• Reader offers critique of Section 8 program

    To the editor:      My unit has minor issues that need repairs. The repairs have NOT been done since the last TWO inspections! I have let Section 8 know several times. I have showed the property manager 12 times since he got this house in January. I let him in my unit. I have given […]


  • Reader thanks staff of Neighborhood Family Practice

    Reader thanks staff of Neighborhood Family Practice To the editor: Dear Dr. Melanie Golembiewsky, (Plain Press, October 2022)  Thank you, Dr. Melanie Golembiewski for the professionalism in which you work. You listen to your clients. You always put their need first, to ensure they live another day healthy and vibrant. LETTER    I’m grateful to […]


  • 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. […]


  • How residents can address issues concerning tax abatement and the Cleveland Community Development Corporations

    How residents can address issues concerning tax abatement and the Cleveland Community Development Corporations To the Editor: (Plain Press, June 2022)          The May 2022 issue of the Plain Press has to be the finest edition of the Plain Press of all time. It should be framed and mounted on the wall of Cleveland City Council’s chambers: https://plainpress.blog/2022/05/ .      Here […]


  • Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park

    Resident urges Planning Commission to keep the Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church as part of the MetroHealth Park To the editor: Open letter to the Planning Commission: Plain Press, May 2022        I am writing to you in response to news I heard about MetroHealth’s plans to demolish three buildings between W. 25th St. and Scranton Rd. […]


  • Residents urged to contact Planning Commission to prevent demolition of Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church

    Residents urged to contact Planning Commission to prevent demolition of Farnsworth House and Byelorussian Church To the editor: Plain Press, May 2022             The full Planning Commission meeting where the MetroHealth (MH) demolitions and temporary 3-acre park concept plan may be voted on has been moved to May 6th @ 9am.       I’ve been talking with some of […]


  • Why Did Cleveland’s RTA Shut Down Its Entire Rapid Rail System?

    All Aboard Ohio Asks: Is this willful neglect? To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2022) Cleveland’s first snowstorm of 2022 brought something more troubling than just snow. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) shut down the “Rapid”, its rail-based transit service, even while snow-clogged streets forced the suspension of bus service on January 17th. LETTER […]


  • Homeowner’s bills higher in Cleveland than in Mentor

    To the Editor: (Plain Press, February 2022) I would like to comment on your article in the December 2021 Plain Press on property taxes. I grew up in Mentor and own the home I grew up in, and currently rent it out. The property taxes for that house are much lower than the Cleveland house I currently live […]


  • Canines at upscale doggie bar and park complain about homeless humans

    Canines at upscale doggie bar and park complain about homeless humans To the Editor, (Plain Press, January 2022)           I have been a resident of the Near West Side of Cleveland for 25 years. Lately I have noticed there has been an increase in new canine residents in the neighborhood. It’s nice to know new dogs are […]


  • Utilities for All sends correction to Plain Press article and additional information on vigil at City Hall

    Utilities for All sends correction to Plain Press article and additional information on vigil at City Hall To the editor: (Plain Press, November 2021)                 Utilities for All (UFA) is in appreciation for the Plain Press reporting on the UFA V]igil at City Hall to remember residents who died due to utility shutoffs in the October issue.  We […]