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J. Spang Bakery building on Barber Avenue and Terminal Tower awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits

The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on June 20th the awarding of over $30 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 31 historic buildings in the State of Ohio. Two projects in the city of Cleveland received funding. One of those two projects, the J. Spang Bakery at 2707 Barber Avenue, … Continue reading

Veteran tenant organizer, Spencer Wells, offers to help train a new generation of tenant organizers

by Chuck Hoven   The closing of the Cleveland Tenants Organization has left a gap in services to help tenants deal with problems with their landlords. The Legal Aid Society has stepped up to fi ll some of the services once provided by Cleveland Tenants Organizations, but not all. Spencer Wells, a veteran tenant organizer … Continue reading

Hispanic Alliance launches Welcome Hub

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Hispanic Alliance announced the creation of a new Welcome Hub that will provide bilingual resources and guidance to the area’s Latino population and services such as affordable housing, jobs and schools. The May 3 launching of the Welcome Hub took place at the Hispanic Alliance office located on the ground floor … 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

Hundreds fill St. Michael’s Church to celebrate the World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2018)        Hundreds of people filled St. Michael’s Church on Scranton Road on Sunday, January 14th, as the Cleveland Catholic Diocese joined with Catholic dioceses throughout the world in the celebration of the 2018 World Day of Immigrants, Migrants and Refugees. Bishop Nelson Perez celebrated the mass, where those in … Continue reading

The Salvation Army for the victims of Hurricane Maria

La Villa Hispana Merchants Group, Trick-or-Treat

Campaign underway to repair “It’s Up to Us” mural

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Metro West Community Development Organization has started a fundraising campaign at http://www.ioby.org to help raise $10,335 to repair the “It’s Up to Us” mural at Clark and W. 25th Street. Funds raised will also be used to add more security and lighting around the mural.  The campaign is titled: “It’s … Continue reading

Esperanza Executive Director shares information on how to make contributions to help Puerto Rico

To the Editor: (Plain Press, November 2017)      On behalf of Esperanza, I express my gratitude for the numerous calls and emails we have received from our supporters, checking on the welfare of our family and friends in Puerto Rico and to lend your support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. More than half – … Continue reading

Lincoln West High School Food Pantry