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Campaign to save John Marshall gains momentum

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2011) John Marshall High School, originally slated for demolition in September of 2011, received at least a one-year stay from the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD) until September of 2012. Retired structural engineer Satinder P.S. Puri is leading a campaign to save John Marshall High School from the wrecking … Continue reading

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New park construction at Zone and Cudell recreation centers

(Plain Press, August 2011) In late June, city officials and community members gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking at Zone Recreation Center, 6301 Lorain Avenue, and the ribbon cutting at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Blvd., both for the construction of new park features. The new and improved features planned for Zone include: two renovated ball … Continue reading

Recent Cleveland Municipal School District Grads given opportunity to become union apprenticeships

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2011) In an effort to get younger people involved in the construction trades, the Union Construction Industry Partnership – Apprenticeship Skills Achievement Program (UCIP-ASAP) partnered with Employment Connections and Turner Construction along with its subcontractors on the Medical Mart project, to offer five Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) graduates … Continue reading

St. Augustine Rainbow Camp provides summer fun

by Nora Rodriquez (Plain Press, August 2011) St. Augustine Church, located on West 14th in Tremont, is well known for their service operations and various community activities. One of these activities is the Augustine Rainbow Camp. The summer camp started in 1973 with around 10 kids, according to Gerry Casper, Rainbow Camp’s director. In 2011, … Continue reading

Merrick House continues to serve youth in Clark Fulton area at new location

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2011) At the end of March 2011, when Merrick House closed their West location in the Lin Omni Center at 3167 Fulton Road, their board and staff promised to continue services to the Clark Fulton neighborhood. The primary program they promised to continue in the neighborhood was the Merrick … Continue reading

Madison Avenue cameras help nab robbery suspect

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2011) Using images captured on security cameras along Madison Avenue, police captured an armed robbery suspect who later confessed to fourteen armed robberies. According to a police report filed by Detective Lawrence McGervey of the First District Detective Bureau, the suspect, Michael Steele, robbed Frank’s Tackle Shop at 10802 … Continue reading

L.J. Minor Company plans expansion of W. 25th Street facility

by Jerleen Justus (Plain Press, August 2011) LJ Minor/Nestle Plant Manager Shawn Faber and Architect Jim Larsen attended the July 7, 2011, Tremont West Development Corp. (TWDC) Economic Development Committee meeting to discuss the company’s plans for expansion of the 2621 West 25 Street facility. Public records show that on April 5, the Switzerland owned … Continue reading

Trickling it down and calling it honey

by Bruce Grossman (Plain Press, August 2011) I’m not an economist, and I certainly don’t have a Nobel Prize, but I just can’t understand how taking money from the very poorest people in society and giving it to the very richest is going to make this country more prosperous. In fact, the discrepancy in income distribution … Continue reading

West Side Cleveland Foodbank member agencies honored

(Plain Press, August 2011) The Cleveland Foodbank recently honored the successes of its member agencies at its 2011 Recognition Event. Two west side agencies were celebrated at the luncheon at Windows on the River. Walk of Faith Community Center, 12833 Lorain Avenue, was honored as the Innovative Program of the Year.  Their mission is to … Continue reading