The Rapidian


Three hundred trees to be planted during Mayor's Greening Initiative on April 28

Submitted 04-06-2018 under NEWS

Mayor will join volunteers planting 300 trees in West Grand Rapids, where also hundreds of tree will be given away to local school and GR residents


Thousands take part in March for Our Lives in Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NEWS

Thousands of people took to the street for March for Our Lives on Saturday, March 24, 2018 in downtown Grand Rapids and across the state and country. See more images from the march in this slideshow.


Get your child involved at the Grand Rapids Public Library

Submitted 03-26-2018 under NEWS

One of the programs now running at the library is called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.


March for Our Lives planned in Grand Rapids to protest gun violence

Submitted 03-22-2018 under NEWS

Over 1,000 people expected to gather in Rosa Parks circle for march intended to advocate for gun control


Protesters demand removal of GRPS special education director

Submitted 03-22-2018 under NEWS

Protesters attended the GRPS Board of Education meeting demanding the removal of Laura LaMore


John Ball Zoo opens early for spring

Submitted 03-20-2018 under NEWS

Reduced ticket prices are offered now through April 27 for currently opened exhibits, such as the grizzly bears, otters, tigers, and the red panda, Wyatt.


Honoring the legacy of César Chávez

Submitted 03-19-2018 under NEWS

Community members marched to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez. Photo slideshow displaying community members taking part in the march.


Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center holds walkout in solidarity with GRPS, to promote safe community

Submitted 03-14-2018 under NEWS

We had parents and board members that were interested in supporting through participation. We also had many students who wanted to be involved, especially those with older siblings in GRPS schools, said Principal Lisa Heyne.


GRPS gets ready for school walkout, discusses gun violence, school security

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NEWS

GRPS announced on February 22, 2018 that it would stand by students in their advocacy for gun reform by supporting the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 school walk-out. This is an interview about the reactions to Superintendent Weatherall Neal's comments, the follow up and the community's reactions.


Grand Rapids City Commission hosts meeting off site for the night

Submitted 03-07-2018 under NEWS

The commissioners' night out took place at Oakdale Park Church in Grand Rapids' third ward.