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Panel discussion addresses opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2017)      Residents, community agency representatives and local experts joined together to listen to and interact with a panel addressing the opioid crisis. The panel discussion held at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital’s Castele Center Auditorium on October 11 was titled Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on our … Continue reading

Cleveland Truth Commission hears testimony at a day-long session in effort to put poverty on trial

(Plain Press, November 2017)      The movement to End Poverty Now continued its efforts in Greater Cleveland with a Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty held at Franklin Circle Church in Ohio City on October 14th. The Truth Commission on Poverty was billed as “putting poverty on trial.” A statement in the program for the event, … Continue reading

Invest in Children expands Universal Pre-Kindergarten program

(Plain Press, October 2017) The number of newly available high quality pre-kindergarten education slots available in Invest in Children’s Universal Pre-K (UPK) program more than doubled this year with the addition of 2,600 new slots. At a September 12 press conference at Horizon Education Centers- Market Square Pre-Kindergarten Site, Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish touted … Continue reading

Plain Press offers deep apologies

(Plain Press, October 2017) An article in the September issue of the Plain Press titled, “Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant” has been corrected and reprinted above. The Plain Press felt an obligation to rewrite and publish the article because the writer of … Continue reading

Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant

(Plain Press, October 2017) For generations, on any given weekend, the strip on West 25th street is crawling with sightseers, shopping bags and grocery goods. Though the visitors and scenery of the city have been altered, the purpose of the place has not. In between all the hustle and bustle, there sits a decaying building … Continue reading

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Truth Commission on Poverty to be held at Franklin Circle Church on October 14

by Alyssa Apollo (Plain Press, October 2017) The End Poverty Now! Coalition, a large coalition of Cleveland organizations, will be holding a truth commission on Saturday, October 14 from 10-4 pm. The group has modeled the upcoming Cleveland Truth Commission on Poverty after worldwide and historical Truth and Reconciliation Commissions. The event is free and … Continue reading

Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant

  Building at W. 25th and Chatham once a grocery, then a furniture store, now awaiting a new tenant (Plain Press, September 2017) For generations, on any given weekend, the strip on West 25th street is crawling with sightseers, shopping bags and grocery goods. Though the visitors and scenery of the city have been altered, … Continue reading

Cleveland Foundation Centennial Lake Link Trail

Three area developments receive Housing Tax Credit Awards

(Plain Press, August 2017)   Three local development projects were among the recipients of Housing Tax Credit Awards announced by the Ohio Housing Finance Agency on July 19th. The Cleveland Housing Network received $1,049,500 in Housing Tax Credits and $300,000 in Housing Development Assistance Funds for the $12.8 million Emerald Alliance XI development which will create … Continue reading