Letter to the Editor

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Sheriff’s deputies commended for saving son’s life

To the Editor: (Plain Press, March 2019)I am writing in regards to the Sheriff’s deputies, who saved my son’s life, Brian N. He overdosed in the basement of my home. The deputies recognized this, and they transported my son to the hospital before going to county jail. I feel with all the negative publicity; this … Continue reading

Property tax discrepancy exists between assessed value and sales value

To the editor: (Plain Press, February 2019)          How can there be such a discrepancy between what properties are assessed atand what they are actually selling for?  How do we find an equitable meansof determining value?  Further how did we get duped into the mythological mantra of “location, location, location”?  I fail to see the … Continue reading

Southside resident fears losing longtime family home

To the editor: (January 2019, Plain Press)           My family has made Tremont/or the Southside our home for over 100 years.  We have had 17 family members born from this home. This is our generational home. My parents, my mother being the eldest, had the birthright of living in the vacant apartment when they were … Continue reading

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

Questioning Councilman McCormack’s response to Market Square Park shooting

To the Editor (Plain Press, November 2018)In early October, two members of our near west side community were victims of a crime when they were shot during an argument at Market Square Park. These two people live, work, and volunteer in our community and support their families and friends in our community. You would not know that … Continue reading

Homeowner comments on property values in her neighborhood that have gone down

To the Editor: (Plain Press, October 2018)           I read with interest the article Chuck Hoven wrote regarding the newly appraised home values in Cuyahoga County. Unlike the Tremont area where property values spiked in an inconsistent manner, the property values from my home and in my general neighborhood have gone down. This seems like it is … Continue reading

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief

Property tax increases alarm Lincoln Heights Block Club residents- an appeal to Cuyahoga County and City representatives for relief To the editor: Letter to Cuyahoga County Council and Cleveland City Council Dear President Brady, Councilwomen Conwell, Councilman McCormack,  Other Distinguished Members of Cuyahoga and Cleveland Councils : (Plain Press, September 2018)     I have spent … Continue reading

September 2018 Issue of the Plain Press – PDF


#MeToo: hashtag leads to social movement and to the beginnings of social change

#MeToo: hashtag leads to social movement and to the beginnings of social change To the Editor: (Plain Press, April 2018)       Worldwide, one in three women experiences physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime. Violence against women and girls is embedded in cultural and societal norms. Women are and always have been paralyzed by fear … Continue reading