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Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected

Citizens demands for extending deadline met by Cuyahoga County, but neighborhood meetings rejected (Plain Press, September 2018)     Citizen’s United for Fairness (CUFF) and Former Congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar are pleased that the community came forward on August 28, 2018, at Franklin Circle Church in 95 degree weather to express their deep concerns about the County’s … 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

Residents at Community Meeting outraged at Cuyahoga County’s appraised values of their homes

    PHOTO BY MICHAEL OAKAR August 28, 2018, Citizens United for Fairness Community Meeting, Franklin Circle Church, 1688 Fulton Road: Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer Dennis Kennedy responds to concerns from residents about the 2018 Proposed Value Notices they received concerning their properties.   by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     Organizers of a group … Continue reading

$80,000 loan approved for clean-up of Ohio City Masonic Center on Franklin Boulevard

Cuyahoga County has approved a United States Environmental Protection Agency-funded Brownfi eld Redevelopment Revolving Fund loan of $80,000 for the environmental clean-up of the Ohio City Masonic Center located at 2831 Franklin Boulevard on the near west side of Cleveland. Cleveland Rocks Holding LLC, the real estate holding company which acquired the site, plans to … Continue reading

J. Spang Bakery building on Barber Avenue and Terminal Tower awarded Historic Preservation Tax Credits

The Ohio Development Services Agency announced on June 20th the awarding of over $30 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the rehabilitation of 31 historic buildings in the State of Ohio. Two projects in the city of Cleveland received funding. One of those two projects, the J. Spang Bakery at 2707 Barber Avenue, … Continue reading

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station of Hope

Saturday, May 5, 2018; Cleveland Public Theatre’s presentation of Station of Hope, a celebration of hope, a dialogue for change, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Church Avenue: Lynette Turner, a member of CMHA Voices belts out a tune. The CMHA Voices are a mixed voice choir made up of housing professionals who work in various departments … Continue reading

Ontario Stone

Saturday, May 19, 2018:, Ontario Stone, 1246 River Road: Residents of the Ohio City neighborhood met in May to discuss air quality problems stemming from blowing sand and dirt from the piles of sand and gravel at Ontario Stone. Photos by Victoria Shea

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

Paid parking begins at West Side Market lot

(Plain Press, March 2018)     Paid parking at the West Side Market parking lot began on February 27th. The City of Cleveland announced that the first 90 minutes of parking will be free during the hours of 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. The parking lot will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a … 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