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What impact will Opportunity Zone investments have in the Tremont neighborhood?

What impact will Opportunity Zone investments have in the Tremont neighborhood? by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019)        The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, with the goal of creating long-term investments in regions of low-income rural and urban communities nationwide, established Opportunity Zones. The Opportunity Zone tax break allows investors to defer … Continue reading

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood

Opportunity Zone increases interest of developers and realtors in neighborhood by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2019)        What wasn’t emphasized at the Ohio City Community Conversations Community Building Meeting or the Ward 14 Planning 101 meeting covered elsewhere in this issue of the Plain Press is that a good deal of the increased interest … Continue reading

Steps needed to protect current residents as investmens target Clark Fulton neighborhood

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2019)           The Clark Fulton neighborhood will be the target area for a number of initiatives that could flood the neighborhood with investment dollars aimed at a variety of projects. The initiatives hold the promise of investments that include new hospital buildings, new parks, new housing, new businesses and a … Continue reading

Metro West and partners invite media to a conversation regarding comprehensive planning for Clark Fulton area

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2019)           Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana assured reporters at a September 17th meeting held at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library that she was very excited about the MetroHealth project and its positive impact on Ward 14. The meeting was organized on behalf of Metro West Community … Continue reading

NOBLE would like to hear about your experience with the Ohio Benefits System

(Plain Press, October 2019)           Have you had any issues applying for Medicaid, food stamps or cash assistance? Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE), an organization that focuses on state budget issues as it relates to health and human services with the hopes of improving the system, has created a survey to better understand the … Continue reading

MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, August 15, 2019; Open House, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: View of the construction site for MetroHealth’s new hospital from the 7thfloor of the View Road Parking Garage. MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation  by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2019)       MetroHealth Medical Center … Continue reading

Cleveland Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

    Cleveland Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville by Dusty Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach (Plain Press, September 2019)       (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2009 James Ford Rhodes High School graduate and Cleveland, Ohio native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Petty Officer 3rd Class LaSean … Continue reading

Grandson of immigrant calls for acceptance of today’s immigrants

Grandson of immigrant calls for acceptance of today’s immigrants To the editor:  (Plain Press, September 2019)       My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland {Galicia} in 1910.   Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany {formerly Prussia}. He had just completed his service … Continue reading

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend (Plain Press, September 2019)       On July 25th, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the award of a $9.02 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to rehabilitate aged and failing riverbank infrastructure … Continue reading

Hundreds of Greater Clevelanders join Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Immigrant Detention at Market Square Park

Hundreds of Greater Clevelanders join Lights for Liberty Vigil to End Immigrant Detention at Market Square Park by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2019)           On July 12thhundreds of people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Market Square Park for the Lights for Liberty Cleveland Vigil to End Immigrant Detention. A cutout of the Statue of … Continue reading

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