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Job Growth, Unemployment Rate Both Drop In September
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Want a Job with the City of Grand Rapids?

Over 300 City of Grand Rapids workers are retiring in the next few years-- and that means job openings for you! With hiring events being held periodically, the city is looking to fill these positions.

So what kind of jobs are they? And what do they pay?

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What’s This Parking Trickery Happening Downtown Grand Rapids?

Man, the city is doing whatever to get money… or at least I hope it’s the city and not an elaborate scam since I haven’t seen any major news of these signs becoming a thing...

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Good News: Your Grand Rapids City Tax Return Isn’t Due Until May 1st

Good news if you’re like me and find filing a “city income tax return” weird and an extra pain.

Unlike your Federal and State return which is due no later than Tuesday, April 18th this year, the City of Grand Rapids Income Tax Return isn’t due until May 1st...

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Grand Rapids Getting App to Pay Bills and Tickets Online With No Fees [VIDEO]

How many bills do you still pay by mailing out a check? Or waiting in line to pay a person? Well, if you're paying bills or tickets to the City of Grand Rapids, it could soon be even fewer.

Wood TV 8 reports the city aims to launch an app in August that will let you pay your bills online, on any device, with no convenience fees. 

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Founders Wants to Put a Giant Flag on Top of its Building

Founders Brewing Company is requesting to put an American flag on top of its building to attract customers but it exceeds the city's zoning laws.

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Parking Rates in Downtown Grand Rapids Will Increase on September 1st

If you park in Downtown Grand Rapids, starting Thursday, September 1st, you will notice that rates at the meters and the parking ramps will be higher than usual...

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GRPD May Be On To Something…

Another week, another Grand Rapids police officer taking time to make young friends.  I really love this, first officer Ickes, then Sgt. Nobles, now Sgt...

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Applications to Raise Backyard Chickens now Available in Grand Rapids

City of Grand Rapids residents can now apply for a permit to raise chickens in their backyards.

The City Development Center will accept applications beginning today, April 1. The Backyard Chicken Ordinance goes into effect in one month.

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City of Grand Rapids’ Yard Waste Drop-Off Center Now Open

Spring is here, believe it or not, and with the warmer temperatures expected this week, the City of Grand Rapids' yard waste drop-off site has opened a week earlier than scheduled.

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Grand Rapids Christmas Tree Recycling Begins January 2

Christmas has come to an end. And, if you had a real Christmas tree this year, it's time for you to figure out how to get rid of it.

Luckily, if you live in the city of Grand Rapids, it is offering free Christmas tree recycling starting Jan. 2, 2014. 

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