Grand Rapids Local Websites
I've been meaning to write about Grand Rapids websites that follow local news and developments for a while now. Here are a few:
Urban Planet: Devoted to covering the "new urbanism" movement, Urban Planet has forums that talk about Grand Rapids property development, buildings, Grand Rapids history (as it relates to neighborhoods and buildings) and discuss the "mystery project" in excessive detail.
Michigan Buzzboard: Discusses Michigan tv and radio news programming and the personalities behind it. In fact, you'll find some of those personalities lurking quietly (or not so quietly) in the forums.
Local Area Watch: It's tagline is "reporting the news the news won't report in Western Michigan." It seems to be a blog devoted to reporting on things the author doesn't like about various organizations and individuals in Grand Rapids.