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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

Cleveland Leadership Program seeks 2017 applicants

(Plain Press, July 2017)     The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities. In 2006, the Jack, Joseph … Continue reading

Linda Johanek, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center, plans move to new venture

(Plain Press, July 2017)     Linda Johanek, Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center for the past nine years and a member of their staff for the past 22 years, has announced that she will be resigning her position effective August 3rd of this year. Johanek says she plans to join Morino … Continue reading

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless hires new director as Brian Davis departs

(Plain Press, July 2017)     The Board of Trustees of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH) announced on their Facebook page that they have named Chris Knestrick as the new Director of Operations for the organization. According to the announcement, “Knestrick brings over 10 years of experience working with the homeless community in Cleveland … Continue reading

Transformation Alliance 2017 School Quality Guide provides a means to compare schools in Cleveland

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, July 2017)     The Cleveland Transformation Alliance 2017 School Quality Guide is out and available in public libraries and other locations throughout the city of Cleveland. Digital copies of the guide can be downloaded at the Transformation Alliance website at: http://www.clevelandta.org. This year’s guide has some new features. It compares and … Continue reading

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