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MetroHealth holds Campus Transformation Plan community meetings

MetroHealth holds Campus Transformation Plan community meetings by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2019) A pharmacy, day care center, affordable restaurant, coffee shop, medical marijuana dispensary, recycling center, and a community makers space were just a few suggestions residents of the Clark-Fulton neighborhood made during several community meetings with officials from MetroHealth. The residents were responding … 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

LGBT Community Center opens new facility on Detroit Avenue

LGBT Community Center opens new facility on Detroit Avenue by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2019)    The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center of Greater Cleveland celebrated the opening of its new facility at 6705 Detroit Avenue on June 14thwith a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. LGBT Community Center volunteers lined the sidewalk … Continue reading

Central Tremont Block Club weighs in on J Roc Development proposal for an apartment development

  Central Tremont Block Club weighs in on J Roc Development proposal for an apartment development by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, July 2019)    At their June meeting, residents of the Central Tremont Block Club voiced their concerns about J Roc Development’s proposal to build a 124-to-140-unit apartment building, called Electric Gardens, on the hillside just … Continue reading

Undesign the Red Line Interactive Exhibit

Riverview Welcome Center opens with a vision of building community

Riverview Welcome Center opens with a vision of building community by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, July 2019)    “I noticed that Riverview Towers has a community building,” Delores Procter, part of the Benjamin Rose Institute staff at Riverview Towers in Ohio City, said in a video produced by architect and videographer Clifford Benjamin Herring and shown at … Continue reading

Optometrist, Dr. Daniel Freson, is being forced out of MRN Ltd owned United Bank Building

Optometrist, Dr. Daniel Freson, is being forced out of MRN Ltd owned United Bank Building by Bruce Checefsky        (Plain Press, July 2019)    Dr. Daniel Freson wants to help people.      His optometrist practice has been at the same location on the first floor of the United Bank Building at 2012 W. 25thStreet for more than thirty-seven years. … 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

Green Party of Northeastern Ohio hosts community meeting in Ohio City

Green Party of Northeastern Ohio hosts community meeting in Ohio City by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2019)   Despite living below the poverty level twice in the past decade, David Ellison believes the Green Party provides an opportunity to represent the best hope for America’s future.    “As you may not know, the Green Party is a value-based political party. … Continue reading

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