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Working group and public meetings to review current tax abatement policy and incentives for developers

Working group and public meetings to review current tax abatement policy and incentives for developers by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, December 2019)           Councilman Kerry McCormack believes Cleveland’s tax abatement policy and incentives for developers need reform, so he organized a working group to review the existing program and recommend changes. While committed to keeping the … Continue reading

Lively School Board meeting addresses school building plan and other matters

Lively School Board meeting addresses school building plan and other matters by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2019) The November 19th Meeting of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held at East Tech High School included a protest by CMSD security personnel, testimonies about schools slated for closing or getting a reprieve … Continue reading

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        What wasn’t emphasized at the Ohio City Community Conversations Community Building Meeting or the Ward 14 Planning 101 meeting covered elsewhere in this issue of the Plain Press is that a good deal of the increased interest … Continue reading

CMSD CEO Eric Gordon shares data from 2018-19 school district report card Open Letter To: Friends & Supporters of CMSD

(Plain Press, October 2019)           This morning (September 12, 2019) Ohio released the 2018‐19 school year report cards, and I am pleased to share with you that CMSD has again made progress on several key measures that CMSD educators have individually and collectively have worked on. Results include: An increase of 2.6 percentage points in K‐3 … Continue reading

Cleveland Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

    Cleveland Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville by Dusty Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach (Plain Press, September 2019)       (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2009 James Ford Rhodes High School graduate and Cleveland, Ohio native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Petty Officer 3rd Class LaSean … Continue reading

New Waverly Elementary School opens

Ohio Department of Education grant to fund after school and summer programs at Louis Agassiz School

Ohio Department of Education grant to fund after school and summer programs at Louis Agassiz School (Plain Press, September 2019)       The Ohio Department of Education announced on August 19th that Westown Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and its partner Horizon Education Center have been selected to receive a 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant to … 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

Gallagher Chess Team

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