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Cleveland Schools’ Segment 8 taking shape

by Erik Ault    (Plain Press, November 2022) Plans for renovation and new construction of several schools on Cleveland’s west side are finalizing. The Segment 8 construction program affects the Marion C. Seltzer, Clark, Joseph M. Gallager and Lincoln West schools. Several community meetings have been presented to give updates about the progress of this … Continue reading

1963 Coupe wins Best of Show at Max Hayes Car Show

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, September 10, 2022; Max Hayes Car Show, Max Hayes High School, W. 65th and Clark Avenue: Rick Warner won Best of Show for his work on this 1963 Coupe.

New Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk opens at the South Branch Library

New Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk opens at the South Branch Library by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, August 2022        Cleveland Housing Court and Cleveland Public Library have teamed up to bring the court to the community. Starting this month, the new Neighborhood Housing Court Kiosk at the South Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, located at … Continue reading

School Board renames two area schools

Plain Press, August 2022        At its June 28th meeting, the Cleveland Municipal School District Board of Education voted to change the names of two schools in the Plain Press service area. Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy will be renamed Natividad Pagan International Newcomers Academy. Louis Agassiz School will be renamed Mary Church Terrell School. The … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope pays homage to ancestors that escaped slavery

Students say farewell to Clark School with a return date in August of 2025

Students say farewell to Clark School with a return date in August of 2025 Plain Press, July 20220                             On May 27th Students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Clark School were outside enjoying a plastic climbing wall and other activities in the play area in front of the school at 5550 Clark Avenue. The celebration was somewhat of … 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

Advocates calling for City of Cleveland to take measures to slow traffic, cite traffic fatality on W. 50th Street

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Monday, May 16, 2022; Cleveland City Council Meeting, Cleveland City Hall, 601 Lakeside Avenue: During the Public Comment period, Ward 15 resident Nora Rodriguez testified about a traffic problem on W. 81st Street just north of Madison. Rodriguez said cars don’t stop at the stop sign at W. 81st and Lawn Avenue. She … Continue reading

City of Cleveland seeks National Park Service grant to develop park near the Clark Recreation Center

(Plain Press, June 2022)                      City Council members Jenny Spencer, Kevin Bishop, Anthony Hairston and Blaine Griffin plan to introduce an emergency ordinance authorizing the Director of Public Works to apply for and acthcept a grant from the National Park Service for the purpose of developing a new city park to be located near the Clark Recreation Center. … 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

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