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Cleveland Community Police Commission asks Monitoring Team’s help in “reset” of proposed City Charter provisions

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2016) At the December 17, 2015 meeting of the Cleveland Community Police Commission (CCPC) held at West Side Community House, 9300 Lorain Avenue, members of the Monitoring Team, charged with overseeing compliance with the consent decree between the City of Cleveland and the Justice Department, talked to the commission … Continue reading

Transformation Alliance reviews community wraparound strategy

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2016)  The December 14 meeting of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, a group, set up to monitor the Cleveland Plan to transform the schools, featured an update on the status of the Community Wraparound Strategy being used in twenty-five schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The meeting also featured … Continue reading

RTA proposal to eliminate bus service on W. 65th draws concerned riders to meeting

(Plain Press, January 2016) On December 10th, at two public meetings held late afternoon and early evening at Max Hayes High School, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) riders had a chance to voice their concerns about a proposal by RTA to replace the current routes #21, #45 and #45A with a revised Route #45. … Continue reading

Holidays in Gordon Square

Cleveland Craft Bazaar: Button Down Designs

Westown Winter Frolic

Santa in Detroit Shoreway


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS FREE OPENING WEEKEND PERFORMANCES (JANUARY 7 – 9): Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to offer free tickets to all opening weekend performances of Incendiaries, offered to the public as part of Cleveland Pubic Theatre’s “Road to Hope” celebration. … Continue reading

Protest highlights restrictions on free speech at Cleveland City Hall

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2016) On December 7th about 40 protesters from The Committee for Social Justice and other civil rights groups gathered on the steps of Cleveland City Hall, prior to the evening City Council Meeting, to protest the “Cleveland Atrocity”, the involvement of 13 Cleveland Police Officers in firing the 137 … Continue reading