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St. Patrick’s Day at St. Colman Church

Cleveland Metropolitan School District updates plans for school construction

(Plain Press, April 2015) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of open houses, over the past month, to gather community input on its updated construction plan for Issue 4 funds passed by voters this past November. The school district anticipates the bond issue will raise $200 million and the state of Ohio … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District secures school to apprenticeship agreement with Cleveland Construction and Building Trades Council

PROGRM WILL START IN THE FALL AT THE NEW MAX HAYES (Plain Press, April 2015) (CMSD NEWS BUREAU) A new landmark agreement, years in the making, will help move students from the classrooms at CMSD’s Max S. Hayes High School to apprenticeships in the construction trades industry. Mayor Frank G. Jackson and District CEO Eric … Continue reading

Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice honors two women for their commitment to human rights

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2015) On March 14th Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom at Kan Zaman Restaurant at W. 25th and Franklin Blvd. The celebration honored two women, Norma Freeman and Bea Silverberg, with the … Continue reading

Cleveland Seed Bank offers valuable resources to area gardeners

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2015) With the coming of spring, many area residents are beginning to think about what they will plant in their gardens this year. When looking for seeds to plant, residents may want to try checking out some seeds at The Seed Library at the Cleveland Public Library. Participating library … Continue reading

April 2015 Classified

PLAIN PRESS CLASSIFIED: $10 for 12 words and 30¢ for each additional word. To advertise count the words and mail a check or money order with your ad to the Plain Press, 2012 W. 25th #500 Cleveland, OH 44113. For more information call Tom Sheehan at (216) 621-3060 or email CATERING CATERING AVAILABLE FOR … Continue reading


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARAGON BALLROOM HELP PLAN FOR THE ARAGON BALLROOM SPACE at the second public meeting at Lincoln West High School on April 8th at 7 pm. To confirm, call Adam Stalder at 216/961-9073. ARTS AND CRAFTS THE 28TH ANNUAL CLIFTON ARTS … Continue reading

Residents vote to remove landmark status for historic Watterson Lake building to make way for demolition

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2015) At a March 18th Community meeting held in Bethany Presbyterian Church, residents voted 22 to 3 to have historic Watterson Lake School Building on W. 74th and Detroit Avenue removed from its landmark status and demolished. The school, built in 1906 and designed by architect Frank S. Barnum, … Continue reading

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization’s Strategic Vision calls for new name and expanded focus

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2015) In his remarks to those gathered for Detroit Shoreway’s 41st annual meeting, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Board of Directors Chair Joe Tegreene focused on the organization’s new strategic plan. Tegreene told the crowd of over 150 people gathered at Our Lady of Mt Carmel’s Pope John Hall … Continue reading