The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's North West Neighborhood

Catalyst Radio: What's trending on The Rapidian Recap show

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NEWS

Rapidian Managing Editor Kiran Sood Patel and Community Engagement Specialist Elizabeth Rogers Drouillard discuss recent article highlights that can be found at


City, health officials show up to talk Westside cancer concerns to sparse resident attendance

Submitted 07-20-2018 under NEWS

Alicynne Glazier, the public health epidemiologist newly hired by the Kent County Health Department, still gave her presentation to both groups, explaining the process and guidelines the KCHD follows for addressing concerns at the July 19, 2018 meeting at Servants Community Church.


'Pick for Pantries' returns for blueberry season

Submitted 07-17-2018 under NONPROFITS

Donation program gets fresh-picked produce to those in need, supporting local farms and food pantries.


Catalyst Radio: Interview with Movimiento Cosecha GR about Kent County's contract with ICE

Submitted 07-13-2018 under NONPROFITS

Host Jessica Young speaks with Jose Jimenez and Sergio Cira from Movimiento Cosecha GR, a peaceful movement that is fighting for dignity, respect, and permanent protection for immigrants in the United States.


City Connection: Mayor Bliss joined by Jonathan Peerboom from Next Step West Michigan

Submitted 07-09-2018 under NONPROFITS

The guest for tonight’s show is Jonathan Peerboom from Next Step West Michigan.


Catalyst Radio: Civicize.Me discusses civic leadership

Submitted 07-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

Civicize.Me is a civic leadership certification program which focuses on building a pipeline of leaders in communities of all sizes.


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.


Father's Day Electronics Recycling Event at Comprenew

Submitted 05-29-2018 under NONPROFITS

In celebration of Father's Day, Comprenew is inviting families to come dismantle electronics for recycling and learn more about the hazards of e-waste.


Shawmut Hills needs more than great teachers, it needs investment from GRPS

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

Staff at Shawmut were and are feeling overworked. Inequity has become more glaring as the intensity of needs grow in our community. Families are leaving. With an improved facility and shared Title I dollars, Shawmut Hills will be the vibrant community that it was when I first discovered it.


Former U.S. Ambassador to speak on pandemics and other global challenges

Submitted 05-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Former U.S. Ambassador William Garvelink will speak on the three global challenges facing us: pandemics, corruption and failed states.