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Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2021)   For Cleveland mayoral candidate Justin Bibb, leadership is all about relationships. The 34-year-old son of a social worker and first responder advanced from the primary to the general election November 2 along with City Council president Kevin Kelley in the first mayoral … Continue reading

Low voter turnout allows small pockets of voters to determine results in Cleveland’s Primary Election

Low voter turnout allows small pockets of voters to determine results in Cleveland’s Primary Election by Chuck Hoven    Only 15% of Cleveland’s 247,742 eligible voters voted in the Primary Election. A total of 38,360 Clevelanders cast votes in the primary according to the unofficial preliminary results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. 13,506 of … Continue reading

General Election– What’s on the Ballot?

General Election– What’s on the Ballot?    In the General Election set for November 2nd, Cleveland registered voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on who they would like to see as their next mayor, either Justin Bibb or Kevin Kelley.     Early voting begins on October 5th. Information about hours for early voting and how … Continue reading

Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods hosts mayoral candidates’ forum at Edgewater Park’s pavilion

Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods hosts mayoral candidates’ forum at Edgewater Park’s pavilion by Bruce Checefsky           The Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods (CCN) sponsored a Candidates’ Forum with mayoral prospects Ross DiBello, Basheer Jones, Kevin Kelley, Dennis Kucinich and Zack Reed on Tuesday, July 27, at the West Pavilion on the upper level of Edgewater Park. CCN … Continue reading

Mayoral candidates share thoughts on tackling poverty in Cleveland

Mayoral candidates share thoughts on tackling poverty in Cleveland      The End Poverty Now Coalition, a coalition of 26 community groups working to address issues of poverty in Cleveland, hosted a Mayoral Forum via Zoom on August 25th.      Organize Ohio Executive Director Larry Bresler said the End Poverty Now Coalition was formed in 2015-16 when local … Continue reading

Activists sleep out at City Hall to draw attention to the urgent need to address lead poisoning

Activists sleep out at City Hall to draw attention to the urgent need to address lead poisoning by Bruce Checefsky      Childhood lead poisoning has increased dramatically since COVID-19. Day care closures and stay-at-home orders have confined young children to their homes, increasing the likelihood of exposure to the toxic metal. Many medical centers where testing … Continue reading

City of Cleveland Primary Election is set for September 14, 2021

City of Cleveland Primary Election is set for September 14, 2021 (Plain Press, September 2021)           The date for the Primary Election in the City of Cleveland is set for September 14, 2021.  Cleveland registered voters will be able to vote for their choice of mayoral candidates and city council candidates with primary races. Ballots are available in … Continue reading

Redistricting: What’s the Big Deal?

Redistricting: What’s the Big Deal? by Joel Gorski (Plain Press, September 2021)      Monday morning, August 23, Cleveland State University’s student center ballroom was filled with a standing-room-only crowd estimated at 200 people.  Many were preparing comments and questions for Ohio’s very first Redistricting Commission as they waited. Most, if not all, of the attendees at this first … Continue reading

Cleveland needs leaders with a moral compass

Cleveland needs leaders with a moral compass by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2021)       As Clevelanders prepare to select a new mayor and consider their choices for city council representatives for the next four years, we may be asking ourselves how do we best judge who will make a good mayor or city council representative? What qualities … Continue reading

City of Cleveland Primary Election is set for September 14, 2021

City of Cleveland Primary Election is set for September 14, 2021 (Plain Press, August 2021)     The date for the Primary Election in the City of Cleveland is set for September 14, 2021. Citizens of voting age can register by August 16th and still be able to vote for their choice of mayoral and city council candidates or weigh … Continue reading

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