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June 15, 2017
Coldbrook trail opens to water's edge

The City of Grand Rapids, its Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI), the Michigan Department of Transportation, Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority and the West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition officially opened the Coldbrook Edge trail this afternoon.



June 13, 2017
City Clerk’s Office visits Hispanic Center for Passport Outreach Event

The Grand Rapids City Clerk’s Office is hosting a special Passport Outreach Event on Saturday, June 17 at the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan. City representatives will be on hand from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. to accept passport applications. The Hispanic Center of Western Michigan is located at 1204 Grandville Ave. SW, Grand Rapids.

June 9, 2017
Grand Rapids seeks resident input at series of City Update & Community Response Sessions

The City of Grand Rapids will hold a series of accountability sessions beginning this Monday, organized in response to community feedback gleaned from multiple forums and listening sessions.

June 7, 2017
Ford Students Earn Grant to Recognize Parents

Students and parents pose at a parent appreciation eventA group of students from Gerald R. Ford Academic Center applied for and received one of the first City of Grand Rapids Neighborhood Match Fund contracts. The 6th grade students were led by Ayden Pagan and included Davohn Lafernier and Lavonta Crump. The team was assisted by Bruce Boman of Oakdale Neighbors and teacher Mr. Gleason.

June 2, 2017
Reconfiguration of I-196/Ottawa ramps begins

A reconstruction project for the off-ramps and Ottawa Avenue begins next week and will last until early September. The eastbound and westbound I-196 off ramps will be closed for approximately two to three weeks starting Tuesday and freeway traffic will be directed to use the College Avenue exits. This closure is coordinated with the ongoing Michigan Street resurfacing project.

May 30, 2017
Mayor Bliss urges local businesses to support youth employment by joining Mayor’s 100

The latest installment of the Leadership and Employment, Achievement and Direction, or LEAD, training program is in full swing, and Mayor Rosalynn Bliss is encouraging local businesses to support youth employment by becoming members of the Mayor’s 100 campaign.

May 24, 2017
Civilian Appeals Board reviews alleged claims of police misconduct

Group of adults review documents around tableGrand Rapids Police Officers assist hundreds of citizens daily. No two calls for service are ever the same. Each is unique and unpredictable. What’s more, an officer’s encounter with distressed victims or uncooperative perpetrators can be stressful.