The Rapidian


Equity Service Policy passed without new measures for GRPD

Submitted 11-16-2017 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, while most community memebers voiced their support for the measure as being a step in the right direction, many also expressed their concern over the Grand Rapids Police Department being left largely outside the purview of the new Equal Protection Policy.


Voters vote to keep Grand Rapids Metro area moving

Submitted 11-09-2017 under NEWS

Voters pass the Transit renewal millage to keep the Rapid running for twelve more years


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.


Local fundraising association announces honorees for 2017 celebration

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NEWS

AFP West Michigan announces National Philanthropy Day honorees for 2017


Prepare to be enchanted by "Wicked" Witches of Oz

Submitted 10-23-2017 under NEWS

Now through November 5th, "Wicked" tells the untold true story of the Witches of Oz at Broadway Grand Rapids.


Cultura Collective commemorates Roosevelt Park neighborhood at ArtPrize Nine

Submitted 10-09-2017 under NEWS

Cultura Collective's exhibition "Documented/Undocumentado" stood as a testament to Roosevelt Park residents affected by development.


Community responds to 'Why These Finalists? Part 2'

Submitted 10-05-2017 under NEWS

The Rapidian and GRTV interviewed a variety of audience members after the event to get their reaction to the critics thoughts on the public's and jurors' 3D and time-based choices in the Top 20.


ArtPrize 2017 top 20 finalist "Lux Maximus" interview with the artist

Submitted 10-03-2017 under NEWS

"They said it couldn't be done, so I did it," states "Lux Maximus" creator Daniel Oropeza of his signature process of fusing glass with metal to create sculptures that are partially translucent.


Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for the “Song of the Year” and a $1,000 cash prize.


Boston Square residents shut down AmplifyGR vote

Submitted 09-29-2017 under NEWS

Residents of Boston Square decided there was not enough community representation to hold a vote on the future of the neighborhood. They took over the meeting and stopped AmplifyGR's process, shutting down the planned agenda.