Detroit Shoreway

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Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization celebrates annual meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, March 2018)     Speaking at the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) annual meeting, Ward 15 Councilman Matt Zone stressed the importance the neighborhood organization places on economic and racial equity, and affordable housing. Over 300 people gathered at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School cafeteria on February 22, … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library begins multiyear capital project

LORAIN BRANCH WORK UNDERWAY NOW – JEFFERSON & CARNEGIE WEST TO FOLLOW (Plain Press, March 2018)     As Cleveland Public Library approaches its 150th anniversary, the Library is embarking on an ambitious, multiyear capital project to ensure its neighborhood branch libraries can continue to function as safe, inclusive, and sustainable environments. The first phase of … Continue reading

Women’s March

LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland breaks ground for new facility on Detroit Avenue

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland is building a new home for the Center which will front on Detroit Avenue in the Gordon Square Arts District. LGBT Community Center Development Director Shae London says donations from an angel donor will allow the Center to completely own its new building at … Continue reading

Dorn School of Expression Building awarded Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on December 19th that the Dorn School of Expression Building project at 7306 Detroit Avenue was awarded $249,999 in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits by the Ohio Development Services Agency. The total cost of the rehabilitation project is expected to be $1,814,324. The Ohio Development … Continue reading

Lorain Avenue Cycle Track receives funding

(Plain Press, January 2018)                      The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) awarded $47 million in federal transportation dollars to transportation improvement projects in December of 2017. The Lorain Avenue Cycle Track was one of the recipients of funding. The project is slated to receive $6.119 million to “construct a cycle track and other enhancements … Continue reading

Literary Cleveland launches Gordon Square Review

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Literary Cleveland launched the first edition of the Gordon Square Review at a November 9th party at the Happy Dog on W. 58th and Detroit Avenue. The new literary magazine plans to showcase emerging writers nationwide and provide a spotlight to Northeast Ohio writers. The inaugural issue of the biannual … Continue reading

Urban Community School and Urban Squash Cleveland to build new Youth Development Center on Lorain Avenue

(Plain Press, December 2017)      Urban Community School and Urban Squash Cleveland broke ground in late October for Urban Squash Cleveland’s Youth Development Center. Urban Community School President Tom Gill says the new 10,000 square foot building will be on Lorain Avenue at W. 47th Street. Gill says the brick on the new building will … Continue reading

Near West Theatre hires a new Managing Director

(Plain Press, November 2017)      Near West Theatre has hired Mike Obertacz to fulfill the role of Managing Director to succeed founder and executive director, Stephanie Morrison Hrbek. Obertacz began his tenure on October 11, 2017 as the theatre commences its fortieth season. Obertacz will lead Near West Theatre in partnership with Bob Navis, Jr., … Continue reading

Colgate Court at W. 76th Ripcho mural