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Little Free Library dedicated at Baltic Children’s Park

(Plain Press, July 2016) Children in the neighborhood by Baltic Children’s Park will now be able to have a nearby source of books to read. A new Little Free Library was dedicated in the park at W. 108th and Baltic at a ceremony on Saturday June 4th. The park is just west of Louisa May … Continue reading

Rejected parking garage could have made a big difference in alleviating emerging West Side Market parking crisis

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2016) Early in this decade, the West Side Market Tenants’ Association, with the help of neighborhood residents, looked into the possibility of building a 600 space parking garage on the Hicks parking lot located just northeast of the West Side Market. A project overview fact sheet was produced which … Continue reading

MetroHealth and Cleveland Metropolitan School District to open first of its kind high school

(Plain Press, July 2016) (CMSD News Bureau) The MetroHealth System and Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) are partnering on a new school that leaders believe may be the only one in the country located within a hospital. The new Lincoln-West School of Science and Health will be based partly at the MetroHealth System’s main campus. … Continue reading

MetroHealth CEO reports on progress and plans at annual stakeholders meeting

(Plain Press, July 2016) On June 9th, at MetroHealth System’s annual stakeholders meeting, Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s president and chief executive officer, told members of the MetroHealth family, “we are the resilient ones.” Boutros told those assembled at the Global Center for Health Innovation meeting for stakeholders, about a report given to the MetroHealth Board … Continue reading

Ash Trees, W. 50th between Bridge and Franklin

Road to Hope, MetroHealth Medical Center

Clifton Arts and Musicfest

Cleveland as an Occupied City as Republican National Convention comes to town

by Randy Cunningham (Plain Press, July 2016) Cleveland is a city holding its breath.  From July 18th through the 21st, Cleveland will be an occupied city.  It will be occupied by the convention of a Republican Party that has built its power over the past four decades by stepping on cities such as Cleveland. It … Continue reading

Residents still wary of proposed zoning changes in Ohio City

by Chuck Hoven   (Plain Press, July 2016)        Over the past six months, Ohio City residents participating in meetings about rezoning the entire Ohio City neighborhood have learned quite a bit about how to read zoning maps and designations for use districts, area districts and height districts. On June 8th, at St. John Episcopal Church on … Continue reading

Clevelanders for Public Transit applauds maintenance of critical bus routes and reduced Paratransit fare increase

Rider organization calls on RTA Board, and all levels of government to develop a long term plan for sustainable public transportation (Plain Press, July 2016) On June 7, 2016, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) voted to reduce service and increase fares due to a $7 million budget shortfall. Clevelanders for Public Transit applauds … Continue reading