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Cleveland City Council holds retreat to orient new members and refresh re-elected members

Cleveland City Council holds retreat to orient new members and refresh re-elected members by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, February 2022)  The same week Mayor Justin Bibb took office, Cleveland City Council met for a three-day retreat to introduce new council members and familiarize returning council members on the inner workings of City Hall. The in-person meeting … Continue reading

Full circle: Local initiative aims to rev up circular economy in Cleveland

Full circle: Local initiative aims to rev up circular economy in Cleveland by Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, February 2022)  Plastic is everywhere, and we can’t seem to get rid of it. It litters our streets, clogs up our waterways, and fills up our landfills. So why not turn it into art, protecting the environment while creating … Continue reading

Why has childhood lead testing plummeted in Cleveland, and what can be done about it?

Why has childhood lead testing plummeted in Cleveland, and what can be done about it? by El Jay’Em (Plain Press, February 2022)  Mayor Justin Bibb’s office recently posted a position for a senior strategist to oversee the city’s efforts to combat lead poisoning who would report to the mayor. The position aims to be pivotal in helping Cleveland … Continue reading

ADAMHS Board CEO Issues Statement Regarding Mayor Bibb’s Decision to Change City of Cleveland’s Diversion Center Policy

(Plain Press, February 2022)  “I’d like to thank Mayor Bibb for his swift action to eliminate the requirement for a Cleveland police officer to call a city prosecutor before taking a person to the Cuyahoga County Diversion Center,” said Scott S. Osiecki, Chief Executive Officer of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board … Continue reading

Legal Aid offers free legal help with tax problems

by Tonya Sams (Plain Press, February 2022)  Tax season is headed our way faster than lake effect snow, and there are many community organizations helping Northeast Ohio residents with tax preparation.        The pandemic has affected how and when we file taxes, as well as what we file. One of the most recent federal tax policy changes … Continue reading

Tinnerman Lofts development to include Cha Spirits and Pizza Kitchen restaurant in former VFW Post building on Fulton Road

Cleveland Public Theatre presents: Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation.

Snowstorm of January 16-17 compounds pedestrian winter woes

RTA shuts down the buses and the rapid on Monday, January 17th

Why Did Cleveland’s RTA Shut Down Its Entire Rapid Rail System?

All Aboard Ohio Asks: Is this willful neglect? To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2022) Cleveland’s first snowstorm of 2022 brought something more troubling than just snow. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) shut down the “Rapid”, its rail-based transit service, even while snow-clogged streets forced the suspension of bus service on January 17th. LETTER … Continue reading

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