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Stockyard Bike-A-Thon

The Stockyard Bike-A-Thon took place on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Clark School, 5550 Clark Avenue. Sponsors and partners of the Bike-A-Thon provided children under the age of ten with new bicycle helmets. Photos by Victoria Shea Advertisements

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program graduate praises program RECRUITMENT UNDERWAY FOR 2018 CLASS

(Plain Press, June 2018)    With recruiting underway for the 2018 Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP), the program highlighted a past graduate who exemplifies the work that program participants do in the community. Letitia Lopez is the person on the Near West Side that the program chose to highlight this year. Lopez is the Executive … Continue reading

City Council Committee hears testimony from community groups on how to eliminate childhood lead poisoning

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    At its May 21 meeting, Cleveland City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony from representatives of three different community groups working to address childhood lead poisoning in Cleveland. The hearing was the second in a series on the issues. Testifying before the committee were representatives from … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council needs to change the way it operates to avoid further corruption

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)       The practice by Cleveland City Council of giving exclusive say to the sitting Council Representative over decisions about projects in their ward, in effect, creates what political scientists call “functional fiefdoms” and is an invitation to corruption and influence peddling. The recent guilty plea to 26 misdemeanor ethics … Continue reading

Lincoln Heights Block Club weighs in on proposed Urban Form Overlay along Scranton, W. 25 & Barber

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)        In an 11-2 vote at its March 12thmeeting, the Lincoln Heights Block Club soundly rejected a proposal presented by Tremont West Development Corporation Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Moss and the City of Cleveland Planning Department to place an Urban Form Overlay along portions of Scranton, … Continue reading

The Litterbugz volunteers clean-up trash throughout the city

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)       On Saturday, April 21, over 1,000 volunteers met up at 35 locations in Cuyahoga County to pick up litter as part of the Great Cleveland Clean-up. The Litterbugz, a nonprofit organization dedicated to litter clean-up and prevention, organized the event. On the Near West Side of Cleveland, police … Continue reading

Advice available on how to prevent lead poisoning

Advice available on how to prevent lead poisoning (Plain Press, May 2018)        Pamphlets and leaflets available in health clinics, libraries, recreation centers, health fairs and Cleveland City Hall provide help to parents or guardians looking for information on how to protect their young children from lead poisoning. Some of the resources found by the … Continue reading

City Council Health and Human Services Committee renews efforts to address lead poisoning of Cleveland’s children

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Paid parking begins at West Side Market lot

(Plain Press, March 2018)     Paid parking at the West Side Market parking lot began on February 27th. The City of Cleveland announced that the first 90 minutes of parking will be free during the hours of 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. The parking lot will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a … Continue reading

Women’s March

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