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In Memory of Sister Donna Hawk, Congregation of St. Joseph

March 12, 1943- January 28, 2015 (Plain Press, March 2015) Sister Donna Hawk will be remembered as an advocate for the homeless. Hawk, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, after spending her early career in elementary education, served as one of the founders of the West Side Catholic Center and as co-director of … Continue reading

2015 Plain Press Community Guide

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 Mental Health Crisis Hotline …………   ………623-6888 http://www.adamhscc.org RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 Safe Schools Hotline………………………771-SAFE (7233) United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211   ABUSE Adult Abuse Hotline (Cuyahoga Cty DSAS)…..420-6700 Child Abuse Hotline…………………………696-KIDS (5437) Cleveland Animal Protective League………….771-4616 Cleveland Rape Crisis Center Hotline……………619-6194                                        http://www.clevelandrapecrisis.org Continue reading

Police Department to roll out body worn cameras in Second District

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2015) At the February 10th meeting of the Second District Community Relations Committee, Cleveland Police Department Deputy Chiefs Wayne Drummond and Leroy Morrow explained the planned roll out of body cameras in the Cleveland Police Department. Officers in the Second District will be issued body cameras during the month … Continue reading

Third Fridays at W. 78th Street Studios

Cleveland International Film Festival 2015 Program Includes New Documentary “Move On!” about CLE’s Own Near West Theatre

(Plain Press, March 2015) The Cleveland International Film Festival announced that its 2015 program would include a new documentary by local filmmaker Ted Sikora about Cleveland’s own Near West Theatre. The film chronicles the June 2014 rehearsal period and performances of Near West Theatre’s final production in its rented, gritty home of 36 years—the 3rd … Continue reading

Planning effort hopes to make Clark Avenue corridor a more livable community

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2015) Residents and stakeholders received an update on the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative planning study for Clark Avenue at a February 12th meeting at Pilgrim Church on W. 14th Street.  A final plan is expected to be ready by the end of March. The plan commissioned by Tremont … Continue reading

Snavely Group hopes development plans will transform corner of W. 25th and Detroit Avenue

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2015) At a February 10th Ohio City Incorporated community meeting at Franklin Circle Church, Pete Snavely of the Snavely Group, offered an update on plans for a mixed use, mixed income residential project at W. 25th and Detroit Avenue. Pete Snavely hopes the project will transform three of the … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD – MARCH 2015

A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ADULT EDUCATION EARN YOUR GED (General Educational Development) FREE at Seeds of Literacy.  Call to enroll 216/661-7950.  West side location is at 3104 West 25th St., 3rd floor, at the corner of Clark and West 25th St. ARTS AND CRAFTS … Continue reading

Hispanic UMADAOP and Clark-Fulton MyCom Coalition to host “HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT”

(Plain Press, March 2015) Looks can be deceiving. That’s the message behind a unique traveling exhibit created by the Bath and Copley Township Police Departments.  The display is called “Hidden in Plain Sight.”  The departments constructed what appears to be at first glance the bedroom of an average teenager.  However, amidst the clutter of clothing … Continue reading