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Cleveland City Council weighs proposals to change Cleveland’s tax abatement policy

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Monday, May 16, 2022; Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: During the Public Comment period at the Cleveland City Council Meeting, Ward 4 resident David Beach addresses Cleveland City Council on the issue of the reauthorization of the City’s residential tax abatement program.  Speaking of the Justin Bibb … Continue reading

PB CLE stages community event at ThirdSpace Action Lab

PHOTO BY BRUCE CHECEFSKY Sunday, May 15, 2022; Participatory Budgeting in Action event, ThirdSpace Action Lab, 1464 E. 105th Street: Laylah Allen, Chief Executive Officer of The Missing Link, COPE Inc., and David Van Horn, a community artist and organizer for Art Block, participate in this effort to have citizens help determine how a portion of … Continue reading

Ohio Fair Lending Coalition and City Council hold Public Forum to address fair lending issues

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2022)                            The Ohio Fair Lending Coalition, a collaboration of organizations across the state of Ohio banding together to address fair lending and banking issues, sponsored a forum featuring the newly elected Cleveland City Council members Deborah Gray, Ward 4; Richard Starr, Ward 5; Stephanie Howse, Ward 7; and Kris Harsh, Ward … Continue reading

Max Hayes High School’s Construction Shop

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, May 19, 2022; Max Hayes High School’s Construction Shop, 2211 W. 65th Street: (L-R) Tenth grade students Lekicha Hicks and Mareona Clemons hold up the artwork they are creating. The students built the frames of the canvases they painted, stretched the canvas, stapled the canvas onto the frames, and built stands … Continue reading

Alcohol,Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County promotes safe way to dispose of unused drugs

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, April 30, 2022; Drug Take-Back Day, West 25th and Lorain Avenue: Samantha Maloy, an AmeriCorps Vista worker, passes out DETERRA bags for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. The bags offer a safe way for individuals to dispose of unused drugs.

Advocates calling for City of Cleveland to take measures to slow traffic, cite traffic fatality on W. 50th Street

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Monday, May 16, 2022; Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: During the Public Comment period, Ward 15 resident Nora Rodriguez testified about a traffic problem on W. 81st Street just north of Madison. Rodriguez said cars don’t stop at the stop sign at W. 81st and Lawn Avenue. She … Continue reading

City Planning Commission votes to approve MetroHealth’s plan for a 3-acre park

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2022)          The Cleveland Planning Commission voted unanimously on May 20th to approve the final plans for a 3-acre park on the MetroHealth Campus. The park, expected to be completed by the end of this year, will be located between W. 25th and Scranton Road on land that now has a 250-car surface parking … Continue reading

John Marshall High School’s Girls’ Rugby Team

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, May 8, 2022; Girls Rugby Game between John Marshall High School and Medina High School, John Marshall High School field, 3952 W. 140th Street: John Marshall’s Girls’ Rugby team, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s first girls’ rugby team, gains experience in this competitive match. PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, May 8, … Continue reading

The Rainey Institute brings its music and arts programs to the Pivot Center

(Plain Press, June 2022)                            The Rainey Institute will be bringing its music and arts programs to the Pivot Center for Arts, Dance and Expression at W. 25th and Castle this summer. The Rainey Institute announced it has leased space in the Pivot Center and “aims to host an inaugural summer camp for Clark-Fulton youth in partnership with current … Continue reading

City of Cleveland seeks National Park Service grant to develop park near the Clark Recreation Center

(Plain Press, June 2022)                      City Council members Jenny Spencer, Kevin Bishop, Anthony Hairston and Blaine Griffin plan to introduce an emergency ordinance authorizing the Director of Public Works to apply for and acthcept a grant from the National Park Service for the purpose of developing a new city park to be located near the Clark Recreation Center. … Continue reading

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