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Basheer Jones eyeing up mayor’s race

Basheer Jones eyeing up mayor’s race by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, May 2021)    Ward 7 Councilman Basheer Jones was elected in November 2017, representing an area which includes the historic Hough district, as well as the St. Clair-Superior, Midtown and Asia Town neighborhoods. His first order of business once in office was to open a food distribution … Continue reading

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Club Azteca: activists to meet with developers from the Bond Street Group to work out a way to honor the building’s legacy

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, March 19, 2021; Club Azteca, 5602 Detroit Avenue: In a February 25th article titled “Advocates want to save Detroit-Shoreway club with historic ties to Cleveland’s Hispanic community from wrecking ball” in cleveland.com, Eric Heisig reported on activists hopes of saving this building which for many years hosted celebrations and served as … Continue reading

Board of Zoning Appeals again postpones vote on Lincoln Park Flats

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, January 2021)    When Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) committee member Tim Donovan suggested postponing a vote on the Lincoln Park Flats project in Tremont to allow developers 60 days to conduct a parking study in the middle of the winter, in the middle of the worst pandemic in 100 years, … 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

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