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Greater Cleveland Congregations provides much needed moral voice

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      Greater Cleveland Congregations has provided a much-needed moral voice challenging both Cleveland City Council and the Cuyahoga County Council to work with them to develop a fund to address the many needs of Clevelanders living in poverty. The group not only has given voice to the plight … Continue reading

Can the Plain Dealer be bought? It already has been

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, June 2017)      Can you imagine if the Cleveland Cavaliers again defeated the Golden State Warriors that the Plain Dealer’s next edition would ignore it? Just let it pass. No comment. They didn’t fail on Wednesday to run 14 pages in two sports sections. It wasn’t the Warriors but the mere Boston … Continue reading

Cleveland Department of Public Health asks for an end to idling

(Plain Press, June 2017)      The Cleveland Department of Public Health would like to remind you that Idling Gets You Nowhere. It asks that you to: Turn your engine off when stopped for more than 10 seconds. Idling leads to AIR POLLUTION and HEALTH PROBLEMS: We each take 20,000 breaths every day. Children breathe 50% … Continue reading

Eileen Kelly to head ID Crisis Collaborative

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Eileen Kelly, after having served for more than two decades as the Outreach Minister at St. Colman Church in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood, has accepted a new position as the Director of the Identification Crisis Collaborative (IDCC). In making the announcement on Linkedin, Kelly speaks of her role in founding the … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Congregations responds to “Improvements” to the Q Deal

CALLS FOR MORE FUNDS TO BE DEVOTED TO A COMMUNITY BENEFITS AGREEMENT (Plain Press, May 2017)       Since January when the Quicken Loans Arena deal was first announced, Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has been vocal and active in its support for equity and fairness to bring prosperity to downtown and our neighborhoods. GCC acknowledges the important … Continue reading

Dirty deed done by corruptors

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, May 2017)       Well, the dirty deed was done. They always had the votes. Eleven of 17 votes were there. But they wanted one more. Why? To rush the job. You see quick and dirty works better for muggers. COMMENTARY It took a bit of trickery as usual. In a … Continue reading

Franklin Block Club Trees

Residents offer suggestions for community policing

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2017)       A Community Forum was held at Urban Community School on March 22nd, to discuss forming a Community Policing Plan in response to the Consent Decree between the City of Cleveland and the United States Justice Department. Members of the Monitoring Team stressed to residents and stakeholders the importance … Continue reading

Clark Avenue rehabilitation project will begin soon

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2017)        At a January 5th meeting at Clark Recreation Center, City of Cleveland officials revealed plans for the rehabilitation of Clark Avenue from where Clark meets Lorain Avenue eastward to W. 41st Street. Plans call for the $7.9 million project to be done in two phases. The western … Continue reading

Raise Up Cleveland announces start of statewide effort to raise minimum wage

(Plain Press, February 2017)        Members of Raise Up Cleveland came to the Cleveland City Council meeting on January 10th to announce they will take their campaign to raise the minimum wage statewide. The also came to voice their displeasure at the move by Cleveland City Council’s leadership and Mayor Frank Jackson’s administration to thwart … Continue reading