Community response to what's happening locally.


Group Five apartment property management is unresponsive

January 3, 2020
I have been a resident in good standing of Walnut Hills Apartments in Grand Rapids (managed by Group Five Management Company) for the last five years. Read More

Letter: Headline was misleading

March 22, 2019
On March 11, I was disappointed to see these pages print a highly misleading headline, “Environmental organizations nix ‘zero coal’ plan,” about Consumers Energy’s rate case. Read More

Letter: Boating is big business

January 25, 2019
From the Great Lakes to our more than 11,000 inland waterways, boating has long been a cherished pastime for many families across Michigan. Read More

Letter: Pay more attention to early learners

August 31, 2018
Editor: As an educator with more than 25 years in public school teaching and administration, your recent editorial (“Thinking outside the box is essential to solving worker shortage,” Aug. 20) gave me pause. Read More

Letter: The voice of reason

August 10, 2018
Editor: I just wanted to send a quick note thanking Lou Glazer for his ongoing editorial in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, especially his most recent, “Economic well-being starts with education” (Aug. 6, 2018). Read More

Longstanding companies shape lakeshore region

June 22, 2018
In 1968, Chicago native Pat Thompson put down roots in Holland where he embarked on a new entrepreneurial vision: deep-draw business. Read More

Letter: Current redistricting system is broken

May 25, 2018
Editor: As a longtime Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce member, I was disheartened to learn the GR Chamber is opposing the proposal to create a citizens commission to draw future voting districts in Michigan. Read More

Letter: Legislation is weakening nation

February 23, 2018
I am sickened by continuing proposed legislation that rewards the rich and is devastating to the “common man” and the poor. Read More

Letter: We must keep our pension promises to public employees

December 8, 2017
As the chief administrative officer and manager of the city of Port Huron, I oversee 52 police and 33 firefighters, as well as 220 full-time public employees and 369 pension beneficiaries. That’s why I’m concerned about Michigan’s unfunded pension liabilities. Read More

Letter: A way forward against sexual harassment

November 17, 2017
This is an open invitation and joint statement to our community from the YWCA West Central Michigan, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Women’s Resource Center. Read More