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Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal outlines aland use plan for Lincoln Heights neighborhood

Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal outlines aland use plan for Lincoln Heights neighborhood by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, March 2020)    During the third and final community meeting held at South Branch Public Library for the Reaching Lincoln Heights proposal, Cory Riordan, Executive Director of Tremont West Development Corporation, reminded the twenty or so neighborhood attendees … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Theatre’s production of Breakout Session

Cleveland Public Power fails to consistently offer payment plan as an option

Cleveland Public Power fails to consistently offer payment plan as an option by Jacie Jones (Plain Press, March 2020) This article is the third in a series based on issues that came out of the Cleveland End Poverty Now Coalition’s October 17th public hearing about utility shutoffs through Cleveland Public Power (CPP).       The first … Continue reading

Primary Election set for Tuesday, March 17th

Primary Election set for Tuesday, March 17th (Plain Press, March 2020)    The Primary Election will take place on March 17, 2020. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7: 30 p.m. Registered voters can also choose to vote early in person at the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue. Hours for early … Continue reading

SEIU Local 1 Vice President Yanela Sims Responds to Sherwin-Williams Receiving $100 Million Incentive Package

SEIU Local 1 Vice President Yanela Sims Responds to Sherwin-Williams Receiving $100 Million Incentive Package The Fortune 500 company is set to receive $100 millions in taxpayer money even after leaving 34 Cleveland janitors and their families out in the cold  (Plain Press, February 2020) CLEVELAND – The following is a statement from SEIU Local 1 … 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

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Janitor Terry Eddy Responds to Sherwin-Williams Co. Plan to Keep Company Headquarters in Cleveland

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1 Janitor Terry Eddy Responds to Sherwin–Williams Co. Plan to Keep Company Headquarters in Cleveland  Move comes after displacing 34 Cleveland janitors and their families, leaving them struggling to make ends meet  (Plain Press, February 2020) CLEVELAND –  The following is a statement from SEIU Local 1 janitor Terry Eddy in response … Continue reading

End Poverty Now Coalition raises concerns about Cleveland Public Power’s business practices and shutoffs

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, January 17, 2020; End Poverty Now Press Conference to present demands to Cleveland Public Power, 3500 Lorain Avenue: Adam Jefferson, who lives in an all-electric subsidized apartment, had his electricity shut off by Cleveland Public Power because he was unable to pay the full bill. Jefferson says on cold nights … 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

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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