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Cuyahoga County officials offer Tax Reassessment/Outreach to Homeowners

by Bruce Checefsky Out numbering homeowners in a display of unflinching determination, Cuyahoga County representatives lined the meeting room at Westshore Opportunity Center on February 20th with folding tables and chairs, brightly colored banners, and packets of information to assist local residents seeking relief for their recent property tax assessments. Among the county departments on … Continue reading

Cleveland Museum of Art Presents Raúl de Nieves: Fina at the Transformer Station

March 2019 Community Board

ARTS LITERARY CLEVELAND STAGED READINGS INSPIRED BY CUYAHOGA RIVER FIRE: Saturday March 16 and Sunday March 17 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Cleveland State University Student Center Ballroom, 2121 Euclid Avenue. Free performance and reception. Freewill donation of $10 suggested. Attendees are asked to register in advance at: CLEVELAND DRUM CIRCLE: Sundays at … Continue reading

Sheriff’s deputies commended for saving son’s life

To the Editor: (Plain Press, March 2019)I am writing in regards to the Sheriff’s deputies, who saved my son’s life, Brian N. He overdosed in the basement of my home. The deputies recognized this, and they transported my son to the hospital before going to county jail. I feel with all the negative publicity; this … Continue reading

St. Boniface Parish celebrates the beginning of the Year of the Pig

(Plain Press, March 2019) Over 300 people gathered at St. Boniface Catholic Parish on February 3rdto celebrate the beginning of the lunar new year, Tết Nguyên Đán. The Vietnamese American Apostolate, headed by St. Boniface Pastor Father Hilary Khanh Hai Nguyen, organized the celebration of the new year, the Year of the Pig. Fr. Hilary … Continue reading

Five Spring Fashion Trends That You Actually Want to Wear

by Silk Allen (Plain Press, March 2019)I smell the promise of spring in the air: the days are getting lighter, brighter and longer and there’s that collective look of hope that we give each other as we pass by strangers on sidewalks while crunching dirty snow under our salt stained boots hoping that this will … Continue reading

CLASH begins to collect signatures for ballot initiative to make rental housing lead safe

(Plain Press, March 2019)Cleveland Lead Safe Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced they are prepared to gather signatures to place a proposed Lead Safe Housing initiative on the November ballot. The announcement came as part of a February 4thPress Conference held by CLASH member organizations at the office of Organize! Ohio. The group released a … Continue reading

YWCA Speaker Karen Williams shares wisdom of humor at It’s Time to Talk Forum on Race

(Plain Press, March 2019)On February 15, the YWCA of Greater Cleveland held a Forum on Race, It’s Time to Talkfeaturing keynote speaker Karen Williams at the Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus. Williams, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the International Institute of Humor and Healing Arts (HaHA Institute), explored the theme of humor and … Continue reading

2019 Plain Press Community Guide

               2019 Plain Press Community Guide EMERGENCY NUMBERS Bellefaire JBC Homeless & Missing Youth 24/7 Hotline……….….. 570-8010 Cuyahoga County 24/7 Crisis Hotline   ….……623-6888 Crisis Text: 4HOPE to 741741 Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211 … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates at its annual meeting

(Plain Press, March 2019)Metro West Community Development Organization held its annual meeting on February 6that the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road. The meeting included the distribution of its annual report, presentation of awards, and comments from Board Members, Managing Director Ricardo León, Ward 14 Council Representative Jasmin Santana, Ward 3 City Council Representative Kerry … Continue reading