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Greater Cleveland Congregations’ campaign sheds light on deal for Quicken Loans Arena

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2017)             Greater Cleveland Congregations’ campaign to create a Community Equity Fund with a dollar to dollar match of any new public money pledged to upgrade Quicken Loans Arena (The Q), has brought increased public scrutiny to the proposal to expand the arena. The testimony, at the February 21st … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Fellows

Demonstration denouncing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

City Club speaker shares research on Medicaid

(Plain Press, March 2017) Speaking at the City Club on February 7th, Dr. Benjamin Sommers, a health economist and physician who studies health policy for vulnerable populations, shared his thoughts in a talk titled “Medicaid and Health Reform – past, present and uncertain future.” Dr. Sommers said that while President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled … Continue reading

Project 29 and the future of Hingetown

by Bruce Grossman (Plain Press, March 2017)             In the end, it was just about a building. I am talking about the December 12 meeting at Franklin Circle Church where I heard about Project 29 and the future of “Hingetown”, the area around Detroit and 28th and 29th Streets. But it was also about dreams and desires, … Continue reading

New Crosswalk at W. 67th and Lorain

COMMUNITY BOARD MARCH 2017

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. It is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE STEP (Student Theatre Enrichment Program) is an arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens from low-income … Continue reading

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization celebrates annual meeting

(Plain Press, March 2017) The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization’s 43rd annual meeting, on February 23rd at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, featured speeches by Mark McDermott of Enterprise Community Partners and Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone; a video tribute to the late Judge Raymond Pianka; the presentation of awards; and Board of Directors’ … Continue reading

Juvenile Court Judge urges more state dollars for residential treatment programs

(Plain Press, March 2017) Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Michael Ryan urged Cuyahoga County residents to lobby their state legislature for an increase in funding for residential treatment programs for juveniles in Cuyahoga County. Judge Ryan said if judges had the option of sending more of the youths they see in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court … Continue reading

Reader recommends Citizen Police Academy as means to bridge gap between police and community

To the Editor, (Plain Press, March 2017) Regarding the photo exhibition put together by Al Wasco and featured in the February issue of the Plain Press– in 1999, I had an idea similar to Mr. Wasco’s so I enrolled in Cleveland’s Citizen Police Academy, hoping to encourage communication between police and minorities, outcasts, the psychiatrically-labeled … Continue reading