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Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis

CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE Cleveland City Council declares racism a public health crisis CITY COUNCIL POLICIES CONTRIBUTE TO CLEVELAND’S HIGH CHILDHOOD POVERTY RATE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    At its June 3rd meeting, Cleveland City Council declared racism is a public health crisis. The legislation was unanimously passed by … Continue reading

Organizations work to address the digital divide

Organizations work to address the digital divide (Plain Press, June 2020)   The arrival of the coronavirus COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County brought to the forefront the necessity to address the digital divide. A number of community leaders and advocates for social change have come forward, urging action to address this serious issue. Schools and health care … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children

  Cleveland Metropolitan School District sites offer carryout meals for Cleveland children The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) website at clevelandmetroschools.org has the following message: “As part of efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, Gov. Mike DeWine ordered the closure of all Ohio schools for a three-week period, starting March 17. During … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education conducts last business meeting prior to governor’s order to close the schools (Plain Press, April 2020)          At the February 25th 2020 Cleveland Board of Education business meeting, it was business as usual, there was no indication that in only a few short weeks Governor Mike DeWine would … Continue reading

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president

Cleveland Teachers Union elects new president (Plain Press, April 2020)   Cleveland Teachers Union members elected Shari Obrenski as their new president on March 13, 2020. Seventeen other officers won seats on the 24-member Executive Board in the week-long biennial election.    President Obrenski is only the second woman to hold the position of president … Continue reading

Ohio Board of Education presents awards to Clark and Dunbar schools

Ohio Board of Education presents awards to Clark and Dunbar schools (Plain Press, April 2020) CMSD NEWS BUREAU: The Ohio Board of Education has presented Clark PreK-8 School with two awards – one for earning an overall grade of A on its most recent state report card and another for showing significant achievement while educating … 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

Community learns of academic programs planned for two schools at new west side high school building

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, December 5, 2019, meeting about the new west side high school at Garrett Morgan High School, 4016 Woodbine Avenue: Anshawn Ivery, who will serve as principal at one of two high schools located in the new school building at 4600 Detroit Avenue, gives an overview of the liberal arts curriculum … Continue reading

Max Hayes Food Drive collects donations for St. Augustine Hunger Center

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Tuesday, November 26, 2019; St. Augustine Church, 2486 W. 14th Street: Max Hayes student Christian Harris unloads a box of donated food from the truck. Students and staff from Max Hayes High School brought donations to the St. Augustine Hunger Center from their school’s food drive. Max Hayes High School’s food … Continue reading

Listening Sessions: Residents express concerns about Tax Abatement Policy

Listening Sessions: Residents express concerns about Tax Abatement Policy by Bruce Checefsky       (Plain Press, January 2020)    Residential property tax abatement is an economic development policy that many people in Cleveland find confusing. Who benefits the most from tax abatement? Why raise residential property taxes 200% to 300% in some cases to compensate for an … Continue reading

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