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UPDATE Lincoln Heights Land Use Planning discussion continues

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           In the basement of St. Augustine’s Walsh Hall on September 9th, under a flickering fluorescent light and hum of air conditioning, there was talk about tearing out the old rug and refinishing the wood floors. The Lincoln Heights Block Club was about to get under way with their … Continue reading

Residents and stakeholders weigh in on Lincoln Heights Land Use Study

by Bruce Checefsky       (Plain Press, October 2019)           Residents and stakeholders of the Lincoln Heights Block Club (LHBC) met with staff members of both the City Planning Commission and Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC), as well as members of the Seventh Hill design team to discuss a planned land use study for their neighborhood. The August … Continue reading

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances

West Side Catholic Center’s Ohio City Pizzeria offers second chances by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2019)       The West Side Catholic Center has partnered with EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute to take over and run Ohio City Pizzeria. The Catholic Center had been in talks about buying the restaurant for eight to ten years, but … Continue reading

Work underway on Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland

Work underway on Detroit-Superior Bridge in Cleveland (Plain Press, August 2019)            Beginning on Thursday, July 25th, crews began restricting traffic on the Detroit-Superior (Veterans’ Memorial) Bridge to one lane in each direction through mid-November 2019 for bridge deck repairs. The entire project involves maintenance on the driving surface and other miscellaneous repairs on and … Continue reading

Residents and stakeholders speak out about their concerns at TWDC membership meeting

Residents and stakeholders speak out about their concerns at TWDC membership meeting by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2019)   “There is a very real threat that the Tremont Montessori School will be removed,” said City Councilman Kerry McCormack at the opening of Tremont West Development Corporation (TWDC) annual meeting held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church … Continue reading

TWDC responds to CMSD decision to close Tremont Montessori

TWDC responds to CMSD decision to close Tremont Montessori An open letter to Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon: (Plain Press, June 2019)   The Friends of Tremont Montessori, Tremont West Development Corporation and the Tremont community have fought to save Tremont Montessori as a neighborhood asset numerous times. In 2010, Friends of Tremont … 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

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

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

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

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