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November Election

November Election

From: http://www.eastgr.org

On Tuesday, November 8th, voters will elect a City Commissioner from each ward and the Mayor.   

Polls will be open 7 am until 8 pm at your usual polling locations.  Sample ballots are available for download below.

Absentee ballots are now available for this election. Contact 949-2110 to get an application to fill out or stop by City Hall anytime Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm.

Sample Ballot:  Ward 1 (City Hall & Middle School precincts)
Sample Ballot:  Ward 2 (Woodcliff & Breton precincts)

November Election

November Election

Absentee ballots are now available. Contact 949-2110 to get an application to fill out or stop by City Hall anytime Monday through Friday, 8 am until 5 pm.

Visit http://www.eastgr.org for additional information.

Student Section Hazed and Confused

Student Section Hazed and Confused

Students and administrators clash over hazing

By Maddy Boylen ’12 STAFF WRITER
From The East Vision


Hazing and harming are two words often grouped together and thought to essentially mean the same thing. However, this is not always the case. Hazing consists of dares, pranks, and jokes which if done right, can cause no long-term harm. There are the exceptions when someone feels uncomfortable and embarrassed, but most experiences of hazing are laughed at by the time one is a senior and even by the end of the school year. Whether it was watching it happen to someone else, or being the special person chosen to tell a joke in the stands at the football games, hazing is a part of high school.

To say that “hazing is part of high school” might seem ridiculous to some people, but this does not include hurting people physically or socially.

Townhouse Project Comes Back

Plans for a townhouse project on Bagley, on hold for a few years, are back on.  Developers will be before city commissioners August 15the at 6 PM for a public hearing on their plans to build two eight-unit buildings.   Six houses would need to be razed first.

Road Construction Update

 The City’s annual street resurfacing program is underway. The status of work for each street is listed below:

Albert Drive (Gorton to Andover): Cold milling surface and curb repair completed, paving scheduled for week of July 25th.

Groton Road (Richards to Boston): Cold milling surface and curb repair completed, paving scheduled for week of July 25th.

Cambridge Blvd. (Sherman to Franklin): Substantially complete.

Pontiac Road (west city limits to east end): Cold milling surface and curb repair completed, paving scheduled for week of July 25th.

Gladstone Ave. (Franklin to Alexander): Cold milling surface and curb repair completed, paving scheduled today.

Mackinaw Road (west city limits to Gladstone): Cold milling surface and curb repair completed, paving scheduled week of July 25th.

El Centro Blvd.

Primary Election Information

Wealthy School Precint & Lakeside School Precincts ONLY.) The City of East Grand Rapids will conduct the City Commission Primary Election on Tuesday, August 2, 2011. This election is for voters in Ward 3 only, meaning that residents who vote at Wealthy School (Precinct 3-1) and Lakeside School (Precinct 3-2) will cast their ballots in this election.

On the ballot are four candidates for the office of Third Ward City Commissioner. You will be able to vote for one candidate. The results will determine which two candidates move on to the November 8th election.

Wealthy School and Lakeside School precincts will be open from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm.

Absentee ballots are now available for those over 60 years old or who may be out of the city on election day.