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City proceeds with plan to secure Monroe North riverfront land for future generations
The City of Grand Rapids City Commission has given its go-ahead to a plan to open up a major recreational portion of the Grand River as a four-acre public park and will proceed with applying for a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Trust Fund Grant. The City Commission unanimously approved a resolution approving the submission of the grant application by the City Administration.
New Office Opening for Kent County Veterans Services
The Kent County Board of Commissioners and Administrator’s Office are pleased to announce the dedication ceremony and open house on March 26, 2015, for the Kent County Veterans Services new location. Veterans Services will be provided at 836 Fuller NE, located on just north of I-196 in Grand Rapids, starting March 27.
SAFE Task Force submits recommendations to reduce violence in Grand Rapids
The City Commission got its first glance at a comprehensive list of more than 50 robust recommendations aimed at reducing violence in Grand Rapids Tuesday morning. The 25-page report, submitted by the 16-member SAFE (Safe Alliances For Everyone) Task Force, introduces new community crime prevention initiatives and identifies several crime prevention strategies that serve as “best practice models” across the country. The report also suggests ways that the City and Police Department can improve collaborative efforts with neighborhood associations, churches, schools and other organizations.
CA Frost Athletic Director Named Regional Athletic Director of the Year
The Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) has selected Dan Covey of Grand Rapids Public Schools’ C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy as Regional Athletic Director of the Year. The award was presented to Covey in Traverse City on March 22, 2015 at the MIAAA conference.
Community Screening Scheduled for Documentary "Raising of America"
We all want what is best for our children. We live in the richest country in the world. So why does child well-being in the U.S. rank 26 out of 29 rich countries? Why do we as a country allow our most vulnerable children to fall so much further behind?
GRPS Schedules Community Bond Meetings
Grand Rapids Public Schools invites students, parents, staff, and community members to hear more about the proposed bond and share their input at a series of community meetings. The meetings are modeled after the Listening Tour that Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal embarked on following her appointment as superintendent.
Kent County Health Department Hires New Marketing and Communications Manager Steve Kelso
The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Kelso as Marketing and Communications Manager. He has been a part of the WOOD-TV 8 News Team for 15 years. Steve is a talented storyteller, who has covered everything from stories of local interest to high-profile events,