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July 2014 Issue of the Plain Press


Activists gather at PJ McIntyre’s to drink cold brews and to discuss climate change

(Plain Press, July 2014) Environmentalists and alternative energy advocates gathered at P.J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub at 17119 Lorain Avenue on Sunday June 1st to drink cold brews and discuss climate change. State Senator Michael Skindell said that Senate Bill 310, just passed by the Ohio legislature, wasn’t just about freezing timelines for alternative energy requirements. … Continue reading


(Plain Press, July 2014)  The photo with the three police officers on page 7 of the June Issue of the Plain Press misidentifies Deputy Chief Wayne Drummond as Chief Calvin Williams.

United Building Lobby mural

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Monday, June 16, 2014; United Building Lobby, 2012 W. 25th Street: A part of a mural showing a street scene with a horse and carriage and a streetcar passing the Cuyahoga County Court House. Artist Jessica Newell began sketching and painting the mural in the domes above the first floor lobby … Continue reading

Funds promised Cleveland school children cut, while Cleveland stadium allocation is increased

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2014) On June 28, 1995, Cleveland City Council passed resolution number 1025-A-95 allowing that revenue from levying a  parking facility tax, and revenue from increases in the motor vehicle lessor tax and the admissions tax “can be used to fund recreational, cultural and extracurricular programs within the Cleveland School … Continue reading

Board of Zoning Appeals approves Loren Naji Gallery’s parking variance request

by Rich Weiss (Plain Press, July 2014) At a 9:30 a.m. hearing on Monday, June 23, on the 5th floor of Cleveland City Hall, The Board of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) approved a parking variance request for the Loren Naji Studio Gallery, located at 2138 W. 25th Street. The BOZA room was empty around 9 a.m., … Continue reading

Hula-Hoop Contest

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, June 12, 2014, Edgewater LIVE, Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park: Lourdes Adkins, age 12, (above) came in first in a hula-hoop contest. Her brother Damien Adkins, age 8, placed second. Both Lourdes and Damien, were each awarded two tickets to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Cleveland Public Library asked to invite authors to speak as a response to violence in society

To the editor: An Open Letter to The People’s University: (Plain Press, July 2014)Would you invite Louise Erdrich and William Least Heat Moon to please share your stage and together mine the great and much neglected wisdom in that fine passage of T. C. McLuhan’s, Touch the Earth:  “The Lakota knew the softening influence of … Continue reading

Party in Gordon Square

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Saturday, June 14, 2014; Party in Gordon Square, Artisan Collective Cleveland show, 6706 Detroit Avenue: An untitled work by sculpture Anthony Bocchicchio. A plumber by trade, Bocchicchio, used left over pieces of copper piping to create this sculpture.

West Park Summerfest

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, June 1st, 2014; West Park Summerfest, Jefferson Park, Lorain Avenue between W. 133 & W. 134th Streets: A young child seems thrilled to be able to hold the snake while visiting with Jungle Bob.