Community leaders address storming of U.S. Capitol; Kent County Health Department asks for patience with COVID-19 vaccine rollout; ArtPrize returning in 2021; and more.

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