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The Repair Company celebrates 50 years on Madison Avenue

The Repair Company celebrates 50 years on Madison Avenue Plain Press, March 2021         In February, Sandy Bozak, owner of The Repair Company at W. 103rd and Madison, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of her company. At a February 4th ceremony, Ward 15 Cleveland City Council Representative Jenny Spencer presented Sandy Bozak with a Council Resolution of … 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

Lunch distribution, Louisa May Alcott School

During the first quarter of the school year, the CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT(CMSD) is providing grab and go meals to Cleveland children ages 18 or younger. Option One: Grab and Go meals at all K-8 school sites on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. On Tuesdays meals may be picked up for Tuesday … Continue reading

Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone announces plans to resign from Cleveland City Council to take helm at Thriving Communities Institute

Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone announces plans to resign from Cleveland City Council to take helm at Thriving Communities Institute To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2020)           After 19 years on council, I will transition off by mid-November. This was a difficult decision to make; I love serving this community and particularly, the passionate members who … Continue reading

Cleveland Landmarks Commission approves and praises design of Tamir Rice memorial

(Plain Press, August 2020)            At its July 9th meeting, the Cleveland Landmarks Commission unanimously approved the design for a Tamir Rice Memorial on the grounds of Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Boulevard. Tamir Rice was a 12-year-old student at Marion Seltzer School at the time when he was shot and killed by a Cleveland … Continue reading

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Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement team up to aid local businesses providing free meals to residents

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement team up to aid local businesses providing free meals to residents by Colin Murnan  (Plain Press, July 2020)    The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement Inc. have teamed up to help their local neighborhoods in a time when it is needed. The organizations started compensating small … Continue reading

March 2020 Community Board

March 2020 Community Board The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS/MUSIC/THEATRE RACIAL EQUITY & INCLUSION FILM SERIES AT CAPITOL THEATRE: Series begins with Queen … Continue reading

Ward 11 gets new City Council Representative

(Plain Press, March 2020)    In February 2020 Brian Mooney was appointed to Cleveland City Council to represent Ward 11 which includes parts of the Edgewater, Cudell, West Boulevard, Jefferson and Bellaire-Puritas neighborhoods. He replaces Dona Brady who resigned her position. Mooney will be serving out the remainder of Dona Brady’s term which expires on … Continue reading

Detroit Avenue has a rich history

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, January 17, 2020; mural on east side of trd Leather, 6321 Detroit Avenue: This mural, painted in late October of 2019 by artist Shane Pierce of Abstract Dissent, adds scenic beauty to the drive down Detroit Avenue. Chuck Perez, owner of trd Leather, says a photo of his mother was … Continue reading

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