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Neighborhood groups receive grants for a variety of projects

Neighborhood groups receive grants for a variety of projects (Plain Press, December 2020)           Neighborhood Connections and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture joined together to fund several projects in Cleveland neighborhoods and city-wide. Below are projects funded in the Plain Press service area:    The Glengar Community Association in the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood received $761 to host a Power of Pollinators workshop, … Continue reading

MetroHealth offers updates on its planning and development projects

MetroHealth offers updates on its planning and development projects by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2020)           At a September 30th virtual community meeting MetroHealth Medical Center offered an update on progress of construction of the new hospital building on its main campus, a progress report on the Institute for Health Opportunity Partnership and Empowerment (HOPE), and updates … Continue reading

Metro West offers assistance to neighborhood businesses

Metro West offers assistance to neighborhood businesses by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, November 2020)        Metro West Community Development Organization has been facilitating the financial stability of many small businesses in the Stockyard neighborhood, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre in the last few months as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC’s Small Business Assistance Program has … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority announces bus system redesign, opportunities for community feedback by Paige Bennett (Plain Press, November 2020) The Greater Cleveland RTA presented plans for redesigning its bus system before Cleveland City Council’s transportation committee Sept. 30, and now it’s giving riders the opportunity to give feedback in October and November. Joel Freilich, director of service management with … Continue reading

Update on project proposed for W. 14th and Kenilworth

Update on project proposed for W. 14th and Kenilworth by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2020)           At the October 5 meeting of the Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals, Kenilworth LLC requested to postpone a decision on their Tremont Park Flats project until the full five-member board is present. A previous vote ended in a 2-2 tie when … Continue reading

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide

EYEJ compiling accurate, up-to-date portrait of Cleveland’s digital divide (Plain Press, October 2020) Cleveland’s digital divide has emerged as a central issue for Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ). Compelled by its mission to improve the lives of young people, EYEJ is actively engaged in an effort to fully understand and support real solutions to the widespread … Continue reading

Kolou Marketplace opens to serve the neighborhood

Kolou Marketplace opens to serve the neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2020)           The Kolou Marketplace at 4700 Bridge Avenue is now open and serving the neighborhood.    Siba Beavogul, Kolou Beavogul and their son Laville and daughter Tenin hosted an opening ceremony for Kolou’s Marketplace on August 27th, 2020. The store will serve as a … Continue reading

City Council approves legislation to stabilize hillside at Irishtown bend

City Council approves legislation to stabilize hillside at Irishtown bend (Plain Press, October 2020) At its September 23rd meeting Cleveland City Council adopted legislation (Ord. No. 592-2020) authorizing the city to join the Cuyahoga County Port Authority on a major project to stabilize a hillside eroding into the Cuyahoga River, threatening commercial shipping. The hillside, known as Irishtown … Continue reading

Community raises over $50,000 to grant to businesses in the Gordon Square Arts District

Community raises over $50,000 to grant to businesses in the Gordon Square Arts District  (Plain Press, October 2020)                 Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) applauds our community for raising $55,474 through the organization’s Fast Forward Fund to provide relief to small businesses and non-profits in the Gordon Square Arts District. Local anonymous donors have matched $27,737 … Continue reading

Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) works to close the digital divide

Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice (EYEJ) works to close the digital divide by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, September 2020)       The EYEJ (Empowering Youth, Exploring Justice) is hard at work trying to close the digital divide in Cleveland. Founded in 2013, the organization works to give voice to the youth and promote change for the greater good … Continue reading

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