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Plain Press Community Board – April 2022

April 2022 Community Board

ASSISTANCE

LOW INCOME WATER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, which runs thru September 30, 2022, helps Ohioans at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines pay their water and wastewater bills (for a family of four, the annual income must be at or below $46,375). Cuyahoga County residents can call (216) 350-8008 to make an appointment, or they can schedule an appointment online at www.chn.itfrontdesk.com which is open twenty-four hours each day, seven days each week. Appointments will be conducted by phone or video conference.

COMMUNITY ACTION

PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING CLEVELAND: To receive updates on efforts to bring Participatory Budgeting to Cleveland sign up on their website at: www.pbcle.com

COMMUNITY DAYS

FREE ADMISSION AT THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY for residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland every Sunday as part of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Community Days. Tickets are free and should be reserved in advance at: www.CMNH.org/tickets. Proof of residency is required upon arrival. Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COMMUNITY MEETINGS

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: A Series of Peace, Hope and Mercy will feature speaker Anthony Ray Hinton, activist and author of The Sun Does Shine, on Thursday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street. Hinton was falsely accused of committing two murders outside of Birmingham, Alabama in 1985. He was wrongly convicted and spent nearly 30 years on Alabama’s death row before his exoneration in 2015. Since his release, Hinton has become a powerful advocate against the death penalty and speaks nationally about peace, hope, and mercy, and the urgent need for criminal justice reform. For more information call St. Augustine at 781-5530 or visit www.StAugustineCleveland.org.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: A Series of Peace, Hope and Mercy will feature speaker Fr. Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street. Homeboy Industries is the largest and most successful gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy Industries offers an “exit ramp” for those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration. The organization’s holistic approach, with free services and programs, supports around 10,000 men and women a year as they work to overcome their past, reimagine their futures and break the inter-generational cycles of gang violence. https://homeboyindustries.org. For more information call St. Augustine at 781-5530 or visit www.StAugustineCleveland.org.

FIRST DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE will meet on April 7th from 6-7 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch School cafeteria. St. Ignatius of Antioch is located at the corner of Lorain Avenue and West Boulevard

SECOND DISTRICT POLICE COMMUNITY RELATIONS COMMITTEE has a new meeting location, Garden Christian Academy, (formerly Family Ministry Center), 3389 Fulton Road, on the Northeast of Trowbridge and Fulton. There is onsite and street parking. Folks will enter in the back of the building. The next meeting will be on April 12th at 6 p.m.

CITY CLUB IN THE COMMUNITY: Happy Dog takes on the SCOTUS Nomination, Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m., The Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Avenue.

STATE OF THE CITY: Mayor Justin Bibb’s State of the City Forum, April 13, 7 p.m. Live streamed at: www.cityclub.org.

PUBLIC RADIO

IDEASTREAM PUBLIC MEDIA AND WKSU have combined operations and have made changes to where programs are located on the radio dial. WCPN 90.3 FM listeners in greater Cleveland will find their favorite news, reporters, programs, and NPR coverage on 89.7 FM and 104.9 FM. WCLV, Ideastream Public Media’s classical service, has moved from 104.9 FM to 90.3 FM.

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