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Hundreds fill St. Michael’s Church to celebrate the World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        Hundreds of people filled St. Michael’s Church on Scranton Road on Sunday, January 14th, as the Cleveland Catholic Diocese joined with Catholic dioceses throughout the world in the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees. Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated the mass, where those in … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Parish remembers Beloved Pastor, Father Mark A. DiNardo

(Plain Press, February 2018)        Over 700 people gathered at St. Patrick’s Church on W. 38th and Bridge Avenue on January 26th to celebrate the life of Father Mark DiNardo, who died on Sunday January 21st at Regina Health Center in Richfield, Ohio. The crowd of parishioners, former parishioners, priests from throughout the diocese, ministers, religious, … Continue reading

School to Apprenticeship Program offers Max Hayes students a path to become Union Journeymen Sheet Metal Workers

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District CMSD) signed an agreement with the Sheet Metal Workers’ Local 33 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center (JATC) that will allow students in the Construction Program at Max Hayes High School a direct path into the Sheet Metal Workers’ Apprenticeship … Continue reading

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COMMUNITY BOARD: FEBRUARY 2018

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS AND CULTURE TRANSFORMER STATION. Eating Atom Bombs by Dana Schutz speaks to the precariousness of our current … Continue reading

Homeless Stand Down provides a wealth of resources including haircuts for the homeless

(Plain Press, February 2018)      Homeless people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Public Auditorium at East 6th and Lakeside on January 21st for the Homeless Stand Down led by Hands On Northeast Ohio.  Many individuals and families came away with duffle bags, nap sacks or garbage bags filled with supplies to help sustain them. Among … Continue reading

State funding supports housing programs for homeless Ohioans

(Plain Press, February 2018)       Government and nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County were recipients of funding from the Ohio Development Services Agency to support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing. Grants from the Homeless Crisis Response Program are designed to help nonprofit and government agencies operate emergency shelters and quickly move … Continue reading

Reader urges compassion and support for refugee families

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2018)        Your October 2017 edition printed an article, titled International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment, about Esther Ngembe speaking at the International Village Festival. I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ngembe, last year, and hearing her families’ story. It is the part of a refugees’ life … Continue reading

RTA cuts? Who cares, it serves working people

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, February 2018)        The fact that there has been little public hysteria—as there usually is when something the corporate establishment values feels hurt—tells you all you need to know about our priorities here. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) faces a fiscal strangulation. It’s due to a change in the … Continue reading

In Memory – Gertrude H. Senyak

(Plain Press, February 2018)        Longtime Tremont resident Gertrude H. Senyak, age 88, passed away on January 4th.  On January 13th friends and family of Gertrude H. Senyak gathered at St. Augustine Church for her funeral service and a reception catered by St. Augustine that followed the service. Tremont West Development Corporation staff person Scott Rosenstein … Continue reading