Street Talk

A casual, and sometimes cutting, roundup of what's being said around town.

ARTICLES

Street Talk: Asleep at the wheel

Poetry in motion.

April 21, 2017
A study involving traffic stop tendencies of Grand Rapids officers has revealed black motorists are twice as likely as non-black drivers to be stopped by police within the city limits. Read More

Street Talk: The iceman cometh

Wear your beer.

April 14, 2017
Turns out very few people are studying hockey in United States, but a Calvin College professor aims to change that. Read More

Street Talk: DeVoses toast new venture

Flying south.

April 7, 2017
The DeVos family officially owns a West Michigan hard cider company. Read More

Street Talk: Pure Michigan: boon or bust?

Tour group.

March 31, 2017
While the Michigan Economic Development Corporation was touting another year of positive impact for the state’s tourism industry thanks to the Pure Michigan campaign, a statewide policy organization was making the rounds with a different narrative. Read More

Street Talk: The global economy

International flavor.

March 24, 2017
With the election of President Donald Trump, the West Michigan business community has one question on the country’s place in the global economy. Read More

Street Talk: Putting a charge in development

Grocery list.

March 17, 2017
Consumers Energy has marked 200 acres of industrially zoned land in Crockery Township for possible development. Read More

Street Talk: A parking exodus

Funny story.

March 10, 2017
About 300 monthly parking spots are set to clear up by the end of the year. Read More

Street Talk: An answer to prayers

Dress addresses.

March 3, 2017
Aquinas College is right on track funding its new chapel. Read More

Street Talk: Who wants Wahlburgers?

Cider rules.

February 24, 2017
Actor Mark Wahlberg was spotted hanging out in Grand Rapids last week, setting tongues wagging as to what the TV and movie celebrity was doing in town. Read More

Street Talk: Parking suggestions welcome

The soft side.

February 17, 2017
With all the hubbub surrounding parking this past week, maybe it’s time for Grand Rapids to tear a page from Seattle’s book. Read More