The Rapidian

Grand Rapid's South East Neighborhood

The Diatribe launches anti-racist art project to shift narrative of southeast, southwest Grand Rapids

Submitted 05-07-2021 under NEWS

The 49507 Project will transform POC/LGBTQ-led education into large-scale murals and youth poetry performances, aiming to uplift perceptions of the city's 49507 neighborhood.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 29

Submitted 04-29-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids releases proposed 2022 budget plan; The Rapid switching to summer service schedule; Gov. Whitmer announces 'MI Vacc to Normal' plan for relaxing state’s COVID-19 restrictions; and more.

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Community updates: Friday, April 23

Submitted 04-23-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids park improvements continue through millage investments, leveraged funding; artist registration opens for ArtPrize 2021; MDHHS extends epidemic order, expands face covering requirement to kids age two and up; and more.

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Passing the Mic: Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple's Rev. Yong Su answers, "Has there been any aspect of your faith that you've changed your perspective on over this pandemic?"

Submitted 04-16-2021 under VOICES

Rev. Yong Su, Buddhist practitioner, responds to Muneeba Khan, Islamic practitioner.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 15

Submitted 04-15-2021 under NEWS

City of Grand Rapids launches e-scooter Community Pass for underserved residents; The DAAC to host Open Studio Nights in new Creston neighborhood space; Veen Observatory’s public observing nights return for 2021 season; MDHHS requests pause of state’s Johnson & Johnson vaccine use; and more.

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Community updates: Thursday, April 8

Submitted 04-08-2021 under NEWS

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks hosting citywide park cleanups; Grand Rapids Public Library launches home delivery, hold locker services; Kent County opening rapid COVID-19 testing sites this weekend amid spring break travel returns; and more.

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Eastown family forges new path during the pandemic

Submitted 04-02-2021 under LOCAL LIFE

The uncertainty created by COVID has given us all an opportunity to think outside the box. Seizing the day during these topsy-turvy times has become job one for the VanderWoudes of Eastown.

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Community updates: Friday, April 2

Submitted 04-02-2021 under NEWS

West Michigan Vaccine Clinic exceeds 100,000 shots after expanding eligibility to ages 16 and older; The Rapid begins free vaccine clinic shuttle service; Grand Rapids Public Schools delays expansion of in-person learning days for K-8 students; and more.

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Passing the Mic: At-Tawheed Islamic Center's Muneeba Khan answers, "What aspect of your tradition has been the most difficult within the last year?"

Submitted 03-30-2021 under VOICES

Muneeba Khan, Islamic practitioner, responds to Allison Egrin, Jewish practitioner.

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Community updates: Friday, March 26

Submitted 03-26-2021 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department now assigning officers to specific neighborhoods; Grand Rapids Public Schools expanding in-person learning days for K-8 students; Spread the Music virtual festival continues this weekend to support Michigan musicians impacted by pandemic; and more.

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