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Neighborhood groups receive grants for a variety of projects

Neighborhood groups receive grants for a variety of projects (Plain Press, December 2020)           Neighborhood Connections and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture joined together to fund several projects in Cleveland neighborhoods and city-wide. Below are projects funded in the Plain Press service area:    The Glengar Community Association in the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood received $761 to host a Power of Pollinators workshop, … Continue reading

Ward 11 gets new City Council Representative

(Plain Press, March 2020)    In February 2020 Brian Mooney was appointed to Cleveland City Council to represent Ward 11 which includes parts of the Edgewater, Cudell, West Boulevard, Jefferson and Bellaire-Puritas neighborhoods. He replaces Dona Brady who resigned her position. Mooney will be serving out the remainder of Dona Brady’s term which expires on … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice celebrates opening of new Puritas Community Health Center

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Neighborhood Family Practice hosted a grand opening celebration for its new Puritas Community Health Center at 14625 Puritas on April 10th. Residents of Bellaire Puritas joined with Neighborhood Family Practice staff and board members and political representatives from the city, county, state and federal government for the celebration. Youths from … Continue reading

West Side School Fair showcases offerings at area high schools

Two hundred people attended a West Side School Fair that showcased fifteen Cleveland high schools to families of sixth, seventh and eighth graders attending public, private and charter schools within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. The Cleveland Transformation Alliance and Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation hosted the fair held on March 2nd at John Marshall High School. … Continue reading

John Marshall Alumni becomes one of the Navy’s Newest Chief Petty Officers

by Navy Office of Community Outreach (Plain Press, November 2016) (NORFOLK, Va.) – Navy Chief Petty Officer Anthony Henry from Cleveland, Ohio, was recently promoted to chief petty officer. Chief Henry, a 2004 John Marshall High School graduate, has served in the Navy for 12 years and is currently serving at Commander, Naval Air Force … Continue reading

Poverty growth in Cleveland neighborhoods continues

CHILD POVERTY GROWS IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED BY PLAIN PRESS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016)       Despite the many community development projects in Cleveland neighborhoods, the poverty rate in Cleveland was estimated to be higher in 2012 than it was in the year 2000. The 2000 Census listed the poverty rate in Cleveland at … Continue reading

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Members of world champion team demonstrates robot at John Marshall High School’s, School of Engineering’s Project Inspire

(Plain Press, June 2016) On May 11th, John Marshall High School’s School of Engineering opened its doors with Project Inspire to showcase its program to the community. One of the highlights of Project Inspire, held at the high school on W. 140th, was a demonstration of the robot that Cleveland students built while competing in … Continue reading

John Marshall High School ribbon cutting celebrates new school and academic programs

by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, November 2015   The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 24th at John Marshall High School not only celebrated the opening of the new school building but also the creation of new academic programs for John Marshall. Students greeted guests and offered them programs as they entered the building. The ceremony included … Continue reading