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Businesses in West Side Market District take advantage of free parking while West Side Market Tenants are forced to pick up the tab for lot security

by Chuck Hoven   (Plain Press, May 2016) At a recent community meeting on the Near West Side, several people said they miss shopping at the West Side Market, but no longer shop there because of the difficulty in finding a parking spot. A visit to the West Side Market on the afternoon of Wednesday, April … Continue reading

Edgewater Beach Clean-up

Race to the Max runners race through the EcoVillage

(Plain Press, May 2016) Runners and their supporters filled campus of Max Hayes High School on Saturday, April 16th for the annual Race to the Max.  The Race to the Max, held each year for the past four years by Friends of Max Hayes and the Westside Industrial Retention and Expansion Network (WIRE-Net), raises funds … Continue reading

Seniors at Riverview share life lessons with students in Arrupe afterschool program

by Chuck Hoven    (Plain Press, May 2016) Several times a year, seniors from the James Woods Center of the Rose Centers for Aging Well at Riverview Towers at 1795 W. 25th Street welcome visitors from the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership’s after school program at St. Ignatius High School, said Jerry Purcell Director of the Rose … Continue reading


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CRAFTS ART HOUSE is sponsoring the 14th Annual Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Year-End Art Exhibit with work by area students and teaching artists. The show will be held at 3119 Denison Ave, on Saturday, May 7 from 1- … Continue reading

Max Hayes Construction Program Advisory Committee

Can we trace addiction to to our image of ourselves?

To the editor: (Plain Press, May 2016) I would like to offer what knowledge and experience I have come to understand about addiction.  Although I was never exposed to illegal narcotics, I know of family and friends who were, and/or still are today. Back in 1990, when I first moved away from home to pursue … Continue reading

Presidential candidates must outline clear budget priorities

To the editor:   (Plain Press, May 2016) In less than a year, a new president of the United States will be inaugurated. The voters of Ohio will have a major role to play in determining who occupies that office. Choosing a candidate for President should involve moving beyond rhetoric to an evaluation of concrete plans. … Continue reading

Plans presented for major work on Clark Avenue

(Plain Press, May 2016) Residents attending an April 20th meeting at Clark Recreation Center learned of plans to rehabilitate Clark Avenue from Lorain Avenue (W. 90th and Clark) eastward to W. 41st. Plans designed by the firm Arcadis Design & Consultancy call for the 8-million-dollar rehabilitation project to be divided into four segments. The work … Continue reading