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Cleveland City Council needs to change the way it operates to avoid further corruption

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)       The practice by Cleveland City Council of giving exclusive say to the sitting Council Representative over decisions about projects in their ward, in effect, creates what political scientists call “functional fiefdoms” and is an invitation to corruption and influence peddling. The recent guilty plea to 26 misdemeanor ethics … Continue reading

Lincoln Heights Block Club weighs in on proposed Urban Form Overlay along Scranton, W. 25 & Barber

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)        In an 11-2 vote at its March 12thmeeting, the Lincoln Heights Block Club soundly rejected a proposal presented by Tremont West Development Corporation Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Moss and the City of Cleveland Planning Department to place an Urban Form Overlay along portions of Scranton, … Continue reading

The Litterbugz volunteers clean-up trash throughout the city

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)       On Saturday, April 21, over 1,000 volunteers met up at 35 locations in Cuyahoga County to pick up litter as part of the Great Cleveland Clean-up. The Litterbugz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter clean-up and prevention, organized the event. On the Near West Side of Cleveland, police … Continue reading

Advice available on how to prevent lead poisoning

Advice available on how to prevent lead poisoning (Plain Press, May 2018)        Pamphlets and leaflets available in health clinics, libraries, recreation centers, health fairs and Cleveland City Hall provide help to parents or guardians looking for information on how to protect their young children from lead poisoning. Some of the resources found by the … Continue reading

Third Friday at West 78th Street Studios

City Council Health and Human Services Committee renews efforts to address lead poisoning of Cleveland’s children

(Plain Press, May 2018)       On April 23rd, the Cleveland City Council Health and Human Services Committee met for a two and a half hour hearing designed to update committee members on the progress of the City of Cleveland’s interdepartmental task force in addressing the many children in Cleveland exposed to toxic levels of lead in … Continue reading Continue reading

May 2018 Community Board

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS/THEATRE/FILM FREE SCREENING OF THE AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY DOLORES: Thursday, May 3, at Lutheran Hospital Castele Auditorium. Reception at … Continue reading

In Memory: Eric Quentin Stiver

(Plain Press, May 2018)        Eric Quentin Stiver, age 34, of Cleveland, passed away April 15, 2018. Eric started his life on West 20thin Duck Island. He attended Urban Community School and Central Catholic High School, graduating in 1999 from Max Hayes High School in the top 10% of the country academically. Eric worked as a … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library’s capital projects; Jefferson Branch repairs are underway

(Plain Press, May 2018)       As Cleveland Public Library approaches its 150th anniversary, the Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to ensure its neighborhood branch libraries can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. The first phase of this two-pronged revitalization project will address critical repairs to ten branches located throughout … Continue reading

League of Women Voters back Ohio Issue One

(Plain Press, May 2018)       The League of Women Voters are backing Ohio State Issue One with a volunteer presence out in the community as well as with information on their website. If it passes, Issue One will change the way Ohio draws up congressional district boundaries. Literature from the League of Women Voters of Ohio … Continue reading