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Greater Cleveland Congregations responds to “Improvements” to the Q Deal

CALLS FOR MORE FUNDS TO BE DEVOTED TO A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT (Plain Press, May 2017)       Since January when the Quicken Loans Arena deal was first announced, Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has been vocal and active in its support for equity and fairness to bring prosperity to downtown and our neighborhoods. GCC acknowledges the important … Continue reading

City officials present plan for West Side Market parking

(Plain Press, May 2017)       At an April 19th meeting with representatives from the City of Cleveland Department of Public Works, West Side Market Tenants received an update on the City of Cleveland’s plans for the West Side Market Parking Lot. City officials said that when they start charging for parking, there will be 1 … Continue reading

Former home of RAM Electronics to get a facelift

by John Kinsley (Plain Press, May 2017)       One of the “thinnest” buildings on West 25th Street, home most recently to RAM, is about to get a face lift. The three-story building at 1898 W. 25th St. was designed in 1892 by architect Bernard Van Develde, who had designed other buildings in the last part … Continue reading

Good Friday Procession

Building at 1822-1826 W. 25th housed many businesses over the years

by Tommy Carosielli (Plain Press, May 2017)       In the hustle and bustle of Ohio City, a small building stuck between two popular businesses may be lost in the shuffle. But diving into the history of the building at 1822-1826 W 25th St. provides a peak into Ohio City’s interesting history. Local architectural historian Craig … Continue reading

Dirty deed done by corruptors

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, May 2017)       Well, the dirty deed was done. They always had the votes. Eleven of 17 votes were there. But they wanted one more. Why? To rush the job. You see quick and dirty works better for muggers. COMMENTARY It took a bit of trickery as usual. In a … Continue reading

Ohio House budget proposal makes some improvements, but still underinvests

by Zach Schiller (Plain Press, May 2017)  On April 25th, the Republican majority of the Ohio House of Representatives announced its proposal for the next two-year state budget. Despite some improvements, the new House plan remains an underinvestment budget that provides inadequate resources for Ohio’s needs. NEWS ANALYSIS The proposal includes some welcome additional support for … Continue reading

Franklin Block Club Trees

Plain Press – May 2017