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Citizens offer input to proposed changes in the Cleveland Police Department’s use of force policy

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016) Over one hundred people gathered at Urban Community School, on September 20th, to offer input to proposed changes in the Use of Force Policy from the Cleveland Police Monitoring Team. Residents were given a handout with a brief summary of current use of force policy and the proposed … Continue reading

Poverty growth in Cleveland neighborhoods continues

CHILD POVERTY GROWS IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED BY PLAIN PRESS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016)       Despite the many community development projects in Cleveland neighborhoods, the poverty rate in Cleveland was estimated to be higher in 2012 than it was in the year 2000. The 2000 Census listed the poverty rate in Cleveland at … Continue reading

Election 2016: Information available to see in advance “What’s On the Ballot”

(Plain Press, October, 2016)       With early voting beginning in Ohio on October 12th, area residents may be ready to check out what is on the ballot. Candidates for president and vice president of the United States are at the top of the ballot this year. There are five sets of presidential and vice presidential candidates … Continue reading

Rally to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline


A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. CHILDREN CHILDREN’S CHOIR at the Archwood UCC. Rehearsals will be held every Saturday through December 17th: 10:30 am snacks, and 11:am-noon rehearsal.  Christmas Concert date to be determined.   2804 Archwood Ave.  Choir Director Lindsay Rader.  Information: or cell 312/320-1341 … Continue reading

Clevelanders urged to get involved in police reform

To the editor: (Plain Press, October, 2016)       The latest wave of terror, unleashed by the legalized killing of Black people, is re-traumatizing to many in Cleveland. LETTER Amidst this pain, white people are learning better to listen to people of color. As part of that, the group Showing Up for Racial Justice newly created a … Continue reading

The Hingetown Hoedown

Tackling poverty is the most effective way to improve performance of students in Cleveland schools

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2016)          The End Poverty Now! march was by far the largest demonstration in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention. The marchers brought their message before the national media to draw attention to a critical issue. The message should also be heeded here in Cleveland. Census bureau data published … Continue reading

NEOCycle 2016