Annual dog swim set for city pool

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will host a free dog swim event at Richmond Park Pool.

Open house provides info on sponsored recruits

The Grand Rapids Police Department will host an open house for those interested in learning more about sponsored recruit positions.

Beer City pickleball tourney returns

The Beer City Open Pickleball Championships are returning to Grand Rapids July 18 through July 23, 2023 at Belknap Park.

Growing further on Fridays

Participants in a summer youth program got a glimpse of the Grand Rapids City Commission Chambers on Friday, July 7 as they took part in GRow Further Fridays.

$90M in State funds earmarked for Grand Rapids

The City of Grand Rapids is welcoming funding contained in the State of Michigan’s bipartisan Fiscal Year 2024 budget...

Strengthening relationships abroad

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss recently led a 15-member delegation to two of Grand Rapids' sister cities in Asia.

City: Offices closed, pools open!

Holidays come a few minor inconveniences– office closures and delayed garbage pickup to name two.

Guide to celebrating 4th of July

Grand Rapids’ 2023 Independence Day celebrations will start off with a bang Saturday July 1, with an annual fireworks display.

14 Fireworks Safety Tips

Since the passing of the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act, PA 256 of 2011, a growing number of residents are choosing to light consumer grade fireworks as part of their annual holiday celebrations at home.
Grand Rapids Police Department headquarters.

Bank robbery suspect taken into custody

A bank in downtown Grand Rapids was robbed Thursday afternoon.

Kentwood announces 4th of July celebration schedule

The City of Kentwood is inviting community members of all ages to participate in its Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4.

City offices closed in observance of Juneteenth

Many City of Grand Rapids offices will be closed today, June 19, Juneteenth Freedom Day. 

GRPD adds new members to K9 Unit

The Grand Rapids Police Department has announced changes to its K9 Unit.

BBQ grills source of structure fires

The Grand Rapids Fire Department has had a very busy week responding to structure fires within the city that have caused more than $330,000 in damage.

Pedestrian bridge to close on weekends

The City is making some changes as to when people can access the pedestrian bridge that spans the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Update: ‘Armed and Dangerous’ suspect taken into custody

Grand Rapids Police Department is asking the community to help identify the whereabouts of a person of interest in a homicide case. 

Aman Park inducted into ‘Network’

Aman Park was recently recognized by the Old-Growth Forest Network for its protections, ecological quality and value to the community as a future old-growth forest.

Moving up in the ranks

The Grand Rapids Fire Department recently announced a change in its executive staff.

Roadworks announcements herald start of construction season

Several major upcoming roadway projects will impact residents and visitors to Grand Rapids and surrounding communities.

Update: Power restored after car-post collision on Eastern Avenue

The City of Grand Rapids and Consumers Energy crews are responding to an accident near the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Temple St. in the southeast quadrant of Grand Rapids.




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