The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

Reflections on Violence: A Letter from Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanity's CEO

Submitted 06-04-2020 under NONPROFITS

Earlier this week Steffanie Rosalez, CEO of Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities, issued a powerful reflection on this weekend's protest to her organization's network and the community at large. We asked her to share it with The Rapidian readership as well.

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Community updates: Wednesday, June 3

Submitted 06-03-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders extend civil emergency and take action to improve police-community relations, Kent County Health Department expands COVID-19 testing sites, and Kent County Parks reopening with restrictions.

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Community Kids brings "camp" to kids' backyards this summer

Submitted 06-02-2020 under NONPROFITS

Kids will have the chance to experience the learning and fun of summer camp safely in their own backyards.

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Community updates: Friday, May 29

Submitted 05-29-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department issues statement on George Floyd death, Mayor Bliss and local faith leaders to host citywide moment of silence and prayer for coronavirus victims, and more statements issued May 28-29.

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Community updates: Wednesday, May 27

Submitted 05-27-2020 under NEWS

State of Michigan launches online MI Safe Start Map to inform reopening plans, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. extends Placemaking Grant application deadline, and Avenue for the Arts seeks local artist input.

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Census count in full swing with rising Grand Rapids turnout

Submitted 05-26-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids census turnout above national average so far, with more work to do in neighborhoods at risk of being undercounted.

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When will the COVID-19 pandemic disappear?

Submitted 05-25-2020 under NONPROFITS

When will the pandemic end? Science and religion help to bring answers.

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Community updates: Friday, May 22

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department confirms ample coronavirus testing capacity for Kent County, Gov. Whitmer extends "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order through June 12, and more statements issued May 21-22.

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Amidst a pandemic, invest in the unknown

Submitted 05-22-2020 under NONPROFITS

As we collectively navigate a season of uncertainty and despair, hope may be found in small ways as we look to a future that has yet to be shaped.

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Community updates: Wednesday, May 20

Submitted 05-20-2020 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids shares updates on pandemic response and recovery efforts, Grand Rapids Community College plans flexible learning options for fall semester students, and more statements issued May 19-20.

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