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Legal Aid partners with local organizations and resident groups to promote business growth, home ownership 

Legal Aid partners with local organizations and resident groups to promote business growth, home ownership  by Tonya Sams (Plain Press, November 2021)                 As Managing Attorney for Community Engagement at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Anne Sweeney knows how important it is for neighborhood residents’ voices to be heard.      “It’s important to build local power,” she … Continue reading

In Memory

Michael O’Brien 1945-2021 (Plain Press, November 2021)                  Michael O’Brien, a librarian turned bookseller, came to the Near West Side as part of the Catholic activist movement to the neighborhood in the early 1970s and joined the Thomas Merton Community living in their house on W. 38th and Clinton.      O’Brien was the proprietor of the Six Steps Down … Continue reading

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival

7th Annual Festival El Rumbón Melón – Roberto Clemente Park

West Side Market area anticipates population changes

West Side Market area anticipates population changes by Sheila Kiss   Home to the historic West Side Market, United Bank Building, and Market Square Park, the intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue is the central hub for Ohio City and its retail district, and it’s seeing a lot of activity today.   Don Whitaker, president … Continue reading

Pop-Up Event to Celebrate Grand Opening of King’s Gas Depot

Back to the grind: Scoot! Craft Cold Brew brings energy to Berea Road

Back to the grind: Scoot! Craft Cold Brew brings energy to Berea Road by Ilona Westfall (Plain Press, August 2021)                       It’s not the first place you’d expect to find an incredible cup of coffee but tucked among the chain link fences and brick industrial buildings of Berea Road, Scoot! Craft Cold Brew seems right at home.      The off-the-beaten-path location … Continue reading

Curbside Coffee set to reopen bringing karaoke and music back to Lorain Avenue

Curbside Coffee set to reopen bringing karaoke and music back to Lorain Avenue (Plain Press, August 2021)                       Curbside Coffee, 9858 Lorain Avenue, will reopen on Monday August 2nd, bringing karaoke, and live musical performances back into its home on Lorain Avenue. Judy Fitch, owner of Curbside Coffee, says she closed the coffee shop in March of 2020 … Continue reading

Films returning to the Capitol as it celebrates its centennial

Films returning to the Capitol as it celebrates its centennial by Brian Love (Plain Press, August 2021)                       Film fans cooped up for months can celebrate the return of live screening when the Capitol Theater, at W. 65th and Detroit Avenue, celebrates its 100th birthday with an August 12th reopening. The featured film will be the Wizard of Oz (1939). Tickets … Continue reading

Call to action: Cleveland needs to address lack of low-income housing options

Call to action: Cleveland needs to address lack of low-income housing options To the Editor: (Plain Press, May 2021)      My name is Paul Sherlock and last Friday (April 9th) my friend Jim Schlecht and I staged a protest of four apartment development sites currently underway on the Near West Side of Cleveland. We were protesting the lack … Continue reading

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