West Boulevard

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Neighbors and homeless advocates defend Denison Avenue United Church of Christ’s offering of hospitality to the homeless

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, January 18, 2020; Women’s March Cleveland 2020 Rally, Cleveland City Hall, E. 6th and Lakeside: Rosie Palfy and her boxer Blue protest Ward 11 Cleveland City Council Representative Dona Brady’s opposition to the use of Denison United Church of Christ as a Metanoia Project night time refuge from the cold … Continue reading

Apparition of the Eternal Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church

PHOTO BY DEBBIE SADLON Sunday, October 27, 2019; Apparition of the Eternal Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, West Boulevard at Lorain Avenue: Organist Buck McDaniel, the 2018-19 Kulas Composer Fellow at Cleveland Public Theatre, plays some of his own compositions as well as works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, Florence Price, Nadia Boulanger, and … 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

Cosmic Bobbins Learn to Sew Class

Repairs continue at Denison Avenue UCC as the church receives extension from Cleveland Housing Court

(Plain Press, June 2019)   On May 21stDenison Avenue United Church of Christ Pastor Nozomi Ikuta announced via Facebook that Cleveland Housing Court has given the church’s congregation “a little more time to finish repairs.” The church, featured in a photo in the May issue of the Plain Press, is continuing work restoring the exterior of the building. … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway

Cleveland Metropolitan School District planning process is underway by Chuck Hoven    The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) held a series of public meetings in April as part of its Citywide Analysis for Long Term Planning. Residents and stakeholders were also invited to provide feedback online at     CMSD CEO Eric Gordon outlined the schedule for … Continue reading

Palm Sunday Pony Ride

Denison Avenue UCC congregation prays for help to fix church building

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish celebrates 10th Founder’s Day Gala

St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish celebrates 10th Founder’s Day Gala by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, May 2019)    “Can you believe it has been ten years since we gathered around loved ones and like a phoenix rose from the ashes?” wrote Sister Dianne Piunno, SND, the pastoral associate for St. Ignatius of Antioch Church. “We are … Continue reading

Westown celebrates annual meeting

(Plain Press, April 2019)    Westown Community Development Corporation held its annual meeting on Thursday, March 7that the Eastman Branch of the Cleveland Public Library at W. 116thand Lorain Avenue. Board President Patrick Clovin used a power point presentation to highlight some of the organization’s activities in its service area which includes all of City … Continue reading