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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

Reader comments on Cleveland City Council’s examination of tax abatement policy

Reader comments on Cleveland City Council’s examination of tax abatement policy To the editor: (Plain Press, January 2020)  “A tax abatement is a reduction of taxes granted by a government to encourage economic development. The most common type of tax abatement is a property tax abatement granted to a business as an incentive to come … Continue reading

CMSD CEO Eric Gordon shares data from 2018-19 school district report card Open Letter To: Friends & Supporters of CMSD

(Plain Press, October 2019)           This morning (September 12, 2019) Ohio released the 2018‐19 school year report cards, and I am pleased to share with you that CMSD has again made progress on several key measures that CMSD educators have individually and collectively have worked on. Results include: An increase of 2.6 percentage points in K‐3 … Continue reading

Grandson of immigrant calls for acceptance of today’s immigrants

Grandson of immigrant calls for acceptance of today’s immigrants To the editor:  (Plain Press, September 2019)       My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland {Galicia} in 1910.   Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany {formerly Prussia}. He had just completed his service … Continue reading

CLASH referendum “fighting for all Cleveland’s neighborhoods – to ‘get the lead out’” — it is not a distraction Open letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer:

CLASH referendum “fighting for all Cleveland’s neighborhoods – to ‘get the lead out’” — it is not a distraction Open letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer: (Plain Press, July 2019) This letter is in response to the June 12 Editorial by the Editorial Board of the Plain Dealer and published by cleveland.com and the Plain … Continue reading

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