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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

Can the Plain Dealer be bought? It already has been

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, June 2017)      Can you imagine if the Cleveland Cavaliers again defeated the Golden State Warriors that the Plain Dealer’s next edition would ignore it? Just let it pass. No comment. They didn’t fail on Wednesday to run 14 pages in two sports sections. It wasn’t the Warriors but the mere Boston … Continue reading

Keisha González named Managing Director of Metro West

(Plain Press, May 2017)       On April 26, 2017, Metro West Community Development Organization announced that current Economic Development Director Keisha González has been promoted to the role of Metro West Managing Director starting May 1st. González has worked for Metro West for three years, starting as a Community Organizer and later becoming Economic Development Director. … Continue reading

Ohio City Incorporated celebrates annual meeting

(Plain Press, April 2017)                At the Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) annual meeting on March 21, both Board President Chris Schmitt and Executive Director Tom McNair called for the organization to improve its connection to people in the community. Board President Schmitt called for creating an “environment that is welcoming and supportive to families of … Continue reading

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress awards community development grants

(Plain Press, April 2017)                Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ Strategic Investment Initiative awards for the 2017-2020 funding cycle will go to twelve Community Development Corporations in the city. A total of $4.2 million was awarded in nine grants. Three of the grants involved collaborative efforts. On the West Side of Cleveland, three grants were awarded. Detroit … Continue reading

Project 29 and the future of Hingetown

by Bruce Grossman (Plain Press, March 2017)             In the end, it was just about a building. I am talking about the December 12 meeting at Franklin Circle Church where I heard about Project 29 and the future of “Hingetown”, the area around Detroit and 28th and 29th Streets. But it was also about dreams and desires, … Continue reading

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization celebrates annual meeting

(Plain Press, March 2017) The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization’s 43rd annual meeting, on February 23rd at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School, featured speeches by Mark McDermott of Enterprise Community Partners and Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone; a video tribute to the late Judge Raymond Pianka; the presentation of awards; and Board of Directors’ … Continue reading

2017 Plain Press Community Guide

            EMERGENCY NUMBERS Bellefaire JBC Homeless & Missing Youth 24/7 Hotline http://www.saveCLEkids.org………….. 570-8010 Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 Frontline Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline   ….……623-6888 http://www.frontlineservice.org RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211   ABUSE Adult Abuse Hotline (Cuyahoga Cty DSAS)…..420-6700 Child Abuse Hotline…………………………696-KIDS … Continue reading

25th Street Lofts rehabilitation adds 83 apartments and commercial space on Church Avenue between W. 25th and W. 28th

1951 PHOTO FROM THE CLEVELAND NEWS 1951 photo of the Odd Fellows Building on the Southwest Corner of W. 25th and Church Avenue (1504-1512 W. 25th Street.) The Odd Fellows Building, built in 1873, and designed by Cudell and Richardson. Its original address was 315-321 Pearl Road. This photo found in the Cleveland Public Library’s … Continue reading

October 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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