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March 2014 Plain Press

March 2014 Plain Press

Investment school meeting offers a look at progress made and obstacles faced at Lincoln West High School

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2014) About sixty people gathered at a February 13th evening meeting at Lincoln West High School to receive a report on the status of the school in its second quarter as an Investment School. The crowd –of school staff, students, parents and community members– received a variety of statistical … Continue reading

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Councilman Jay Westbrook reflects upon over three decades of service

by Joe Narkin (Plain Press, March 2014) Recently retired Councilman Jay Westbrook would like to be remembered as a public servant whose efforts have been “all about community.” For over three decades, beginning with his election to Cleveland City Council in 1979 and continuing up until his retirement at the end of 2013, his primary … Continue reading

Hispanic Alliance Inc. works to address needs of local Latino community

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2014) The Hispanic Alliance Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the needs of Hispanic/Latino community, has four major areas it is working on as part of its mission, says Hispanic Alliance Executive Director Juan Molina Crespo. The areas the organization currently is working on include leadership development through … Continue reading

Near West Theatre Benefit

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN Saturday, February 15, 2014; Near West Theatre Benefit, Love Makes the World Go ‘Round, Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue: Actor Morgan Williams, age 13, scrubs the floor with a sponge.

Near West Theatre throws downtown party to raise operating funds

(Plain Press, March 2014) Near West Theatre transformed Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland into a carnival themed stage and dance floor for its annual benefit on Saturday February 15th. The benefit titled, “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round” featured dancing, plenty of food and drink, a silent auction and raffle. Sixty Near … Continue reading

Food and Water Watch urges limits on use of antibiotics

  (Plain Press, March 2014) Food and Water Watch held a press conference on Saturday, February 15th at the rear entrance of the West Side Market to announce the launch of a local campaign to raise awareness of the misuse of antibiotics on factory farms. Protester Brandon Bish dressed in a cow costume and other … Continue reading

Express Laundry Center celebrates grand opening in Clark Fulton neighborhood

(Plain Press, March 2014) Residents of the Clark Fulton neighborhood, joined with staff of the Stockyards, Clark Fulton Brooklyn Center Community Development office, Ward 14 Councilman Brian Cummins, and other guests to celebrate the grand opening of Express Laundry Center at 4401 Clark Avenue on Tuesday, February 11th. Express Laundry Center owner Joe Olivo served … Continue reading

Tend-R-Lean Steak Company owner Marty Kreinberg represents third generation to process meat in neighborhood

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2014)Tend-R-Lean Steak Company at 7106 Lorain Avenue is well known to Plain Press readers. Tend-R-Lean’s advertisement has graced the back page of the Plain Press for over two decades, offering readers frozen meat and other food items at wholesale prices. Many readers go first to the back page of … Continue reading