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CareSource invests $5 million in fund to make Cleveland homes lead safe

(Plain Press, February 2021) CareSource, the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, will invest $5 million to help Cleveland families and property owners protect children from lead hazards in their homes.  The commitment, which the Dayton-based nonprofit called “unprecedented,” recognizes the profound effect that housing has on health, CareSource officials said. Exposure to the brain-damaging environmental … Continue reading

Industry changes over time, some still survives on Madison Avenue

by Alana Whelan (Plain Press, February 2021)             Madison Avenue has largely been a hub for industry and residential housing, both dating back to the 1890s, when the National Carbon Co. office was built at W. 117th Street.     Madison Avenue stretches all the way from W. 58th Street in Cleveland, into Lakewood, and ends perpendicular with Rocky … Continue reading

Mavrik Development to build TREO Apartments on Southwest Corner of 25th St & Swift Ave

Mavrik Development to build TREO Apartments on Southwest Corner of 25th St & Swift Ave  by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, February 2021)             Lincoln Heights Block Club Chairperson Henry Senyak had an idea. He wanted to ask developers in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood to provide a levy benefit to longtime residents in the form of a fund … Continue reading

Clark School students and neighborhood youth asked to help plan a new park

(Plain Press, January 2021)  CMSD NEWS BUREAU  Clark School students might soon be playing in a park that they had a hand in designing.    The Trust for Public Land, a nonprofit with an office in Cleveland, is asking Clark and other neighborhood students to indicate features they want to see in a small City of Cleveland park planned … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West recruit businesses serving Hispanic (Latinx) community for Community Cares Pledge Program

by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, January 2021)  “Las Dos Fronteras invites you to maintain your distance and wear your mask supporting Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West!” reads a post from Jesus Amelia Lucero, in Spanish, on her restaurant’s Facebook page. The post includes a video showing off the taqueria’s COVID precautions like floor stickers and … Continue reading

Board of Zoning Appeals again postpones vote on Lincoln Park Flats

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, January 2021)    When Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) committee member Tim Donovan suggested postponing a vote on the Lincoln Park Flats project in Tremont to allow developers 60 days to conduct a parking study in the middle of the winter, in the middle of the worst pandemic in 100 years, … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County speaks out about lead-poisoning of children in Cleveland

To the editor:  (Plain Press, January 2021)    In March of 2021, a law will go into effect requiring landlords who own rental properties in the city of Cleveland to certify that those properties are lead safe. The law is necessary because some landlords and realtor associations are willing to allow families to rent lead toxic properties … Continue reading

RTA’s NEXT GEN planning process for changes to the 2021 bus routes raises questions about equity

RTA’s NEXT GEN planning process for changes to the 2021 bus routes raises questions about equity by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, December 2020)           In 2019, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) facilitated a study for improvement of the bus network with Jarett Walker + Associates. Jarrett Walker, PhD, an international consultant in public transit network design and policy, … Continue reading

Adam Stalder is appointed as the new executive director of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization by DSCDO’s Board of Directors

Adam Stalder is appointed as the new executive director of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization by DSCDO’s Board of Directors Open Letter to the Community: (Plain Press, December 2020)           The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, following a robust search process, we have appointed Adam Stalder as our … Continue reading

Old Angle Boxing Gym seeks new home

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