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The Repair Company celebrates 50 years on Madison Avenue

The Repair Company celebrates 50 years on Madison Avenue Plain Press, March 2021         In February, Sandy Bozak, owner of The Repair Company at W. 103rd and Madison, marked the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of her company. At a February 4th ceremony, Ward 15 Cleveland City Council Representative Jenny Spencer presented Sandy Bozak with a Council Resolution of … Continue reading

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

Industry changes over time, some still survives on Madison Avenue

by Alana Whelan (Plain Press, February 2021)             Madison Avenue has largely been a hub for industry and residential housing, both dating back to the 1890s, when the National Carbon Co. office was built at W. 117th Street.     Madison Avenue stretches all the way from W. 58th Street in Cleveland, into Lakewood, and ends perpendicular with Rocky … Continue reading

Next Gen RTA Committee recommends route changes to the Regional Transit Authority Board of Trustees

by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, January 2021) Joel Freilich, Director of Service Management, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), reminded board members at the RTA Board & Next Gen RTA Committee meeting on December 15th that working closely with Jarrett Walker & Associates and local stakeholders, the public had spoken, and he listened. Priority trips … Continue reading

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Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement team up to aid local businesses providing free meals to residents

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement team up to aid local businesses providing free meals to residents by Colin Murnan  (Plain Press, July 2020)    The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement Inc. have teamed up to help their local neighborhoods in a time when it is needed. The organizations started compensating small … Continue reading

Tree Stewards share plans for increasing Cleveland’s tree canopy

Tree Stewards share plans for increasing Cleveland’s tree canopy by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2020)  Deloris Watson of the West Side Tree Stewards and Dan Leamon of the Tremont Tree Stewards were among the graduates of the Sherwick Tree Steward Training Program being honored at an appreciation ceremony held by Holden Forests and Gardens … Continue reading

Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, October 12, 2019; Miriam Ortiz-Rush Park Ribbon Cutting & Celebration, Madison Avenue & W. 75th Street: The newly renovated park (formerly Lawn-Madison Park) was named in honor of the memory of Miriam Ortiz-Rush, a longtime resident of the neighborhood, founder of El Nueva Dia newspaper, a CMHA employee and bailiff … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement celebrates its first annual meeting since forming Strategic Alliance with Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, April 2019)    Sponsored by Third Federal Saving’s and Loan, Cudell Improvement once again held their Annual Meeting on Saturday, Feb. 23. It was their first since the Strategic Alliance took effect back in July 2018. In his speech, Matt Zone, councilman for Ward 15, acknowledged that it has been a … Continue reading

A Place for Us Housing

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