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SPARK program at Clark Elementary prepares children for kindergarten

by Nora Rodriquez (Plain Press, June 2011) On Saturday, May 14, The Literacy Cooperative hosted children, parents and tutors from the SPARK, Supporting Partnerships to Assure Ready Kids program at the Children’s Museum of Cleveland. SPARK is an in-home tutoring program that prepares children for kindergarten, using home lesson plans and heavy parental involvement. At … Continue reading

World Ward II Veteran says use Memorial Day to remember those who have sacrificed lives

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2011) World War II Veteran Theodore “Ted” E. Sliwa, age 89, of the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood, has a message for Americans: “Memorial Day is a day to commemorate, not celebrate.” For years, Sliwa, served as Chairman of the Memorial Day Committee at the now closed St. Barbara’s Church at … Continue reading

Tremont residents irked by security camera snafu

by Jerleen Justus (Plain Press, June 2011) In 2006, Tremont West Development Corp. (TWDC) began taking steps to join the “Big Brother” regime. The Tremont Network Video Recording (NVR) System base station would be housed at the TWDC office {2406 Professor Avenue} and administered under the auspices of the TWDC (Board) Safety Committee. NEWS ANALYSIS … Continue reading

Neighborhood children enjoy story hour at Tremont Scoops

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2011) On Monday, May 2nd, seventeen children from the Merrick House Day Care program visited Tremont Scoops for an hour of listening to readings of children’s books and eating ice cream. The children were treated to a reading of Casper Joe by the book’s author Connie Randolph of Salinville, … Continue reading

Horizon Science Academy – Denison students compete in science fairs

(Plain Press, June 2011) This school year, a highlight for students at the Horizon Science Academy  (HAS) Denison campus, 1700 Denison Avenue, involved preparation for and competition in science fairs. Students in grades 5-8 worked hard testing, investigating and compiling data in order to complete their projects in time for a mid February Science Fair … Continue reading

MetroHealth helps spur development on W. 25th Street corridor

by Gabriella Tomaro & Karen Mowls (Plain Press, June 2011) MetroHealth Medical Center is attracting new businesses and projects to the surrounding areas east of W. 25th Street, an area on the cusp of recovery. “Metro Health as an institution has turned itself around,” said Abe Bruckman, grants coordinator for the city of Mentor.  “It … Continue reading

Lincoln West bests Marshall, heads to Senate Championship game

by Anthony Gray (Plain Press, June 2011)  The Lincoln West Wolverine baseball team beat the John Marshall Lawyers 7-3 in a May 10th game between the two teams competing at Brookside Park for the right to go to the Senate Championship. Over 200 people in attendance at the game witnessed the first meeting of the … Continue reading

Grassroots group challenges City of Cleveland officials to better address vacant houses in Ward 14

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, June 2011) Ward 14 has been slighted by the City of Cleveland in the inspection, condemnation, and demolition of vacant and abandoned properties, according to a group of 70 residents who gathered at St. Rocco’s Church on May 11, 2008 to hold to account Building and Housing Director Ed Rybka … Continue reading

Environmentalists question waste to energy plant proposed for Ridge Road Transfer Station

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, June 2011) The City of Cleveland has applied to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for an air permit to build a $180 million waste to energy plant at the Ridge Road trash transfer station. If constructed, the facility would be the first of its kind in the United States. The … Continue reading