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UPDATE Lincoln Heights Land Use Planning discussion continues

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           In the basement of St. Augustine’s Walsh Hall on September 9th, under a flickering fluorescent light and hum of air conditioning, there was talk about tearing out the old rug and refinishing the wood floors. The Lincoln Heights Block Club was about to get under way with their … Continue reading

Residents and stakeholders weigh in on Lincoln Heights Land Use Study

by Bruce Checefsky       (Plain Press, October 2019)           Residents and stakeholders of the Lincoln Heights Block Club (LHBC) met with staff members of both the City Planning Commission and Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC), as well as members of the Seventh Hill design team to discuss a planned land use study for their neighborhood. The August … Continue reading

Residents with stories about Cleveland Public Power shutoffs or bills urged to attend public meeting on October 10th

by Jacie Jones (Plain Press, October 2019)           Have you experienced electricity shutoffs or had trouble paying your bills with Cleveland Public Power (CPP)? Many Clevelanders are reporting electric shutoffs without receiving adequate notice, without being offered a reasonable payment plan, or have had their electric shut off despite a medical necessity. End Poverty NOW Cleveland, … Continue reading

Grandson of immigrant calls for acceptance of today’s immigrants

Grandson of immigrant calls for acceptance of today’s immigrants To the editor:  (Plain Press, September 2019)       My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland {Galicia} in 1910.   Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany {formerly Prussia}. He had just completed his service … Continue reading

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend (Plain Press, September 2019)       On July 25th, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the award of a $9.02 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to rehabilitate aged and failing riverbank infrastructure … Continue reading

New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders

New Ohio two-year budget has good and bad news for Clevelanders by Brittney Madison (Plain Press, August 2019)On Wednesday, July 17, Governor DeWine, after approval from both chambers, signed House Bill 166, the $69 billion, two-year budget. Included in the budget were tax cuts and increased spending on children’s services, education, and public health programs. … Continue reading

Work underway on Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland

Work underway on Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland (Plain Press, August 2019)            Beginning on Thursday, July 25th, crews began restricting traffic on the Detroit-Superior (Veterans’ Memorial) Bridge to one lane in each direction through mid-November 2019 for bridge deck repairs. The entire project involves maintenance on the driving surface and other miscellaneous repairs on and … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing supports new ‘Lead Safe” law passed by Cleveland City Council

Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing supports new ‘Lead Safe” law passed by Cleveland City Council (Plain Press, August 2019)Cleveland Lead Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced its support for a new mandatory “Lead Safe” law passed by Cleveland City Council on July 24th. CLASH has been working with local citizens to get city leaders … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District students head back to school

Cleveland Metropolitan School District students head back to school (Plain Press, August 2019)           Most Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) students will start back to school on Monday, August 12th, according to information supplied by the CMSD e-Communicator.The first day of kindergarten will be Friday, August 16thand the first day of preschool will be Tuesday, August … Continue reading

LGBT Community Center opens new facility on Detroit Avenue

LGBT Community Center opens new facility on Detroit Avenue by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2019)    The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center of Greater Cleveland celebrated the opening of its new facility at 6705 Detroit Avenue on June 14thwith a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. LGBT Community Center volunteers lined the sidewalk … Continue reading

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