PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, April 30, 2022; Drug Take-Back Day, West 25th and Lorain Avenue: Samantha Maloy, an AmeriCorps Vista worker, passes out DETERRA bags for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County. The bags offer a safe way for individuals to dispose of unused drugs.
(Plain Press, March 2022) Don’t forget! Families receiving public benefits should begin updating their contact information now for important changes coming later this year. A flurry of changes in the Medicaid program are anticipated over the next few months with redeterminations likely to resume (eventually) and the transition to a new slate of managed care plan … Continue reading
(Plain Press, March 2022) On February 15th, Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced two key roles he plans to add to his new administration. Holly Trifiro will serve as the Chief Education Officer and Sonya Pryor-Jones will serve as Chief of Youth & Family Success. Both positions will report to the Mayor. “Education is the foundation for … Continue reading
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
Coalition of community groups rally to “Stop Evictions Now!” by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2021) A coalition of groups of community activists from throughout Northeast Ohio converged on Public Square on October 20th for a “Stop Evictions Now!” rally as part of a coordinated national effort to speed the distribution of already allocated federal dollars designed … Continue reading
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
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
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