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Jefferson Library Branch opens with new improvements and quiet rooms 

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY Saturday, October 15, 2022; Grand Opening of the reimagined Jefferson Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 850 Jefferson Avenue: Community members gather for the reopening ceremony. by Bruce Checefsky               (Plain Press, November 2022) A ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 15 marked the opening of the Cleveland Public … Continue reading

New Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk opens at the South Branch Library

New Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk opens at the South Branch Library by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, August 2022        Cleveland Housing Court and Cleveland Public Library have teamed up to bring the court to the community. Starting this month, the new Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, located at … Continue reading

Renovation updates for Cleveland Public Library’s branches and StoryWalk introduced at Carnegie West Branch

Renovation updates for Cleveland Public Library’s branches and StoryWalk introduced at Carnegie West Branch by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, July 20220                             Cleveland Public Library (CPL) ranked fourth among America’s Star Libraries, earning a prestigious Five-Star rating from the Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication covering library service. The Library Journal index, published annually, compares … Continue reading

Eastman Branch of Cleveland Public Library closes for renovations

Eastman Branch of Cleveland Public Library closes for renovations (Plain Press, January 2022) The Eastman Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, located at 11602 Lorain Avenue, has closed for renovations. Branch Manager Jamie Lauver says, “We are scheduled to reopen in January 2023.”

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2021)   For Cleveland mayoral candidate Justin Bibb, leadership is all about relationships. The 34-year-old son of a social worker and first responder advanced from the primary to the general election November 2 along with City Council president Kevin Kelley in the first mayoral … Continue reading

PCs for People is offering 10,000 free computers and hotspots to Cuyahoga County residents

PCs for People is offering 10,000 free computers and hotspots to Cuyahoga County residents by Collin Cunningham, The Land (Plain Press, December 2020)                 As part of their continued collaboration with Cleveland Public Library to provide digital resources to local families, PCs for People is offering 10,000 free computers and hotspots to qualified Cuyahoga County residents who need … Continue reading

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Cleveland City Council has a chance to do the right thing as it reviews tax abatement policy

Cleveland City Council has a chance to do the right thing as it reviews tax abatement policy by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2020)            Cleveland City Council announced in a July 23rd press release that it plans to hear a presentation from the Department of Community Development on a tax abatement study at its … Continue reading

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times

Work Share Ohio offers an option to help employers and employees adjust to difficult times (Plain Press, June 2020)   Policy Matters Ohio released information on a voluntary program, called Work Share Ohio, that says it, “allows employers to avoid layoffs and workers to receive unemployment benefits proportionate to the time they don’t work.” Policy … Continue reading

Block Watch Meeting at the Urban Kutz Barbershop in Old Brooklyn organized in response to neighbors’ concerns about recent murders

PHOTO BY WAVERLY WILLIS Thursday, November 21, 2019; Block watch meeting, Urban Kutz Barbershop, 4491 Pearl Road: Waverly Wilis, owner of the Urban Kutz Barbershop, takes a selfie with those attending the block watch meeting. Urban Kutz Barbershop co-hosted the meeting along with The Urban Barber Association (TUBA). Block Watch Meeting at the Urban Kutz … Continue reading

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