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Activists call for new War on Poverty

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, January 8th; Rally for New War on Poverty, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, 4515 Superior Avenue: Poverty Warrior Rowena Ventura with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry’s Advocacy Director Reverend Tony Minor. Ventura rose from a coffin symbolizing the resurrection of the War on Poverty. Activists call for new War on Poverty by Chuck Hoven … Continue reading

February 2014 Plain Press

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Stop the War on Our Children Now!!!

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Wednesday, January 8th; Rally for New War on Poverty, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, 4515 Superior Avenue: As part of a call to renew the War on Poverty, Greg Coleridge urges us to “Stop the War on Our Children Now!!! Education 4 All. Invest in Our Future.”

Ohio creates new program for dual eligible Medicaid and Medicare recipients

(Plain Press, February 2014) The five counties in the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area will be among 29 demonstration counties in the State of Ohio that will participate MyCareOhio, a new managed care program for Ohioans 18 years and older who receive both Medicaid and Medicare benefits. Speaking at the January 11th meeting of Northern Ohioans … Continue reading

Denison Avenue resurfacing delayed to better notify residents and businesses

PROJECT LINKED TO NEW CLEVELAND PUBLIC POWER UTLITY UPGRADE by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2014) At a Public Information Meeting, held on January 9th, residents and businesses along the Denison Avenue corridor from Ridge Road to I-176 were presented with final plans for a proposed Cleveland Public Power utility upgrade and street reconstruction project. … Continue reading

Civic Commons Community Conversation offers citizens insight into City and County budgets

PHOTOS BY CHUCK HOVEN  (Top Photo) Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Civic Commons at the Bier Markt, 1948 W. 25th Street, Conversation about Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Budgets: (L-R) Cleveland Tenants Organization Executive Director Angela Shuckahosee, Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley, and Civic Commons Ideastream’s Andrew Samtoy. (Bottom Photo) Wednesday, January 22, 2014, Civic Commons at … Continue reading

Redeemer Crisis Center receives “Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” Grant

(Plain Press, February 2014) Redeemer Crisis Center, 2970 W. 30th St., Cleveland, OH, 44113, recently received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Foundation. The funding was awarded to Redeemer based on its effectiveness in addressing physical, emotional and /or spiritual needs in the local community … Continue reading

Teachers unions urged to present an alternative vision for educational reform

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2014) Sociologist, author and public education advocate Pedro Noguera spoke to a group of community activists and educators at Cleveland State University on January 23rd calling for teachers unions to step up and articulate a vision for educational reform. Noguera says he has been troubled over the past few … Continue reading

CMSD agreement for construction of Max S. Hayes High School could be example for country

(Plain Press, February 2014) The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD’s) efforts to make sure recent graduates, Cleveland residents and minority and female workers help build the new Max S. Hayes High School will be featured in a video at a national labor conference in March. The District and the construction manager, Higley Bowen Construction Partners, … Continue reading

Community Board

February 2014 Plain Press Community Board BED BUGS BED BUGS? Anyone can become a victim of a bed bug infestation.  The city of Cleveland may be able to offer free assistance with treatment to people who are income qualified, are 60 years of age or older or an adult with a documented disability, and own … Continue reading