• Panel addresses ways to identify and stop human trafficking

    by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2016) Thirty people attending a meeting at the Lorain Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue, on May 24th, learned about human trafficking in Cleveland and how to identify signs that human trafficking is taking place.  A three-person panel — Renee Jones of the Renee Jones […]

  • Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

  • Ward 15 residents receive update on school construction plans

    by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2016) Seventy people attending a Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Master Plan Update Meeting on May 18th at Waterson-Lake School building learned of plans that involve four school sites: Halle/H. Barbara Booker PreK-8; Waverly Prek-8; West Side High School at the old Max Hayes site; and Joseph M. Gallagher […]

  • West Side Market in danger of losing status as a “real market”

    by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2016) West Side Market Tenants’ Association President Vince Bertonaschi has one simple question he would like members of local block clubs to ask themselves concerning the West Side Market, “Do you want a real market, or a tourist attraction?” Bertonaschi posed that question while speaking on May 17th at […]


    A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ADULT EDUCATION FREE GED/SKILLS ENRICHMENT CLASSES will be held at the Cleveland Public Library Fulton Branch at 3545 Fulton Rd, CPL Walz Branch at 7910 Detroit Ave. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting at 10 am, and at Seeds […]

  • Sewing proposed as means to help those in recovery

    To the editor: (Plain Press, June 2016) Joe Bialek’s earnest letter in the May issue on the ever-timely problem of drug abuse brings to mind a Ted Talk by Johann Hari, which is quite insightful, (if a bit proud in title.) Hari looks beyond the family to the larger social pressures that families contend with […]