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
by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, January 2021) “Las Dos Fronteras invites you to maintain your distance and wear your mask supporting Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West!” reads a post from Jesus Amelia Lucero, in Spanish, on her restaurant’s Facebook page. The post includes a video showing off the taqueria’s COVID precautions like floor stickers and … Continue reading
Neighborhood groups receive grants for a variety of projects (Plain Press, December 2020) Neighborhood Connections and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture joined together to fund several projects in Cleveland neighborhoods and city-wide. Below are projects funded in the Plain Press service area: The Glengar Community Association in the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood received $761 to host a Power of Pollinators workshop, … Continue reading
Area businesses respond to pandemic in a variety of ways by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2020) Several days after Governor Mike DeWine announced that restaurants and bars in Ohio could reopen, the West Side Market parking lot was fuller than it had been in weeks. Missing were the Cleveland Street Chronicle vendors selling … Continue reading
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, November 2, 2019; Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Parade of Skulls & Skeletons, W. 65th & Detroit Avenue: The Día de Muertos celebration was presented by Cleveland Public Theatre / Teatro Público de Cleveland in partnership with Héctor Castellanos Lara and Día de Muertos Ohio.PHOTO BY … Continue reading
PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 5, 2019; Convención Hispana 2019 presented by the Hispanic Roundtable, Max Hayes High School, 2011 W. 65thStreet: legendary Puerto Rican singer, musician and composer José Feliciano is welcomed to Cleveland by Cleveland attorney and Hispanic Roundtable Chairman José Feliciano. The two José Felicianos dialogued on stage before a … Continue reading
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.