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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

MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, August 15, 2019; Open House, MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 MetroHealth Drive: View of the construction site for MetroHealth’s new hospital from the 7thfloor of the View Road Parking Garage. MetroHealth holds open houses to share plan for campus transformation  by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2019)       MetroHealth Medical Center … Continue reading

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane by Kevin Coleman (Plain Press, September 2019)       Lorain Avenue is a Cleveland thoroughfare spanning approximately 12 miles from its beginning at the Hope Memorial Bridge to the Rocky River. As soon as motorists traverse the 256-foot-long Lorain Viaduct, the street becomes Lorain Road and runs … Continue reading

Puerto Rican Festival at Roberto Clemente Park

  PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 4, 2019; Puerto Rican Festival, Roberto Clemente Park, Seymour Avenue & W. 38th, Home Depot Booth: Aleyshka Feliciano, age 6, builds a picture frame with the help of her Grandmother Maria Roman, her mom Keyshla Perez, and Home Depot staff member Samone Starling.  

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend

Federal grant awarded to help shore up Cuyahoga River at Irishtown Bend (Plain Press, September 2019)       On July 25th, United States Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the award of a $9.02 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) to rehabilitate aged and failing riverbank infrastructure … Continue reading

Riverview Welcome Center opens with a vision of building community

Riverview Welcome Center opens with a vision of building community by Colin Murnan (Plain Press, July 2019)    “I noticed that Riverview Towers has a community building,” Delores Procter, part of the Benjamin Rose Institute staff at Riverview Towers in Ohio City, said in a video produced by architect and videographer Clifford Benjamin Herring and shown at … Continue reading

City of Cleveland plans to transform recreation centers to include neighborhood resources FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO OFFER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AT ITS RECREATION CENTERS

City of Cleveland plans to transform recreation centers to include neighborhood resources FIRST CITY IN THE NATION TO OFFER TRAUMA INFORMED CARE AT ITS RECREATION CENTERS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    At an April 10thnews conference with members of the Neighborhood & Community Media Association of Greater Cleveland, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson … Continue reading

Greenway threatened by shortsighted RTA development plans

Greenway threatened by shortsighted RTA development plans by Lennie Stover (Plain Press, April 2019)    A rare and vital urban forest on Cleveland’s near west side could soon give way to chainsaws if the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) approves plans being draw up by a Westlake developer to build a project between Columbus Road … Continue reading

Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge seek support for bridge improvements

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        A newly formed group, Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge, is working to gain community support and additional funds for an effort to make major improvements to the railroad bridge on Lake Avenue between Desmond Avenue and Viking Road, just east of the Shoreway entrance.     According to group member Nikki … Continue reading

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