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Volunteers rally to help St. Herman’s Monastery following gun scandal

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2011) At their February 24th meeting, residents of the Franklin/Clinton Block Club received an update on efforts to make sure St. Herman’s Monastery and House of Hospitality continues its vital mission in the wake of a recent controversy.  In early February, the Plain Dealer and local television stations reported … Continue reading

West Side Community House Senior Program faces challenges as new seniors arrive

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2011) As seniors from Merrick House, which is slated to close on March 31st, make the transition to West Side Community House, the senior program at West Side Community House is also making some adjustments to changes in transportation services and new rules for meals. The additional seniors in … Continue reading

SAFE-16 Winter Safety Conference offers forum to examine trends in community organizing

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, March 2011) Gathered under a theme of “Good Neighbors Make Good Neighborhoods,” 80 residents of the Cudell, Edgewater, and West Boulevard neighborhoods in Ward 16 attended the Safe-16 Winter Safety Conference at the West Side Community House on February 8 to engage in a discussion of trends in community organizing. … Continue reading

Riverview Tower residents celebrate African American history & culture

by Jerleen Justus (Plain Press, March 2011) West 25th Street Riverview Tower residents observed Black History Month by attending a Black History Celebration on Sunday, February 20, 2011. The commemorative festivities were sponsored and presented by the Riverview Tower Local Advisory Council (LAC). The Ward 3 Ohio City CMHA complex is home to approximately 500 … Continue reading

Hope is first step toward change at the adult education programs of May Dugan Center

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, March 2011) Education has been a matter of class and circumstance for far too long and for far too many people in the City of Cleveland. A partnership between the Education and Resource Center of the May Dugan Center and the Lakewood City Schools ABLE Program offers adult learners the … Continue reading

Franklin/Clinton Block Club listens to plans for their neighborhood

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2011) At the February 24th Franklin/Clinton Block Club meeting, residents listened to a full array of presentations on projects and plans for their neighborhood and the surrounding community. Block Club leader Bill Merriman introduced the various speakers beginning with David Hovis a parent enthused about the new Intergenerational School, … Continue reading

11th Congressional District Community Caucus meets in Tremont

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2011) The 11th Congressional District Community Caucus held a February 19th meeting in the Tremont neighborhood at St. Theodosius Church on Starkweather Avenue. The guest speaker, Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge, D 11, shared some of her thoughts on the current political climate in Washington D.C. and fielded questions from … Continue reading