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Resident criticizes article on Cudell former director as one sided

To the editor: (December 2018, Plain Press)        As an instructor of journalism at Kent State University and Cuyahoga Community College, I am appalled that your newspaper shunned journalistic ethics to run what was essentially a rant by Anita Brindza, retired director of Cudell Improvement Inc., in your October 2018 edition (“Former executive director of Cudell Improvement … Continue reading

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

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

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 Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organizations announce new staff contact information

(Plain Press, September 2018)          With the forming of the Strategic Alliance, staff changes have been made within the Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway organizations. The contacts are listed below. Please note: Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway still maintain two separate boards. Any questions or concerns regarding board matters should be directed to the appropriate … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization respond to Plain Press questions in handout provided at Community Meeting

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, September 2018)                      Below are rephrased questions that were submitted by the Plain Press in regards to the Strategic Alliance to the Cudell Improvement board back in June. Cudell Improvement and DSCDO rephrased the original questions before answering them and presenting them as a handout at the Community Meeting held … Continue reading

Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization hold a Community Meeting to explain the Strategic Alliance

The third article of a series on the Strategic Alliance by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, September 2018)     Tuesday, July 31 found members of Cudell Improvement and Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization packed into the Brothers Lounge for a Community Meeting regarding the organizations’ recent forming of their Strategic Alliance. Master of Ceremonies that evening … Continue reading

September 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF

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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

Sweet Dreams Little Ones: Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home lay to rest unclaimed infant remains

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, June 2018)    Under an overcast sky, the staff of Walter Martens & Sons Funeral Home, located on Denison Avenue, laid to rest the cremated remains of six infants whose services the firm had handled but whose remains were never claimed. The stories behind what happened in regards to why these … Continue reading

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