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COVID-19 is real, please wear a mask to save lives

To the editor: (Plain Press, January 2021)  People have to realize that COVID-19 not only is real, but that it is just a passing “thing”, like influenza or the polio epidemics were in the past.     If people continue congregating in public places (read “bars, parties, football stadia) as they are, just by being there; they are … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County speaks out about lead-poisoning of children in Cleveland

To the editor:  (Plain Press, January 2021)    In March of 2021, a law will go into effect requiring landlords who own rental properties in the city of Cleveland to certify that those properties are lead safe. The law is necessary because some landlords and realtor associations are willing to allow families to rent lead toxic properties … Continue reading

Adam Stalder is appointed as the new executive director of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization by DSCDO’s Board of Directors

Adam Stalder is appointed as the new executive director of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization by DSCDO’s Board of Directors Open Letter to the Community: (Plain Press, December 2020)           The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that, following a robust search process, we have appointed Adam Stalder as our … Continue reading

Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone announces plans to resign from Cleveland City Council to take helm at Thriving Communities Institute

Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone announces plans to resign from Cleveland City Council to take helm at Thriving Communities Institute To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2020)           After 19 years on council, I will transition off by mid-November. This was a difficult decision to make; I love serving this community and particularly, the passionate members who … Continue reading

The Elephant in The Room

Living with the Bear “Over and over again in my practice I saw kids who had experienced terrifying situations. For one patient, the bear was his dad who verbally demeaned and physically abused his mom.” — Nadine Harris, M.D. The Elephant in The Room To the Editor: (Plain Press, September 2020)           Cultures across our nation … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon calls for levy renewal and 5-mill increase

Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon calls for levy renewal and 5-mill increase Open letter to the editor: Dear Friends and Supporters of Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD): (Plain Press, August 2020)            This evening (July 7, 2020), I made a recommendation to the Cleveland Board of Education that the Board consider asking the … Continue reading

Reader suggests a path to address poverty

To the editor: (Plain Press, August 2020)            With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter and medical care.  Poverty is defined as the condition … Continue reading

A call for voting by mail

A call for voting by mail To the Editor: Plain Press, May 2020      Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted are the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service. LETTER The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers … Continue reading

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ

Reader weighs in with objections to coverage of Metanoia Project Shelter at Denison Avenue United Church of Christ To the Editor: (Plain Press, April 2020) Re: February 2020 Plain Press article by Bruce Checefsky titled “Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless” To all, I … Continue reading

A Letter from the Director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health

A Letter from the Director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health To the editor: Dear Cleveland Residents and Visitors: (Plain Press, April 2020) As you are all aware, the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread across the globe and throughout the U.S., including in Ohio. On March 14th, 2020, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson announced … Continue reading

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