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Housing experts work to address Cleveland’s housing issues

Kevin J. Nowak, Executive Director of CHN Housing Network, was one of the panelists at a Brown Bag Forum held at Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs on September 27th titled “How should American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds address housing issues in Cleveland.” The forum was sponsored by the Ohio Fair Lending Coalition … Continue reading

Neighborhood and Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland’s press conference with Mayor Justin Bibb

              (Plain Press, November 2022) At the Neighborhood and Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland first press conference with Mayor Justin Bibb, time allowed each news outlet just one question for the mayor. Below are the questions from the members of the Neighborhood and Community Media Association and Mayor Justin Bibb’s responses. Chuck Hoven, … Continue reading

MetroHealth Community Day

PHOTO BY ERIK AULT Saturday, October 8, 2022; MetroHealth Community Day in the new park in front of the MetroHealth Glick Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: A young artist, Jae Marie Spraggins, age one, draws on the sidewalk. PHOTO BY ERIK AULT Saturday, October 8, 2022; MetroHealth Community Day in the new park in front of … Continue reading

Jesse Owens Olympic Oak Tree wins big

PHOTO BY ERIK AULT Wednesday, October 12, 2022; Ceremony to plant a Jesse Owens Oak tree sapling to replace the original tree; James Ford Rhodes High School, 5100 Biddulph Road: Holden Forest and Gardens Tree Corps members planted a sapling propagated from one of four English oak trees given to Clevelander Jesse Owens upon winning … Continue reading

Jefferson Library Branch opens with new improvements and quiet rooms 

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY Saturday, October 15, 2022; Grand Opening of the reimagined Jefferson Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 850 Jefferson Avenue: Community members gather for the reopening ceremony. by Bruce Checefsky               (Plain Press, November 2022) A ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 15 marked the opening of the Cleveland Public … Continue reading

County executive candidates Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart offer different visions for Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Executive Candidates (L-R) Chris Ronayne and Lee Weingart by Bruce Checefsky               (Plain Press, November 2022) Democratic candidate Chis Ronayne and Republican hopeful Lee Weingart, candidates for Cuyahoga County Executive, could not be more different. Ronayne wants to build on his long-standing relationships with civic leaders and work with the nonprofit sector … Continue reading

Cleveland Schools’ Segment 8 taking shape

by Erik Ault    (Plain Press, November 2022) Plans for renovation and new construction of several schools on Cleveland’s west side are finalizing. The Segment 8 construction program affects the Marion C. Seltzer, Clark, Joseph M. Gallager and Lincoln West schools. Several community meetings have been presented to give updates about the progress of this … Continue reading

Immanual Lutheran celebrates Arts & Culture

by Erik Ault             (Plain Press, November 2022) On October 9, Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2928 Scranton Road celebrated an afternoon of arts and culture presented by Immanuel Arts and Music.    The church building, standing on the corner of Scranton and Seymour since 1879, has weathered many cultural and physical changes in the … Continue reading

Friends of Frank Giglio

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, September 29, 2022: Frank Giglio’s yard on W. 14th Street, Friends of Frank Giglio send some messages to him and to the community with their artwork. The messages read: “Frank We Love & Support You.” and “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of … Continue reading

Dome of St. Nicholas Byelorussian Orthodox Church

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, October 16, 2022; The dome of the former St. Nicholas Byelorussian Orthodox Church which used to stand at 3518 Scranton Road. The church was torn down by MetroHealth. The hospital plans to make additional park space where the church once stood. The hospital promised to save the dome and incorporate … Continue reading