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St. Rocco Early Childhood Learning Center

West Side Market threatened as customers from other businesses take over its traditional parking area

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2015) A visit to the West Side Market on a recent weekday offered a demonstration of the parking problem. While the parking lot was full, the number of shoppers in the market did not come close to reflecting the number of cars in the parking lot. Vince Bertonaschi, a … Continue reading

Community Health Improvement Plan seeks health and wellness for all the people in Cuyahoga County

(Plain Press, July 2015) The Health Improvement Partnership (HIP) – Cuyahoga released the first ever, countywide Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) on June 11th at the Ariel International Center on E. 40th Street in Cleveland. The plan, many years in the making, was spurred along in response to a 2009 analysis of life expectancy in … Continue reading

Coalition forms to seek plans, tools and resources necessary for success at 23 Investment Schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2015) On May 30th, the Cleveland Teachers Union (CTU) and Common Good Ohio hosted another Breakfast with CTU President David Quolke. The event held at the Breen Center at St. Ignatius High School featured a discussion between members of the teachers union, members of Common Good Ohio, and members … Continue reading

My MetroHealth, My Community Family Festival

Tri-C Launches New Adult Diploma Program

Participants earn diploma and career credential; enrollment opens July 6 (Plain Press, July 2015) A new program launching at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will link earning a high school diploma with free job training for adults, age 22 or older, who left school before graduating. Enrollment in the Adult Diploma Program at Tri-C opens Monday, … Continue reading

St. Michael Archangel Parish


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE CREATIVE WORKFORCE FELLOWSHIPS of $15,000 will be awarded to 40 Cuyahoga County artists in 2016.  The application deadline is Friday, September 4th, 2015.  Free workshops will offer training in related skills, including grant writing, legal considerations and … Continue reading


(Plain Press, July 2015) In the June 2015 issue of the Plain Press there is a mistake in the caption under the photo of Joan Southgate at the Station Hope Block Party at St. John’s Church. The year that Southgate walked the 519-mile route from Ripley, Ohio to St. Catherine’s Ontario is incorrect. The correct … Continue reading

Residents receive update on West Shoreway, Edgewater Park and Shoppes on Clifton

(Plain Press, July 2015) About 300 people gathered at Louisa May Alcott School on June 4th for an update on three different projects:  the West Shoreway Reconstruction, Cleveland Metroparks plans for Edgewater Park and plans for Shoppes on Clifton. West Shoreway Kristen Bowen, of Michael Baker International and Associates, said that the Ohio Department of … Continue reading