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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

Poor People’s Campaign marches on statehouse in Columbus as part of a national campaign

(Plain Press, June 2018)    Poor people, clergy and advocates on behalf of the Poor People’s Campaign have marched on the Ohio Capital for three consecutive weeks, in a non-violent fashion, to demand that state officials address the needs of the poor in Ohio. The first Ohio protest, which took place on May 14, approximately 100 … Continue reading

Homeless Stand Down provides a wealth of resources including haircuts for the homeless

(Plain Press, February 2018)      Homeless people from throughout Greater Cleveland gathered at Public Auditorium at East 6th and Lakeside on January 21st for the Homeless Stand Down led by Hands On Northeast Ohio.  Many individuals and families came away with duffle bags, nap sacks or garbage bags filled with supplies to help sustain them. Among … Continue reading

State funding supports housing programs for homeless Ohioans

(Plain Press, February 2018)       Government and nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga County were recipients of funding from the Ohio Development Services Agency to support shelters for the homeless and help homeless Ohioans find permanent housing. Grants from the Homeless Crisis Response Program are designed to help nonprofit and government agencies operate emergency shelters and quickly move … Continue reading

RTA cuts? Who cares, it serves working people

by Roldo Bartimole (Plain Press, February 2018)        The fact that there has been little public hysteria—as there usually is when something the corporate establishment values feels hurt—tells you all you need to know about our priorities here. The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) faces a fiscal strangulation. It’s due to a change in the … Continue reading

High poverty rate present in all City Council Wards in Plain Press coverage area

(Plain Press, January 2018)          The Center for Community Solutions, a local nonprofit think tank which focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues, released a series of demographic profiles in late 2017. Data in the profiles on the city of Cleveland, and on individual City Council Wards in Cleveland, compiled by The Center for … Continue reading

Cleveland’s poverty rate – how we compare with Cuyahoga County, Ohio and the nation

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, January 2018)          How does the poverty rate in Cleveland compare to the poverty rate in Cuyahoga County, the State of Ohio and the rest of the nation? A City of Cleveland profile, published by The Center for Community Solutions, indicates the percentage of the City of Cleveland’s population living below … Continue reading

The Metanoia Project hosts its 10th Anniversary Open House

(Plain Press, December 2017)      The Metanoia Project held a special 10th Anniversary Community Open House, on Sunday November 19th, at its shelter at St. Malachi Parish, 2459 Washington Avenue. The Open House followed the opening of the overnight shelter and homeless hospitality center, on Friday November 17th. Now in its tenth year, the Metanoia … 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

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

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