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Immanual Lutheran celebrates Arts & Culture

by Erik Ault             (Plain Press, November 2022) On October 9, Immanuel Lutheran Church at 2928 Scranton Road celebrated an afternoon of arts and culture presented by Immanuel Arts and Music.    The church building, standing on the corner of Scranton and Seymour since 1879, has weathered many cultural and physical changes in the … Continue reading

Dome of St. Nicholas Byelorussian Orthodox Church

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, October 16, 2022; The dome of the former St. Nicholas Byelorussian Orthodox Church which used to stand at 3518 Scranton Road. The church was torn down by MetroHealth. The hospital plans to make additional park space where the church once stood. The hospital promised to save the dome and incorporate … Continue reading

Additional funding needed for mental health programs and services

Additional funding needed for mental health programs and services by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2022)  Individuals suffering from mental health crises often find themselves in court when it would be more appropriate for them to receive treatment that would allow them to have a path toward recovery from their illness. Instead, many end up … Continue reading

St. Rocco Parish building is demolished

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, August 31, 2022; St. Rocco Parish, 3205 Fulton Road: A crew of workers demolishes the old St. Rocco School building. The new school is at the rear of the property. Architectural Historian Craig Bobby says the front part of the demolished building served as “St. Rocco Church until they built … Continue reading

Lincoln Heights Block Club honors Henry Senyak for his many contributions to the neighborhood and the City of Cleveland

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, August 13, 2022; Lincoln Heights Block Club party and tribute to Henry Senyak, Porco Lounge, 2527 W. 25th Street: Henry Senyak holds up a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lincoln Heights Block Club noting the formal dedication of the Henry P. Senyak Lincoln Heights Development Fund. Lincoln Heights Block Club … Continue reading

In Memory

Father Bob Begin In Memory Father Bob Begin Plain Press, August 2022     It seems that the passing of Bob Begin is a momentous occasion in the history of the Near West Side. For 50 years Bob was at the center of the creative energy in serving the poor and marginalized, for which this community was … Continue reading

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center is new owner of the Archwood United Church of Christ building

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center is new owner of the Archwood United Church of Christ building Plain Press, August 2022   Archwood United Church of Christ (UCC) and Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center are celebrating a new use for a building that has anchored Archwood Avenue since 1929. The former Archwood United Church of … Continue reading

City Planning Commission votes to approve MetroHealth’s plan for a 3-acre park

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2022)          The Cleveland Planning Commission voted unanimously on May 20th to approve the final plans for a 3-acre park on the MetroHealth Campus. The park, expected to be completed by the end of this year, will be located between W. 25th and Scranton Road on land that now has a 250-car surface parking … Continue reading

MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings

MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, May 2022        The temporary 3-acre park proposed by MetroHealth Medical Center for an area just across Scranton Road from its new Glick Center was the subject of a community meeting held at the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road on April 6th. The meeting … Continue reading

Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park

Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park To the editor: Open letter to the Planning Commission: Plain Press, May 2022        I am writing to you in response to news I heard about MetroHealth’s plans to demolish three buildings between W. 25th St. and Scranton Rd. … Continue reading

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