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Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 12, 2019; Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting & Celebration, Madison Avenue & W. 75th Street: The newly renovated park (formerly Lawn-Madison Park) was named in honor of the memory of Miriam Ortiz-Rush, a longtime resident of the neighborhood, founder of El Nueva Dia newspaper, a CMHA employee and bailiff … Continue reading

Lorraine Surgical closes W. 65th & Lorain storefront

Lorraine Surgical closes W. 65th  & Lorain storefront (Plain Press, November 2019)        Lorraine Surgical Supply is closing its longtime location at W. 65th and Lorain Avenue (Northwest corner) and move to Middleburg Heights, says spokesperson David Zake. The company has sold medical equipment and supplies in the neighborhood since 1975. Zake says Lorraine Surgical … Continue reading

Local residents honored at City of Cleveland’s Senior Day

Local residents honored at City of Cleveland’s Senior Day (Plain Press, June 2019)   The City of Cleveland celebrated Senior Day on May 21stand senior citizens from throughout the City of Cleveland came to Public Hall to celebrate. They were greeted as they entered the hall with a program with glossy pictures and biographies of seventeen seniors … Continue reading

Cleveland Kennel opens on Detroit Avenue

Ohio City Incorporated celebrates its annual meeting

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2019)    Food brings people together, so does handing out awards to community leaders for contributing to the well-being of the neighborhood. That’s exactly what Ohio City Incorporated did at their annual meeting held on March 19 at the Urban Community Center. With nearly 100 attendees crowded into the … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement celebrates its first annual meeting since forming Strategic Alliance with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, April 2019)    Sponsored by Third Federal Saving’s and Loan, Cudell Improvement once again held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23. It was their first since the Strategic Alliance took effect back in July 2018. In his speech, Matt Zone, councilman for Ward 15, acknowledged that it has been a … Continue reading

Greenway threatened by shortsighted RTA development plans

Greenway threatened by shortsighted RTA development plans by Lennie Stover (Plain Press, April 2019)    A rare and vital urban forest on Cleveland’s near west side could soon give way to chainsaws if the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) approves plans being draw up by a Westlake developer to build a project between Columbus Road … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement bylaw changes create new service area

Cudell Improvement bylaw changes create new service area by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2019)    Members of Cudell Improvement called for a Special Members Meeting on Thursday, February 21st, just days before the Cudell Improvement Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 23rd. At the Special Members Meeting, held at the Cannon, LoPresti and Catavolos Funeral at … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates at its annual meeting

(Plain Press, March 2019)Metro West Community Development Organization held its annual meeting on February 6that the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road. The meeting included the distribution of its annual report, presentation of awards, and comments from Board Members, Managing Director Ricardo León, Ward 14 Council Representative Jasmin Santana, Ward 3 City Council Representative Kerry … Continue reading

Call for financial accounting and summary of accomplishments for Cudell Improvement

To the editor: (December 2018, Plain Press)        I am writing regarding Victoria Shea’s October article about Anita Brindza and the Cudell-Detroit Shoreway Strategic Alliance.  I am a longtime resident of the Cudell Improvement service area and a-25-year dues-paying member of that organization. I have participated in neighborhood initiatives and volunteer efforts for nearly thirty years.    As … Continue reading

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