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Canines at upscale doggie bar and park complain about homeless humans

Canines at upscale doggie bar and park complain about homeless humans To the Editor, (Plain Press, January 2022)           I have been a resident of the Near West Side of Cleveland for 25 years. Lately I have noticed there has been an increase in new canine residents in the neighborhood. It’s nice to know new dogs are … Continue reading

Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods presents concerns to mayoral candidates 

Council of Cleveland Neighborhoods presents concerns to mayoral candidates  by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, November 2021)        With the majority of registered Cleveland voters staying home and choosing not to vote in the mayoral primary, it remains uncertain whether they’ll decide to cast a vote in the general election on November 2 for either Justin Bibb or … Continue reading

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall

Justin Bibb vows to modernize City Hall by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2021)   For Cleveland mayoral candidate Justin Bibb, leadership is all about relationships. The 34-year-old son of a social worker and first responder advanced from the primary to the general election November 2 along with City Council president Kevin Kelley in the first mayoral … Continue reading

Utilities for All holds vigil at City Hall to remember those who died due to utility shutoffs

Utilities for All holds vigil at City Hall to remember those who died due to utility shutoffs by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, October 2021)           Seven deaths from hypothermia were reported during a single month earlier this year after utility companies shut heat off in the middle of the winter to customers unable to pay their bills. … Continue reading

Mayoral candidates share thoughts on tackling poverty in Cleveland

Mayoral candidates share thoughts on tackling poverty in Cleveland      The End Poverty Now Coalition, a coalition of 26 community groups working to address issues of poverty in Cleveland, hosted a Mayoral Forum via Zoom on August 25th.      Organize Ohio Executive Director Larry Bresler said the End Poverty Now Coalition was formed in 2015-16 when local … Continue reading

Advocates for free eviction help urge increased commitment by the City of Cleveland to fully funding the program

Advocates for free eviction help urge increased commitment by the City of Cleveland to fully funding the program by Chuck Hoven      United Way of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland Legal Aid Society and CHN Housing Partners have teamed up in a public private partnership with the City of Cleveland to offer free help to qualified Clevelanders … Continue reading

Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com act as stooges for Haslams and their lakefront scheme

Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com act as stooges for Haslams and their lakefront scheme by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2021)        Aren’t you just thrilled that the Plain Dealer/Cleveland.com, as they like to say, will look at St. Louis and Cincinnati to see what WE might do with the lakefront dream offered by Jimmy Haslam, a guy noted for running … Continue reading

Guarantee citizens the right to food, clothing, shelter, and medical care

Guarantee citizens the right to food, clothing, shelter, and medical care To the editor: (Plain Press, September 2021)      With all the debate recently for amending the United States Constitution in favor of certain issues and/or those constituencies, perhaps a more appropriate amendment should guarantee each citizen of the United States the right to food, clothing, shelter, … Continue reading

Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) to launch budget recommendations

Participatory Budgeting Cleveland (PB CLE) to launch budget recommendations by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, August 2021)     Town meetings were first established in the earliest New England settlements as a form of direct democracy in which most or all members of a community come together to discuss policies, laws, and budgets for their community. The first town meeting was … Continue reading

Formerly homeless youth leads charge in Cleveland for affordable housing

Formerly homeless youth leads charge in Cleveland for affordable housing by Dan Polletta (Plain Press, August 2021)     When Kai Cotton offers advice to youth struggling with homelessness, they listen, because she was once in their shoes.       She’s no typical charity worker. She’s one who’s been homeless, who knows exactly what it is to have the rights and … Continue reading

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