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Questioning Councilman McCormack’s response to Market Square Park shooting

To the Editor (Plain Press, November 2018)In early October, two members of our near west side community were victims of a crime when they were shot during an argument at Market Square Park. These two people live, work, and volunteer in our community and support their families and friends in our community. You would not know that … 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

Advocacy effort calls for restoring lost $1 million to Cleveland Schools’ Comprehensive Extracurricular Activities Program

sby Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, December 2017)      On June 28, 1995, the Cleveland City Council passed legislation which increased parking, admissions and motor vehicle leasing taxes. The legislation allowed the money to be used for extracurricular activities for the Cleveland Schools, repairs for the football stadium and the general fund of the City of … 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

Candidates respond to Plain Press candidate questionnaire

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The Plain Press sent out candidate questionnaires to both mayoral candidates as well as City Council candidates in Ward 3, Ward 11, Ward 12, Ward 14 and Ward 15. Only two candidates responded – Ward 3 City Council Candidate Logan E. Fahey and Ward 14 City Council Candidate Jasmin Santana. Below … Continue reading

Ward 14 candidates answer questions at Community Forum

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2017)     Three out of the five candidates for the Ward 14 City Council seat attended a candidates’ community forum on August 22nd at the W. 58th Street Church of God. The thirty people in attendance were given an opportunity to submit questions to the candidates and listen to their … Continue reading

Cleveland Primary Election set for September 12 – early voting begins August 15th

(Plain Press, September 2017)     The City of Cleveland will have a primary election on September 12th.  Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Early voting began on August 15th. Those wishing to vote early can go to the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue. You can visit them online at boe.cuyahogacounty.us … 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

Roldo weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Quicken Loans Arena Referendum JACKSON, KELLEY: PURPOSEFUL BUNGLED BLUNDER

Roldo weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Quicken Loans Arena Referendum JACKSON, KELLEY: PURPOSEFUL BUNGLED BLUNDER by Roldo Bartimole The Ohio Supreme Court ruling really says that Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley played an underhanded trickster game not only with the people of Cleveland but with democratic process itself in … Continue reading

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