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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

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reveals long-term planning recommendations for K-8 schools

Cleveland Metropolitan School District reveals long-term planning recommendations for K-8 schools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 15that Max Hayes High School, Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon shared his administration’s recommendations for the future of Kindergarten to grade eight programs and school buildings. The meeting was one … Continue reading

Pilot program calls for investments to establish Clark Fulton as a mixed income neighborhood

Pilot program calls for investments to establish Clark Fulton as a mixed income neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2019)   Metro West Managing Director Ricardo León and Metro West Director of Community Engagement Adam Gifford announced at a kickoff meeting on May 8ththat the City of Cleveland has designated the Clark Fulton neighborhood as the … Continue reading

The West Side Tree Stewards and YOU can help our neighborhood be the RE-FOREST CITY!

The West Side Tree Stewards and YOU can help our neighborhood be the RE-FOREST CITY! (Plain Press, May 2019)    We’re betting you already knew that Cleveland used to be called the FOREST CITY.  The West Side Tree Stewards (a band of local Sherwick Tree Steward Training program graduates) want to help Cleveland’s Eco-Village and … 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

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