City of Cleveland

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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

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High poverty rate present in all City Council Wards in Plain Press coverage area

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The Center for Community Solutions, a local nonprofit think tank which focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues, released a series of demographic profiles in late 2017. Data in the profiles on the city of Cleveland, and on individual City Council Wards in Cleveland, compiled by The Center for … Continue reading

Cleveland’s poverty rate – how we compare with Cuyahoga County, Ohio and the nation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2018)          How does the poverty rate in Cleveland compare to the poverty rate in Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio and the rest of the nation? A City of Cleveland profile, published by The Center for Community Solutions, indicates the percentage of the City of Cleveland’s population living below … Continue reading

2017 – A terrible year for democracy here

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, January 2018)                      As we slide toward the end of 2017 it’s hard to see this as a year of progress or advancement. Quite the opposite. Yes, Cleveland elected the familiar, if not exciting, Frank Jackson for a record four-year, fourth term. A Cleveland caretaker mayor. Not the first nor … Continue reading

Mayor Frank Jackson shares his post-election priorities for governing the City of Cleveland

EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2017)      In a post-election press conference with neighborhood and community newspapers, Mayor Frank Jackson said he hoped that everyone in Cleveland would be able to participate in improvements in the quality of life and the progress of the city. To that end, … Continue reading

ESOP receives Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builder Award

(Plain Press, December 2017)       On October 17th, Bank of America announced the selection of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder®. ESOP, a HUD-approved housing and financial counseling nonprofit agency dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership, is being recognized for its work to foster financial stability among Ohio homeowners. Through Neighborhood … Continue reading

November 7th General Election Results – Candidates in contested races  

(Plain Press, December 2017) Mayor of Cleveland           Number of Votes    Percentage Frank G. Jackson                 35,506                       59.6% Zack Reed                            24,116                       40.4% Total                                       59.622   Cleveland City Council Ward 3                       Number of Votes    Percentage Kerry McCormack    2,692                          84.7% Logan E. Fahey          486                          15.3% Total                           3,178   Ward 11                    Number of Votes    Percentage Dona … Continue reading

Cleveland Truth Commission hears testimony at a day-long session in effort to put poverty on trial

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The movement to End Poverty Now continued its efforts in Greater Cleveland with a Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty held at Franklin Circle Church in Ohio City on October 14th. The Truth Commission on Poverty was billed as “putting poverty on trial.” A statement in the program for the event, … Continue reading

Community newspapers engage with city officials in roundtable discussion on police pursuit policy

(Plain Press, November 2017)      On October 10th, at Visible Voice Books in the Tremont neighborhood, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, Cleveland Traffic Commissioner James P. Muhic and Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack joined representatives of community newspapers in a press conference and roundtable discussion concerning the Cleveland Police Department’s pursuit … Continue reading