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Transformation Alliance’s Communications and Engagement Committee discusses how best to reach out to families with information about school choices in the city of Cleveland

Transformation Alliance’s Communications and Engagement Committee discusses how best to reach out to families with information about school choices in the city of Cleveland (Plain Press, December 2020)           At its November 17th meeting, the Communications and Engagement Committee of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, which is charged with marketing responsibilities for the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools, discussed … 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

Historical mistreatment, modern-day disparities make Black Americans less likely to trust COVID-19 care, vaccine

Historical mistreatment, modern-day disparities make Black Americans less likely to trust COVID-19 care, vaccine by Afi Scruggs and Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, November 2020) Two days before Carmen Bailey fell ill with COVID-19 in late April, she told her daughter not to take her to the hospital if she ever got the disease.  As her symptoms … Continue reading

Researchers turn to HIV/AIDS clinical trial network for help in building Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies

Researchers turn to HIV/AIDS clinical trial network for help in building Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies  by Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner (Plain Press, November 2020)                 It took more than a decade of participation on the Community Advisory Board at University Hospitals’ AIDS clinical trial unit for Ray Allmond, who is Black, to understand the … Continue reading

Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of community skepticism, mistreatment

Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of community skepticism, mistreatment  by Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner     (Plain Press, November 2020) Dr. Jackson Wright is successful at recruiting Black patients to participate in his research studies. That’s in part because he — and much of his team — look like them.  … Continue reading

Cleveland efforts to recruit black, minority patients for COVID-19 vaccine trials an uphill battle

Cleveland efforts to recruit black, minority patients for COVID-19 vaccine trials an uphill battle by Brie Zeltner    (Plain Press, November 2020) Dr. Carla Harwell, an internist who is the medical director of the University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center is Black. So are almost all of her patients, and nearly everyone who lives in the … 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

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback by Paige Bennett (Plain Press, November 2020) The Greater Cleveland RTA presented plans for redesigning its bus system before Cleveland City Council’s transportation committee Sept. 30, and now it’s giving riders the opportunity to give feedback in October and November. Joel Freilich, director of service management with … Continue reading

In Memory — Ted Thelander

In Memory Ted Thelander (Plain Press, November 2020)                 Ohio City resident Ted Thelander died at age 85 on June 11th of this year. Ted Thelander was instrumental in offering advice, sharing his expertise, and mentoring Near West Side residents in many battles with political corruption and troubling nightclubs. Thelander also became involved in addressing a number of … Continue reading

Presidential Debate Protest for Black Lives and Climate Justice

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