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Cleveland Community Police Commission works to reform Cleveland Division of Police

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2020)           Of late, much public discussion centers around the need for police reform. Here in Cleveland that effort is already underway. The Cleveland Community Police Commission has been working on reforming the Cleveland Police Department since 2015.    At its quarterly meeting held virtually on September 24th, the Cleveland Community Police … Continue reading

Captain Keith Sulzer retires from Police Department

(Plain Press, August 2020)            The Cleveland Police Foundation newsletter published an article on July 1st titled, “A Tribute to Captain Keith Sulzer upon his retirement”.  The article notes that the West Park YMCA staff, seniors, and summer school program held a surprise retirement party for Captain Sulzer. Sulzer is quoted in the newsletter saying, … Continue reading

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

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District

Minneapolis video inspires Black Lives Matter Cleveland protest at the Second Police District by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)    Seeing four police officers roughly treating a black man on the evening of May 25, 2020, Minneapolis teenager Darnella Frazier had the presence of mind to stop and record an iphone video of what she saw. … Continue reading

Press conference announcing Fathers for Freedom March

Cleveland City Council gets tough with dollar stores and hands out tax subsidies to developers

Cleveland City Council gets tough with dollar stores and hands out tax subsidies to developers by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, July 2020)    Cleveland City Council held a virtual meeting electronically on June 17, 2020, in compliance with Ohio’s Open Meetings Law.  Council President Kevin Kelley, who represents Ward 13, of which Old Brooklyn and part of … Continue reading

Block Watch Meeting at the Urban Kutz Barbershop in Old Brooklyn organized in response to neighbors’ concerns about recent murders

PHOTO BY WAVERLY WILLIS Thursday, November 21, 2019; Block watch meeting, Urban Kutz Barbershop, 4491 Pearl Road: Waverly Wilis, owner of the Urban Kutz Barbershop, takes a selfie with those attending the block watch meeting. Urban Kutz Barbershop co-hosted the meeting along with The Urban Barber Association (TUBA). Block Watch Meeting at the Urban Kutz … Continue reading

Mayor Frank Jackson explains rationale behind planned location for new police headquarters

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, December 13, 2019; CLE Small Press Roundtable, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Mayor Frank Jackson explains the rationale behind plans to locate the new Cleveland Police Headquarters along the Opportunity Corridor in the Kinsman neighborhood. Mayor Frank Jackson explains rationale behind planned location for new police headquarters by … Continue reading

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019)        On July 23rd, 19-year-old Brandon Cutnoe was fatally shot by Paul Sender inside the bathroom of the South Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Mr. Sender was arrested and faces aggravated murder charges, which could … Continue reading

Community gathers to remember the second anniversary of the End of Watch for First District Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, February 2019)          For Officer Christ Porter, two years later he stills remembers the wave of blue that took over the city of Cleveland on the night his brother, 39-year-old David Fahey, had died in the line of duty. “It was very important to know that the city appreciated him.” … Continue reading

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