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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

Former Executive Director of Cudell Improvement Anita Brindza speaks regarding the Cudell Improvement/Detroit Shoreway Strategic Alliance The fourth article of a series on the Strategic Alliance

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, October 2018)           In her new office for the Western Elmwood Berea Corp., also known as WEBCO, former Executive Director of Cudell Improvement, Anita Brindza has several frames on her office floor and some boxes filled with what one assumes is paperwork. It is a much smaller and lonelier office than what … Continue reading

Cudell and Detroit Shoreway announce “Strategic Alliance”

By Victoria Shea   (Plain Press, July 2018)         The boards of Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization announced in a letter dated June 5th that the two neighborhood organizations have formed a Strategic Alliance that will take effect on July 1, 2018. NEWS ANALYSIS The letter, signed by Daniel Berry, the President of … 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

League of Women Voters back Ohio Issue One

(Plain Press, May 2018)       The League of Women Voters are backing Ohio State Issue One with a volunteer presence out in the community as well as with information on their website. If it passes, Issue One will change the way Ohio draws up congressional district boundaries. Literature from the League of Women Voters of Ohio … Continue reading

Primary Election set for Tuesday, May 8th

(Plain Press, May 2018) The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday May 8th. On election day, the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. According to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, you will need one of the following forms of identification to vote: a current and valid Ohio driver’s license, … Continue reading

Ward 14 Town Hall meeting features update on MetroHealth Transformation Plan and panel discussion about housing resources

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2018)       Ward 14 Council Member Jasmin Santana said, “I am overwhelmed by your support” as she greeted the one hundred and fifty residents attending her first Town Hall meeting, on March 22nd, at Lincoln West High School. Santana said this is “one of many town halls” she will … Continue reading

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