The Rapidian


Inaugural Three Stacks Music Festival to be held in Lansing Saturday

Submitted 06-19-2018 under NEWS

The first annual Three Stacks Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan will feature punk and alternative rock performances from both local and international bands.


Former Commissioner White withdraws from appointment consideration at City Commission meeting

Submitted 06-14-2018 under NEWS

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss said the commission would confer with the city's human resource department and start an application process to fill the position. The commission also adopted the 2019 budget. Public comment centered on the rental application fee ordinance again.


"A Few Good Men" entertains, tests audiences

Submitted 06-13-2018 under NEWS

The play that inspired the 1992 blockbuster film is on stage at Circle Theatre through Saturday, June 16.


City meeting hears concerns over rental application fees, stories from Westside Cancer Crisis group

Submitted 06-07-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids City Commission held their quarterly night out this past Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Harrison Park Elementary School.


Photo Gallery: Immigrant right march, vigil held for families killed, separated by ICE

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NEWS

Movimiento Cosecha GR, an immigrant rights group, held a vigil and march Saturday, June 2, 2018 for the National Day of Mourning.


Westside neighbors work with health department, press for answers over cancer concerns

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

To gather all the stories of neighbors with cancer in their families, the group has now started a website, West Side Cancer Crisis, where they will soon be hosting forms with help from the Kent County Health Department to collect information more methodically.


LINC Up's Rock the Block offers engagement, education, entertainment opportunities this Saturday

Submitted 06-05-2018 under NEWS

LINC UP will be hosting their eighth annual Rock the Block festival this Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at Madison Square. This event will host a myriad of local musicians, artists and food vendors, along with health and wellness booths.


City commission meeting discusses commissioner vacancy, hears public comments on city fees

Submitted 05-25-2018 under NEWS

The Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Grand Rapids City Commission meeting had a lot of conversation about how to fill the third ward’s vacant seat due to Commissioner David Allen stepping down June 12, 2018.


GRPS school board debates term limits for officer positions, hears parent concerns

Submitted 05-22-2018 under NEWS

On Monday, May 21, 2018 the Grand Rapids Public Schools held their bimonthly Board of Education meeting. The board also celebrated accomplishments from the 2017-18 school year.


Westsiders raise concern over cancer crisis among neighbors from childhood block

Submitted 05-11-2018 under NEWS

Shane Smith and his cousin Jammie Danner have begun compiling dozens of names of former neighbors from their southwest neighborhood due to high incidences of cancer on their street.