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August 2016 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF


Panel discusses role of changing demographics on Republican Party’s election prospects

  (Plain Press, August 2016) On July 20, while the Republican National Convention was in session in downtown Cleveland, a panel discussion at Moncho’s Bar & Grill at 2317 Denison Avenue examined what the latest demographic data and recent polling have to say about the prospects of the Republican Party winning over a majority of … Continue reading

Menlo Park Academy plans new school at Joseph and Feiss site

(Plain Press, August 2016) Menlo Park Academy, a K-8 school serving gifted children, is working to clean-up and rehabilitate the former Joseph and Feiss Clothcraft Warehouse at 2149 W. 53rd as its new home. The Joseph & Feiss site, which once housed a large clothing manufacturer, has been abandoned for years. The clothing factory was … Continue reading

George V. Voinovich Innerbelt Bridge

State of Ohio awards funds to rehabilitate Sanford House on Franklin Boulevard

(Plain Press, August 2016) On June 28th, the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded $249,999 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits toward preservation and rehabilitation of the Sanford House, at 2843 Franklin Boulevard. Sanford House is an 1862 brick house which was originally a private residence. It later served as a part of a juvenile detention … Continue reading

Festive crowd prepares for End Poverty Now March for Economic Justice

by Chuck Hoven        (Plain Press, August 2016) A crowd of 1,000 people gathered at a large lot on E. 45th just north of Superior Avenue on July 18th for a rally prior to participating in the End Poverty Now March for Economic Justice. Groups from different parts of Ohio and from throughout … Continue reading

Organizers from Cleveland and Philadelphia call for major political parties to end poverty

(Plain Press, August 2016)         Cleveland and Philadelphia organizers of national marches, calling for an end to poverty in the United States, gathered in downtown Cleveland, on July 7th, for a press conference to announce plans for marches in both cities during the first day of the national political party conventions in each city. According … Continue reading


(Plain Press, August 2016) In an article in the July Plain Press titled Cleveland as an Occupied City as Republican National Convention comes to town it was incorrectly stated that United States District Judge Dan Polster ruled that many of the restrictions placed by the city of Cleveland on demonstrations and parades violated first amendment … Continue reading


(Plain Press, August 2016) A listing in the Community Board in the July Issue of the Plain Press under FOOD incorrectly said FREE FRESH PRODUCE was available at MetroHealth Medical Center. The produce is not free. It is FOR SALE at the MetroHealth Farm Stand in the Women and Children’s Pavilion. The Plain Press apologizes … Continue reading


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART in University Circle sponsors Free Second Sundays Family Days (August 14) from 11am to 4 pm. Hands-on art projects, games, music and more. For more information, visit DETROIT SHOREWAY FREE SUMMER … Continue reading