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City of Cleveland needs to address concerns of West Side Market tenants

City of Cleveland needs to address concerns of West Side Market tenants by Chuck Hoven The corona virus COVID-19 pandemic has a way of highlighting injustices and disparities in our society. One area of injustice is something the City of Cleveland has responsibility for, the treatment of its tenants – the merchants at the West … Continue reading

Local economy faces uncertain future during COVID-19 pandemic

Local economy faces uncertain future during COVID-19 pandemic by Bruce Checefsky Sean Watterson is doing everything possible to keep his business from going under. As co-owner of the Happy Dog on Detroit Avenue in the Gordon Square arts district, he’s responsible for 30-40 full and part-time employees all of which have been laid off since … Continue reading

May Dugan Center shifts to teletherapy to continue its Trauma Recovery Service program during the COVID-19 pandemic

May Dugan Center shifts to teletherapy to continue its Trauma Recovery Service program during the COVID-19 pandemic by Chuck Hoven The May Dugan Center which offers programs and services for over 6,000 clients a year is shifting to offering some of its services remotely and calling clients at home to make sure they are ok. … Continue reading

Cleveland playground equipment roped off

MetroHealth to open new Ohio City Health Center on June 1st

MetroHealth to open new Ohio City Health Center on June 1st Plain Press, May 2020      MetroHealth announced on April 24th that its new MetroHealth Ohio City Health Center is scheduled to open on Monday, June 1, 2020. The new facility, located at 4757 Lorain Avenue on the campus of Urban Community School, will be replacing MetroHealth’s Thomas … Continue reading

West Side Market remains open to serve Cleveland grocery shoppers

West Side Market remains open to serve Cleveland grocery shoppers by Bruce Checefsky The United West Side Market Tenants Association sent a message to its customers on Friday, March 13, indicating that the market will remain open for as long as possible. Don Whitaker, President of the United West Side Market Tenants Association (UWSMTA), said … Continue reading

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church

Talk of the Town Community Conversation at Franklin Circle Christian Church by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2020)    Providing affordable housing is a critical need as real estate development expansion continues in neighborhoods once considered low to moderate income like Ohio City and Tremont. To address the issue, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) hosted the first … Continue reading

Ohio Board of Education presents awards to Clark and Dunbar schools

Ohio Board of Education presents awards to Clark and Dunbar schools (Plain Press, April 2020) CMSD NEWS BUREAU: The Ohio Board of Education has presented Clark PreK-8 School with two awards – one for earning an overall grade of A on its most recent state report card and another for showing significant achievement while educating … Continue reading

March 2020 Community Board

March 2020 Community Board The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS/MUSIC/THEATRE RACIAL EQUITY & INCLUSION FILM SERIES AT CAPITOL THEATRE: Series begins with Queen … Continue reading

Benefits and risks of development discussed at MetroHealth Community meeting

Benefits and risks of development discussed at MetroHealth Community meeting by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, March 2020)   Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana circled the rotunda of the South Branch Library on January 27, 2020 hugging her constituents as the MetroHealth community meeting was about to get under way. When she stepped up to the microphone, … Continue reading

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