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Orchard School hosts Cleveland Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2018)        The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Board of Education held a meeting at Orchard School on Bailey Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood on October 23. Orchard Principal Kathryn Francis and CMSD Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eric Gordon noted, to those present, that Orchard had become an Apple Distinguished … 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

West 41st Street Bridge Closure

(Plain Press, October 2018)           On Monday, October 1, 2018, the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works will close West 41st Street Bridge (No. 01.05) over Norfolk Southern Railroad and Train Avenue. The bridge is located about two-tenths of a mile north of Clark Avenue, between Richner Avenue and South Marginal Road.     The closure is required to … Continue reading

Sarah Johanek brings home a gold Medal

(Plain Press, September 2018)  Near West Side resident Sarah Johanek’s rowing team won a gold medal for the United States of America in the World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Poznan, Poland in late July. Johanek, a junior at Rutgers University, started rowing in her freshman year at St. Joseph’s Academy in Cleveland. Johanek was … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Library’s capital projects; Jefferson Branch repairs are underway

(Plain Press, May 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 this two-pronged revitalization project will address critical repairs to ten branches located throughout … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD: FEBRUARY 2018

The Plain Press Community Board is a listing of a variety of free activities and resources for neighborhoods served by the Plain Press. Printing for it is sponsored by Organize! Ohio through donations from readers and supporters. ARTS AND CULTURE TRANSFORMER STATION. Eating Atom Bombs by Dana Schutz speaks to the precariousness of our current … Continue reading

The Plain Press seeks your help

Dear Plain Press Readers and Supporters, (Plain Press, December 2017)      This year marks the 46th anniversary of the Plain Press, a free community newspaper founded in 1971 to present issues and community news to residents of Cleveland’s west side.  In 2017, the Plain Press continues its mission of presenting issues and news at no … Continue reading

In Memory: Norman Wolfe

(Plain Press, September 2017)       The Near West Side and Cleveland lost a tenacious activist and advocate for the issues of low income Clevelanders when Norman Wolfe died on August 4. Formerly homeless himself, Norman Wolfe became a long-time advocate for homeless individuals and homeless issues. Recognizing his many contributions, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the … Continue reading

2017 Plain Press Community Guide

            EMERGENCY NUMBERS Bellefaire JBC Homeless & Missing Youth 24/7 Hotline http://www.saveCLEkids.org………….. 570-8010 Fire • Police • Medical………………………………………….911 Poison Control Center……………..…….1-800-222-1222 Frontline Services 24/7 Crisis Hotline   ….……623-6888 http://www.frontlineservice.org RTA Police………………………………………. 566-5163 United Way First Call for Help …..436-2000 ……or…..211   ABUSE Adult Abuse Hotline (Cuyahoga Cty DSAS)…..420-6700 Child Abuse Hotline…………………………696-KIDS … Continue reading

COMMUNITY BOARD FEBRUARY 2017

  A listing of a variety of free activities and resources for the Near West Side. ARTS AND CULTURE SPACES Announces 2017 Exhibitions
 On view January 27 – March 25. R&D: Imani Roach (Philadelphia, PA), Havens.   Based on the recently digitized Jim Crow-era travel guides known as The Negro Motorist Green Book, Imani Roach will … Continue reading

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