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Children and Family Services announces changes to Child Welfare System

County Executive Armond Budish announced a series of actions being taken following the recommendations of a panel of local and national child welfare experts. The panel was assembled following the death of Aniya Day Garrett. Because of the pending criminal case regarding Aniya Day Garrett’s mother, Sierra Day and boyfriend Deonte Lewis. The panel made … Continue reading

Individuals posing as Premier Health Plan representatives try to steal premium funds

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Jillian Froment is warning Ohioans of an insurance fraud scam involving individuals posing as representatives of Dayton-based Premier Health Plan. Premier Health Plan, as of April 1, 2018, no longer offers health insurance products, but consumers from across the country are receiving numerous automated calls selling Premier Health … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District puts facilities plan on hold as it trys to resolve dispute with Ohio Facilities Construction Commission

by Chuck Hoven The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has placed the last two segments (Segments Eight and Nine) of its Master Facilities Plan on hold while it tries to resolve a dispute with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) over how much the state will contribute to adjust for the higher construction costs in … Continue reading

$80,000 loan approved for clean-up of Ohio City Masonic Center on Franklin Boulevard

Cuyahoga County has approved a United States Environmental Protection Agency-funded Brownfi eld Redevelopment Revolving Fund loan of $80,000 for the environmental clean-up of the Ohio City Masonic Center located at 2831 Franklin Boulevard on the near west side of Cleveland. Cleveland Rocks Holding LLC, the real estate holding company which acquired the site, plans to … Continue reading

J. Spang Bakery building on Barber Avenue and Terminal Tower awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits

The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on June 20th the awarding of over $30 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 31 historic buildings in the State of Ohio. Two projects in the city of Cleveland received funding. One of those two projects, the J. Spang Bakery at 2707 Barber Avenue, … Continue reading

The Queer Tailor is not just for anybody, she’s for every “body”

by Silk Allen What do you do when you have the most amazing dress or suit hanging in the back of your closet that just needs a few tweaks to fit you perfectly? You call a tailor who will hook your garment up with a quick nip and a tuck here, replace a button, hem … Continue reading

Veteran tenant organizer, Spencer Wells, offers to help train a new generation of tenant organizers

by Chuck Hoven   The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fi ll some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran tenant organizer … Continue reading

Joseph’s Home provides medical respite care and a support system for homeless men

by Chuck Hoven Joseph’s Home, a unique facility in downtown Cleveland, offers homeless men a place to receive ongoing care for acute medical conditions. Joseph’s Home, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity’s Health System, says it is “the only homeless service provider in Northeast Ohio exclusively focused on medical respite care.” A brochure provided … Continue reading

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization’s Managing Director and board members share thoughts on Strategic Alliance

The second article of a series of articles on the Strategic Alliance by Victoria Shea In last month’s issue of the Plain Press, the Strategic Alliance between neighborhood development organization, Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway was announced. The news analysis was very brief and took information from the joint-released letter by the two organizations as … Continue reading

Clevelanders for Public Transit rally for increased public transit funding

One hundred members of Clevelanders for Public Transit (CPT) marched from Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority headquarters to Public Square on July 23rd to rally for transit funding. The next morning, the group presented the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board of Trustees with over 700 letters calling on the RTA Board to place a transit … Continue reading