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Hispanic Symposium seeks to empower youth to change their lives

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2013) The Third Annual Hispanic Symposium held at Thomas Jefferson International Academy on November 6th focused on challenges young people have to overcome during their educational experience as students from a diverse background. At the evening session at Thomas Jefferson featured a three member panel Cleveland School Board Member … Continue reading

U.S. Congressman Luis Gutiérrez champions immigration reform during forum at San Lorenzo Club

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, December 2013) While reading from his recently published autobiography, Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill, Congressman Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois encouraged a group of 80 enthusiastic activists gathered at the San Lorenzo Club on October 25, 2013 to continue to press for comprehensive immigration reform on … Continue reading

Congressman Luis Gutiérrez

PHOTO BY JOE NARKIN Friday, October 25, 2013; San Lorenzo Club, 3121 W. 33rd Street: Luis Gutierrez, U.S. Congressman from Chicago, discusses his new autobiography and strong position as an immigration rights advocate.

Street name signs designate Ohio City Historic District

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2013) The Ohio City Historic District is the first historic district in the City of Cleveland to have street name signs with a historic district designation. The signs throughout the area remind residents and point out to visitors that they are in a historic district. Three Ohio City residents–Dr. … Continue reading

Rally’s wins approval to build at Clark and Fulton

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2013) On Monday November 11th, the City of Cleveland Board Of Zoning Appeals (BOZA) unanimously approved a zoning variance for a Rally’s drive-through restaurant and patio proposed for the northwest corner of Clark and Fulton Road. While the corner is already designated as General Retail, and a variance was … Continue reading

Collaboration sought for proposed 7¢ solution for West Side Market shoppers

To the editor: (Plain Press, December 2013) Perhaps your man had other things on his mind when reporting in the March ’13 issue of the Plain Press this “7 cent solution” to make shopping at the city market easier on the senior crowd and the walking wounded. Round pegs secured to the fronts of the … Continue reading

School district seeks input to revise Facilities Master Plan

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2013) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is hosting meetings to seek comments from residents about updating its Facilities Master Plan.  A November 12, 2013 report by the Bond Accountability Commission says when the facilities plan began in 2002, “the district had 72,000 students and the plan called for replacement … Continue reading

SPACES sells building – seeks new home

(Plain Press, December 2013) SPACES, a 35-year old art organization that serves as a resource and a forum for artists who explore and experiment, is officially embarking on a journey to a new home. On November 14, 2013, SPACES finalized the sale of the building at 2220 Superior Viaduct, which it has owned and occupied since … Continue reading