Street Talk

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


Street Talk:Wedding planner

Boxing day.

January 18, 2019
While the Pub at Paddock is generating excitement as the most recent restaurant addition to the historic Paddock mansion, not much has been heard about Greg Gilmore’s plans to convert the mansion into a multiunit housing development. Read More

Street Talk: Police manhunt goes nationwide

Spectator sport.

January 11, 2019
The city of Grand Rapids is now on the lookout for a new top cop. Read More

Street Talk: Up North isn’t just for vacationers

100 ideas.

January 4, 2019
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital is expanding its services in northern Michigan. Read More

Street Talk: Table talk welcome

House hunters.

December 28, 2018
Grand Rapids Downtown Market is partnering with Start Garden, Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women and the MSU Extension on a new endeavor meant to strengthen the region’s food system. Read More

Street Talk: A great start

Recycling holidays.

December 21, 2018
Grand Rapids Community College will be the first in the state to participate in a national project to better prepare early childhood education professionals. Read More

Street Talk: The brain drain

Metal rules.

December 14, 2018
A number of CEOs continue to pour out of the top jobs in the country, according to a recent report by global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Read More

Street Talk: The points system


December 7, 2018
The city’s planning department beat the clock on a medical marijuana moratorium. Read More

Street Talk: All for the river?

Pomp and circumstance.

November 30, 2018
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has heard from a consultant who demonstrated a racial equity-testing tool using a local sustainability project as an example. Read More

Street Talk: Program showing promise

Extra eyes.

November 23, 2018
The past year was a record-breaking time for the Muskegon Area Promise, with 84 percent of students returning to Baker College of Muskegon or Muskegon Community College this fall. Read More

Street Talk: Financial literacy

Water woes.

November 16, 2018
A community bank has ramped up its efforts to reach Spanish-speaking customers. Read More