PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Friday, August 9, 2019; United Latino Film Festival, Holiday Inn, Mentor, Ohio: Tony Mata, executive producer and director of the documentary film Theatre of Rice and Beans, a retrospective look at New York Latino Theatre which features the founders of three Latino Theaters — Miriam Colon, Rene Buch and Max … Continue reading
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Festival, Roberto Clemente Park, Seymour Avenue & W. 38th, Home Depot Booth: Aleyshka Feliciano, age 6, builds a picture frame with the help of her Grandmother Maria Roman, her mom Keyshla Perez, and Home Depot staff member Samone Starling.
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Parade, 2955 W. 38thStreet: The Arroyo Family celebrates while watching the parade go past their house.
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2018) Seventy people gathered at the Hispanic Alliance office on W. 25thand Clark for a Community Walk Against Cancer on September 8th. Walkers were greeted in the parking lot by Lakeland Community College Sophomore volunteers Laura Bertran, Juan Gutierrez and Eva Tevvones. The Community Walk Against Cancer, a project of … Continue reading
by Chuck Hoven The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fi ll some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran tenant organizer … Continue reading
(Plain Press, June 2018) With recruiting underway for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), the program highlighted a past graduate who exemplifies the work that program participants do in the community. Letitia Lopez is the person on the Near West Side that the program chose to highlight this year. Lopez is the Executive … Continue reading
(Plain Press, June 2018) Hispanic Alliance announced the creation of a new Welcome Hub that will provide bilingual resources and guidance to the area’s Latino population and services such as affordable housing, jobs and schools. The May 3 launching of the Welcome Hub took place at the Hispanic Alliance office located on the ground floor … Continue reading
by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018) The congregation of Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on West 14th Street in the Tremont neighborhood decided in a unanimous vote to make their church a sanctuary, allowing the church to protect a guest from being deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Eulogio Hernandez Box, a … Continue reading