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Veteran tenant organizer shares thoughts on tenant rights

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)           The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fill some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran … Continue reading

St. Colman Parish celebrates 100th Anniversary of church building with a Day of Music

(Plain Press, July 2018)      On June 9th, St. Colman Parish celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the opening of its church building with a Day of Music. The event began with Irish Dancing in the Church Hall featuring two dancers from Murphy’s Irish Arts Center in Beachwood. The dancers, Don Jacobsen and Ellen Conkey entertained the … Continue reading

Community Roundtable on Transit urges the creation of better, safer and more affordable public transit

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)      Organizers of a Community Roundtable on Transit said they hope to create a new vision for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and stop the cycle of service cuts, fare increases and ridership loss. In an effort to bring about their vision of a better, safer and more … Continue reading

J. Spang Bakery building and Terminal Tower awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(Plain Press, July 2018)      The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on June 20th the awarding of over $30 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 31 historic buildings in the State of Ohio.    Two projects in the city of Cleveland received funding. One of those two projects, the J. Spang … Continue reading

County Medical Examiner shares thoughts on how to intervene to prevent more overdoses

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           It is a topic Doctor Thomas Gilson is passionate about. It shows in every presentation he gives. Yet, people in his county, young and old, are still dying. The numbers are still rising. He wonders as many others do in law enforcement-what else can they do to stop … Continue reading

Ohioans for Gun Safety calls for background checks

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)  Retired school teacher Dave Eggert and Clinical Psychologist Dr Terry Tobias were both drawn to work for greater gun safety as a result of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where 20 children, ages six and seven, as well as six adults, were killed by a single shooter. … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District puts facilities plan on hold

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2018)           The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has placed the last two segments (Segments Eight and Nine) of its Master Facilities Plan on hold while it tries to resolve a dispute with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) over how much the state will contribute to adjusting for the … Continue reading

A rare piece of World War II history dances into Cleveland on “laughter-silvered wings”

Thursday, May 31, 2018; Burke Lakefront Airport, 1501 N. Marginal Road: “Doc” a World War II B-29 Superfortress, stopped in Cleveland during its 2018 summer tour. “Doc” is one of two B-29’s still flying. By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           A rare sight to behold arrived in the warm afternoon of May 31 at … Continue reading

Cudell and Detroit Shoreway announce “Strategic Alliance”

By Victoria Shea   (Plain Press, July 2018)         The boards of Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization announced in a letter dated June 5th that the two neighborhood organizations have formed a Strategic Alliance that will take effect on July 1, 2018. NEWS ANALYSIS The letter, signed by Daniel Berry, the President of … Continue reading

The passing of the torch at West Side Community House

By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)     “We’re here to honor the career, the passion and the legacy of Dawn Kolograf, our fearless leader for twenty-seven-years.” proclaims Rachelle Milner, acting as Master of Ceremonies for the celebration to honor Dawn Kolograf’s retirement from the West Side Community House. “This has been an awesome experience, and … Continue reading