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Ward 14 candidates answer questions at Community Forum

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2017)     Three out of the five candidates for the Ward 14 City Council seat attended a candidates’ community forum on August 22nd at the W. 58th Street Church of God. The thirty people in attendance were given an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates and listen to their … Continue reading

Cleveland Primary Election set for September 12 – early voting begins August 15th

(Plain Press, September 2017)     The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th.  Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting began on August 15th. Those wishing to vote early can go to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue. You can visit them online at boe.cuyahogacounty.us … Continue reading

NOBLE urges action on State budget issues

(Plain Press, September 2017)     Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges Ohioans to call state officials to tell them to keep Medicaid expansion in place in Ohio, and to protect transit agencies and county governments from major cuts in revenue. Medicaid Expansion:  Your action is urgently needed TODAY! The Fight for Medicaid Expansion is … Continue reading

ciCLEvia on Detroit Avenue

Pittsburgh Pirate Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente

Eclipse Across America at Edgewater Park

Lincoln Park and Tremont

 

Greater Cleveland Congregations challenge “the politics of privilege”

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2017)     Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has a simple idea, if we can raise huge sums of public money to benefit a downtown development project like the expansion of the Quicken Loans Arena (the Q), we should be able to raise a similar amount to address real needs of Cleveland … Continue reading

Executive Director Katie Kelly offers update on Pre4CLE program

by M.  Yesenia Summers (Plain Press, September 2017)       “Our vision is that every child in Cleveland will start kindergarten ready to succeed, “says the Pre4CLE  website. Pre4CLE is a program to ensure all 3-and 4- year old children in Cleveland have access to a high-quality preschool.  I spoke with Katie Kelly, Executive Director of PRE4CLE. … Continue reading

In Memory: Norman Wolfe

(Plain Press, September 2017)       The Near West Side and Cleveland lost a tenacious activist and advocate for the issues of low income Clevelanders when Norman Wolfe died on August 4. Formerly homeless himself, Norman Wolfe became a long-time advocate for homeless individuals and homeless issues. Recognizing his many contributions, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the … Continue reading