By Sean P. Mulhall Editor-In-Chief Protesters gathered in front of the Grand Rapids federal building Monday to protest the crisis in the Gaza strip. Both the Israeli and Palestinian side of the issue were represented. Nearly 140 people that identified as “Protesting in solidarity with Palestine” gathered on the corner of Ottawa and Michigan around […]
This post has been updated Story & Photos by Jonathan D. Lopez - Staff Photographer Late Sunday night, a tornado briefly touched down in Kentwood. From the ground, most of the damage appeared to be inflicted on a residential neighborhood, utility lines, and a few commercial outlets. The estimated number of people without power surged to nearly 10,000 according […]
By Sean P. Mulhall – Editor-In-Chief The Grand Rapids Community College Board of Trustees voted to approve the 2014-15 budget June 16. The budget does not include programs like the Diversity Lecture Series and Actors’ Theater, that have been funded by the college in past years. GRCC’s Finance Department was dealing with a $3.3 million […]
A Spectrum Health security officer was shot in the leg when trying to confront a subject who was breaking into cars in Spectrum’s parking ramp. The incident happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday in the Lafayette Avenue and Michigan Street parking ramp.
Story and photos by Sean P. Mulhall - Editor-In-Chief The 45th annual Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts kicked off downtown Friday on a beautiful sunny day. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the temperature reached an afternoon high of 81 around 3 p.m. The Bruce Mathews Band started their set of original roots […]
By Sean P. Mulhall Grand Rapids Community College’s top finance administrator presented the final $172.6 million budget proposal to the Board of Trustees Monday. Lisa Freiburger, Vice President of Finance and Administration at GRCC, spoke in front of the board of trustees once again to update the board on minor changes from the past two weeks. The […]
By Erica Horoky – Photo Editor The 45th annual Festival Regional Arts Exhibition, part of the Festival of the Arts, returned to the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts (2 Fulton St. W) on May 30, and will be on display until August 17. The exhibition features a variety of mediums including photography, sculpture, paintings, jewelry […]
The Grand Rapids Community College board of trustees will be presented a final budget proposal today in room 108 of Sneden Hall at 4:15 p.m. The board will vote to approve or deny the budget two weeks from today.
By Clayton Cummins The forecast for Memorial Day 2014 in West Michigan is shaping up to be the best weather we’ve seen in months. With many of Michigan’s construction projects being put on hold and gas prices not forecasted to rise, according to AAA, this Memorial Day should certainly be something to remember. AAA predicts […]
By Ray Potts Arts and Entertainment Editor The first ever Grand Rapids “InstaMeet”, a gathering of fans of the smartphone photography app “Instagram”, was held on May 18 at Rowster Coffee on Wealthy St. Turnout was low, but “Instameet” organizer Mark Wynsma, a New York-based photographer and Grand Rapids native, took it in stride and used the […]