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Deportations destroy families

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, May 3, 2014; The Immigrant Justice Solidarity Rally and March organized by the Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network: Supporters of immigrant rights begin a march from Market Square Park on W. 25th and Lorain Avenue. The demonstrators called for an end to deportations that are breaking up families.

Springtime brings transitions for several area organizations and individuals

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, May 1, 2014, Megan Meister Moves On Party, Los Dos Fronteras, 3292 Fulton Road: (L-R) Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Executive Director Jeff Ramsey, Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone, Megan Meister, Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins, and Ward 12 Councilman Anthony Brancatelli.  Friends of Megan Meister gathered to wish her … Continue reading

Jean Brandt Gallery

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, May 9, 2014; Jean Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth: (L-R) Artist Phoebe Nelson, gallery owner Jean Brandt and artist Bruno Casiano. Jean Brandt hosts the last opening at her art gallery. The gallery will hold a farewell party at the closing reception of the current show, Constant Background — new prints … Continue reading

W. 25th Street Gallery given ample time to comply with law prior to liquor inspection

by Henry Senyak (Plain Press, June 2014) In the past few weeks you may have read in the Plain Dealer and Cleveland Scene articles and opinions regarding a liquor inspection by State of Ohio Department of Public Safety agents at the Loren Naji Gallery. The Gallery is a located at 2138 West 25th Street. Some … Continue reading

Bound for Gordon Square, Near West Theatre stages big musical farewell to its 36-year home

(Plain Press, June 2014) It all started in 1978 with 13 teens, an $800 budget, a young director named Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek and a production of Godspell in the St. Patrick Catholic Church Club Building in Ohio City. Near West Theatre has grown and grown since then and is headed for a new home in the … Continue reading

Tremont Montessori Art Show Elephant

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, May 9, 2014; Tremont Montessori Art Show: A mural by Tremont Montessori Preschool Class of 2011-12 created under the direction of Artist in Residence Wendy Mahon of Young Audiences. Students created the figure of an elephant to represent a character in the story Elmer by David McKee.

Clark Avenue Mural

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, May 3, 2014; Mural: It’s up to us, 2512 Clark Avenue: In an August 2012 article published in The Tremonster, a Tremont newspaper, artist John Rivera-Resto, who designed the mural, describes how the work, titled It’s up to us, began in June of 2012. That summer, high school students participating … Continue reading

Scam targets area churches and businesses

(Plain Press, June 2014)Sister Judith at St. Rocco’s parish wants to alert area businesses and churches about a scam that is targeting local churches and businesses. She said the scam involves someone calling a company or a church and telling them their baby is sick, or they need a home or apartment and a sister … Continue reading

Theft of metal gates reported in First and Second Police districts

(Plain Press, June 2014)Residents reported thefts of backyard metal gates – popped right off their hinges and taken from backyards. The thefts were reported in the middle of May from yards with back alleys. After a report on the Second District Police Community Relations Committee Facebook page – a woman urged police to check area … Continue reading