The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 16

Submitted 09-16-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids creates Affordable Housing Fund; MDHHS launches online portal for immunization records; and Susan Mast ALS Foundation hosting "PedALS" bike ride, walk to support local ALS families.

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Passing the Mic: West Michigan Hindu Temple's Fred Stella answers, "What is the purpose of your life?"

Submitted 09-10-2021 under VOICES

Fred Stella, Hindu practitioner, responds to Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner.

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Community updates: Wednesday, Sept. 8

Submitted 09-08-2021 under NEWS

GRCC, Grand Valley receive $1.2M grants to help local adults earn college degrees; Kent County leaders reassert lack of legal authority in ending school mask order; and Grand Rapids Public Museum announces "Polish Halls in Grand Rapids" program.

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Community updates: Thursday, Sept. 2

Submitted 09-02-2021 under NEWS

Blandford Nature Center celebrating late founder with four-day exhibit; Grand Rapids Public Library returning to regular hours; and ArtPrize adding locations beyond downtown for 2021 event.

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 26

Submitted 08-26-2021 under NEWS

The Rapid begins bus service changes on Aug. 30; Ken-O-Sha Park reopens with improvements; and Festival of the Arts cancels Sept. event over pandemic concerns.

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Community updates: Thursday, Aug. 19

Submitted 08-19-2021 under NEWS

Kent District Library launching streaming platform for local musicians; Grand Rapids Public Schools requiring face coverings for all students, staff.

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Community Land Trusts: An Avenue to Wealth Building, More Equitable Housing

Submitted 08-18-2021 under NONPROFITS

Dwelling Place’s regional Community Land Trust initiative aims to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to low- and moderate-income individuals and families

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 13

Submitted 08-13-2021 under NEWS

Fiesta Mexicana returning to downtown Grand Rapids next month; City of Grand Rapids earns national award for residential recycling programs; and CDC classifies Kent County as "substantial" COVID-19 risk.

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Community updates: Friday, Aug. 6

Submitted 08-06-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Payne to retire next year; Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kent ISD recommending face coverings for fall start of school.

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Passing the Mic: Sikh Society of West Michigan's Rishi Singh answers, "What does your faith do to address your members' suffering?"

Submitted 07-31-2021 under VOICES

Rishi Singh, Sikh practitioner, responds to Yong Su Mark Hepper, Buddhist practitioner.

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