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City offices closed in observance of Presidents Day

Graphic of stars and balloons with text All City of Grand Rapids Offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of the Presidents Day holiday. City offices will resume normal operations on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Grand Rapids hosts Feb. 28 job fair

An upcoming recruitment event, hosted by the City of Grand Rapids, aims to generate awareness of available and upcoming City job opportunities. The recruitment event will take place Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School (1205 Grandville Ave. SW).

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Community Transition Campus Gives Back

Two young men work to tie scarves in a classroomThe Community Transition Campus (CTC) at Mayfield is a GRPS transition program for young adults ages 18-26 with developmental disabilities. This group of young adults paired up with Notions, a craft business, to give back to the community.

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Leonard lane markings, signs and signals altered to improve traffic safety

The City of Grand Rapids Traffic Safety Department and the Michigan Department of Transportation have teamed up to incorporate traffic signal, lane configuration, signage and pavement marking changes along Leonard Street near US-131 to improve the traffic operation at the intersections of Leonard Street with Scribner Avenue and Turner Avenue.

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AT&T Brings Virtual Reality Simulator to Union High School

The Michigan State Police and Union High School today hosted the AT&T* It Can Wait campaign to talk about the dangers of smartphone distracted driving.  The event is part of a four-city tour across Michigan this week.

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Building Fire with Fatalities and Injuries ¬– 1742 Paris Ave. SE

At 5:55 p.m. yesterday, Feb. 9, the Grand Rapids Fire Department responded to the 1700 block of Paris to a report of a structure fire. Arriving crews found a one-story single family wood frame home with a 15-year-old female and 10-year-old male on the front porch. The female suffered second-degree burns to her hands and face and the 10-year-old male appeared unharmed in his wheelchair. Crews observed moderate smoke conditions in the residence and found an approximately 67-year-old female in the front room conscious and alert. She was assisted to the front porch. There also was an adult male, unknown age, in the home who was assisted from the residence. It is believed that all four occupants were residents of this home. 

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Proud Parents

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Proud Parents: Omar & Elizabeth

GRPS values diversity and inclusion. Our children get an opportunity for a real-world environment. More...
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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...
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Congress Elementary School Proud Parents: Jono & Emily

We feel so great about the staff and leadership at Congress and at GRPS. More...
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Innovation Central High School Proud Parents: Scott & Suzanne

We chose Innovation Central because of the multiple college-career pathways. More...
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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...
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C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy Proud Parents: Nancy & Brian

Every time they walk outside at school...they're on another adventure. More...
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Grand Rapids Public Museum School Proud Parents: Tom

My daughter is so excited about the Museum School! It's unique and hands-on. More...
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Grand Rapids Montessori Proud Parents: Stacy & Daniel

We did the research, and Montessori set her up for success. More...
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Coit Creative Arts Academy Proud Parents: Phil & Lavonne

We love the arts focus…Coit is a gem. More...
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City High Middle School Proud Parents: John & Gretchen

International Baccalaureate at City teaches our kids to be critical thinkers. More...
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Southwest Community Campus Proud Parents: Steve & Nora

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