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Center Street Swing Bridge slated for rehabilitation

Clevelanders for Public Transit Rally

Clark Fulton neighborhood plan seeks input from target area residents and stakeholders

Clark Fulton neighborhood plan seeks input from target area residents and stakeholders by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2020)                MetroWest Community Development Organization has joined in partnership with Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, the City of Cleveland, MetroHealth Medical Center, and the Cleveland Foundation to develop a master plan for a target area that includes all … Continue reading

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane

A look at Lorain Avenue while traveling down memory lane by Kevin Coleman (Plain Press, September 2019)       Lorain Avenue is a Cleveland thoroughfare spanning approximately 12 miles from its beginning at the Hope Memorial Bridge to the Rocky River. As soon as motorists traverse the 256-foot-long Lorain Viaduct, the street becomes Lorain Road and runs … Continue reading

Abbey Avenue makes connections

Abbey Avenue makes connections by Gwendolyn Kochur (Plain Press, July 2019)                Ohio City, with its versatile dining options, entertainment and the West Side Market, lies just west of Tremont, a hub of Victorian homes and of trendy eateries and festivals. Acting as a direct connection between the two is Abbey Avenue.    The Abbey Avenue Bridge also … Continue reading

Clevelanders for Public Transit presents its recommendations on how to improve RTA

PHOTO BY BRUCE CHECEFSKY Monday, November 19, 2018; A rider travels aboard a Regional Transit Authority bus in Cleveland. by Bruce Checefsky (December 2018, Plain Press)        A small group of concerned citizens attended Clevelanders For Public Transit’s (CPT) meeting on November 19th at the All Aboard Ohio office in Tower City. CPT’s Coordinating Committee Chair … Continue reading

Clevelanders for Public Transit rally for increased public transit funding

One hundred members of Clevelanders for Public Transit (CPT) marched from Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority headquarters to Public Square on July 23rd to rally for transit funding. The next morning, the group presented the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board of Trustees with over 700 letters calling on the RTA Board to place a transit … Continue reading

Community Roundtable on Transit urges the creation of better, safer and more affordable public transit

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)      Organizers of a Community Roundtable on Transit said they hope to create a new vision for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and stop the cycle of service cuts, fare increases and ridership loss. In an effort to bring about their vision of a better, safer and more … Continue reading

A rare piece of World War II history dances into Cleveland on “laughter-silvered wings”

Thursday, May 31, 2018; Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road: “Doc” a World War II B-29 Superfortress, stopped in Cleveland during its 2018 summer tour. “Doc” is one of two B-29’s still flying. By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           A rare sight to behold arrived in the warm afternoon of May 31 at … Continue reading

RTA cuts? Who cares, it serves working people

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, February 2018)        The fact that there has been little public hysteria—as there usually is when something the corporate establishment values feels hurt—tells you all you need to know about our priorities here. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) faces a fiscal strangulation. It’s due to a change in the … Continue reading

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