The Rapidian


The mystery lot of 269 Garfield SW

Submitted 02-15-2018 under NEWS

In September of 1965 a house on the city's west side sank into a sinkhole. Years after the sinking the land still sits empty. What is the story behind the property at 269 Garfield SW?


Local environmental groups react to Governor Snyder's refusal to shut down Line 5

Submitted 02-13-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Water Protectors, the West Michigan Environmental Action Council and The Sierra Club call for immediate shut down of controversial pipeline


Grand Rapids City Commissioners vote for reset on City Manager search

Submitted 02-08-2018 under NEWS

February 6, 2018, Tuesday night's City Commission meeting had commissioners voting not to appoint a new city manager but to reopen the search. Northeast neighbors voiced opposition to a proposed new development in their neighborhood.


City Manager Greg Sundstrom attends his last city commission meeting

Submitted 01-31-2018 under NEWS

Tuesday night's City Commission meeting, on January 30, 2018, had City Manager Greg Sundstrom Retire and Eric DeLong sworn in as interim manager. Citizens also talked about affordable housing and the search for a new city manager.


Community celebrates City Manager Greg Sundstrom's retirement

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NEWS

Elected officials, police officers, firefighters and other community members came to say farewell to City Manager, Greg Sundstrom at the DeVos Place, Monday, January 29, 2018.


"World of Winter" aims to entice Grand Rapids residents downtown with cold weather events

Submitted 01-29-2018 under NEWS

Ice sculpting, live music, speed dating and other events are offered for a diverse crowd coming to downtown.


New director at Wealthy Theatre brings ideas, vision for future of community venue

Submitted 01-26-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Community Media Center is pleased to announce new director at Wealthy Theatre, Sarah Vesely.


West Michigan's far-left join together to protest one year of Trump in office

Submitted 01-25-2018 under NEWS

West Michigan Far-left join together to protest one year of Trump in Office with speeches, flag burning and a march.


Thirteenth annual Michigan Music Conference coming to Grand Rapids this week

Submitted 01-24-2018 under NEWS

Orchestras, choirs and bands will perform at the weekend long convention showcasing music from across Michigan.


Abandoned mines on the Westside: Are they in danger of sinking?

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NEWS

With a sink hole opening up at the site of the old William T. Powers gypsum mine on the city's westside we take a look at the history of mining in Grand Rapids.