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Sculpture honors the “fighting heart” of Cleveland boxing champion Johnny Kilbane

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2014) On September 28th at W. 74th and Fr. Frascati Drive in Battery Park, the Irish American Archives Society celebrated the unveiling of a sculpture and plaza dedicated to the memory of Cleveland’s own Johnny Kilbane – featherweight boxing champion of the world from 1912 to 1923. The sculpture, … Continue reading

Issue 4: What does passage mean for neighborhood schools?

(Plain Press, November 2014) Issue 4 on the November 4th Ballot asks Cleveland voters to extend the bond issue originally passed by Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) voters in 2001. Since Issue 4 is a renewal, the district stresses it will not raise taxes. The CMSD notes that the bond issue will cost the owner … Continue reading

Esperanza Threads provides Cleveland residents with job training while producing high quality products for sale

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2014) The goals Esperanza Threads, a nonprofit organization in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, include training individuals to work in Cleveland’s sewing industries, and the making and selling of products to help support the organization and further its mission. Employment Training Thus far in 2014, twenty-five men and women from … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD NOVEMBER 2014

A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE DAY OF THE DEAD/DIA DE MUERTOS will be held on Saturday, November 1 from 11 am to 10 pm at the Cleveland Public Theatre Church and Parish Hall at 6205 Detroit Ave. Procession will begin at 3:30 … Continue reading

Stockyard Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Center Community Development Office celebrates another year of progress

(Plain Press, November 2014) The Stockyard Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Center Community Development Office (SCFBC) held its annual Community Celebration on October 2nd at the W. 58th Church of God. The organization, which serves over 26,000 residents in an area that spans parts of five City Council Wards, distributed its annual report to those in attendance … Continue reading

St. Barbara Church will shine brightly in the night

To the Editor: (Plain Press, November 2014) During the week of October 6, 2014, the Cleveland Restoration Society electrical contractor completed the work for the St. Barbara Church Lighting. St. Barbara Church, located at 1505 Denison Avenue, was founded in 1905 and in 2012 named as a Designated Landmark by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission. It has now … Continue reading

Grand Opening of the Cleveland Branch of First Federal of Lakewood in the Gordon Square Arts District

Planning Commission tells Lorain Avenue used car dealer – it is time to move on

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2014) At the October 17th City Planning Commission Meeting in Cleveland City Hall the application of A & E Auto Services and Sales at 4157 Lorain Avenue for a conditional use permit to continue operating at their current location was turned down. In 2011 the area of Lorain Avenue … Continue reading

Lincoln Heights Block Club seeks solution to traffic woes on Scranton

(Plain Press, November 2014) Traffic on Scranton Road north of Clark was once again a major topic of discussion at the Lincoln Heights Block Club’s October 20th meeting. Block Club Chairperson Henry Senyak said he has seen no evidence that traffic studies have been underway as City of Cleveland Commissioner of Traffic Engineering and Streets … Continue reading

NEOCycle HUB event at Edgewater Park