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Puerto Rican Cultural Festival

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, August 7, 2022; Puerto Rican Cultural Festival, Roberto Clemente Park, 3690 Seymour Avenue: The band, Grupo Fuego, entertains the crowd.

American Institute of Architects Cleveland hosts 2022 Sandfest at Edgewater Beach – raises funds for scholarships

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: Ten teams competed in a sandcastle and sand sculpture contest. This Route 66 sign was a part of Vocon’s entry in the contest titled “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” which won the prize for Best Sculpture. The … Continue reading

Debate over tax breaks for nonprofit Cleveland area hospitals is also about racism and redlining

Debate over tax breaks for nonprofit Cleveland area hospitals is also about racism and redlining by Stephanie Czekalinski & Michael Indriolo  This is part two of a series examining the tax-exempt status of nonprofit hospitals in Northeast Ohio and how the loss of tax dollars impacts communities. Plain Press, August 2022        Nonprofit hospitals like the Cleveland Clinic receive … Continue reading

Tamir Rice Butterfly Garden

Summer Resource Fair at Market Square Park

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

Billboard on Southwest Corner of W. 25th and Detroit Avenue

Students say farewell to Clark School with a return date in August of 2025

Students say farewell to Clark School with a return date in August of 2025 Plain Press, July 20220                             On May 27th Students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Clark School were outside enjoying a plastic climbing wall and other activities in the play area in front of the school at 5550 Clark Avenue. The celebration was somewhat of … Continue reading

Former Near West Side mail carrier sends greetings from his hike on the Appalachian Trail

Former Near West Side mail carrier sends greetings from his hike on the Appalachian Trail Plain Press, July 20220                             While doing a 50 mile stretch on the Appalachian Trail with her partner Nicholas Morganti, Samantha Maloy encountered a former mail carrier from the Near West Side of Cleveland. The mail carrier named Eric, said he had … Continue reading

City Planning Commission votes to approve MetroHealth’s plan for a 3-acre park

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2022)          The Cleveland Planning Commission voted unanimously on May 20th to approve the final plans for a 3-acre park on the MetroHealth Campus. The park, expected to be completed by the end of this year, will be located between W. 25th and Scranton Road on land that now has a 250-car surface parking … Continue reading

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