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Wigs for Kids donation

PHOTO COURTESY OF WAVERLY WILLIS/URBAN KUTZ BARBERSHOP Monday, August 12, 2019; Urban Kutz Barber Shop, 11106 Detroit Avenue: Logan Cavins, age 17, gets his hair cut by Waverly Willis. The hair was donated to Wigs for Kids on Center Ridge Road in Westlake.  “He (Logan Cavins) grew his hair for years with the sole purpose … 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

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at QualitySchoolsforCLEkids.org.     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

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Cudell Improvement celebrates its first annual meeting since forming Strategic Alliance with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, April 2019)    Sponsored by Third Federal Saving’s and Loan, Cudell Improvement once again held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23. It was their first since the Strategic Alliance took effect back in July 2018. In his speech, Matt Zone, councilman for Ward 15, acknowledged that it has been a … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement bylaw changes create new service area

Cudell Improvement bylaw changes create new service area by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2019)    Members of Cudell Improvement called for a Special Members Meeting on Thursday, February 21st, just days before the Cudell Improvement Annual Meeting on Saturday, February 23rd. At the Special Members Meeting, held at the Cannon, LoPresti and Catavolos Funeral at … Continue reading

Cudell Board addresses a variety of issues as it proceeds with Strategic Alliance

by Chuck Hoven (January 2019, Plain Press)           At the December meeting of the Cudell Improvement Incorporated Board of Trustees, board members discussed the organization’s budget; its real estate holdings; its contract with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) for the Strategic Alliance; the difficulty in getting enough board members to the meeting for a quorum; … Continue reading

Resident criticizes article on Cudell former director as one sided

To the editor: (December 2018, Plain Press)        As an instructor of journalism at Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College, I am appalled that your newspaper shunned journalistic ethics to run what was essentially a rant by Anita Brindza, retired director of Cudell Improvement Inc., in your October 2018 edition (“Former executive director of Cudell Improvement … Continue reading

Call for financial accounting and summary of accomplishments for Cudell Improvement

To the editor: (December 2018, Plain Press)        I am writing regarding Victoria Shea’s October article about Anita Brindza and the Cudell-Detroit Shoreway Strategic Alliance.  I am a longtime resident of the Cudell Improvement service area and a-25-year dues-paying member of that organization. I have participated in neighborhood initiatives and volunteer efforts for nearly thirty years.    As … Continue reading

Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge seek support for bridge improvements

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        A newly formed group, Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge, is working to gain community support and additional funds for an effort to make major improvements to the railroad bridge on Lake Avenue between Desmond Avenue and Viking Road, just east of the Shoreway entrance.     According to group member Nikki … Continue reading

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