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Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city

Residents express concern over impact of development on their neighborhoods and the city by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        At two recent community meetings, discussion addressed the lack of affordable housing and the prospects of current residents being able to afford to remain in their neighborhoods as property values and rents continue to … Continue reading

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        What wasn’t emphasized at the Ohio City Community Conversations Community Building Meeting or the Ward 14 Planning 101 meeting covered elsewhere in this issue of the Plain Press is that a good deal of the increased interest … Continue reading

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019)        On July 23rd, 19-year-old Brandon Cutnoe was fatally shot by Paul Sender inside the bathroom of the South Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Mr. Sender was arrested and faces aggravated murder charges, which could … Continue reading

In Memory Father Lucjan Stokowski March 27, 1951- August 10, 2019

(Plain Press, October 2019)  The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland reported that vespers were held at St. John Cantius Church on August 19th for Father Lucjan Stokowski, age 68, who died on August 10th. Father Stokowski served as pastor of St. John Cantius Church. Stokowski came to Cleveland from Poland in 1980. He served at St. … Continue reading

MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, August 15, 2019; Open House, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: View of the construction site for MetroHealth’s new hospital from the 7thfloor of the View Road Parking Garage. MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation  by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2019)       MetroHealth Medical Center … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reveals long-term planning recommendations for K-8 schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reveals long-term planning recommendations for K-8 schools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 15that Max Hayes High School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon shared his administration’s recommendations for the future of Kindergarten to grade eight programs and school buildings. The meeting was one … Continue reading

Art House displays work of area students at Urban Bright exhibition

Art House displays work of area students at Urban Bright exhibition (Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 3rd, Art House hosted a public exhibition of the artistic accomplishments of students who participated in the Art House Urban Bright Arts-in-Education programs during the 2018-2019 school year. Area residents and Art House supporters filled Art House at 3119 … 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 QualitySchoolsforCLEkids.org.     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates at its annual meeting

(Plain Press, March 2019)Metro West Community Development Organization held its annual meeting on February 6that the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road. The meeting included the distribution of its annual report, presentation of awards, and comments from Board Members, Managing Director Ricardo León, Ward 14 Council Representative Jasmin Santana, Ward 3 City Council Representative Kerry … Continue reading

Brookside Family Center to open at new location

(January 2019, Plain Press)           The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) is pleased to announce the organization’s purchase of 3764 W. 25th Street for a new Brookside Family Center. The two-story, 13,000 square-foot facility (which previously housed a medical clinic) will provide additional space for the Society to expand its social services for individuals … Continue reading

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