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Tremont West Development Corp holds annual membership meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2011) Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC) celebrated its annual meeting on January 27th with the election of seven new board members, the re-election of board president Chris Alvarado, award presentations and speeches. For the second year in a row, a proposal to substantially change the by-laws of TWDC failed … Continue reading

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A bright streetlight is a thing of beauty for Henry Senyak

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, April 2011) If a streetlight malfunctioned on the Near West Side of Cleveland over the past couple of years, chances are that Tremont community activist Henry Senyak discovered it through a regular inspection process and reported it to Cleveland Public Power (CPP). After making a report, Senyak also monitored each … Continue reading

West 83rd Street gas explosion remembered at Detroit Shoreway’s Annual Meeting

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, April 2011) When 57 homes on West 83rd Street were damaged or destroyed by a natural gas explosion on January 25, 2010, a neighborhood’s infrastructure was ripped apart, but a community’s spirit came together, said Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone at the Pope John Hall of the Our Lady of … Continue reading

Objections raised to parking plan for West Side Community House

To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2011) I would like to know who ok’d the plan for the new community center on W.93rd and Lorain?  A 10 year old would have been able to see that 10 parking spaces wouldn’t be enough. Now they want to put one across the street? Totally absurd! Could you imagine ANY, … Continue reading

Ohio Division of Liquor Control denies renewal of liquor permit for Club Argos in Ohio City

(Plain Press, April 2011) Following up on an objection filed by Cleveland City Council, the Ohio Division of Liquor Control denied renewal of the liquor permit of Club Argos, 2030 – 2032 W. 25h. The Ohio Division of Liquor Control issued a letter to the liquor permit holder, the Gridlock Company, notifying its Chief Executive … Continue reading

Troop 98 celebrates 100 years of scouting adventure and service

(Plain Press, April 2011) Boy Scout Troop 98, the oldest Boy Scout of American Troop in Cleveland, celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 6, 2011. Scout Troop 98, family, friends and scout leaders from throughout the region gathered at St. Rocco Church on Fulton Avenue for a noon mass followed by a reception in the … Continue reading

Great Lakes Brewing Company ales score at 2011 World Beer Championships

(Plain Press, April 2011) Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC), located on Market Avenue in Ohio City, announced that three of its ales received gold medals at the 2011 World Beer Championships conducted by the Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago. The award winning ales were Commodore Perry India Pale Ale, Burning River Pale Ale and Conway’s … Continue reading

“Worst medical disaster in U.S. history” is focus of film and discussion at Capitol Theater

(Plain Press, April 2011) On February 24, the Capitol Theater in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood became a forum for the presentation the film Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale, which describes how 70% of the hemophiliac patients in the United States were infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses as a result of a failure to protect … Continue reading

Cleveland requires that addresses be visible from the front sidewalk

(Plain Press, April 2011) City of Cleveland owners of buildings and houses are required by City ordinance Section 305.04 and Section 305.05 to display their address so it can be read from the sidewalk in front of the building. Section 305.04 of the city code specifies “any building in the City upon a street to … Continue reading