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Muddy waters: Issue 24 raises heated debate about police accountability

Muddy waters: Issue 24 raises heated debate about police accountability by Michael Indriolo (Plain Press, November 2021)   LaTonya Goldsby was a teenager when the story of Rodney King’s brutal beating at the hands of LAPD broke. Again, she watched her TV with burning eyes when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in 2012. Then, Mike Brown was … Continue reading

Ward 12 City Council Candidate Survey

Ward 12 City Council Candidate Survey (Plain Press, November 2021) The three community newspapers that serve areas of Ward 12 – Neighborhood News, Tremonster and the Plain Press — collaborated in creating this survey. The survey questions were asked of Rebecca Maurer and Anthony Brancatelli, the top two finishers in the City Council Primary Election. … Continue reading

General Election– What’s on the Ballot?

General Election– What’s on the Ballot?    In the General Election set for November 2nd, Cleveland registered voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on who they would like to see as their next mayor, either Justin Bibb or Kevin Kelley.     Early voting begins on October 5th. Information about hours for early voting and how … Continue reading

Reader asks for police monitoring of noise problem on Denison Avenue at Fulton and Pearl

Reader asks for police monitoring of noise problem on Denison Avenue at Fulton and Pearl To the Editor:      I would like to comment on your recent letter to the editor about the noise problem on Denison Avenue. It appears peace and quiet are out of reach and people responsible for that continuous disruption most likely … Continue reading

Community Partner of the Month

Community Partner of the Month (Plain Press, July 2021)       The Cleveland Police Foundation recognized Chef Bruno DiSiena as its May 2021 Community Partner of the Month. Chef Bruno DiSiena, through his namesake restaurant Bruno’s Ristorante, has been a wonderful community partner to the Second District of the Cleveland Division of Police!     Chef Bruno has generously donated food … Continue reading

Patrol Officer of the Month

Patrol Officer of the Month (Plain Press, July 2021)       The Cleveland Police Foundation recognized Cleveland Police First District Patrol Officer Anthony Lee as the May 2021 Officer of the Month. Officer Lee has created the “Cops & Clippers” program that provides disadvantaged youth in the First District with a free haircut. The program works as follows: an … Continue reading

Residents of Fulton and Denison neighborhood would like some peace and quiet

Residents of Fulton and Denison neighborhood would like some peace and quiet To the editor: Dear City of Cleveland Officials: Plain Press, June 2021     We are writing to you asking for relief from the noise problem that the residential community in the area of Fulton Road, and Denison Avenue experiences day and night. This involves cars … Continue reading

“Defund the Police” Is A Misleading, Irresponsible Slogan

To the Editor: (Plain Press, February 2021) As Cleveland, Ohio embarks on a new election season, I’m concerned about the growing narrative pitting communities of color against police officers.  I support the principles embodied in most versions of Defund the Police legislation.  But citizens rarely hear these principles. Instead, we repeatedly hear the misleading and irresponsible Defund the … Continue reading

Reader seeks answers about purpose of surveillance camera

To the editor: Dear Members of the Cleveland City Council Safety Committee, (Plain Press, February 2021) My name is Paula Miller and I live on the near west side of Cleveland near Fulton and Lorain. I noticed there is a surveillance camera located in the parking lot of McCafferty Health Clinic on Lorain Avenue.  The camera … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council removes the city’s requirement to hire off-duty police officers at neighborhood block parties

Cleveland City Council removes the city’s requirement to hire off-duty police officers at neighborhood block parties by Lee Chilcote, The Land (Plain Press, December 2020)           Spurred by a grassroots, citizen-led petition that garnered more than 1,000 signatures, Cleveland City Council passed legislation at its November 18th meeting to remove the requirement for hired police at block parties. The … Continue reading

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