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Architectural historian provides additional information and corrections for February article on Madison Avenue

To the editor: Plain Press, March 2021 I am submitting this letter in response to the version of the story about Madison Avenue that appeared in the printed version of the February 2021 issue of the newspaper. A historic house mentioned in the story – next door to Cleveland Lumber and sometimes known as “Twin Peaks” – includes … Continue reading

“Defund the Police” Is A Misleading, Irresponsible Slogan

To the Editor: (Plain Press, February 2021) As Cleveland, Ohio embarks on a new election season, I’m concerned about the growing narrative pitting communities of color against police officers.  I support the principles embodied in most versions of Defund the Police legislation.  But citizens rarely hear these principles. Instead, we repeatedly hear the misleading and irresponsible Defund the … Continue reading

Reader seeks answers about purpose of surveillance camera

To the editor: Dear Members of the Cleveland City Council Safety Committee, (Plain Press, February 2021) My name is Paula Miller and I live on the near west side of Cleveland near Fulton and Lorain. I noticed there is a surveillance camera located in the parking lot of McCafferty Health Clinic on Lorain Avenue.  The camera … Continue reading

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

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