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Sweet Dreams Little Ones: Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home lay to rest unclaimed infant remains

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    Under an overcast sky, the staff of Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home, located on Denison Avenue, laid to rest the cremated remains of six infants whose services the firm had handled but whose remains were never claimed. The stories behind what happened in regards to why these … Continue reading

On behalf of a grateful nation: Riverside Cemetery and Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home celebrate their fifth annual Memorial Day Ceremony

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    The American Flag that draped the 2015 casket of Private First Class Clarence A. Nolan, Jr. of the United States Army, was silhouetted against a beautiful blue sky at Riverside Cemetery, as the fifth annual Honoring Those Who Protected Our Freedom Memorial Day Ceremony took place. Started in … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library begins multiyear capital project

LORAIN BRANCH WORK UNDERWAY NOW – JEFFERSON & CARNEGIE WEST TO FOLLOW (Plain Press, March 2018)     As Cleveland Public Library approaches its 150th anniversary, the Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to ensure its neighborhood branch libraries can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. The first phase of … Continue reading

Three area developments receive Housing Tax Credit Awards

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Three local development projects were among the recipients of Housing Tax Credit Awards announced by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency on July 19th. The Cleveland Housing Network received $1,049,500 in Housing Tax Credits and $300,000 in Housing Development Assistance Funds for the $12.8 million Emerald Alliance XI development which will create … Continue reading

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … Continue reading

Metro West celebrates its annual meeting & introduces its new logo

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2017)        The Metro West Community Development Office’s annual meeting on January 26th began with Managing Director Adam Stalder talking about the organization’s new name and how happy he is not to have to say Stockyard, Clark Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Office anymore. The meeting ended with Stalder unveiling … Continue reading

Poverty growth in Cleveland neighborhoods continues

CHILD POVERTY GROWS IN ALL NEIGHBORHOODS SERVED BY PLAIN PRESS by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October, 2016)       Despite the many community development projects in Cleveland neighborhoods, the poverty rate in Cleveland was estimated to be higher in 2012 than it was in the year 2000. The 2000 Census listed the poverty rate in Cleveland at … Continue reading

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Panel discusses role of changing demographics on Republican Party’s election prospects

  (Plain Press, August 2016) On July 20, while the Republican National Convention was in session in downtown Cleveland, a panel discussion at Moncho’s Bar & Grill at 2317 Denison Avenue examined what the latest demographic data and recent polling have to say about the prospects of the Republican Party winning over a majority of … Continue reading

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