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TWDC responds to CMSD decision to close Tremont Montessori

TWDC responds to CMSD decision to close Tremont Montessori An open letter to Cleveland Metropolitan School District Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon: (Plain Press, June 2019)   The Friends of Tremont Montessori, Tremont West Development Corporation and the Tremont community have fought to save Tremont Montessori as a neighborhood asset numerous times. In 2010, Friends of Tremont … Continue reading

Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality urges involvement in state budget process

Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality urges involvement in state budget process (Plain Press, June 2019)     The state budget has an impact on all of us. It provides funding for public education, for building and repairing roads and bridges, health coverage to low-income families, and assistance to local governments which can be used for public safety … Continue reading

Green Party of Northeastern Ohio hosts community meeting in Ohio City

Green Party of Northeastern Ohio hosts community meeting in Ohio City by Bruce Checefsky (Plain Press, June 2019)   Despite living below the poverty level twice in the past decade, David Ellison believes the Green Party provides an opportunity to represent the best hope for America’s future.    “As you may not know, the Green Party is a value-based political party. … Continue reading

Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools

    Beating Guns Tour seeks to transform guns into garden tools by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2019)    Responding to the biblical passage in Isaiah 2: 4 “…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks;…” the Beating Guns Tour arrived at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ on W. … Continue reading

A call for restoring the full funding originally promised to Comprehensive Extracurricular Activities Program

A call for restoring the full funding originally promised to Comprehensive Extracurricular Activities Program To the editor: (Plain Press, May 2019)      This was said about holding children in cages, “There is no situation where it is ok for innocent children to be taken advantage of by anyone.” I am sure you all agree. So where … Continue reading

CLASH begins to collect signatures for ballot initiative to make rental housing lead safe

(Plain Press, March 2019)Cleveland Lead Safe Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced they are prepared to gather signatures to place a proposed Lead Safe Housing initiative on the November ballot. The announcement came as part of a February 4thPress Conference held by CLASH member organizations at the office of Organize! Ohio. The group released a … Continue reading

Cleveland Women’s March offers a colorful display of unity and diversity

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, February 2019)          Women from throughout Greater Cleveland converged on Public Square in downtown Cleveland for the Cleveland Women’s March on a cold wintry January 19. The march was one of many Women’s Marches being held throughout the United States. The Marches began three years ago the day after the … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network plans for lead safe ballot initiative

by Bruce Checefsky (January 2019, Plain Press)           Community activist Tazz Mays is impassioned about lead safe legislation. As a volunteer for the Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a small organization seeking to pass lead safe legislation in Cleveland, he’s committed to getting enough petition signatures to place legislation on the ballot in the November 2019 election. … Continue reading

Can our Cleveland neighborhoods find a way to have both amenities and economic diversity?

by Chuck Hoven (January 2019, Plain Press)           Residents of Ohio City, gathered to share their vision for the future of the neighborhood, made it clear they would like to see their neighborhood serve as a home for people of all income groupings. They also readily listed the amenities they like in their neighborhood and what … Continue reading

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

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