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Election 2016 results — turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area

Election 2016 results – turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area (Plain Press, December 2016) Voters approved all three issues on the ballot in Cleveland this November. Of the three issues, the half percent hike in the payroll tax won by the smallest margin winning 51.36% to 48.64%, with 64,439 yes votes … Continue reading

Plain Press 2016 Fundraising Letter


Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone elected president of National League of Cities: CARRIES ON ZONE FAMILY LEGACY OF PUBLIC SERVICE

  : by Jack Craciun III (Plain Press, December 2016) On November 19th, 2016, Cleveland Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone was elected president of the National League of Cities (NLC) at the organization’s 2016 City Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zone, who served as NLC’s first vice president in 2016, will lead the nation’s largest membership … Continue reading

Workshops demonstrate healthy meal preparation

(Plain Press, December 2016) Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) Wellness Coordinator Cheryl Sara, RN, shared tips and recipes at two classes held at the Neighborhood Family Practice Ridge Road Community Health Center on November 17th. Those in attendance, fifteen people in the first class and about eight in the second, watched as Sara prepared a number … Continue reading

3116 W. 54 (W. 54 & Winimac) vacant

West Side Market tenants petition for rent reduction

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2016) In a November 17th letter to Cleveland City Council, West Side Market Tenants Association President Vince Bertonaschi requested a 25% rent reduction for tenants at the West Side Market and a two-year moratorium on any additional rent increases. In the letter, Bertonaschi notes the considerable loss of business … Continue reading

Free fresh produce from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Free fresh produce from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank Free fresh produce from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Emerald Development and Economic Network (EDEN Inc.)


Creative Fusion Fall 2016 Edition

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, November 19, 2016; 2501 to 2799 Washington Avenue,, a community engagement artist residency, linked international artists with local artists to create a series of public scale visual art pieces in Hinge Town and along the Detroit Avenue corridor from W. 25th to W. 32nd. Brazilian artist Ananda Nahú collaborated … Continue reading


  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ADULT BASIC EDUCATION SEEDS OF LITERACY is a non-profit organization that provides FREE basic education and GED® preparation to adults in the Cleveland area. Together with students, volunteers, and donors, they are working to break a root cause of poverty: illiteracy. To … Continue reading