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Educators in Cleveland Teachers Union ask to be included in the planning process for Investment Schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2015) Members of the Cleveland Teachers Union came in mass to the Cleveland Board of Education’s April meeting to protest new corrective action plans the district seeks to impose on teachers at the district’s 23 investment schools. An overflow crowd packed the Cleveland Board of Education meeting on April … Continue reading

Station Hope Block Party

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, May 9, 2015; Station Hope Block Party, St. John’s Church, Church Avenue between W. 26 and W. 28: Joan Southgate tells the audience of the role of Cleveland, which had the code name “Hope”, in the Underground Railroad that “brought freedom seekers to freedom.” Southgate brought attention the history of … Continue reading

Clark-Fulton Dog and Cat Wellness Day

Duck Island Neighborhood

Stakeholders’ input sought for future of South Branch Library

(Plain Press, June 2015) On May 7th about 40 stakeholders interested in the fate of the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library gathered at Lincoln West High School to receive an update on the Community Vision Plan for the library and to offer their input. At the onset of the meeting Cleveland Public Library … Continue reading

Pastor Allen Harris to take new position as Regional Minister in Capital area

(Plain Press, June 2015) Members of the Franklin Circle Christian Church’s congregation joined with neighbors and friends on Sunday May 17th in offering best wishes to Pastor Allen V. Harris as he moves on to a new position as Regional Minister of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church Capital Area (serving 48 congregations in Maryland, … Continue reading

La Placita, monthly neighborhood open air market,

Solar Panels


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS THE 28TH ANNUAL CLIFTON ARTS & MUSICFEST will be held on Saturday, June 20TH from 10 am – 6 pm on Clifton Blvd. Live music, fine art, great food, specialty shopping, children’s activities, information booths.  Free family event. CREATIVE … Continue reading

Deep Water Decision Lincoln-West High School: Demolish or Renovate?

By Micheal Kostura (The Wolverine Scene in the Plain Press, June 2015) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is facing a very important decision regarding Lincoln-West High School. The district is being faced with the decision of whether they should demolish then reconstruct the building entirely, or save some parts of the school- such as the … Continue reading