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Call for financial accounting and summary of accomplishments for Cudell Improvement

To the editor: (December 2018, Plain Press)        I am writing regarding Victoria Shea’s October article about Anita Brindza and the Cudell-Detroit Shoreway Strategic Alliance.  I am a longtime resident of the Cudell Improvement service area and a-25-year dues-paying member of that organization. I have participated in neighborhood initiatives and volunteer efforts for nearly thirty years.    As … Continue reading

Bond Accountability Commission examines CMSD’s construction workforce inclusion program

by Chuck Hoven (December 2018, Plain Press)        At its November meeting, the Bond Accountability Commission examined how the Cleveland Metropolitan School District was monitoring its workforce inclusion program and what resources are available to train Clevelanders interested in working in the construction trades. The Bond Accountability Commission (BAC), charged to be a watchdog on behalf … Continue reading

Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge seek support for bridge improvements

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        A newly formed group, Friends of Lake Avenue Bridge, is working to gain community support and additional funds for an effort to make major improvements to the railroad bridge on Lake Avenue between Desmond Avenue and Viking Road, just east of the Shoreway entrance.     According to group member Nikki … Continue reading

West 41st Street Bridge Closure

(Plain Press, October 2018)           On Monday, October 1, 2018, the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will close West 41st Street Bridge (No. 01.05) over Norfolk Southern Railroad and Train Avenue. The bridge is located about two-tenths of a mile north of Clark Avenue, between Richner Avenue and South Marginal Road.     The closure is required to … Continue reading

Bond Accountability Commission shares thoughts on its role in school construction monitoring efforts

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, October 2018)           Bond Accountability Commission Executive Director Elise Hara Auvil explained to those in attendance at the Commission’s September meeting at Tremont Montessori School what she saw as the role of the organization she heads. Director Hara Auvil said the goal of the Bond Accountability Commission is to oversee spending of … 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

The passing of the torch at West Side Community House

By Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)     “We’re here to honor the career, the passion and the legacy of Dawn Kolograf, our fearless leader for twenty-seven-years.” proclaims Rachelle Milner, acting as Master of Ceremonies for the celebration to honor Dawn Kolograf’s retirement from the West Side Community House. “This has been an awesome experience, and … Continue reading

Lincoln Heights Block Club weighs in on proposed Urban Form Overlay along Scranton, W. 25 & Barber

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, May 2018)        In an 11-2 vote at its March 12thmeeting, the Lincoln Heights Block Club soundly rejected a proposal presented by Tremont West Development Corporation Housing and Economic Development Director Matt Moss and the City of Cleveland Planning Department to place an Urban Form Overlay along portions of Scranton, … Continue reading

Area around West Boulevard/Cudell Rapid Station called ripe for development

(Plain Press, July 2017)     A study commissioned by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) scored the area around the West Boulevard/Cudell Regional Transit Authority station as one of the top three areas in the city of Cleveland in terms of being ready for Transit Oriented Development. Representatives of AECOM, the company which did the … Continue reading

Ohio City Incorporated seeks ways to make housing more affordable

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2017)      As part of its strategic plan, Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) is charged with finding a way to provide affordable housing in the neighborhood. OCI Executive Director Tom McNair says the easiest way to make affordable housing available in the neighborhood is through existing housing stock. He says … Continue reading

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