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Steve’s Lunch offers up a slice of Americana

Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, businessmen, neighbors, police officers, prostitutes, and an occasional celebrity dine together inside of Steve’s Lunch. The 8-seat lunch counter has been serving some of Cleveland’s finest food since 1956. Currently, the entire location is under renovation. According to S and S Construction, the commercial space next door … Continue reading

Cavs Learn and Play Center opens at WSEM

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ 11th Learn and Play Center (L&PC) opened on May 24th in the Youth and Family Learning Center on the main campus of West Side Ecumenical Ministry (WSEM) at 5209 Detroit Avenue. The Cavs L&PC will serve families and children (ages 0-5) to help them develop school readiness skills, encourage a love of learning … Continue reading

Concern raised over Board of Education vote on Near West Intergenerational School and New Tech Academy

This is a letter to the editor that the Plain Dealer refused to print. It concerns displacing Cleveland students from Garret Morgan and moving in a charter school, the Near West Intergenerational School. It is no surprise that the PD editorial and Tom Ott’s article left out information of grave concern to the citizens of … Continue reading

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center thanks neighborhood with Festival of Light

The Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center at West 89th and Willard hosted its 2011 Festival of Light on Saturday, June 18th. The festival featured free food, health and community resources, entertainment and activities for youth. Pastor Max Rodas of the Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center says the Congregation of the Nueva Luz Nazarine Church and … Continue reading

Madison Avenue Safety Initiative covers target area with cameras

by Chuck Hoven The Madison Avenue Safety Initiative hopes to have all of Madison Avenue between W. 85th and W. 104th covered by security cameras, 24 hours a day. In order to reach this goal, SAFE-16 is using funding from Ward 16 Councilman Jay Westbrook and Cudell Improvement to offer a $250 rebate to property … Continue reading

Memorial to the 1st Cleveland Police Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

A memorial to Officer John Michael Kick–the 1st Cleveland Officer killed in the Line of Duty–was dedicated on June 11, 2011, at the Monroe Street Cemetery at 3207 Monroe Street between West 25th Street and Fulton. About 400 people attended the ceremony held by the Cleveland Police Department and the Monroe Street Cemetery Foundation. The … Continue reading

Gordon Square Arts District to become 1st Special Improvement District in a Cleveland neighborhood

The “Gordon Square Arts District-Cleveland Improvement Corporation” (GSAD-CIC) – also known as the Detroit Avenue Special Improvement District, or SID – has the distinction of being the first Cleveland neighborhood that will benefit from SID services. Funding will provide maintenance, snow removal and landscaping, security services and marketing along the corridor between West 58th and … Continue reading

Global Cleveland Launch Party

Global Cleveland, an organization focused on regional economic development through actively attracting newcomers, and welcoming and connecting them economically and socially to the many opportunities throughout Greater Cleveland, held a launch party on May 24th at Cleveland City Hall. The goal of Global Cleveland is to attract 100,000 newcomers to the region over the course … Continue reading

Executive Director leaves TWDC for position at Cleveland City Hall

Executive Director Chris Garland is wrapping up his final days as leader of Tremont West Development Corp.  Garland tendered his resignation to the Board of Directors on June 16, 2011.  Immediately following his notice of departure, the TWDC Board released a statement announcing that Garland will be accepting a position with the City of Cleveland … Continue reading

Architectural historian critiques article on history of Catholic Center buildings

To the Editor: I am writing to you regarding the article written about the West Side Catholic Center, published on page 11 of the June 2011 Plain Press. Included in that article are a couple of paragraphs pertaining to the history, architectural and otherwise, of some of the Center’s buildings.  These statements contain several substantial … Continue reading