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Hot Dog! City of Grand Rapids Hosting Free Dog Swim Event

We all need a pool day every once in a while-- even our four-legged friends!

The city of Grand Rapids is hosting "Wag 'n' Wade", a free dog swim event at Richmond Pool August 27. 

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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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Pioneer Construction
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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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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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Photo Courtesy of Amway
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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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flickr, Aurimas Adomavicius
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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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City Of Grand Rapids Urges Residents To Play Board Game

While I'm sure that we'd all like to be a part of the city Planning Committee, it just doesn't work into most people's schedule.

Suzanne Shultz of the Grand Rapids city planning committee has developed a game called "The Quality of LIFE"

City officials are hoping that residents will pick up the game at the city planning department (located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW), and play it to help them figure out the future of Michigan Ave.

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Photograph Courtest of mLive.com and Photographer Katy Batdorff
Photograph Courtest of mLive.com and Photographer Katy Batdorff
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Hit A Pothole? Get Compensated For It. Thank You Grand Rapids!

mLive.com hit the streets to check out the pothole situation.  This is the time when the temperatures start fluctuating, and the pavement begins to expand and contract, and potholes begin to pop up everywhere...

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My Curbside Christmas Tree. There & Tagged Since December 27th, 2010
My Curbside Christmas Tree. There & Tagged Since December 27th, 2010
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City Of Grand Rapids Drops The Ball Again. How About GR Getting In Compliance First!

Since the City Of Grand Rapids took their good ol' time picking up the curbside Christmas Trees, this is what we get!  I swear! 

So on December 27th I attach the little pink tag to my Christmas Tree, you know the one, the one that the city forces you to buy if you want your Christmas Tree picked up by the sanitation department...

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