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Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2020)    Providing affordable housing is a critical need as real estate development expansion continues in neighborhoods once considered low to moderate income like Ohio City and Tremont. To address the issue, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) hosted the first … Continue reading

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ To the Editor: (Plain Press, April 2020) Re: February 2020 Plain Press article by Bruce Checefsky titled “Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless” To all, I … Continue reading

Benefits and risks of development discussed at MetroHealth Community meeting

Benefits and risks of development discussed at MetroHealth Community meeting by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, March 2020)   Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana circled the rotunda of the South Branch Library on January 27, 2020 hugging her constituents as the MetroHealth community meeting was about to get under way. When she stepped up to the microphone, … Continue reading

Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal outlines aland use plan for Lincoln Heights neighborhood

Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal outlines aland use plan for Lincoln Heights neighborhood by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, March 2020)    During the third and final community meeting held at South Branch Public Library for the Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal, Cory Riordan, Executive Director of Tremont West Development Corporation, reminded the twenty or so neighborhood attendees … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Power fails to consistently offer payment plan as an option

Cleveland Public Power fails to consistently offer payment plan as an option by Jacie Jones (Plain Press, March 2020) This article is the third in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17th public hearing about utility shutoffs through Cleveland Public Power (CPP).       The first … Continue reading

Ward 11 gets new City Council Representative

(Plain Press, March 2020)    In February 2020 Brian Mooney was appointed to Cleveland City Council to represent Ward 11 which includes parts of the Edgewater, Cudell, West Boulevard, Jefferson and Bellaire-Puritas neighborhoods. He replaces Dona Brady who resigned her position. Mooney will be serving out the remainder of Dona Brady’s term which expires on … Continue reading

How greedy can Sherwin Williams be? Wealthy company looks for handout to stay in Cleveland

How greedy can Sherwin Williams be? Wealthy company looks for handout to stay in Cleveland by Roldo Bartimole You may have heard or read that the paint company Sherwin Williams is looking for a new home. They have been in Cleveland for 150 years or so years. The years don’t make a difference to the … Continue reading

Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Rosie Palfy and her boxer Blue protest Ward 11 Cleveland City Council Representative Dona Brady’s opposition to the use of Denison United Church of Christ as a Metanoia Project night time refuge from the cold … Continue reading

End Poverty Now Coalition raises concerns about Cleveland Public Power’s business practices and shutoffs

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, January 17, 2020; End Poverty Now Press Conference to present demands to Cleveland Public Power, 3500 Lorain Avenue: Adam Jefferson, who lives in an all-electric subsidized apartment, had his electricity shut off by Cleveland Public Power because he was unable to pay the full bill. Jefferson says on cold nights … Continue reading

Speakers at Women’s March Cleveland 2020 address social justice and women’s rights

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: A 17-year-old Cleveland Heights High School student inspires the crowd singing Alicia Keys’ song “Girl on Fire”. PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and … Continue reading

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