• Study examines connecting Lakeview with surrounding community

    PHOTO BY DEBORAH ROSE SADLON Tuesday, March 21, 2023; Lakeview Community Center, 1290 W. 25th Street: A plan called Lakeview Connects hopes to establish links between the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority’s Lakeview Terrace community and the surrounding Ohio City neighborhood. PHOTO BY BRUCE CHECEFSKY Tuesday, March 7, 2023; Lakeview Connects meeting, Malachi Center Social Hall,…


  • Corner of W. 25th and Chatham was once an important part of grocery shopping in Cleveland

    (April 2023, Plain Press) From the late 1930s until the early 1960s the corner of W. 25th and Chatham was a vibrant part of the grocery shopping experience of many Clevelanders who came to shop at the West Side Market. Yarid Sahley, age 86, whose family was in the grocery business during that time period,…


  • New owner of the Variety Theater shares her vision for its future

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, September 10, 2022; Variety Theater, W. 118th & Lorain Avenue: Westown Executive Director Rose Zitello says the Variety Theater has new ownership. The new owner, Kelly Flamos, former co-owner of Mahall’s in Lakewood, is working on the restoration of the entire building with hopes of opening the theater as a…


  • St. Rocco Parish building is demolished

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, August 31, 2022; St. Rocco Parish, 3205 Fulton Road: A crew of workers demolishes the old St. Rocco School building. The new school is at the rear of the property. Architectural Historian Craig Bobby says the front part of the demolished building served as “St. Rocco Church until they built…


  • Lincoln Heights Block Club honors Henry Senyak for his many contributions to the neighborhood and the City of Cleveland

    PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, August 13, 2022; Lincoln Heights Block Club party and tribute to Henry Senyak, Porco Lounge, 2527 W. 25th Street: Henry Senyak holds up a Certificate of Appreciation from the Lincoln Heights Block Club noting the formal dedication of the Henry P. Senyak Lincoln Heights Development Fund. Lincoln Heights Block Club…


  • School Board renames two area schools

    Plain Press, August 2022        At its June 28th meeting, the Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education voted to change the names of two schools in the Plain Press service area. Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy will be renamed Natividad Pagan International Newcomers Academy. Louis Agassiz School will be renamed Mary Church Terrell School. The…


  • Tamir Rice Butterfly Garden


  • City Planning Commission votes to approve MetroHealth’s plan for a 3-acre park

    by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2022)          The Cleveland Planning Commission voted unanimously on May 20th to approve the final plans for a 3-acre park on the MetroHealth Campus. The park, expected to be completed by the end of this year, will be located between W. 25th and Scranton Road on land that now has a 250-car surface parking…


  • Reader urges MetroHealth to restore community faith in the Transformation Plan and the EcoVillage District process

    To the editor: (Plain Press, June 2022)                            Thank you to the Plain Press for publishing Lynette Filips’ excellent letter in favor of saving the Farnsworth house and St. Nicholas Church.      I am a long-time resident and volunteer on a MetroHealth Patient Family Advisory committee. I echo the despair of my fellow Old Brooklyn neighbors regarding the proposed demolition of St.…


  • MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings

    MetroHealth Park plans reviewed at community meetings by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, May 2022        The temporary 3-acre park proposed by MetroHealth Medical Center for an area just across Scranton Road from its new Glick Center was the subject of a community meeting held at the Family Ministry Center on Fulton Road on April 6th. The meeting…