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Rita Moreno delights crowd at Convención Hispana

(Plain Press, November 2016)    At the Convención Hispana 2016, hosted by the Hispanic Roundtable at Max Hayes High School on October 8th, Keynote Speaker Rita Moreno shared her life story in a lively interview. Responding to questions from Hispanic Roundtable Chairman José Feliciano, the Puerto Rican born, 84-year-old performer shared her life story with … Continue reading

Parishioner Cecilia Andrews celebrates 100th birthday with donation to light St. Wendelin Church’s towers

(Plain Press, November 2016)    On Saturday, October 15th, St. Wendelin Parish celebrated the 100th birthday of long time parishioner Cecilia Andrews with a party in the rectory after the evening mass. Across the parking lot from the celebration, the towers of the church were shining their bright lights.  Andrews, who will be 100 years … Continue reading

Hawken School to establish a West Side presence

(Plain Press, November 2016)    Hawken School, which has facilities in Gates Mills, Lyndhurst and University Circle on the East Side of Cleveland, recently announced plans to expand its presence on the West Side of Cleveland. In an October 10th letter addressed to the Hawken Community, Hawken School Board of Trustees Chair Charles Cooley and … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY BOARD NOVEMBER 2016

  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE BRUNO CASIANO GALLERY presents an art show called B R U N O open through the Closing Reception on December 16 at 5304 Detroit Ave. For more information, call 216-346-6562 or visit http://www.brunocasiano.com. Look for the Red … Continue reading

What fool taxes himself or herself?

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, November 2016)    If the Cleveland Establishment forces—you know them—can’t back a $15 an hour wage, then they shouldn’t tax the first $15 an hour of pay. Or even, not tax the minimum Ohio wage of $8.10. That would make the first $16,848 ineligible for the city tax. That would … Continue reading

State Representative Nickie Antonio receives awards

(Plain Press, November 2016)     State Representative Nickie Antonio (District 13) received several honors this month. Antonio received the Center for Community Solutions Award for Public Service in Honor of John A. Begala for her efforts to address Ohio’s opioid addiction crisis and her work on the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee to improve the rate … Continue reading

Community groups demand a higher standard from Cleveland City Council – urge rejection of Police Review Board Ballot Issue 33

(Plain Press, November 2016)    Members from the Cleveland-based chapters of Black Lives Matter and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) are criticizing what they call weak revisions to the Police Review Board: a set of minor changes to appear before voters on this Election Day. The groups say Issue 33 is “a watered-down version … Continue reading

Concerns about West Side Market parking fees raised at community discussion

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2016)    Residents and stakeholders in the area around the West Side Market attended a meeting at Franklin Circle Church on October 18th to discuss proposed parking rates for the West Side Market and Hicks parking lots. Mayor Frank Jackson’s Chief of Staff Ken Silliman presented the City of … Continue reading

John Marshall Alumni becomes one of the Navy’s Newest Chief Petty Officers

by Navy Office of Community Outreach (Plain Press, November 2016) (NORFOLK, Va.) – Navy Chief Petty Officer Anthony Henry from Cleveland, Ohio, was recently promoted to chief petty officer. Chief Henry, a 2004 John Marshall High School graduate, has served in the Navy for 12 years and is currently serving at Commander, Naval Air Force … Continue reading