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Wintertide at Gordon Square

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, December 14th; Wintertide at Gordon Square, W. 67th and Detroit Avenue: Chennelle Bryant-Harris and Jailyn Sherell Harris of Talespinner Children’s Theatre offer a sampling of musical parody as part of the Wintertide festivities. PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, December 14th; Wintertide at Gordon Square, W. 67th and Detroit Avenue: … Continue reading

Community learns of academic programs planned for two schools at new west side high school building

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, December 5, 2019, meeting about the new west side high school at Garrett Morgan High School, 4016 Woodbine Avenue: Anshawn Ivery, who will serve as principal at one of two high schools located in the new school building at 4600 Detroit Avenue, gives an overview of the liberal arts curriculum … Continue reading

Block Watch Meeting at the Urban Kutz Barbershop in Old Brooklyn organized in response to neighbors’ concerns about recent murders

PHOTO BY WAVERLY WILLIS Thursday, November 21, 2019; Block watch meeting, Urban Kutz Barbershop, 4491 Pearl Road: Waverly Wilis, owner of the Urban Kutz Barbershop, takes a selfie with those attending the block watch meeting. Urban Kutz Barbershop co-hosted the meeting along with The Urban Barber Association (TUBA). Block Watch Meeting at the Urban Kutz … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs coming to Gallagher and Lincoln West

PHOTO BY LIAM KYLE Boys and Girls Club at Walton School, 3409 Walton Avenue: Children engage in an art project at the Walton Boys and Girls Club. The club will be relocating to Joseph Gallagher Elementary School at W. 65th and Franklin Boulevard in January of 2020.   Boys & Girls Clubs coming to Gallagher … Continue reading

Max Hayes Food Drive collects donations for St. Augustine Hunger Center

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 26, 2019; St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street: Max Hayes student Christian Harris unloads a box of donated food from the truck. Students and staff from Max Hayes High School brought donations to the St. Augustine Hunger Center from their school’s food drive. Max Hayes High School’s food … Continue reading

Mayor Frank Jackson explains rationale behind planned location for new police headquarters

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, December 13, 2019; CLE Small Press Roundtable, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Mayor Frank Jackson explains the rationale behind plans to locate the new Cleveland Police Headquarters along the Opportunity Corridor in the Kinsman neighborhood. Mayor Frank Jackson explains rationale behind planned location for new police headquarters by … Continue reading

Miracle on 47th Street Holiday Event

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, December 7, 2019; W. 47th Street Block Club’s Miracle on 47th Street Holiday Event, W. 47th Street between Bridge and Franklin: Youths try to stay warm by the fire while visiting with Santa and enjoying the holiday cheer.  

Listening Sessions: Residents express concerns about Tax Abatement Policy

Listening Sessions: Residents express concerns about Tax Abatement Policy by Bruce Checefsky       (Plain Press, January 2020)    Residential property tax abatement is an economic development policy that many people in Cleveland find confusing. Who benefits the most from tax abatement? Why raise residential property taxes 200% to 300% in some cases to compensate for an … Continue reading

Reader comments on Cleveland City Council’s examination of tax abatement policy

Reader comments on Cleveland City Council’s examination of tax abatement policy To the editor: (Plain Press, January 2020)  “A tax abatement is a reduction of taxes granted by a government to encourage economic development. The most common type of tax abatement is a property tax abatement granted to a business as an incentive to come … Continue reading

Correction

Correction (Plain Press, January 2020)  A reader kindly pointed out that we misspelled the word “altar” in an article about St. Stephen’s Church in the December 2019 issue of the Plain Press. The Plain Press website contains a corrected version of the article. We apologize for this error.

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