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Equity is on the (Transit) line: Two transit riders nominated to RTA board

Equity is on the (Transit) line: Two transit riders nominated to RTA board by Aja Hannah Plain Press, May 2022             Leaning into the street, a resident flags down her bus. She wears thick gloves as she holds onto the bus stop sign. A light rain falls, washing old salt and snow down a nearby drain.       There … Continue reading

Four area schools slated for renovation or new construction

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, March 17, 2022; Marion Champlin Seltzer Elementary School Building, 1468 W. 98th Street: The Cleveland Metropolitan School District plans to build a new school next to the current building on land that sits behind Cudell Recreation Center. Once the new school is completed, plans call for the current building to be … Continue reading

Near West Design Review Committee tables MetroHealth park proposal

COMMUNITY INPUT SOUGHT TO DETERMINE FATE OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, March 19, 2022; St. Nicholas Belarusian Orthodox Church building, 3518 Scranton Road, SW: A proposal by neighborhood resident Bob Gardin seeks to save this building from demolition. MetroHealth medical center proposed to demolish the building as part of a plan to … Continue reading

Snowstorm of January 16-17 compounds pedestrian winter woes

RTA shuts down the buses and the rapid on Monday, January 17th

RTA’s holiday trolley car visits Open House and Holiday Market at Pivot Center for Art, Dance & Expression

NEXT GEN RTA to launch on June 13

RTA OFFERS FREE RIDES FROM JUNE 13-19 NEXT GEN RTA to launch on June 13 RTA OFFERS FREE RIDES FROM JUNE 13-19 by Bruce Checefsky  Plain Press, June 2021        Joel Freilich, Director of Service Management, presented the final version of the NEXT GEN RTA public launch to the Greater Cleveland RTA (GCRT) Board Committee on May … Continue reading

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2021)      The resident led movement, Clevelanders for Public Comment, now has a majority of Cleveland City Council — nine members — committed to passing legislation written by Near West Side activist Jessica Trivisonno that … Continue reading

Cleveland Mayoral candidates crowd the field

Cleveland Mayoral candidates crowd the field by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, May 2021)      More than a dozen candidates have registered with Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to raise money towards the Cleveland mayoral election scheduled to take place on November 2, 2021, with others expected to announce their candidacy in the coming weeks.      Blaine Griffin announced … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launches 25Connects Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launches 25Connects Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, April 2021)      During the height of COVID19 pandemic last summer, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) launched 25Connects, a community planning process that aimed to provide the design recommendations and tools to support a future West 25th … Continue reading

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