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Plain Press 2020 Fundraiser

October 2020 Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, This year marks the 49th anniversary of the award-winning* community newspaper, the Plain Press. A free community newspaper founded in 1971, the Plain Press continues to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side. During the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020, the Plain Press continued its mission of presenting issues and … Continue reading

October 2020 Issue of the Plain Press

Plain Press Editor Debbie Sadlon’s Editorial Comment “The Virus: Mask it, or Casket”

Cleveland Community Police Commission works to reform Cleveland Division of Police

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2020)           Of late, much public discussion centers around the need for police reform. Here in Cleveland that effort is already underway. The Cleveland Community Police Commission has been working on reforming the Cleveland Police Department since 2015.    At its quarterly meeting held virtually on September 24th, the Cleveland Community Police … Continue reading

A Saturday at Edgewater Park

Labor Day Weekend at St. Rocco’s Parish

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide (Plain Press, October 2020) Cleveland’s digital divide has emerged as a central issue for Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ). Compelled by its mission to improve the lives of young people, EYEJ is actively engaged in an effort to fully understand and support real solutions to the widespread … Continue reading

Boys & Girls Clubs opening sites on Cleveland’s West Side

Boys & Girls Clubs opening sites on Cleveland’s West Side (Plain Press, October 2020)           Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio (BGCNEO) is opening two new ClubSmart Learning Centers – places where kids doing digital schoolwork can get in-person help — on Cleveland’s West Side.             A ClubSmart Learning Center will open Monday, Sept. 28 at The … Continue reading

Lunch distribution, Louisa May Alcott School

During the first quarter of the school year, the CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT(CMSD) is providing grab and go meals to Cleveland children ages 18 or younger. Option One: Grab and Go meals at all K-8 school sites on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Tuesdays meals may be picked up for Tuesday … Continue reading

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Garrett Morgan High School Building

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, September 2, 2020; Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Garrett Morgan High School Building, 4600 Detroit Avenue: When Garrett Morgan students finally are able to go back to school, this new building awaits. The building will house two schools: the Garrett Morgan School of Leadership and Innovation led by Principal Anshawn … Continue reading

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