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February 2015 Plain Press

Residents relay concerns about police violence to Cleveland City Council members at Listening Tour

by Chuck Hoven Following a 58-page report by the United States Department of Justice on excessive use of force by the Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland City Council’s Safety Committee initiated a series of Listening Tours. Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley said the listening sessions were designed to “come to the neighborhoods and listen to … Continue reading

Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations holds its first community meeting in Cleveland

by Chuck Hoven The Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations convened by Governor John Kasich to address the issue of police community relations on a statewide basis held its first community meeting at Cleveland State University on January 20th.  The Task Force formed in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department report on excessive use … Continue reading

CTU President David Quolke draws crowd to Walz Library for breakfast meeting

by Chuck Hoven Over fifty people attended the second Breakfast with Cleveland Teacher’s Union (CTU) President David Quolke and Cleveland Teachers Union leadership held at the Walz Library at 7910 Detroit Avenue on January 24th. Common Good Ohio and its staff Rowena Ventura and Pastor Aaron Phillips organized the meeting. CTU President Quolke said he … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library’s Carnegie South Branch Library building


In an article in the January 2015 issue of the Plain Press titled “Collaborative for a Fair, Safe and Just Cleveland works for inclusion of citizens in efforts to reform Cleveland Division of Police” several inaccuracies occurred.  While Rhonda Williams of the Collaborative for a Fair, Safe and Just Cleveland was a speaker at the … Continue reading

Family Open Studio at Art House

Halloran Park Skating Rink


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ART A FREE FAMILY OPEN STUDIO is held the third Saturday of every month from 1 to 3 pm.  Spend time with your family as you make individual or family art works. Each month has a theme and Art House … Continue reading

Cleveland Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals rules Loren Naji Studio Gallery needs fire alarm system

by Chuck Hoven The January 7th meeting of the Cleveland Board of Building Standards and Building Appeals featured a case where the opinion of the Building and Housing Department was at odds with the enforcement of municipal code by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Loren Naji, the owner of a building at 2138 W. 25th Street, … Continue reading