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PROMISES BROKEN:  Property taxes promised in 1990 could have been a game changer for Cleveland

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2014) Cuyahoga County voters are pondering a decision about the 20-year extension of a sin tax on spirituous liquor, beer, wine, cider, and cigarettes estimated to raise between $13 and $15 million per year to pay for repairs and upgrades at the three large sports facilities downtown. The discussion to … Continue reading

Residents seek explanation of sudden resignation of Commander Keith Sulzer

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2014)Over 150 area residents came to the Second District Police Community Relations Committee on April 8th hoping to learn the reasons behind the sudden resignation of Second District Commander Keith Sulzer on March 24th.  Cleveland Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams gave a brief outline of the conversation he … Continue reading

SCFBC Program Director Megan Meister heads to Neighborhood Family Practice

(Plain Press, May 2014)  Stockyard Clark Fulton Brooklyn Centre (SCFBC) Program Director Megan Meister will be leaving the organization on May 2nd to take a community based position at Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Executive Director Jeff Ramsey made the announcement in an April 24th email to friends of the Stockyard Clark Fulton Brooklyn Centre … Continue reading

Cuyahoga County Executive Candidates weigh in on critical needs

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2014)Five of six Democrats competing in the primary election on May 6th to be their party’s candidate in the General Election for Cuyahoga County Executive attended a Candidates’ Night held by a coalition of health care, housing and human services organizations. The organizations asked candidates to respond to questions … Continue reading

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Issue 7 Sin Tax called “absurdity of absurdities”

To the Editor: (Plain Press, May 2014) This issue is the absurdity of absurdities.  Let me get this straight: the purpose of the Sin Tax is to gouge those who purchase alcohol and cigarettes not because anyone is trying to discourage consumption but rather so the County can use that money to pay for sports … Continue reading

Pizza Party at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Friday, April 11, 2014; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, W. 70th and Detroit Avenue: Kindergarten student, Arihanna Aqqad, age 6, enjoys a piece of pizza. She nods her head affirmatively when asked if she read a lot of books this year and says, “That’s why we got to have this … Continue reading

Pony Ride and Spring Celebration, Denison Avenue United Church of Christ,

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Palm Sunday, April 13, 2104; Pony Ride and Spring Celebration, Denison Avenue United Church of Christ, W. 99th and Denison: Zahara Ibrahim, age 6, rides the pony Ariel, while her brother, Joe Abrahim, age 10, walks along the side. Two staff members from Coventry Farm in Strongsville guide Ariel.

Enrollment jumps at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy

CMSD News Bureau 4/23/2014 (Plain Press, May 2014)Trouble breaks out half a world away, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD’s) Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy in the Stockyard neighborhood of Cleveland feels the impact. The school, which opened in 2010, is for students in kindergarten through 12th grade who come to Cleveland from other … Continue reading

Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance’s Opening Day Protest March

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Friday, April 4th, 2014; W. 25th and Detroit Avenue, Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance’s Opening Day Protest March: Philip Yenyo, Executive Director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio, speaks to Members of the Committee of 500 Years of Dignity and Resistance and their supporters as they begin … Continue reading