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St. Malachi Parish to celebrate tenth anniversary of merger with Community of St. Malachi

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, September 20, 2019; St. Malachi Church, 2459 Washington Avenue: This sculpture, a Pietá – the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, — was exhibited at the Chicago World Fair in 1893. Carved out of one block of wood, the sculpture was saved and restored after a fire … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice opens Ann B. Reichsman Community Health Center

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, October 3, 2019, Grand Opening of Neighborhood Family Practice’s (NFP) Ann B. Reichsman Community Health Center, 3545 Ridge Road: Cutting the ribbon for the new community health center are (L-R): John Wise, NFP Board Member; Alan Mancuso, NFP Board Member; Jean Solomon, Chair, NFP Board; Ann B. Reichsman, MD, … Continue reading

Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 12, 2019; Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting & Celebration, Madison Avenue & W. 75th Street: The newly renovated park (formerly Lawn-Madison Park) was named in honor of the memory of Miriam Ortiz-Rush, a longtime resident of the neighborhood, founder of El Nueva Dia newspaper, a CMHA employee and bailiff … Continue reading

Convención Hispana 2019

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 5, 2019; Convención Hispana 2019 presented by the Hispanic Roundtable, Max Hayes High School, 2011 W. 65thStreet: legendary Puerto Rican singer, musician and composer José Feliciano is welcomed to Cleveland by Cleveland attorney and Hispanic Roundtable Chairman José Feliciano. The two José Felicianos dialogued on stage before a … Continue reading

Ohio City Street Festival

  PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR Sunday, September 29, 2019; Ohio City Street Festival, W. 25th Street, north of Lorain Avenue: Volunteers Helen Smith, Jeff Urban and Ann Saraying, armed with tickets for beer, prepare to greet festival guests.  

What impact will Opportunity Zone investments have in the Tremont neighborhood?

What impact will Opportunity Zone investments have in the Tremont neighborhood? by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019)        The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, with the goal of creating long-term investments in regions of low-income rural and urban communities nationwide, established Opportunity Zones. The Opportunity Zone tax break allows investors to defer … Continue reading

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        At two recent community meetings, discussion addressed the lack of affordable housing and the prospects of current residents being able to afford to remain in their neighborhoods as property values and rents continue to … Continue reading

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        What wasn’t emphasized at the Ohio City Community Conversations Community Building Meeting or the Ward 14 Planning 101 meeting covered elsewhere in this issue of the Plain Press is that a good deal of the increased interest … Continue reading

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them

Customers voice concerns about how Cleveland Public Power treats them (Plain Press, November 2019)        Cleveland Public Power (CPP) customers brought concerns about the services and practices of the power company to a public hearing held on October 17th. The hearing was hosted by the End Poverty Now Coalition and held at St. Paul’s Community … Continue reading

Residents and stakeholders offer feedback on plans for Lincoln Heights neighborhood

Residents and stakeholders offer feedback on plans for Lincoln Heights neighborhood by Bruce Checefsky                                                                               (Plain Press, November 2019)        David Jurca arrived twenty minutes late to the Reaching Lincoln Heights community meeting, shuffled into the conference room at the Cleveland Public Library South Branch on October 15th, and set up his computer. The darkly dressed … Continue reading

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