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Local and state politicians show more empathy to developers than to Cleveland’s children

Local and state politicians show more empathy to developers than to Cleveland’s children by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, July 20220                             Cleveland’s new tax abatement policy set to start on January 1, 2024, while better than the current policy, does little to address the glaring need to substantially increase the flow of property taxes to the Cleveland … Continue reading

How to address lead paint and other conditions in rental properties

by Tonya Sams Plain Press, July 20220                             When housing conditions are endangering your family, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by worry and fear.      One common problem is the presence of lead in older homes. Most homes built prior to 1978 used paint that contained lead.       Children exposed to lead poisoning may suffer from learning and behavioral … Continue reading

Max Hayes High School’s Construction Shop

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Thursday, May 19, 2022; Max Hayes High School’s Construction Shop, 2211 W. 65th Street: (L-R) Tenth grade students Lekicha Hicks and Mareona Clemons hold up the artwork they are creating. The students built the frames of the canvases they painted, stretched the canvas, stapled the canvas onto the frames, and built stands … Continue reading

Snowstorm of January 16-17 compounds pedestrian winter woes

Cleveland Board of Education meeting features a plethora of public comments

Cleveland Board of Education meeting features a plethora of public comments by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2022)           The Cleveland Board of Education meeting at Garrett Morgan High School on December 14th featured several highlight events: including a proclamation and farewell video in honor of Mayor Frank Jackson’s 16 years of service to the school district; a … Continue reading

American Rescue Plan Act survey responses provide window into what Cleveland needs now

American Rescue Plan Act survey responses provide window into what Cleveland needs now by Zachary & Lee Chilcote (Plain Press, December 2021)                 This past summer, the city of Cleveland mailed surveys to more than 120,000 homes and businesses asking residents, “How would you spend $511 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to make Cleveland healthier and … Continue reading

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