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Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launches 25Connects Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launches 25Connects Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2021)      During the height of COVID19 pandemic last summer, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launched 25Connects, a community planning process that aimed to provide the design recommendations and tools to support a future West 25th … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West recruit businesses serving Hispanic (Latinx) community for Community Cares Pledge Program

by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, January 2021)  “Las Dos Fronteras invites you to maintain your distance and wear your mask supporting Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West!” reads a post from Jesus Amelia Lucero, in Spanish, on her restaurant’s Facebook page. The post includes a video showing off the taqueria’s COVID precautions like floor stickers and … Continue reading

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

Metro West offers assistance to neighborhood businesses

Metro West offers assistance to neighborhood businesses by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, November 2020)        Metro West Community Development Organization has been facilitating the financial stability of many small businesses in the Stockyard neighborhood, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre in the last few months as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC’s Small Business Assistance Program has … Continue reading

Planners seek community input on bringing bus rapid transit to West 25th Street

Planners seek community input on bringing bus rapid transit to West 25th Street by Ken Schneck (Plain Press, November 2020)  25Connects, a community planning effort led by RTA that aims to support walkable, transit-oriented development on West 25th Street between Detroit Avenue and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, is hosting a virtual public meeting on Wed., Oct. 14 at 6 pm. … Continue reading

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    Seeing four police officers roughly treating a black man on the evening of May 25, 2020, Minneapolis teenager Darnella Frazier had the presence of mind to stop and record an iphone video of what she saw. … Continue reading

Press conference announcing Fathers for Freedom March

Clark Fulton neighborhood plan seeks input from target area residents and stakeholders

Clark Fulton neighborhood plan seeks input from target area residents and stakeholders by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)                MetroWest Community Development Organization has joined in partnership with Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, the City of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Cleveland Foundation to develop a master plan for a target area that includes all … Continue reading

A wide variety of venues found a home on Denison Avenue over the years

A wide variety of venues found a home on Denison Avenue over the years by Matthew Johns (Plain Press, March 2020) A wealthy businessman’s house, a massive roller rink and Transylvanian cultural center may seem like an odd combination, but they all found their place along a small strip of a road on Cleveland’s west … Continue reading

Renee Jones Empowerment Center offers hope and the bonds of community to human trafficking victims

Renee Jones Empowerment Center offers hope and the bonds of community to human trafficking victims by Silk Allen (Plain Press, February 2020)          Horse therapy, fashion clinics, camping, yoga; the activities read like the brochure of a swanky social or country club, but no; these are some of the services provided by the Renee Jones Empowerment … Continue reading

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