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Greater Cleveland Congregations challenge “the politics of privilege”

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2017)     Greater Cleveland Congregations (GCC) has a simple idea, if we can raise huge sums of public money to benefit a downtown development project like the expansion of the Quicken Loans Arena (the Q), we should be able to raise a similar amount to address real needs of Cleveland … Continue reading

IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT!

IT IS JUST THE SAME OLD STORY—SELLOUT! by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2017)     Fifty years ago, this headline appeared in the Plain Dealer: “NEGRO PASTORS TO SHUN ORGANIZER ALINSKY” Things don’t change much in Cleveland, do they? Not in 50 years anyway. Unless you truly understand—they do change. They get worse. I wrote that story … Continue reading

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL OFF/BACK ON: AS PREDICTED

QUICKEN ARENA DEAL OFF/BACK ON: AS PREDICTED by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, September 2017)     (As this was being written the biggest sell-out in Cleveland history and likely the most damaging one for a community activist group in America took place. The Greater Cleveland Congregations, just as Mayor Jackson, Kevin Kelley, Armond Budish, Dan Brady, and … Continue reading

Roldo weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Quicken Loans Arena Referendum JACKSON, KELLEY: PURPOSEFUL BUNGLED BLUNDER

Roldo weighs in on Ohio Supreme Court Decision on Quicken Loans Arena Referendum JACKSON, KELLEY: PURPOSEFUL BUNGLED BLUNDER by Roldo Bartimole The Ohio Supreme Court ruling really says that Mayor Frank Jackson and Council President Kevin Kelley played an underhanded trickster game not only with the people of Cleveland but with democratic process itself in … Continue reading

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County announces new CEO

(Plain Press, August 2017)   The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County formally announces its unanimous decision to select Valeria A. Harper, MA, CDCA, as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2017. Ms. Harper follows William M. Denihan, current CEO who will be retiring on July 31, 2017, to lead … Continue reading

Greater Cleveland Congregations’ campaign sheds light on deal for Quicken Loans Arena

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2017)             Greater Cleveland Congregations’ campaign to create a Community Equity Fund with a dollar to dollar match of any new public money pledged to upgrade Quicken Loans Arena (The Q), has brought increased public scrutiny to the proposal to expand the arena. The testimony, at the February 21st … Continue reading

Juvenile Court Judge urges more state dollars for residential treatment programs

(Plain Press, March 2017) Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Michael Ryan urged Cuyahoga County residents to lobby their state legislature for an increase in funding for residential treatment programs for juveniles in Cuyahoga County. Judge Ryan said if judges had the option of sending more of the youths they see in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court … Continue reading

Election 2016 results — turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area

Election 2016 results – turnout varies widely in precincts in Plain Press service area (Plain Press, December 2016) Voters approved all three issues on the ballot in Cleveland this November. Of the three issues, the half percent hike in the payroll tax won by the smallest margin winning 51.36% to 48.64%, with 64,439 yes votes … Continue reading

ADAMHS Board serves as a resource to help individuals combat heroin and opiate addiction

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2016)   This year the rate at which Cuyahoga County residents are dying from overdoses of heroin and fentanyl has increased to more than a person per day. The dramatic rise in the deaths of individuals addicted to opiates and heroin is a cause of alarm. Addicted individuals, their family … Continue reading

Tri-C Awarded Federal Grant to Help Cleveland Students Work Toward College

(Plain Press, September 2016)   Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will use a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s National Educational Talent Search Project to provide academic, career and financial counseling to Cleveland Metropolitan School District students who have the potential to succeed in college. Tri-C will provide myriad services to selected Cleveland students, including tutoring, … Continue reading