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
Education Forward’s report indicates severe impact of COVID-19 on education in Cleveland by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, August 2022 At the June 28th business meeting of the Cleveland Municipal School District Board, Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon shared some of the findings of a recently completed report by Education Forward titled … Continue reading
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