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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.

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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. 

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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.

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CA Frost Athletic Director Named Regional Athletic Director of the Year

CA Frost Athletic DirectorThe 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.

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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?

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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.

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Kent County Health Department Hires New Marketing and Communications Manager Steve Kelso

Steve KelsoThe 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,

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Proud Parents

Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...

North Park Montessori Proud Parents: David & Ashima

We uprooted our life of 14 years in Ada, so we could live in the neighborhood and attend North Park. More...

Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...

Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Proud Family: Teresa, Denishea, & Kerby

I'm Nana first and as Nana, Ford Academic Center is perfect for CJ. More...

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...

Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...

Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...

Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...

City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...

Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

It's dual immersion, so they're learning English and Spanish speaking skills. More...