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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

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