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Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) to launch budget recommendations

Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) to launch budget recommendations by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2021)     Town meetings were first established in the earliest New England settlements as a form of direct democracy in which most or all members of a community come together to discuss policies, laws, and budgets for their community. The first town meeting was … Continue reading

Wendy Park Bridge Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Whiskey Island

Garden Walk in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood

Reader responds to the letter concerning noise in the Fulton/Denison area

Reader responds to the letter concerning noise in the Fulton/Denison area To the Editor:    As a resident of West 25th Street and Chatham Avenue, I can empathize with the fine people of the Fulton Road and Denison Avenue area! I too have endured countless hours of disruption from intentional motorcycle and automobile noise. The altered mufflers, … Continue reading

$6M Red Line Greenway opens after more than a decade of planning

$6M Red Line Greenway opens after more than a decade of planning by Lee Chilcote Plain Press, June 2021        Beginning at the eastern edge of Zone Recreation Center and threading through Ohio City before connecting to the Centennial Lake Link Trail, the $6 million Red line Greenway connects the near west side to downtown Cleveland while offering views … Continue reading

One man’s trash is another man’s trail

One man’s trash is another man’s trail by Megann Rosecrans Plain Press, June 2021     The Ohio & Erie Towpath and the trails that link to it are already impacting neighborhoods on the near west side, from Tremont and Ohio City to Detroit-Shoreway and the lakeside, attracting walkers, runners, and bikers, but also sites for potential development. … Continue reading

Max Hayes High School Senior Class Community Service Project

Cleveland City Council’s three women share their reflections on politics and public policy

by Jack Barnes Plain Press, March 2021      On January 26th the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus organized a “Conversation with Cleveland City Councilwomen” via Zoom hosted by its Chair, Cynthia Demsey. The hour-long event featured all three of the women on the 17-person Cleveland City Council reflecting on their paths to public service; on being women in … Continue reading

Lead Safe Resource Center and Home Fund launches

by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, January 2021)    Cleveland residents will have access to a new resource center and hotline dedicated to helping parents and property owners reduce the chances of lead poisoning by making homes in the city lead safe.      The Lead Safe Resource Center and Home Fund fulfill, in part, a public pledge that the … Continue reading

Is your rental home eligible for incentives, grants or loans to make it lead safe? Find out here.

by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, January 2021)    A new fund is offering $500 incentives and other financial support to Cleveland property owners and families to remove lead paint-based hazards from homes.      The Lead Safe Home Fund combines rebates, grants and loans in an effort to aid landlords who must comply with the city’s new lead-safe certification, and … Continue reading

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