Cleveland Ward 11

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Variety Theatre campaign receives This Place Matters Award

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the HISTORY channel’s popular TV series American Pickers, appeared at the Variety Theatre on June 7th to announce the restoration of the theatre and complex is the winner of the This Place Matters national competition. The free event, sponsored by Westown Development Corporation was open … Continue reading

Election 2016 results — turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area

Election 2016 results – turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area (Plain Press, December 2016) Voters approved all three issues on the ballot in Cleveland this November. Of the three issues, the half percent hike in the payroll tax won by the smallest margin winning 51.36% to 48.64%, with 64,439 yes votes … Continue reading

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Plans presented for major work on Clark Avenue

(Plain Press, May 2016) Residents attending an April 20th meeting at Clark Recreation Center learned of plans to rehabilitate Clark Avenue from Lorain Avenue (W. 90th and Clark) eastward to W. 41st. Plans designed by the firm Arcadis Design & Consultancy call for the 8-million-dollar rehabilitation project to be divided into four segments. The work … Continue reading

The Historic Variety Theatre

Neighborhood Family Practice

Councilwoman Brady joins residents in effort to restore police mini stations

(Plain Press, March 2015) On Tuesday, February 22nd, in front of the City Council Committee Room in Cleveland City Hall, Councilwoman Dona Brady, Rose Zitiello, Westown CDC Executive Director and community activists presented petitions and comments to Police Chief Calvin Williams prior to budget hearings of the Cleveland Police Department. The petitions contain over 1500 … Continue reading

Westown Community Development Corporation Swinging’ Summer Concerts at Halloran Park

Quan Am Buddhist Temple celebrates 10th Anniversary

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2014) Over 200 people gathered at Quan Am Buddhist Temple at 11921 Bellaire Road on Sunday July 20th to celebrate the temple’s tenth anniversary. Many members of Cleveland Buddhist Community attending the celebration, came early to go inside the small temple for a moment of reflection before a beautiful … Continue reading

Standardized tests drive Cleveland Transformation Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2014) Under current local, state and national educational policy, Clevelanders are being asked to measure their public and charter schools and judge their teaching staffs based on the scores on standardized tests. While the standardized tests may help to compare schools, they do little to help individual students to … Continue reading