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Let’s try getting Grumpy in 2010

by Jason Beudert (Plain Press, January 2010) Up and down the streets of trendy Tremont, the world-class food and beverage establishments solidify Tremont as one of the culinary leaders in this region. But, for the thousands of Tremont residents who are looking for a family run establishment where you can get a great meal without having … Continue reading

Harvey Pekar – working class hero – shares his story at Eastman Branch Library

by Frank Barnett (Plain Press, January 2010) When Harvey Pekar spoke Saturday afternoon, December 5, at the Eastman branch of the Cleveland Public Library near Lorain and W.117, you realized that his appeal is more than simply a local guy who has achieved some national recognition. He is, what you might call, a working class … Continue reading

Reading Room and Family Literacy Center opens at Merrick House

(Plain Press, January 2010) There is a new place for children to read books in Tremont.  With generous funding from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Ohio, Merrick House and Cleveland Reads entered into a partnership to create a new reading room and family literacy center at Merrick House. The room is designed as a … Continue reading

Garrett Morgan student receives Student of Integrity Award

(Plain Press, January 2010) Anna Lester, a student at the Cleveland Municipal School District’s Garrett Morgan School of Science in the Ohio City neighborhood, was one of four Greater Cleveland students to receive a Student of Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau. The Better Business Bureau says the awards are given to “high school … Continue reading

Lincoln West students and staff petition Board of Education to bring back former Principal Edward T. Muffit

(Plain Press, January 2010, Chuck Hoven) Close to a 1,000 students and faculty members of Lincoln West High School signed a petition asking the Cleveland Board of Education to bring back Edward T. Muffit, the principal at the school during the 2008-2009 school year. Muffit was transferred to East Tech High School prior to the … Continue reading

Congress designates National Day for Human Trafficking Awareness to draw attention to modern day slavery in U.S. & around the world

(Plain Press, January 2010, Holly K. Gigante and Karen Walsh) When we hear the word “slavery,” many of us think of history—Abraham Lincoln, the Civil Rights struggles, maybe the use of prisoners of war forced into slavery in Vietnam, Russia, Japan or elsewhere. Slavery is a ruthless treatment of human beings — degradation, a holocaust … Continue reading

Community Forum addresses concerns related to Imperial Avenue tragedy

(Plain Press, January 2010, Chuck Hoven) In the wake of the eleven murders of women on Imperial Avenue on Cleveland’s East Side, Stockyard Redevelopment Organization and the Women’s Center of Greater Cleveland brought together key representatives of area institutions offering assistance to those afflicted by some of the same tragic circumstances. The resulting Community Forum, … Continue reading

Food pantries step up efforts to help meet increasing needs of hungry families

(Plain Press, January 2010, Joe Narkin) During 2008, 60,000 people per month received food assistance through a network of over 100 food pantries and hot meal programs in Cuyahoga County, according to statistics provided by the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland– enough people to fill Progressive Field to capacity while leaving 17,000 people still standing … Continue reading

Effort underway to create a plan for future of Stockyard and Clark Fulton neighborhoods

(Plain Press, January 2010, Chuck Hoven) The Stockyard Redevelopment Organization (SRO) invited community leaders to a December 10th meeting at W. 58th Street Church of God, for the first of three meetings designed to help create a plan for the future of the Stockyard and Clark Fulton neighborhoods. Those in attendance included representatives of block … Continue reading