Old Brooklyn

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Honey Hut Lane named in honor of Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe

Honey Hut Lane named in honor of Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe (Plain Press, July 2020) The street sign at Buechner Avenue and State next to Honey Hut Ice Cream Shoppe was replaced with one that says Honey Hut Lane in small lettering above the name Buechner and has the Honey Hut logo – honeybee … 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

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety

South Brooklyn Branch Cleveland Public Library Community Meeting addresses neighborhood safety by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2019)        On July 23rd, 19-year-old Brandon Cutnoe was fatally shot by Paul Sender inside the bathroom of the South Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library. Mr. Sender was arrested and faces aggravated murder charges, which could … Continue reading

Cleveland Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville

    Cleveland Native Serves at Naval Hospital Jacksonville by Dusty Good, Navy Office of Community Outreach (Plain Press, September 2019)       (Jacksonville, Fla.) – A 2009 James Ford Rhodes High School graduate and Cleveland, Ohio native is serving at Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Jacksonville. Petty Officer 3rd Class LaSean … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Reader urges compassion and support for refugee families

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2018)        Your October 2017 edition printed an article, titled International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment, about Esther Ngembe speaking at the International Village Festival. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ngembe, last year, and hearing her families’ story. It is the part of a refugees’ life … Continue reading

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … Continue reading

Improvements planned at five older Cleveland school buildings

(Plain Press, April 2017)                CMSD NEWS BUREAU: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District will begin more than $23 million in improvements this year at five older school buildings, funding the projects with money from a bond issue approved by voters.   Improvements are in store for William Cullen Bryant School (3121 Oak Park) and Benjamin … Continue reading

Seniors at Riverview share life lessons with students in Arrupe afterschool program

by Chuck Hoven    (Plain Press, May 2016) Several times a year, seniors from the James Woods Center of the Rose Centers for Aging Well at Riverview Towers at 1795 W. 25th Street welcome visitors from the Arrupe Neighborhood Partnership’s after school program at St. Ignatius High School, said Jerry Purcell Director of the Rose … Continue reading

MetroHealth opens Cleveland students’ eyes to health careers

(Plain Press, October 2015)  CMSD NEWS BUREAU New vistas opened on September 15th for some Cleveland Metropolitan School District high school students – all they had to do was cut through the MetroHealth System cafeteria, pass the cash registers and turn right. Nearly 50 ninth-graders from Lincoln-West and James F. Rhodes high schools gathered in a … Continue reading