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International Village Festival features storytelling, food and entertainment

(Plain Press, October 2017) The International Village Festival held at the Michael Zone Recreation Center on September 17th featured storytelling, sharing of cultural foods and entertainment. Esther Ngemba, now a high school student at St. Joseph Academy, was one of the storytellers sharing her story with those in attendance. Ngemba recalled the violence in the … Continue reading

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

“Let me in immigration man”

  To the editor: (Plain Press, April 2017)                My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany (formerly Prussia). He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army.  Poland at that time was … Continue reading

Demonstration denouncing President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Immigrant Justice and Solidarity March

Gallagher English Language Learners class receives praise for reading prowess

by Chuck Hoven.   (Plain Press, June 2016) Enthusiastic students in Mr. Robert Perkins’ Second Grade English Language Learners class at Gallagher School continued to read their books, adding to their total of books read, even as members of the West Cleveland Kiwanis Club were bringing in pizzas to celebrate their efforts. At the beginning … Continue reading

Coat Giveaway, Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy

Sculpture honors the “fighting heart” of Cleveland boxing champion Johnny Kilbane

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2014) On September 28th at W. 74th and Fr. Frascati Drive in Battery Park, the Irish American Archives Society celebrated the unveiling of a sculpture and plaza dedicated to the memory of Cleveland’s own Johnny Kilbane – featherweight boxing champion of the world from 1912 to 1923. The sculpture, … Continue reading

St. Colman to celebrate installation of Rev. Caroli Shao as new pastor

(Plain Press, November 2014) St. Colman Parish will celebrate the installation of its new pastor, the Rev. Caroli Shao, at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday, November 15. Bishop Richard Lennon will celebrate the Mass at St. Colman Church, 2057 W. 65th.  The mass will be followed by a reception in the parish hall. All … Continue reading

Newspaper, Connecting Cleveland, helps Nepali-speaking Bhutanese community to connect in Greater Cleveland and around the world

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2014) In January of 2014, six Lincoln West High School students collaborated to publish the first edition of Connecting Cleveland, a newspaper serving the Nepali-Speaking Bhutanese community in Greater Cleveland and beyond. Hari Kumar Dahal, an eleventh grade student at Lincoln West at the time the first issue was … Continue reading