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Kolou Marketplace opens to serve the neighborhood

Kolou Marketplace opens to serve the neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2020)           The Kolou Marketplace at 4700 Bridge Avenue is now open and serving the neighborhood.    Siba Beavogul, Kolou Beavogul and their son Laville and daughter Tenin hosted an opening ceremony for Kolou’s Marketplace on August 27th, 2020. The store will serve as a … Continue reading

Community raises over $50,000 to grant to businesses in the Gordon Square Arts District

Community raises over $50,000 to grant to businesses in the Gordon Square Arts District  (Plain Press, October 2020)                 Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) applauds our community for raising $55,474 through the organization’s Fast Forward Fund to provide relief to small businesses and non-profits in the Gordon Square Arts District. Local anonymous donors have matched $27,737 … Continue reading

Ohio regulators decline to force FirstEnergy to hire an independent auditor

The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself. Ohio regulators decline to force FirstEnergy to hire an independent auditor The order agrees that spending should be open to review but first requires the company to review itself. by Kathiann M. Kowalski    This article provided by Eye … Continue reading

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic

Coping with COVID Collaboration seeks stories and ideas about experiences of Clevelanders during pandemic (Plain Press, August 2020) Coping with COVID is a collaboration between 90.3 WCPN/ideastream and more than a dozen community news outlets, including the Plain Press. Our aim is to bring you more stories about the experience of Clevelanders during the pandemic. … Continue reading

Landmarks Commission weighs in on Lincoln Parks Flats project

Landmarks Commission weighs in on Lincoln Parks Flats project by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2020)            Director of Cleveland City Planning Commission Freddy Collier has come under criticism for his handling of a Landmarks Commission decision that took place in North Collinwood earlier this year. Cleveland historian and writer Carol Poh resigned from the … Continue reading

HB 6 repeal would address only part of Ohio lawmakers’ recent actions to slow renewables But a complete repeal is needed as a minimum to undo the bill’s gutting of the clean energy standards, advocates say.

by Kathiann M. Kowalski This article provided by Eye on Ohio, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Ohio Center for Journalism in partnership with the nonprofit Energy News Network. Please join our free mailing list or the mailing list for Energy News as this helps us provide more public service reporting. (Plain Press, August 2020)     Both Republican … Continue reading

Pilsener Brewing Bottling-Works building named as new city landmark

(Plain Press, August 2020)            The vacant Pilsener Brewing Bottling-Works building on Clark Avenue is now a Cleveland landmark after Cleveland City Council recently approved the legislation at the June 1st meeting. The giant brick structure was built in 1913-1914 as part of a sprawling beer-brewing campus that produced the popular P.O.C beer – which … Continue reading

City Council funds West Side Market parking consultants

(Plain Press, August 2020)            At its July 1st meeting, Cleveland City Council authorized the City of Cleveland to enter into a $1.2 million contract over three years with consultants for the purpose of managing and operating the West Side Market parking lot.

Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council gets tough with dollar stores and hands out tax subsidies to developers

Cleveland City Council gets tough with dollar stores and hands out tax subsidies to developers by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, July 2020)    Cleveland City Council held a virtual meeting electronically on June 17, 2020, in compliance with Ohio’s Open Meetings Law.  Council President Kevin Kelley, who represents Ward 13, of which Old Brooklyn and part of … Continue reading

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