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LaborFest to pay tribute to the Industrial Workers of the World

(Plain Press, October 2017) The Labor Education and Arts Project’s Cleveland LaborFest, on October 13th and 14th, will feature a tribute to The Wobblies, The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). Session one will feature a Wobbly Musical Road show on Friday October 13 at 7:30 p.m. at First Unitarian Church of Cleveland at 21600 … Continue reading

Truth Commission on Poverty to be held at Franklin Circle Church on October 14

by Alyssa Apollo (Plain Press, October 2017) The End Poverty Now! Coalition, a large coalition of Cleveland organizations, will be holding a truth commission on Saturday, October 14 from 10-4 pm. The group has modeled the upcoming Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty after worldwide and historical Truth and Reconciliation Commissions. The event is free and … Continue reading

Primary Election features low voter turnout

(Plain Press, October 2017) Despite the large number of candidates in the Cleveland Mayoral race and some hotly contested City Council races, the majority, of Cleveland’s registered voters, did not vote in the September 12 Primary Election. City-wide, 31,276 voters cast ballots in the Mayoral election representing only 12.35% of the 261,285 registered voters in … Continue reading

IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT!

IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT! by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2017)     Fifty years ago, this headline appeared in the Plain Dealer: “NEGRO PASTORS TO SHUN ORGANIZER ALINSKY” Things don’t change much in Cleveland, do they? Not in 50 years anyway. Unless you truly understand—they do change. They get worse. I wrote that story … Continue reading

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL OFF/BACK ON: AS PREDICTED

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL OFF/BACK ON: AS PREDICTED by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2017)     (As this was being written the biggest sell-out in Cleveland history and likely the most damaging one for a community activist group in America took place. The Greater Cleveland Congregations, just as Mayor Jackson, Kevin Kelley, Armond Budish, Dan Brady, and … Continue reading

Roldo weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Quicken Loans Arena Referendum JACKSON, KELLEY: PURPOSEFUL BUNGLED BLUNDER

Roldo weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Quicken Loans Arena Referendum JACKSON, KELLEY: PURPOSEFUL BUNGLED BLUNDER by Roldo Bartimole The Ohio Supreme Court ruling really says that Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley played an underhanded trickster game not only with the people of Cleveland but with democratic process itself in … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network works to make Cleveland homes lead safe

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2017)   The Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a group of dedicated volunteers, wants “to change the way the City of Cleveland treats its youngest citizens.” The group’s goals include “enacting a lead safe housing ordinance; holding elected officials accountable for reducing and eliminating lead poisoning in our community; and … Continue reading

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

(Plain Press, August 2017)   The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th.  Early voting begins on August 15th. To get an absentee ballot application you can contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections at: http://www.443vote.com or by calling 216-443-3298. Citizens, age 18 and older by the general election date (November 7, … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council should reject giveaway of $121 million in future school taxes

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2017)   For at least a decade, the City of Cleveland has had a policy of not giving away the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s portion of the property tax when giving a commercial tax abatement or providing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for a development project. Cleveland City Council should stick … Continue reading

Lying by ignoring

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, August 2017)   Why is it so hard for the Plain Dealer (and TV news and Ideastream) to tell the truth about major league sports and the costs to this community? Why can’t they take hard looks at the dollar/revenues of the three major league sports teams? It reveals how … Continue reading