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City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session

City Club hosts Clevelanders for Public Comment in a forum and a mock public comments session by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2021)      The resident led movement, Clevelanders for Public Comment, now has a majority of Cleveland City Council — nine members — committed to passing legislation written by Near West Side activist Jessica Trivisonno that … Continue reading

Cleveland Mayoral candidates crowd the field

Cleveland Mayoral candidates crowd the field by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, May 2021)      More than a dozen candidates have registered with Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to raise money towards the Cleveland mayoral election scheduled to take place on November 2, 2021, with others expected to announce their candidacy in the coming weeks.      Blaine Griffin announced … 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

Clark and Newton D. Baker schools honored for academic growth

(Plain Press, January 2017) CMSD NEWS BUREAU Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Clark School, at 5550 Clark Avenue, and the Newton D. Baker School of the Arts, at 3690 W. 159th Street, have received state awards for exceeding expectations in student academic growth. The State Board of Education presents the Momentum Awards annually to schools that … Continue reading

Winterfest at Jefferson Park

John Marshall High School ribbon cutting celebrates new school and academic programs

by Chuck Hoven Plain Press, November 2015   The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on September 24th at John Marshall High School not only celebrated the opening of the new school building but also the creation of new academic programs for John Marshall. Students greeted guests and offered them programs as they entered the building. The ceremony included … Continue reading

Issue 4: What does passage mean for neighborhood schools?

(Plain Press, November 2014) Issue 4 on the November 4th Ballot asks Cleveland voters to extend the bond issue originally passed by Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) voters in 2001. Since Issue 4 is a renewal, the district stresses it will not raise taxes. The CMSD notes that the bond issue will cost the owner … Continue reading

July 2014 Issue of the Plain Press


West Park Summerfest

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Sunday, June 1st, 2014; West Park Summerfest, Jefferson Park, Lorain Avenue between W. 133 & W. 134th Streets: A young child seems thrilled to be able to hold the snake while visiting with Jungle Bob.

Activists call for new War on Poverty

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, January 8th; Rally for New War on Poverty, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, 4515 Superior Avenue: Poverty Warrior Rowena Ventura with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Advocacy Director Reverend Tony Minor. Ventura rose from a coffin symbolizing the resurrection of the War on Poverty. Activists call for new War on Poverty by Chuck Hoven … Continue reading